Massachusetts Export Center | Export Compliance Fund 

The Massachusetts Export Center, in collaboration with The Provident Bank, is pleased to introduce the Export Compliance Fund, an indirect grant fund to help committed small businesses in Massachusetts comply with federal export regulations. The Export Compliance Fund is designed for small businesses seeking both to understand U.S. export regulations and to develop and implement protocols that ensure compliance.
 

Eligibility: The Export Compliance Fund is open to small businesses in Massachusetts with 100 or fewer employees and without an effective export compliance program in place (although the compliance program can be in development). Eligible applicants must be either existing exporters or non-exporters developing technology that may be controlled for export purposes. Funding is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis for approved applicants.
 

Fund Proceeds: The proceeds of the Export Compliance Fund will underwrite a one-year membership to the Massachusetts Export Center's Compliance Alliance initiative for approved participants. The Compliance Alliance provides a forum for the state's exporting firms to share best practices, network, and stay up-to-date on export regulatory compliance issues.
 

Participant Requirements: Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to export regulatory compliance, including the following: participation in at least three (3) export compliance training programs during the upcoming Compliance Alliance membership year (free or very low cost seminars, webinars or conferences); designation of a staff member responsible for export compliance; and development of an export compliance program in consultation with a qualified member of the Massachusetts Export Center team (the Export Center provides all assistance free of charge). Participants will be required to complete a Request for Counseling Form upon acceptance into the program.
 
 

 

 

The Massachusetts Export Center thanks The Provident Bank for its
generous support of The Export Compliance Fund.

 
The Provident Bank

The Provident Bank is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for its business clients. Headquartered in Amesbury, MA, it serves clients throughout New England. The Provident Bank's experienced international team can help businesses to expand their international sales while mitigating risks, by offering unique export financing solutions, tools that allow companies to obtain a competitive advantage in global markets, and mechanisms that help companies to close more sales and get paid quickly.

 

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