TRADE FINANCE GUIDEA Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters that is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basic fundamentals of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid–especially on time–for those sales.
This website provides a walk through of some of the issues one will come across when dealing with export financing. It covers common practices and programs concerning export finance along with information on federal grants and more. For information of all aspects of exporting visit their website

World Bank
The World Bank is a specialized development agency that provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. Their website lists their financing services and statistics on developmental issues.

U.N. Development Business
has been the only business publication providing a comprehensive source of information on opportunities to supply goods, works and services for projects financed by the United Nations, governments and the world's leading development banks.

P.H.A.R.E. - now  IPA
assists the applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe in their preparations for joining the European Union.

Export-Import Bank
The EX-IM Bank supports the financing of U.S. goods and services. Their mission is to turn export opportunities into real transactions as to maintain and create more U.S. jobs. They assume the credit and country risks the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. Their website details their products, policies, and application process.

Mississippi Development Authority

Local Service Providers:

Regions Bank

Regions Bank - International Services Regions' website details all of the organization's international services including ex-im financing, letters of credit, trade solutions and more...

Regions International Banking Services contact:

Glenn Sigler
Team Leader
Alabama, Mississippi,
Florida Panhandle
Telephone: (251) 438-8207

Trustmark National Bank

Trustmark National Bank's website displays the organization's various services.

Trustmark's International Services contact:

Valerie Adams
Vice President & Manager of International Banking
Trustmark National Bank
P.O. Box 291
Jackson, MS 39205
Telephone: (601) 208-5868