President’s Message

Dear NAITA Members and Visitors,

For more than 35 years, NAITA has been a business-driven organization serving as a catalyst for trade development and growth opportunities. As the regional resource for international development, NAITA’s mission is to provide international trade advocacy, training, and networking to promote economic growth in North Alabama.

I encourage each of you to peruse our website, participate in our events, and network with speakers and other NAITA members. Benefits of membership and participation include an expanded local and global network to assist with all aspects of international business.

NAITA offers programs and events covering current international trade policy, logistics, export control regulations, export finance, legal issues, international marketing, and other topics targeted to address specific needs of members.

The NAITA enewsletter informs members of association activities, introduces new international resources, and provides information on current international issues and trade policy. Click here to sign up for our enews and to receive updates on NAITA and events.

Our website provides comprehensive information on NAITA events, international trade resource links, and an online membership directory.

NAITA has been a central player in the growth of international trade in North Alabama during its more than 35 year history. NAITA works alongside our member companies, the regional business community, elected officials, and our strategic partners in the Export Alabama Alliance, to facilitate international business growth and will continue to do so in the future.

Some of the major annual activities and events your business will want to sponsor and attend include:

NAITA World Trade Day  This is NAITA’s signature event promoting and advocating for international trade – an excellent opportunity to collaborate and make your products and services known in North Alabama and around the globe.

Export Control and Trade Compliance Roundtable These events held throughout the year provide a great opportunity to meet and share in an informal session with our local compliance experts, as well as those from the federal government and export compliance consultants.

FMS Industry Day  The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) Commander and his senior staff will speak and share opportunities for industry participation in Foreign Military Sales. Our most popular event of the year is attended by large and small businesses from throughout the United States.

Advocating for Free Trade  NAITA and the Export Alabama Alliance have successfully promoted renewal of the Export-Import Bank and continues to advocate for positive trade policy and free trade agreements.

Once again, I encourage you to join us in exploring new markets overseas and to use the resources of NAITA and our many partners to make your business successful.


Jimmy Cahill
NAITA President


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