Trade Assistance

NAITA Trade Assistance

Today's businesses have unprecedented international expansion opportunities. Preparation is key to capitalizing on these new opportunities, as well as facing increasing international competition both at home and abroad. Moving into the export market or expanding export operations can be a real challenge. NAITA is your partner in the global marketplace, providing a variety of services to help you initiate or expand your international operations.

NAITA, which began in 1983, facilitates international development in North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley with the ultimate goal of business expansion.

International Services

Export Consultation

Individualized consulting services for firms interested in developing and/or expanding export markets. Consultations may include an analysis of client needs and export potential, identification of market entry alternatives, assistance in international strategic planning and response to problem-specific requests such as export licensing and protocol issues.

Export Mentoring

Matching new-to-export or new-to-market companies with experienced export professionals for tailored export assistance.

Information Clearinghouse

Referral service for specialized international needs, such as finance, banking, insurance, legal advice, documentation and shipping.
Provides a link to a network of state, national, and international resources. Provides access to international trade
databases containing current market research data. Links to online resources are included on this website.


Organization of seminars and group training sessions highlighting the mechanics of exporting and country and industry-specific export opportunities. Joint sponsorship of seminars and training sessions with other organizations, such as the Alabama Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce | Birmingham Export Assistance Center, Alabama International Trade Center, and the Alabama District Export Council.

Market Outreach

Organization of group participation in overseas trade shows and missions addressing specific needs of local industry. NAITA also hosts foreign trade delegations and exploratory missions.

If your company is interested in a preliminary consultation to learn more about NAITA, please contact us at the below address:

Anne W. Burkett, NAITA Executive Director
Amanda P. Berkey, NAITA Programs & Operations Manager

P.O. Box 2457
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Phone: 256.990.5055

For further assistance, you may wish to contact one of our Export Alabama Alliance Partners.