Trade & Exports
An Export Hub
With powerhouse international companies like Nissan, Bridgestone Americas, Volkswagen, LP Building Products, Gibson and FedEx calling Tennessee home, the state has grown into the 13th largest exporter in the nation -- especially impressive for a state without an ocean port. Statewide exports in 2016 totaled $31.5 billion, with the Nashville MSA accounting for $9.4 billion.
The Chamber’s international efforts connect our community to the world and business to opportunities for growth. We believe there is no better time than now for companies to expand and diversify their markets globally.
Export resources in Nashville:
The State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center work with new-to-export and experienced exporters in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service Nashville.
Certificates of Origin
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will seal Certificates of Origin for export products for member and non-member companies. All companies using the Chamber Seal program must read, complete and return the rules and procedures, a program application and a letter of indemnity.
Chamber Seal Program Rules and Procedures
Letter of Indemnity (please print on your company's letterhead)
Seals are available from 8 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in service is not guaranteed; please call 615-743-3172 for an appointment. All document packets received by courier, email or mail before noon will be completed by 5 p.m. the same day.
Completed packets must include an invoice and the certificate of origin. Below are sample documents:
Sample Certificate of Origin - web
The Chamber offers a discount for our member companies, as well as a monthly invoicing option.
- $15/seal Business Advocate members
- $10/seal Market Mover members and above
- $30/seal non-members
For questions or details, contact Valerie Johnston at 615-743-3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.