FAQ - General Information
What is Commercial News USA?
Commercial News USA is the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is published bi-monthly by ThinkGlobal Incorporated as part of a public-private partnership with the U.S.Commercial Service. The magazine does not receive any federal funding and operates entirely on revenue generated from print and online publishing.
How long has the magazine been published?
Commercial News USA was launched in 1978 by the U.S. Commercial Service. It was privatized in 1997, and is now published by ThinkGlobal Inc. as part of a public-private partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.
Who reads Commercial News USA?
Commercial News USA is distributed directly to overseas buyers, representatives, distributors, government sourcing and purchasing agencies, government officials and potential joint venture partners.
What is the magazine's circulation?
The magazine reaches 250,000 readers in 178 countries worldwide in print, and 23,000 per month online.
Is Commercial News USA available online?
Yes, the magazine is published in html and pdf formats. It is online at www.export.gov/cnusa An average of 23,000 unique visitors each month visit the Web site.
Is the magazine published in other languages besides English?
Special supplements are published online in Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
Does the magazine accept news releases?
No, Commercial News USA is a catalog-style magazine. However, some special sections include "advertorial" articles that enable advertisers to tell readers more about their company, products, and services.
Why should I advertise in Commercial News USA?
Commercial News USA has a proven track record for helping U.S. exporters expand into new markets. Just one ad provides visibility in 178 countries around the world. No other magazine in the world has the market penetration offered by Commercial News USA.
How does Commercial News USA compare with advertising in industry trade publications?
Many industry trade publications reach a very limited international market.
Moreover, reaching a global market requires advertising in multiple industry trade publications and is considerably more expensive than advertising in Commercial News USA.
Does Commercial News USA offer online advertising alternatives?
Commercial News USA provides much more targeted distribution than search word advertising. Leads from Commercial News USA tend to be better qualified than random leads generated from search engine marketing.
How do I learn more about advertising in Commercial News USA or on the Commercial News USA Web site?
Visit the Web site at www.export.gov/cnusa or call 1-800-581-8533