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Business Service Providers API

The Business Service Providers (BSP) API is a directory of U.S. and foreign-based businesses providing services that many small and medium sized exporters require to succeed in foreign markets. Businesses can sign up to be a Service Provider on export.gov.

The output format for this API is JSON. This data set is updated hourly. Test the API using the demo search app. Be sure to sign up for an API key to get access to the API.

The BSP directory is intended to provide an additional resource to U.S. exporters. The BSP directory is not comprehensive. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the International Trade Administration (ITA). ITA has performed limited due diligence research but strongly recommends that you perform your own due diligence investigation and background research on any company. ITA assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the providers listed. ITA reserves the right not to list any particular company.

Business Service Providers are particularly helpful for U.S. companies that are just getting started exporting or that are looking to expand into a new market. Integrate the BSP directory into an “Export Resources” page that lets users search the BSP by geographic market or industry.

Resource URL

Note: be sure to include the version number (v#) in the URL as specified below.

Search Parameters for Business Service Providers

keyword

Returns business service providers for a match in the company_name, company_description, or contact_name fields.

https://api.trade.gov/v1/business_service_providers/search?api_key={your key}&q={keyword}

Example

ita_offices

Returns business service providers based on country. Enter multiple terms by separating with a comma.

https://api.trade.gov/v1/business_service_providers/search?api_key={your key}&ita_offices={countries}

Example

categories

Returns business service providers for a specific category. Enter multiple terms by separating with a comma.

https://api.trade.gov/v1/business_service_providers/search?api_key={your key}&categories={categories}

Example

size + offset

The size parameter allows you to configure the number of results to be returned up to a maximum of 100. The offset parameter defines the offset from the first result you want to fetch. Unless specified the API returns 10 results at a time.

https://api.trade.gov/v1/business_service_providers/search?api_key={your key}&size={1 to 100}&offset={1 to n}

Example

Metadata

Last Updated and Last Imported

Recency information about each source queried is given in sources_used in the following fields:

Field Description
source The name of the issuing agency.
source_last_updated The most recent date and time the data changed.
last_imported The most recent date and time the data was imported.

The source_last_updated field reflects the most recent date and time we noticed that the issuing agency had updated the data. We check for updates and import lists hourly.

Search Performed At

The search_performed_at field displays the date and time of the current search in UTC.

Return Values

Field Description
ita_contact_email Email for ITA contact.
company_name Name of company providing the service.
company_phone Phone number for company.
company_address Street, city, and country address for company.
company_website URL for company site.
company_description Description of company.
company_email Email for contact at company.
ita_office Name of ITA office that has provided company information.
contact_title Title of contact at company.
contact_name Name of contact at company.
category Category of services that company provides.