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The International Trade Office: Assisting Your Exporting Needs

Posted by Kathy Hill on Jun 04, 2015
IEDA_Offset_LrgDid you know that Iowa’s manufactured products, agricultural products and various services were exported to more than 190 countries in 2014?  Did you know that trade supports more than 448,000 jobs in Iowa?

Have you ever thought about how you could create a global presence for your company?  Where do you start? What is the first thing or should or shouldn’t do? Where do you go to get questions answered?  How do you ship your product outside of the United States and get paid?  The International Trade Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has been assisting Iowa companies develop or expand their export markets for more than 30 years.  We work with companies that have all types of products or services; no matter if they are a small or large company.

Our in-house International Marketing Managers are your resource to help you through the export process. We offer assistance in areas such as organizing trade missions or participation at trade shows both domestically and internationally, provide in-house consulting on global marketing and export operational issues and educational opportunities. The IEDA also offers eligible companies grant funding assistance to participate in trade missions and exhibit at trade shows. 

Sign up for our monthly newsletter! The International Update provides you with timely export and import information, pertinent global updates, articles from our foreign offices and educational opportunities. We also include our trade programming on an ongoing basis. 

Join #tradetuesday and check out the latest video from the International Trade Office Team to learn more about the services and resources of the International Trade Office. 

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