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Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) – International Trade Office

IEDA’s International Trade Office provides program and services to assist Iowa companies export their products globally.


The International Trade Office assists Iowa companies in developing or expanding international markets for their products and/or services.  Offering technical assistance in the mechanics of exporting, market access, transportation, financial modes of payments, documentation, etc. Access our video updates by checking out our YouTube playlist.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • International Procurement

Business Planning

  • International Market Research (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows (Specialty)

Import Assistance

  • INCO Terms
  • Methods of Payment
  • Trade Education


  • E-Commerce
  • Identification of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • Research (International Markets) (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance (Specialty)
  • Trademark & Copyright Information


  • International Trade (Specialty)

Export Assistance

  • CE Certification (for exports to Europe) (Specialty)
  • Certificates of Origin (Specialty)
  • Documentation (Specialty)
  • Export Licensing (Specialty)
  • Identification of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • INCO Terms (Specialty)
  • Locating Distributors (Specialty)
  • Marketing (Specialty)
  • Methods of Payment (Specialty)
  • Networking (Specialty)
  • Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • Trade Education (Specialty)
Contact Information
Andrea Smith
1963 Bell Ave
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315