International Trade Office assists Iowa companies in devleoping or expanding
international markets for their products and/or services.
Iowa exports to over 180 countries throughout the world. During FY ’09,
the total exports for the state of Iowa were $10.7 billion, close to the $11 billion
in FY ’08. Iowa’s leading manufactured export category is machinery,
which accounted for more than 21 percent ($2.2 billion) of the state’s total exports
of manufactures in FY ’09. The machinery category includes agricultural
machinery, construction machinery, appliances, food processing equipment and industrial
Source: Global Trade
Source: Global Trade Information Service
Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP)
The ETAP program provides assistance to Iowa’s small manufacturers and processors
to enter new markets outside the United States. Because many of these smaller
companies have limited international resources, ETAP provides not only the incentive
to look at new markets, but the financial support necessary to pursue those opportunities.
In FY ’09,
Companies who benefitted from ETAP in FY '09:
Advanced Analytical Technology
Ames Engineering, Inc.
Arts-Way Mfg. Co., Inc.
Brown Bear Corporation
C & L Companies
CEI "Pacer" Equipment Co., Inc.
Cemen Tech, Inc.
CIVCO Medical Solutions
Creative Edge Master Shops
CSI Chemical Corporation
Environmental Air Solutions
Frog Legs, Inc.
Global Swine Exchange of Iowa
Grace Engineered Products, Inc.
Halal Food Processors
Hawkeye Gold, LLC
Heartland Communications Group
Hy-Capacity Eng. & Mfg. Inc.
Jancy Engineering Inc.
M.A. Ford Mfg. Co., Inc.
Midwest Industries Inc.
Morrison Bros. Co.
Net Integrated Consulting, Inc.
Proliant Meat Ingredients
Rada Mfg. Co.
The Seed Company
Soil Technologies Corp.
Soppe Systems, Inc.
The Sky Factory
Tri-Phase Drying Technologies
Varied Industries Corporation
Trade Events (July 08 – June 09)
VIV China Trade Show, Beijing, China
Eurotier Trade Show, Germany
Central America Trade Mission - Costa Rica, Panama
PMV Big 5 Construction Show 2008 - Dubai, UAE
Pork Trade Mission - Korea, Japan
Mexico Trade Mission & Expo Carnes Trade Show - Mexico
SE Asian Trade Mission – Malaysia, Indonesia
Mid-East Trade Mission – Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Inbound Delegations (July 08 – June 09)
COMECARNE Meat Team
Chairman – Social Security Fund of China
Delegation from Free State, South Africa
China Harvest Soybean Tour
Japan Biotech Regulators
China Pork Processing Team
SE Asia DDGS Buyers
Australia/New Zealand Pork Team
Mexican Feed Ingredient Buyers
USSEC Swine Study Team
USGC Taiwan Team
USGC China Team
Vietnam Swine Team
Training and Educational Events
The International Trade Office organized and facilitated an Automated Export System
(AES) export compliance training bringing in experts from the U.S. Department of
Commerce. This two day training focused on export compliance regulations, product
licensing issues, etc. Hands on training was offered by the guest experts to Iowa
companies to assist them in the proper filing of export documents and electronic
filing requirements.International Trade Office staff conducted 116 company visits
to assist companies in their global marketing efforts and specifically conducted
10 in-house training seminars designed exclusively for the company's export marketing
and operational needs.