The International Office at the Iowa Economic Development Authority offers individual consultation with staff with over 100 years of international experience (including private sector). This one-on-one export counseling provides Iowa businesses with invaluable resources to identify such issues as product suitability, best markets, appropriate trade shows, qualified contacts, distribution channels, trade barriers, export requirements, logistics, documentation assistance and so much more. The global offices and representatives also help Iowa companies to identify prospective business partners, perform essential introductions and arrange business appointments with potential customers, agents and distributors. They can also conduct product specific research, pre- and post-show promotion and follow-up assistance.
Technical Assistance, Training and Seminars
The International Trade Office coordinates a variety of educational seminars and customized training for Iowa companies each year. Covering a wide range of topics, these training opportunities and seminars may include Exporting 101, Export compliance, Finance, International banking, International finance, responding to trade leads, product classification, Logistics, Transportation, and Free trade agreements. These seminars are a tremendous tool for local developers, chambers of commerce and other business organizations that seek to help their businesses succeed domestically and abroad. View our Educational Calendar regularly for upcoming educational opportunities.
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