Exporting and Importing

Exporting and Importing
Exporting/Importing
General exporting and trade services
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
MTO helps turn opportunities into profits in foreign markets by providing the training and expertise that small and midsized companies need to export goods and services successfully worldwide.
STEP Program
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
Reimbursement of up to $500 for export-training that will result in the development of an export strategy or up to $7,500 for approved export-development activities. 
Exporting Consulting & Other Services
U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota--US Department of Commerce

We offer the experience and services you need to grow international sales of your U.S. made products and services. In addition to our core service offerings, we offer free consulting to companies.
     
Trade Assistance Helpline
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
Call 651-259-7498 to reach an international trade representative who can either answer your questions or make appropriate referrals.
International Business Services Directory
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
Need help finding an accountant, freight forwarder, translator, or other service provider with international business experience? Search our International Business Services Directory for a list of Minnesota companies that offer the services you need.
Minnesota Exporter's Resource Database (ERD)
U.S. Commercial Service in Minnesota--US Department of Commerce
Provides important information and resources to Minnesota businesses intersted in exporting goods or services internationally.
     
Collection of other national export financing programs
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)

Resources include: International Trade Finance Guide, U.S. Small Business Administration -- Office of International Trade, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

General exporting and trade services
Minnesota District Export Council
Brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.
General resources for agricultural exporters
MN Department of Agriculture

Provides assistance to individuals and businesses in evaluating foreign market entry methods, understanding and obtaining regulatory requirements, finding qualified buyers, understanding logistics, and locating financing options and market promotion funds.
     
General resources
Global Minnesota
Hosts lively forums for discussion of global issues, encourages international friendships and intercultural learning, and connects international professionals with their Minnesota counterparts.

Minnesota Foreign Trade Zones
DEED
Store goods, assemble products, manufacture or re-export goods without paying Customs duties.

 

Market Research (for exports)
Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)
Crucial information, tools and techniques for understanding your target markets.