Exports

Your partner in growing your business overseas.

Washington State is one of the country’s major export hubs, exporting $81.9 billion in goods annually. Given its geographic proximity, access to ports, airports and rail and long history of shipping products worldwide, the state offers exporters and importers a great fit. Not only are we an ideal hub for trade, but we also offer businesses a wide range of support services and expertise - nearly all of it for free.

Export Trade Specialists

Washington State offers you an experienced trade team that provides a range of support services, including advocacy, consulting, risk mitigation, market research, trade missions and trade show support, business matchmaking and custom programs, all designed to help you open doors overseas and attract new business.

Exporting 101

To assist you in exporting, we’ve developed a separate site, ExportWashington.com, a terrific resource for those interested in getting started in exports or expanding an existing program.

Trade Missions

Washington led trade missions to major markets overseas are an excellent way for you to access key decision makers and business officials who can help you grow your business and build lasting relationships with international trade partners.

Trade Show Support

In many cases, your business can leverage its presence at major trade shows by partnering with the state. Opportunities include sharing exhibitor space in the official Washington State pavilion and exclusive business-to-business meetings.

China Business Development

Our China Accelerator Program is an effective program for expanding into China, including having a team on the ground in Shanghai that works on your behalf to build your business without a major financial investment.

Top Export Markets

“Made in Washington” products and services can be found in nearly every marketplace in the world. See our comprehensive list of export partners, from China to the West Bank.

 

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