Washington State Department of Commerce’s team of international trade experts and independent foreign trade representatives can help you connect with foreign buyers and distributors, generate trade leads, participate in business matchmaking or attend trade shows and missions.

Our menu of no-cost services includes the following comprehensive assistance and expertise:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Business matchmaking
  • Partner search
  • Market intelligence
  • Export finance counseling
  • Risk mitigation
  • Trade show support
  • Advocacy

Our international trade specialists tailor their assistance to fit your specific needs, with particular expertise for businesses in the following sectors:

Managing Director, Small Business Export Assistance

Isabelle De Wulf – 206-256-6143


Amandine Crabtree – 206-256-6137

Clean Technology, Maritime & Advanced Manufacturing

Tammy Deets – 206-256-6154

Information & Communication Technology

Julie Monahan – 206-256-6147

Life Science

Karl Dahlgren – 206-256-6132

Export readiness assessment

If you’re not sure if your company is ready to export, the Export Readiness Assessment form can help you understand where your company stands. This form was developed by Maurice Kogon, a long-time director at the U.S. Department of Commerce and former director of the Center for International Trade Development in California.

Access the Export Readiness Assessment

Use your answers to determine the next steps in your export strategy. You can also send the results to the Washington State Department of Commerce at trade@commerce.wa.gov. One of our trade specialists will be happy to help you.

Additional Resources

Need help?

Contact the Export Assistance team at 206-256-6100.