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
Our international trade specialists tailor their assistance to fit your specific needs, with particular expertise for businesses in the following sectors:
Isabelle De Wulf – 206-256-6143
Clean Technology & Advanced Manufacturing
Andrew Crowder – 206-256-6140
Information & Communication Technology
Julie Monahan – 206-256-6147
Life Sciences & Global Health
Julie Bennion – 206-256-6132
Consumer Products, Education & Professional Services
Michele Ko – 206-256-6102
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our trade specialists will be happy to help you.