The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office is the lead agency for export assistance in the State of Missouri, with 14 foreign offices around the world. These offices also play a major role in foreign direct investment lead generation within their respective markets. The offices are located in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe (U.K.), Germany, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates.
The following services are available to Missouri firms:
Our office will act as your advocate by supporting your company's export goals through diplomatic government to government channels in order to provide the necessary support required to help you compete in foreign markets.
Our flagship product utilizes your ideal partner criteria, while our staff searches for qualified prospects. We provide a screened listing of candidates and let you negotiate the deal. (Available in markets where the state of Missouri has representative foreign offices)
We can help you evaluate a foreign company's qualifications by providing necessary information such as: company size, total sales, management structure, market share, and recent press.
Navigating the cultural dimensions of a foreign market presents numerous questions that our staff can help answer. Additionally, our protocol documents will enable you to better understand your business partner’s culture.
Certificate of Free Sale
Our office can issue a “Certificate of Free Sale” which is often required by countries to certify that the product(s) being exported are of the same quality and are normally freely sold/approved for export in open markets. Our staff can also provide assistance with other documents required by the importing country.
Customized Market Research
Understanding your product/service potential in a foreign market, applicable tariffs or duties, competitive landscape, and foreign government regulations will allow you to better distribute your goods in a targeted market. We help you analyze and identify opportunities by factual examination of research related to a market’s economic and industrial sector prevailing conditions.
Our office can assist you in accessing trade finance programs offered by the SBA through their statewide office locations. Additionally, our office is a city-state partner of the Export-Import Bank of the United States which allows us to provide immediate assistance on financing options available to you for the purpose of expanding your exports.
Foreign Market Sales Trip
Our domestic and international staff has years of experience planning customized group and business missions. With your specifications in mind, a customized itinerary and meeting schedule will be developed to maximize your return on investment.
International Trade Show & Trade Mission
Our office can help you achieve your maximum export potential by providing details on upcoming trade shows, logistical or planning support, and information on booth space at Missouri attended trade shows. A calendar of upcoming trade shows is available.
An increase in exports comes with an increase in complexity. Let our highly skilled trade specialists with focused regional expertise provide assistance with marketing, strategic placement and logistical issues. We provide one-on-one consultation as a pre-cursor to all services.