As one of the most trade dependent states in the U.S., Washington has a host of organizations available to assist with beginning or expanding your international trade efforts. Additionally, a number of federal agencies and private trade resources are also available.
A service of the Washington State Department of Commerce - Business Services Division is the source for Washington State businesses that want to begin exporting or expand their existing export activities. Export Washington also administers the Export Voucher Program which offers qualified companies new to exporting or expanding into new export markets up to $5,000 for export-related expenses.
US Export Assistance Center of Washington
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small- to medium-sized companies with their exporting strategies.
International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. The ITA has numerous resources including country commercial guides, top market series, and how to export guides.
Washington Council on International Trade
The Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) is the only organization in Washington dedicated exclusively to advocating for public policies that increase our state's international competitiveness.
SBDC Export Readiness Center
In-depth, confidential and no-cost assistance for businesses to help them successfully prepare and export their products and services.
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW) was created by the Washington State legislature in 1983 to provide free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters or prospective Washington State-based exporters.
Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
Federal grant funding is available to manufacturers, producers and service providers experiencing import competition. The federal TAA for Firms program, informally referred to as “Made in America Grants," offers funding up to $75,000 in matching grant funds for U.S. businesses that have been hurt by import competition. Companies may be eligible to fund multiple projects that improve any aspect of business operations. Northwest TAAC can quickly assess eligibility and assist with qualifying at no cost or obligation to the company. Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NWTAAC) is a private non-profit organization, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, that implements the TAA for Firms program in four Northwestern states.
The mission of Ex-Im Bank is to ensure that U.S. companies — large and small — have access to the financing they need to turn export opportunities into sales.
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association
The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (commonly referred to as WUSATA®) is the premier exporting resource for agribusinesses based in the Western United States.
US Census Bureau
The US Census Bureau provides free import and export training videos as well as various other guides and reference tools.
US Department of Commerce - International Company Profile
The International Company Profile (ICP) is the Department of Commerce's background check on the reliability of potential trading partners, including recommendations from on-site Commerce personnel.
globalEDGE is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide with a wealth of informatoin, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Trade Stats Express
Trade Stats Express is a service provided by the International Trade Administration (ITA) that provides the latest annual and quarterly trade data. Users can retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download customized outputs.
Official publication of the U.S. Department of Commerce that links U.S. exporters to international importers via products, advertising, and trade leads.
WISERTrade supplies data on international trade flows and analytics to support essential global strategic decisions and problem solving via easy-to-use internet interface at a competitive low price.
Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010.