Helping business create new pathways into global markets.

The Washington State Export Resource Center (WERC) was formed by a dynamic partnership between business representatives, education and state government to bring new and existing resources to light for business around the state pursuing interests in selling their products and services throughout the global market place. Born from a statewide initiative to increase export by 30% by the year 2015 this new partnership is funded by state grant.

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WERC is filled with direct links and contact information for your convenience. Once you have assessed your needs and located programs, educational forums or many of the other options available to you and your business, simply reference the contact within that section for additional assistance.

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Build International Trade Relationships

Developing solid business connections and relationships is one of the fundamental steps to developing a successful trade strategy.

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Organize Business Missions

WWU Center for Economic Vitality
City of Bellevue
Port of Clarkston

WA State China Relations Council
WSCRC organizes business missions to various destinations throughout China. Visit the WSCRC for details on our upcoming mission.

WA State Department of Commerce

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Each year the Trade Alliance organizes a Business and Trade Mission, as well as an International Study Mission, which is co-organized with the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The Trade Alliance manages promotional and business missions to economic regions that have been selected by our Executive Board. Outbound missions include regional business leaders, small and medium-sized businesses and elected officials.


Export Promotion

U.S. Commercial Service
Commercial News USA (CNUSA) - Promote your product or service to buyers, distributors, and representatives in over 145 countries, through an advertisement in Commercial News USA. This monthly export magazine is distributed by U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, who then make it available to local commercial libraries, chambers of commerce and other trade associations.

Catalogue Shows - Multi-Country Catalog Exhibitions offer a way to showcase your product information at trade shows in emerging markets, at minimum cost. Commercial Service professionals represent your company and provide you with trade leads from interested international business contacts.

World Trade Center Tacoma
Washington Council on International Trade
The Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)6 association supported by corporate, government, academic, and individual members. Our mission is to promote strong, open, and sustainable international trade policy that advances economic opportunities for Washington State.

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Promoting Greater Seattle in international markets and ensuring that the Seattle region maintains its place in the global economy requires contact with our business partners in target markets.

International Trade Alliance
One of the ITA's top priorities is representing regional businesses' international trade needs at the local, state, and federal levels. Interacting with government agencies can be an overwhelming prospect for many companies, and the ITA is dedicated to leveraging its resources and expertise in order to advocate international trade before influential policymakers and government officials.

African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
Promoting bilateral trade and investment relationships between Africa and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Port of Clarkston
WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Agriculture
Providing export promotion in markets throughout the world including China, Europe, India & Middle East, Japan, Korea, Mexico & Latin America, Southeast Asia and Taiwan.

U.S.-Korea Business Council
The U.S.-Korea Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization representing America’s top companies investing in Korea. The mission of the U.S.-Korea Business Council is to enhance two-way trade and investment between the United States and Korea; to promote the bilateral economic relationship at the highest levels of business and government in both countries; and to advance the interests of the Council's members through the exchange of information about developments affecting the business community.

U.S.-Bahrain Business Council
The Council considers, in depth, the fundamental policy issues affecting U.S. economic relations with particular attention to taking advantage of the U.S.- Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that entered into force on August 1, 2006. The USBBC seeks to assist its membership to profit from the opportunities afforded by the FTA. The Council also serves as a platform for fostering business to business relationships by leveraging its substantial network of government and business relationships in the U.S. and in Bahrain. The USBBC provides valuable information on all areas related to its members’ interests.

British-American Business Council - Pacific NW
The BABC works closely with both the UK and US Governments, in the promotion of our mutual interests of transatlantic business, and of the interests of our member companies. Extensive business databases providing detailed financial, descriptive and ownership information on the top 300,000 companies in 38 European countries. A range of marketing opportunities to promote their goods and services to other member companies throughout the BABC network.


Trade Missions

City of Bellevue
Highline Community College
WSU/SBDC
WWU Center for Economic Vitality
WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Agriculture
Introducing Washington companies to qualified foreign buyers through trade missions, trade shows, trade leads, instore promotions and showcases of Washington products.

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
Our Trade Missions are designed for companies and business regions that want to explore the US and Swedish markets and gather information about a certain business sector. Via the Trade Missions, we open doors and guide you to exploring new ground. This is another example of how the network supports your research and/or expansion in the Swedish/US markets.

http://www.trade.gov/trade-missions/" target="_blank">International Trade Administration
Trade Missions offer a proven cost-effective tool for helping U.S. companies learn first-hand about global markets. DOC recruits U.S. companies whose goal is to export their products and services. These U.S. companies travel together as a delegation on a trade mission where they attend market briefings, participate in site visits and networking receptions, and have one-on-one business matchmaking appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners. Trade Missions offer access, clout and the prestige of being part of a U.S. government trade delegation. DOC Trade Missions gain the attention of local/national government representatives, business leaders and media in international markets.

http://www.wtcta.org/connect/trade-missions" target="_blank">World Trade Center Tacoma
As part of our mission of growing trade, the WTC Tacoma periodically seeks out opportunities to bring our members closer to the markets in which they wish to do business. Trade missions can be costly, but they are worth the expense in terms of proximity to the buyers and sellers and the personal relationships that are created on these trips.


On-Going Support

Highline Community College
WSU/SBDC
WWU Center for Economic Vitality
WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Agriculture
Resolving trade barrier and phytosanitary issues in partnership with the Governor’s Office, commodity commissions, organizations, federal agencies and foreign officials.


Social Networking Forums

City of Bellevue
Highline Community College


Trade Shows

U.S. Commercial Service
International Trade Shows (Certified Shows) - Take the guesswork out of exhibiting at a trade show abroad. The U.S. Commercial Service only certifies well-established shows, with reliable organizers, that provide the best opportunities for U.S. products and services.

Domestic Trade Shows - International Buyer Program - Each year more than 125,000 qualified buyers, prospective representatives and distributors are recruited from all over the world to travel to International Buyer Program events to explore business opportunities with U.S. companies.

WWU Center for Economic Vitality
WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Agriculture
Introducing Washington companies to qualified foreign buyers through trade missions, trade shows, trade leads, instore promotions and showcases of Washington products.



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