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International Trade Office

Iowa's Global Presence


The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) International Trade Office (ITO) provides various services to Iowa companies interested in, or currently exporting. IEDA’s marketing managers assist companies in developing and expanding export markets by offering:

  • Individual Consultation - Assistance with international questions and export topics, international documentation, market research and more. 
  • Global Market Assistance - Support from Iowa's network of global offices and representatives, ready to provide individual assistance in respective markets.
  • Educational Seminars - Seminars and workshops held throughout the year at various locations. 
  • Trade Shows - Guidance in selecting appropriate international trade fairs and assistance with logistical support, show planning and follow-up.
  • Trade Missions - Organized annually, opportunities for individual company appointments. A complete itinerary is arranged for each company, including individual, pre-qualified appointments. 
  • Financial Assistance Programs - Support for eligible companies exhibiting at international trade shows, participating in a trade mission, or with international compliance and marketing efforts.
  • In-house Training - Specifically designed training sessions with information on finance, documentation, marketing, transportation and other areas of international trade.
  • International Buyer Groups - The ITO works closely with foreign government offices and domestic trade associations to coordinate visits to Iowa for qualified, in-bound international buying delegations and commercial visitors.
  • Trade Resources - Information to enhance your international trade knowledge, including our Iowa Directory of Exporters, the International Service Directory, trade and travel updates and more. 

The International Trade Office Provides

Consulting & Education

Individual consultation, technical assistance and educational seminars


Global Services

Trade missions, trade shows, international buyers group access and market research


Financial Assistance

Grants and awards for a variety of export activities


International Events

International Trade Resources

Providing Iowa Companies Resources to Succeed in the Global Marketplace

Our Offices Provide

Worldwide Opportunities

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has international trade offices in Des Moines, Iowa,
and throughout the globe in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

    In 2022, Iowa exported over $26 billion in manufactured goods and agricultural products.
    International trade supports nearly 1 in 5 jobs in Iowa.
    Customers in 211 countries and territories purchase Iowa-made goods and services.
International Trade Team:

International Relations Coordinator, Partner States Program

Marketing Manager, Agricultural Trade Promotion Programs

International Financial Assistance Administrator

Marketing Manager, Asia/Pacific Trade Promotion Programs

Marketing Manager, Americas & Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Promotion Programs

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