The Virginia Economic Development Partnership offers an International Trade Division to assist Virginia companies with selling products in foreign markets. Services include export counseling, research, and overseas trade show planning. VEDP has international offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. Once a year, the managers of each of the overseas offices return to Virginia and tour the state in a “Walk About” visit to meet with interested companies one-on-one. For information on the next Walk About, contact Diane Thomas, VEDP’s International Trade Representative for Southwest Virginia, at (276) 623-1536.
VEDP offers a unique program called Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET). VALET allows qualified companies to tap additional resources for selling in foreign markets. To learn more about the program click here.
VEDP International Trade Division publishes a biweekly online newsletter alerting its readers about upcoming events and happenings in international trade. To sign up for the newsletter click here.
If VEDP’s International Trade Division can be of assistance, contact Diane Thomas, VEDP’s International Trade Representative for Southwest Virginia, at (276) 623-1536.