The international marketing program is the designated Regional Export Network (REN) of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business (OIBD). Pennsylvania is dedicated to helping its businesses grow and expand into world markets.
Our services include:
- Guiding clients through the export process and market entry strategy development
- Coordinating business trips and meeting schedules for clients traveling abroad
- Identifying and qualifying buyers, agents, distributors, and partners through customized searches
- Supporting clients at international trade shows and on international trade missions
- Researching foreign companies and compiling background checks
To learn more about DCED’s / OIBD’s program, click here.
Your REN partner serves as the gateway to Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs). Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) contracts with 13 Authorized Trade Representatives covering 44 markets. Most representatives are native to their respective countries, and all speak fluent English. Contracted services are available at no cost.To view the full listing of trade offices, please click here.
Pennsylvania companies interested in selling their goods and services overseas can learn about the business development resources available to them and network with Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives from around the world during the ‘Bringing the World to PA’ (#BTW2PA) event scheduled for September of every year. Please visit our event page for further details.
The Pennsylvania Global Access Program (GAP) enhances the capability of small to mid-sized Pennsylvania companies to increase export sales. GAP is administered by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business (OIBD) and provides up to $ 10,000.00 per award period to eligible Pennsylvania companies to reimburse up to 75% of qualifying expenses associated with specific export promotion activities. This program is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration SBA.For the GAP availability and application documentation, please contact Hilary Bienio.
Northwest Export Express:
The international program publishes an online, monthly newsletter reporting on activities, success stories, client testimonials, export regulations, and more! If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please click here. Please feel free to email us with comments, they are always appreciated!
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For additional information please contact:
Dorte Heffernan, CGBP, ECoP
International Trade Manager
Hilary Bienio, MBA, CGBP, ECoP
International Trade Specialist