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International Trade Services

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) promotes international trade for companies throughout Virginia.  Their mission is to increase the number of Virginia companies selling overseas and their volume of international business.  They assist both new and experienced exporters enter international markets.  They identify new markets, develop market strategies and locate distributors and representatives for products or services-all at little to no cost.  Virginia businesses interested in increasing international sales benefit from our export development programs, publications, resources, and market research.

The MidAtlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (MATAAC) is chartered by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce with responsibility for the management of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. The Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program is a federal program that provides financial assistance to manufacturers that are negatively impacted by imports. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this cost-sharing federal assistance program pays for up to half the cost of third-party consultants and industry-specific experts for knowledge-based projects that improve a firm’s global competitiveness.


The Williams Mullen Guide to Establishing Business in the United States provides an introduction to the major business and legal issues to be considered by foreign companies in establishing business operations in the United States.

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