EXCITING NEWS….

International Trade Specialist Hired to Support Exporters 

Greg Miller has been hired for the newly created position of Global New North International Trade Consultant for the New North Region of Wisconsin. This position was created through a funding collaborative with initial committed partners including SBDC office at UW-Oshkosh, New North, Northeastern Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP), Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity (WICMP) and Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. (GO EDC). Greg will be meeting with new to export businesses, and existing export companies, throughout the New North region to engage them and provide technical assistance to companies to strengthen Wisconsin’s presence in the international marketplace.

Global New North News

A Small Business' Guide to Export Assistance Resources
New North Global Export Experts

From the basics, to finding buyers and making contacts, to funding assistance, this informational piece has great information that will help small businesses go global. 

To learn more, click HERE.


Tactics To Deal With The Strong Dollar
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In any tough economic environment, or industry, you can always find many companies who are struggling and a few companies who are thriving.  You want to be among the thriving companies. Here are some ways you might look at addressing the export problems associated with a strong dollar:



To learn more, click HERE.

Upcoming Trade Ventures

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is leading the following trade missions in 2016 listed below. Click on the image of each trade venture to be directed to the website associated with each mission to learn more. 

Global trade venture: India: Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, Nov. 13-22, 2016
 Global trade venture: United Arab Emirates and Qatar Dubai and Doha, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017
 Global trade venture: China: Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, March 18-25, 2017 
 Global trade venture: Canada: Toronto and Montreal, April 30-May 5, 2017
 Global trade venture: Mexico: Mexico City and Monterrey, June 11-16, 2017 

To learn more about WEDC Trade Ventures, click HERE.


 Each year, the Council of Great Lakes Governors leads multi-state trade missions to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export their products and services. This year the Council will lead trips to:

 Poland and Romania: November 6-11th, 2016
 Indonesia and Vietnam: February 27-March 3rd, 2017
 Mexico: April 3-7th, 2017


To learn more about these Trade Ventures, click HERE.  
Upcoming Trade Events


Trade Updates with China
November 8, 2016

As Wisconsin's third largest trade partner, China has much to offer for both local Importers and Exporters. Learn more from professionals who help businesses research product development or distribution in the Chinese market.

To learn more, click HERE.


Webinar “Working with a Freight Forwarder to Prepare your Export Shipment”
November 9, 2016

Understanding the role of international freight forwarders and how to effectively work with them is often a key part of the export process. This webinar is the second part of a two part webinar series on "Understanding How to Work with Freight Forwarders."

To learn more, click HERE.


2017 Global Economic Forecast: Where Will the Growth Be?
January 10, 2017

Join MITA at our annual Economic Forecast event to look into the future of the global economy. The event will include networking, presentations and keynote speakers.

To learn more, click HERE.


Keys to Export Compliance in 2017
February 14, 2016

Attend this program and gain knowledge about the latest and ever-changing export compliance laws, how to deal with shipments that get stuck at the port, common red tape concerns, and how to avoid costly penalties. 

To learn more, click HERE.
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