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NDTO & World Trade News: What You Should Know

The North Dakota Trade Office has been in high gear over the summer as it underwent a strategy and revisioning process in order to best serve the state's exporters, while also advocating on behalf of our members during this dynamic global trade climate. Since NDTO Newsletters took a brief hiatus during this time, we want to bring you up to date on what's been happening both in world trade news as well as here at the NDTO.

Two Funding Options for Export Expansion
The North Dakota Trade Office has two new funding opportunities for exporters that began earlier this week. This year's State Trade Expansion Program North Dakota (STEP ND 2018) has $247,614 available for small business exporters traveling abroad on sales trips and completing marketing and research activities. The Specialty Crop Program 2018 has $48,995 available for specialty crop exporters to attend individual sales trips to expand their exports of beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils and more. The programs began September 30 and October 1, respectively, and are now accepting applications for funding.

Export Assistant Program Relaunches

The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is partnering with North Dakota State University to relaunch the Export Assistant Program, an opportunity for talented graduate students and North Dakota companies to collaborate for mutual benefit. The Export Assistant Program allows an export assistant, who is often an international graduate student, gain valuable real-world experience at a company doing international business. In turn, the company gains a skilled team member with relevant experience and language proficiency. The relaunch of the program includes a stronger partnership between NDTO and NDSU and active recruiting efforts based on companies' needs.

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