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Export assistance for New Hampshire food and agricultural producers.

Exporting Represents Your Future

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Did you know that 96 percent of the world's population is outside of the US? Did you also know that consumer product sales in overseas markets are growing three times faster than sales in the US? You simply cannot afford to ignore the international marketplace.

Food Export USA - Northeast is a non-profit organization composed of 10 member state agricultural promotion agencies (including the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food) that help Northeastern food and agricultural companies promote their products in foreign markets.

This service is only available to Northeast or Northeast-affiliated food and agricultural companies. See below for more information.

The State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce - New Hampshire produces a wide variety of quality and technologically advanced goods. Within this site you will find information on those products and how to import them. We look forward to doing business with you.

The first of its kind in the country, our International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) houses a range of programs that can help you easily access federal, state and private sector resources all under one roof. It is our goal to direct you to the right people and companies who meet your specific needs.

The ITRC, located in Concord, New Hampshire, houses state and federal agencies and private organizations, serving both New Hampshire businesses and potential or current overseas trading partners. New Hampshire's Trade Center makes it easier for overseas importers and distributors to find the key people and information to further global trading ventures.

Our staff is dedicated to helping companies access the many programs and services that state, federal, and private organizations offer. We sponsor frequent marketing events to match the right products to the right markets.

The Center provides a global meeting place for networking and international trading introductions. We maintain an up-to-date directory of New Hampshire businesses, providing access to the experts who know which companies are likely to interest each other. See below for more information.

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Food Export USA - Northeast Programs and Services

Buyer's Missions - Meet potential overseas customers in person. Food Export will introduce companies to pre-qualified buyers, and they will gain one-on-one feedback about their product's exporting potential - all right here in the Northeast!

Food Show Plus - Enables companies to make direct contacts with local importers and have a local representative in the market. Food Show PLUS! provides the technical and logistical assistance you need to be a more prepared and be an effective exhibitor.

Market Builder - Exporters who are looking to secure their product in an international market, find new distributors or importers, and receive valuable feedback about their product, can now use the assistance of the Market Builder service. This one-of-a-kind service offers packages designed and according to an exporter's needs and wants.

Branded Program - This cost-share funding program provides financial assistance to help northeastern food and agricultural exporters promote their products in international markets. Participants in this program receive 50% cost reimbursement for a variety of overseas marketing and promotional expenses.

Export Essentials Online - This online education center consists of ten modules that can guide companies to determine their export readiness, research and target their top markets and even create an export marketing strategy.

Food Export Helpline - Whether you have a quick question about exporting or need long-term assistance, the Food Export Helpline can be of service! For enrolling in this free service, our counselor can also conduct a top 25 market report for you product!

Additional information as well as a calendar of events can be found on the Food Export USA-Northeast website or from your New Hampshire Food Export USA representative located at the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce/International Trade Resource Center (IRTC).

The New Hampshire ITRC houses an intern program for Food Export USA. This intern is funded through a federal grant and is a full time staff member dedicated to assisting Food companies in their exporting endeavors.

New Hampshire Office of International Commerce/International Trade Resource Center
172 Pembroke Road
Concord NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 271-8444; Fax: (603) 271-6784

NH Office of International Commerce/International Trade Resource Center

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The Trade Center's unique alliance of state, federal, and private sector organizations are all conveniently grouped in one single location. The ITRC offers a full spectrum of information, programs and customized services to assist companies in their exporting endeavors. The offices include the State of New Hampshire's Office of International Commerce, US Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Small Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University and the New Hampshire International Trade Association.

Education and Training

Throughout the year the Trade Center hosts an ongoing series of seminars, workshops, and technical programs some of these programs include: Introduction to Exporting, Export Compliance and Export Documentation.

Networking & Cultural Events

Exporter's Roundtables enable participants to network within their own business community as well as target topical, geographical and governmental issues. Trade Development Projects are matched with appropriate New Hampshire companies through the Trade Center's worldwide contacts. Cultural Events held throughout the year showcase the many interesting aspects of the world's diverse cultures.

One on One Counseling

Strategic Export Planning helps to develop or enhance a company's goals and objectives, a strategic market penetration system, the basic tools to approach export opportunities, and a market focus. Market Entry Strategies helps to develop specific strategies on how to deal with issues such as channels of distribution, compliance with export regulations, and customizing products to cultural standards. Industry Specific Research helps companies to deal with specific issues relating to a particular industry through targeted research and assistance. Country Specific Research helps companies to understand the ins and outs of selling to a particular market. Shipping, Logistics, Customs & Export Documentation, The specialists at the ITRC can assist companies in the technical and administrative aspects of export shipping, licensing and documentation.

Market Research

In partnership with the US Department of Commerce, market research is available to New Hampshire exporters.

Worldwide Marketing & Promotion

Trade Shows, Trade Missions, Incoming Foreign Delegations.

For more information about ITRC's services and programs contact:

New Hampshire Office of International Commerce/International Trade Resource Center
172 Pembroke Road
Concord NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 271-8444 Fax: (603) 271-6784

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 1 Granite Place South, Suite 211, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109