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Consult with a Trade Specialist

Washington State Department of Commerce’s team of international trade experts and independent foreign trade representatives can help you connect with foreign buyers and distributors, generate trade leads, participate in business matchmaking or attend trade shows and missions.  

Our menu of no-cost services includes the following comprehensive assisFlags from around the worldtance and expertise:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Business matchmaking
  • Partner search
  • Market intelligence
  • Export finance counseling
  • Risk mitigation
  • Trade show support
  • Advocacy

Our international trade specialists tailor their assistance to fit your specific needs, with particular expertise for businesses in the following sectors: 


Isabelle De Wulf  206-256-6143

Clean Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Andrew Crowder  206-256-6140

Information & Communication Technology

Rob Fiddick   206-256-6141

Life Sciences & Global Health

Julie Bennion  206-256-6132

Consumer Products, Education & Professional Services

Julie Monahan 206-256-6147

Foreign Trade Representatives
Connect with our trade representatives in Europe, China, India, Japan, Mexico and Taiwan.



Test Your Export Readiness

Use this questionnaire to assess your next steps toward launching or expanding your export strategy. 


Need a Certificate of Free Sale? Send your request to or call Michele Ko at 206-256-6100.






“This service allows us as a small software company to have an international group helping with introductions and scheduling business meetings for trade opportunities... Due to the support from the Department of Commerce, our company has been able to identify and is working on securing business that over three years can be multimillion dollar global programs.”
David Jumpa
Senior Vice President



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