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Export Counseling and Assistance

Our regional trade managers guide companies through the challenges of conducting international business.

From basic guidance for companies new to exporting, to technical, regulatory and logistical information for more experienced companies, to market intelligence and research, to the art conducting business across borders and cultures, our regional trade managers have answers for your most pressing questions.

Trade Assistance Helpline

For general trade assistance the helpline at 651-259-7498 to reach a regional trade manager who can either answer your questions or make appropriate referrals. Email us at Mto.TradeAssistance@state.mn.us and someone will followup with you quickly.

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Market or Industry Specific Assistance

For trade questions that are related to specific markets or industries, contact the appropriate regional trade manager listed below.

Market Experts

Canada and Mexico (NAFTA) Barbara Mattson
651-259-7490
Latin America and the Caribbean Rachel Limon
651-259-7492
Greater China, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Oceania Vacant
Japan, Korea and ASEAN Sarah Walbert
651-259-7482
Europeon Union and Western Europe Steve Riedel
651-259-7494
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Nikolay Megits, PhD
651-259-7495
Middle East, India and Africa Abdiwahab Mohamed
651-259-7484

 

Industry Experts

Agribusiness & Machinery Nikolay Megits, PhD
651-259-7495
Education Rachel Limon
651-259-7492
Environmental and Energy Steve Riedel
651-259-7494
Medical and Health Care Sarah Walbert
651-259-7482
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