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Export Counseling and Assistance

Our international trade representatives 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 international trade representatives have answers for your most pressing questions.

Trade Assistance Helpline

For general trade assistance the helpline at 651-259-7498 to reach an international trade representative who can either answer your questions or make appropriate referrals. Email us at and someone will followup with you quickly.

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Assistance by Region

Our international trade representatives cover specific geographic regions of the state. Check out this map to contact your regional trade representative.

Market or Industry Specific Assistance

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

Market Experts

Canada and Mexico (NAFTA)

Barbara Mattson

Latin America and the Caribbean

Rachel Limon

Greater China, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Oceania


Japan and Korea

Sarah Walbert

Europeon Union and Western Europe

Steve Riedel

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

Nikolay Megits, PhD

Middle East and Africa



Industry Experts

Medical and Health Care Industries

Sarah Walbert

Environmental and Energy Industries

Steve Riedel

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