Department of Economic Development

International Trade

Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP)

is Vermont’s center for international business assistance. Our programs help all of our "Best in Class" Vermont businesses succeed in international markets by providing international trade related educational seminars, trade show participation, technical assistance, and one-on-one consulting services. In many areas we also provide grants and funding for your business to obtain the exposure and necessary infrastructure to make an international transaction possible.  We help with:

* Many of these opportunities will be free or at a reduced rate for Vermont businesses.

The Vermont Global Trade Partnership periodically engages with Vermont businesses to attend certain international trade markets and trade shows.  For more information on upcoming opportunities, contact us here!

is a training program developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Designed for small companies already doing some international sales reactively, the program assists participating companies in developing an international growth plan, provides experts who will vet their plans, and connects the companies with organizations like yours that will help them move quickly beyond planning to actual export sales. For more information about VMEC’s ExporTech program, contact VMEC here.