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SBA Announces $18.8 Million to Support Small Business Trade Growth

October 3, 2016

Head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), today announced $18.85 million to support export growth among American small businesses.  The funding was awarded through SBA's competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).

FREE WEBINAR - Brexit: Implications for U.S. Exports,  Investment & Trade Policy

September 6, 2016

This webinar will provide U.S. companies doing business in the United Kingdom, or considering future business in the United Kingdom, with a discussion of the effects of Brexit on their international business and U.S. trade policy initiatives with Europe

SOLD OUT - Export Essentials for Finance Professionals

July 20, 2016

Michigan's financial professionals can learn about the opportunities available to them when exporting to, and doing business with, foreign countries.


May 2, 2016

GVSU's Van Andel Global Trade Center has been asked by KOTRA-Korea Trade Investment Agency to help them connect with Michigan businesses who may benefit from joining a free luncheon they will be hosting in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday, May 16th.

17th Auto Suppliers Symposium at GVSU

February 23, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 17th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium, hosted by Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center, will be held March 10 on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Attention: MI Food & Agriculture Companies Experiencing International Growth! Apply for Exporter of the Year Award

February 19, 2016

Each year, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recognizes a leading food and agriculture exporter by presenting a "Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year" award to a deserving state company.

Monday Minute 11/23

November 23, 2015

News stories from around the web.

What It Really Means to be ITAR Compliant: Why you should stop saying you are ITAR certified

November 2, 2015

Many have heard the term "certified" in relation to ITAR. In reality, there is no such thing as being ITAR certified. There is only a regulatory requirement to be registered and a company's obligation to be compliant. The confusion comes when you receive

Monday Minute 10/26

October 26, 2015

Global stories from around the web

Understanding Value Added Tax

October 22, 2015

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a growing source of revenue for governments, now levied in more than 160 countries. The main exception is the United States. Nevertheless, with on-going globalization of trade, US companies will likely encounter VAT while doing bu

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