Please Note: VAGTC is open and operational!
WE ASSURE YOU THAT THE UNIVERSITY AND OUR DEPARTMENT ARE MONITORING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION CLOSELY TO ENSURE WE MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS AS WELL AS PROVIDE A PROPER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES. With the most recent Stay Home, Stay healthy order being issued in Michigan, we are working remotely until further notice. We will continue to respond to all calls that come in via our mainline phone number, please leave a message and we will get back to you promptly during regular office hours. VAGTC WILL RESPOND TO YOUR QUESTIONS AND THROUGH ALL OF THIS UNCERTAINTY, WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER THE EXCELLENT SUPPORT AND TOP-NOTCH TRADE SERVICES WE ARE KNOWN FOR.
We Shorten the Distance Between You and the World
Since 1999, Van Andel Global Trade Center has been helping Michigan businesses succeed globally. Whether you are thinking about opening a new market, figuring out customs compliance and international regulations, or looking for overseas suppliers to complement your global supply chain, VAGTC can help.
“The team at Van Andel Global Trade Center is great to work with and are a wealth of knowledge. Love all the training they do. Who else could make learning about international so much fun.“ - Scott V., Google Review
“The VAGTC is an invaluable resource for exporters and importers of all sizes. Their educational programs will help companies with all degrees of experience in international trade. VAGTC has shown me that American business, particularly in Michigan, is 100% competitive and successful in international trade!” - Paul Vandevert, Vandevert Trade Law
It takes many factors to succeed in today's globalized marketplace. Contact GVSU's Van Andel Global Trade Center today, to find ways to get support for your global business growth!
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International Business Resources
State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
Van Andel Global Trade Center is the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Regional Export Network Host for West Michigan! Learn More About STEP.
Worldwide Credit Reports
Van Andel Global Trade Center is pleased to offer worldwide credit reports to help you evaluate operations, stability and profitability of those you are working with. Request a Credit Report.
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE U.S.
Since 2005, Van Andel Global Trade Center has been the designated representative of EXIM Bank for Michigan. Connecting Michigan exporters with access to information and assistance on the export finance programs available. Learn more about Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
KENT-OTTAWA-MUSKEGON FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE
In 1999, Van Andel Global Trade Center became the administrator of the Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign-Trade Zone. Learn More About Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign-Trade Zone.
Van Andel Global Trade Center is a business resource center of Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business.