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.

“It is truly great having a resource in West Michigan where I can send staff to receive training on import and export control regulations close to home.“

- Rick Disbrow, Van Andel Institute

“In a very short time after becoming members, we have been so impressed with the resources, tools and guidance that VAGTC has provided Uncle Goose.  The team of professionals have facilitated our strategy to open new export markets and have provided relevant knowledge and expertise where we had gaps.”  

- Kerri Orders, Uncle Goose 

It takes many factors to succeed in today's globalized marketplace. Contact Van Andel Global Trade Center, today, to find ways to get support for your global business growth!

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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.


Van Andel Global Trade Center is an outreach center of Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business.

Page last modified January 2, 2019