Export Assistance

Helping You Make Global Connections

SEDCOR helps business discover new export markets for their products and professional services by locating international trade leads, helping to arrange export financing, and delivering top-quality educational programs. For assistance, call Nick Harville at 503-837-1804 or nharville@sedcor.com.

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Portland U.S. Export Assistance Center
Phone: 503-326-5450
Agency Website: www.export.gov

Oregon Business Development Department

International Export Assistance: www.oregon4biz.com/Global-Connections

Business Oregon’s Global Strategies team helps Oregon businesses access global markets to enhance the state's position in the global economy. In cooperation with state, local and federal partners, Business Oregon helps small-and medium-sized Oregon companies become exporters and helps existing exporters access new markets.

Business Oregon offers counseling, market research, evaluation of international partners and other services to help companies develop and expand their products and services in key overseas markets.

Export.Gov's Partner Agencies

Export.gov is the federal government’s export promotion and finance portal. The portal is designed to deliver critical export information and services to small and medium-sized U.S. companies to begin or expand their exporting business.

Federal export assistance is delivered by many government agencies. To learn more about these various agencies, check out the following:

  • International Trade Administration
  • Department of Energy
  • Export-Import Bank
  • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Small Business Administration
  • Department of State
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • United States Trade Representative

Export Council of Oregon


The Export Council of Oregon is comprised of about 20 business people and government leaders from Oregon and Southwest Washington who have expertise in international business. They include representatives from private exporting companies, bankers, lawyers, accountants, freight forwarders, and other trade specialists. Members are appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce based on the individual’s position in the local business community, knowledge of day-to-day international operations, interest in export development, and willingness and ability to devote time to the council – at his or her own expense.

The Federation of International Trade Associations


The FITA Global Trade Portal is the source for international import/export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related websites.


The Oregon Department of Agriculture 

Assists farmers, ranchers, fishers, packers, processors and cooperatives to develop and expand their market share for Oregon's agricultural, high-value and value-added food products to local, regional, national and international markets. Here are some ways ODA assists people: 

Trade assistance


Our domestic and international trade assistance programs provide help to Oregon farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and companies with market development, product development, and marketing.

  • Assist with trade shows
  • Host trade missions
  • Facilitate buyer meetings
  • Provide one-on-one consultations

We collaborate with industry partners to identify and resolve trade issues. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works with appropriate state, federal, and international partners to remove restrictions that impede the movement and sale of Oregon food and agricultural products.

We maintain close working relationships with the following

  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Western US Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
  • Administrates the Market Access Program (MAP) grant program funded by the USDA
  • Business Oregon
  • Coordinates statewide export development and investment initiatives
  • Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA)
  • Food Innovation Center

For additional information, visit agmarket@oda.state.or.us

Export Presentations

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Doing Business With Korea - 5_19_2015 PPTX (4.75 MB)  more ] Administration 5/20/2015
Business Oregon Export Services - 5_19_2015 PPTX (4.31 MB)  more ] Administration 5/20/2015