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INTERNATIONAL TRADE

“How do I get my product on shelves in Brazil?”
“What certifications does my business need to enter a foreign market?”
“How can I participate in a European trade show?”

The partnership of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, and the United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center routinely answers questions like these to help Rhode Island businesses assess their export readiness and develop a strategic plan to enter export markets.

The International Trade Partnership offers:

  • Corporate training
  • Strategic consulting services
  • International market research
  • Market entry strategies for countries around the world
  • Assistance in developing international channel partners
  • Assistance in developing global pricing models
  • SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
  • International business plan writing
  • Assessment of a company’s global supply chain strategy

Whether you want to join a trade mission, learn about marketing overseas, find sources of grant money in support of international trade, or participate in training sessions, we and our partners are here to show you the way.

AVTECH Success Story

AVTECH Software, Inc., in Warren, RI, is the leading manufacturer of proactive environment monitoring solutions for critical facilities and assets. In business for 30 years, the company’s products are in use in 185 countries — a clear indication of a savvy approach to overseas business. But AVTECH has enjoyed even greater international success since partnering with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University.

“Prior to engaging with the Chafee Center and Commerce Corporation, our international sales accounted for approximately 23% of revenue,” said Richard Grundy, president of AVTECH. “In the last 12 months, this has grown to 32% of revenue, and we’re on track to see international sales reach 40% of revenue within the next 18 months.”

AVTECH’s engagement with the Commerce Corporation and the Chafee Center began as practicum projects with Bryant University students. It has grown to include participation in trade missions to Israel, Ireland, the UK, and the UAE, as well as regular exhibitions at overseas trade shows.

“The support we’ve received has been instrumental in helping us expand our customer base overseas,” said Mr. Grundy. “We are now a much more capable exporter, rapidly and confidently growing our international business. We’re inspired by the training and support provided by both the Chafee Center and the Commerce Corporation.”

AVTECH encourages other Rhode Island businesses to take advantage of the wealth of assistance available from the Commerce Corporation and the Chafee Center. Mr. Grundy said, “Their programs are wide-ranging and beneficial for nearly any type of business. Everyone at both organizations is eager to help and incredibly easy to work with.”

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Kathy Therieau Director, International Trade Programs
Kathy Therieau

Director, International Trade Programs

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

“How do I get my product on shelves in Brazil?”
“What certifications does my business need to enter a foreign market?”
“How can I participate in a European trade show?”

We routinely answer questions like these as we help Rhode Island businesses assess their export readiness and develop a strategic plan to enter export markets.

In addition to the expertise of our in-house staff, we can offer you the invaluable resources of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University and the United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center (with which we are co-located).

The Chafee Center offers:

  • Corporate training
  • Strategic consulting services
  • International market research
  • Market entry strategies for countries around the world
  • Assistance in developing international channel partners
  • Assistance in developing global pricing models
  • SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
  • International business plan writing
  • Assessment of a company’s global supply chain strategy

Whether you want to join a trade mission, learn about marketing overseas, find sources of grant money in support of international trade, or participate in training sessions, we and our partners are here to show you the way.

AVTECH Testimonial

AVTECH Software, Inc., in Warren, RI, is the leading manufacturer of proactive environment monitoring solutions for critical facilities and assets. In business for 30 years, the company’s products are in use in 185 countries — a clear indication of a savvy approach to overseas business. But AVTECH has enjoyed even greater international success since partnering with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University.

“Prior to engaging with the Chafee Center and Commerce Corporation, our international sales accounted for approximately 23% of revenue,” said Richard Grundy, president of AVTECH. “In the last 12 months, this has grown to 32% of revenue, and we’re on track to see international sales reach 40% of revenue within the next 18 months.”

AVTECH’s engagement with the Commerce Corporation and the Chafee Center began as practicum projects with Bryant University students. It has grown to include participation in trade missions to Israel, Ireland, the UK, and the UAE, as well as regular exhibitions at overseas trade shows.

“The support we’ve received has been instrumental in helping us expand our customer base overseas,” said Mr. Grundy. “We are now a much more capable exporter, rapidly and confidently growing our international business. We’re inspired by the training and support provided by both the Chafee Center and the Commerce Corporation.”

AVTECH encourages other Rhode Island businesses to take advantage of the wealth of assistance available from the Commerce Corporation and the Chafee Center. Mr. Grundy said, “Their programs are wide ranging and beneficial for nearly any type of business. Everyone at both organizations is eager to help and incredibly easy to work with.”

CONTACT
US TODAY

Kathy Therieau Director, International Trade Programs
Kathy Therieau

Director, International Trade Programs

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