Taking Montana to the World
The Montana Chamber of Commerce is "Taking Montana to the World." We strive to build Montana's economy through increased international trade. We have hosted and participated in numerous international trade and business development trips around the world. At the same time, we have promoted international visits to Montana, whether for business, tourism, education, or investment.
"Exporter of the Year" award
Each year the Governor recognizes a Montana company for its efforts in selling its products or services in foreign markets. Click here to find out more and/or apply. (Check back in January 2018 for details on the next application cycle)
International Trade & Manufacturing Day - March 1, 2017 in Helena
for more info on our annual Trade Day.
Montana Goes To . . .
"Montana Goes To . . . " tours are recreational trips (not trade missions) open to anyone and everyone. No tours are currently scheduled.
Past trips have been:
- Montana Goes To China (five times)
- Montana Goes To Israel
- Montana Goes To Brasil
- Montana Goes To Cuba (three times)
- Montana Goes Down Under (Australia/New Zealand)
- Montana Goes To Ireland
- Montana Goes To Egypt
Interested in a group tour somewhere? Contact us
with your suggestion of where "Montana Goes" next!
Latest Trade News
Certificates of Origin
The Montana Chamber also provides "Certificates of Origin" (verification of manufacture) to exporters. We have selected eCertify to process electronic Certificates of Origin. Click here for the press release
regarding that or click the Register Now button below to go to the site.
Rates are $40 per CO, with a $35 discount for members of the Montana Chamber of Commerce or the Montana Manufacturing Council.
If you need a hard-copy Certificate of Origin, please contact Webb Brown at 888-442-MONT888-442-MONT (6668) ext. 101 or Webb(at)MontanaChamber.com
. Otherwise, click here:
The Montana Chamber of Commerce was the second Most Improved chamber in the US in producing Certificates of Origin for the period July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015!
Thanks to Cloud Peak Energy for sponsoring eCertify!
Read a nice report on Montana's trade picture.
Read the great news about Montana's 2013 export year!
Thanks to Voices of Montana Tourism, we know that international travel is a significant source of foreign dollars in Montana. Check out the figures here, showing that tourism is Montana's #2 export, second only to wheat!
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MtManufacturingCenter.com/)
Montana Dept. of Agriculture - International Marketing (agr.mt.gov/business/busMktng.asp)
Montana Dept. of Commerce - Office of Trade & International Relations (businessresources.mt.gov/tir/default.mcpx)
NorthWest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
- click here
for info on a program for up to $75,000 in grant funds
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
(EXIM Bank) is a federal government agency that provides support for small business exporters by offering export credit insurance and working capital loan guarantees to fulfill export sales. With export credit insurance, you can obtain financial due diligence on foreign buyers, agents and distributors you meet with, and because the insurance covers you against nonpayment by foreign buyers, you can offer credit terms up front and close the deal faster! If you would like to chat with your Montana EXIM Regional Director, Sandra Donzella, please click here: grow.exim.gov/sandra