Trade and Development Organizations

This page is no longer being maintained, though most of the material linked and listed here continues to be relevent.

The purpose of these links is to provide a centralized database of information concerning the domestic or international expansion of Washington State businesses. Washington State University Extension is not responsible for material in these links and does not endorse their content. Omitted links should not be considered stigmatized just as included links should not be considered vetted.

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2. Washington Office of Financial Management


3. Washington Department of Commerce


4. Washington Secretary of State: International Trade. Excellent database of state and federal links for information on exporting from Washington and importing into Washington.

5. World Trade Center of Tacoma. A quasi-public trade association for exporters and importers with a network of global offices.

6. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)


7. Washington Ports Association

8. International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) Center at Washington State University

9. Washington State QuickFacts from U.S. Bureau of the Census

10. Washington State Employment Security Department. Labor Market and Economic Analysis.  County and state level employment data and employment links.

11. Washington Council on International Trade

12. Trade Developent Alliance of Greater Seattle

13. Economic and Revenue Forecast Council

14. List of Washington Agencies

15. Office of the Lietenant Governor



1. U.S. International Trade Administration, U.S Department of Commerce

2. U.S. Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division

3. U.S. International Trade Commission.  Extensive data on tariff rates by country and commodity.

4. Export-Import Bank of the United States.  Provides financing to U.S. businesses with international transactions.

5. Overseas Private Investment Corportation.  A federal agency to assist U.S. businesses in investingg in developing countries.



1. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

2. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)


1. The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

2. The World Trade Organization (WTO).  Information about trade agreements, such as the Doha Development Agenda, and tariffs around the world.  The WTO adjudicates trade disputes.


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Last modified July 13, 2017

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