The International Trade division programs and funding assistance are aimed at both assisting Nevada businesses to begin or expand activities in international markets and attracting foreign investment to the state.
Trade missions, trades show, and international marketing efforts are designed to assist Nevada companies to enter a specific market while working closely with the Nevada GOED International Division and partners. The focus is on finding distributors and buyers for Nevada products and services. Some grant funding may be available to offset costs of trade mission participation.
International Trade division works closely with the Select USA program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and companies from other countries who are interested in setting up U.S. operations in Nevada. We work closely with our local Development Authorities to get the necessary assistance for these companies.
Main programs and funding assistance available to companies through GOEDs International Trade division are:
Foreign Trade Zones:
Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States' version of what are known internationally as free-trade zones. Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones for operations, not otherwise prohibited by law, including storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacturing, and processing.
To learn about FTZ please visit: An Introduction to Foreign-Trade Zone _ US Custom and Border Protection.
Nevada has two designated FTZs:
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #89) – Clark County (managed by Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance)
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ # 126) - Northern Nevada (managed by Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada)
Benefits of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ):