International Trade


GOED offers a variety of programs and assistance to both Nevada and international businesses to expand trade. From assisting small businesses in their international exporting goals, to drawing in foreign direct investment, GOED strives to create and promote opportunities. In today’s global economy, businesses that think and work globally will thrive. In 2022, Nevada exported over $10.5 billion worth of goods and services.

Nevada Trade Activities

GOED works with the Nevada Governor’s Office and other state stakeholders to develop Trade and Investment Missions and create international activity opportunities. Nevada companies are encouraged to explore our upcoming events. 

Nevada Trade Activities

Nevada Export Grants

Nevada’s Export Grant Program* offers four financial assistance award opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses to start exporting, expand markets, and sell globally.

*Nevada Export Grants are “Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.” Please see the SBA State Trade Expansion Program for more information. 
Nevada Export Grants

Trade Information

Make informed decisions as you explore new markets and grow your international presence.

Export Resources

There are several federal and state resources available to companies as they learn and expand their export business.

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):

    Duty Elimination – No duty is paid on scrap, waste, damaged goods or re-exported goods.
    Duty Reduction – “Inverted tariff,” in which finished projects may have lower duty rates than components. Also, companies can assemble products and enter products into U.S. Customs at a lower rate.
    Duty Deferral – Import duties are deferred until goods leave the zone.
    Logistical Benefits – Companies using FTZ procedures may have access to streamlined customs procedures (i.e. “weekly entry” or “direct delivery”).

Meet The Team

Amanda Flocchini

International Business Development Director

Avrey Callis

Senior International Trade Manager

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