Programs & Services

The International Trade Office at the MDA provides business assistance to small- and medium-sized companies looking to sell their products and services internationally. In addition to the agency’s international trade managers in Jackson, MDA maintains a network of overseas offices that provide a broad range of in-market services to Mississippi firms and facilitates FDI.

International Trade Missions

Trade missions allow exporters the opportunity to meet with prospective foreign buyers at minimal expense. MDA works with partners such as the U.S. Commercial Service to pre-qualify buyers, distributors and other business representatives that will meet with Mississippi businesses on trade missions. These missions include the following:

  • Customized market and industry briefings with our trade specialists
  • Timely and relevant market research
  • Appointments with prospective trade partners in key industry sectors
  • Post-meeting debriefing with our trade managers and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies
  • Help with travel, accommodations, interpreter service and clerical support

Educational Programs & Technical Assistance

For businesses interested in exporting their products and services and looking for more information, MDA offers the following:

Seminars and Workshops: MDA holds workshops and seminars for exporters and importers in locations around Mississippi. Seminars cover market-specific topics and provide technical information on all aspects of the international business process.

Publications/Exporters Tool Kit: Comprehensive guides on all aspects of exporting and importing are available to Mississippi businesses through MDA’s International Trade Office.