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International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

certificate_of_originAs a business strategy, exporting promotes growth and stability within companies. The OH-PA-Region metro area exports approximately one quarter of its goods to international markets. Given its importance in our local economy, the Regional Chamber is committed to assisting companies with international trade whether attracting foreign direct investment or exploring exporting opportunities. 

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Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative

Focused on growing exports along with building foreign direct investment in the region, this ten-county program was founded in collaboration by the Regional Chamber, Youngstown State University-Export Assistance Network Office and Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania.

The ten counties border the Ohio and Pennsylvania state line and include Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull in Ohio and Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer in Pennsylvania.

The initiative offers programs and direct assistance specifically geared toward growing exports. Information services are also provided to assist foreign companies with their investment into the 10-county region.

Please visit the website for more information including events, contacts and opportunities.

EAR/ITAR 2 Day Training Event

April 25 & 26, 2018

  • Identify what has changed and the steps necessary to be in full compliance
  • Gain an understanding of how to navigate the ITAR & EAR
  • Learn how to properly classify your exports and obtain the necessary licensing and permission to export
  • Learn about the new license procedures and other changes 
Register Today!

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