Nevada GOED International Trade Division

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) International Trade Division (ITD) grows Nevada’s economy by connecting Nevada with the global marketplace. The strategic objectives of the ITD are to: Enhance Nevada exports to overseas markets; Assist investors with Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into Nevada; Assist international companies in setting up operations in Nevada; Help foster international partnerships for the Nevada System of Higher Education. The ITD has developed relations with over fourteen countries including: Canada, China, Israel, Mexico and Poland, and is currently exploring other markets. Contact the office to learn how it can help you with your business:

Pawel Pietrasienski, Director of International Trade
(775) 687-9933

Foreign Trade Zone #89

This program allows firms to bring foreign goods or raw materials for manufacturing and/or assembling into the United States without formal customs entry or payment of customs duties and government excise taxes until products leave the zone. If the final product is exported from the United States, no U.S. Customs duty or excise tax is levied. If the final product is imported into the United States, fees are only due at the time of transfer on the product or its parts, whichever is lower. Merchandise entering a foreign trade zone may be assembled, manipulated, repaired, cleaned, manufactured, salvaged, destroyed, processed, sampled, displayed, re-labeled, stored, mixed, repackaged, or tested.

Perry Ursem, Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion
(702) 522-3341


U.S. Export Assistance Center

The U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to assisting small-to-medium sized companies that have the capabilities to export a product and/or service. The Las Vegas Export Assistance Center is part of an international network consisting of Export Assistance Centers across the country and 165 commercial offices in 82 countries.

Martin Herbst, Director
(702) 540-0518


Nevada Industry Excellence facilitates an annual workshop in partnership with the UNLV Lee School of Business, the District Export Council (DEC), the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Latin Chamber of Commerce. The ExporTech program that NVIE offers helps companies quickly develop an export plan specific to their particular needs. The plan can be immediately implemented for quick sales results. Companies typically see significant returns within 6 months.

Jeffrey From, Deputy Director
(702) 575-0977