Missouri Department of Economic Development – International Trade and Investment Office

The mission of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.


The International Trade and Investment Office of the Missouri Department of Economic Development is the state’s lead agency for trade and investment promotion. The ITI is headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri, with global offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, UAE and Taiwan (in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture). The DED – ITI also serves as the Governor’s Protocol and International Affairs Office.


The following services are available to Missouri Firms:

  • Agent/Distributor Search
  • Background Check
  • Customized Market Research
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • Advocacy
  • Business Protocol
  • Export Finance
  • Foreign Market Sales Trip
  • International Trade Show and Trade Mission
  • Trade Counselling

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training


  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance


  • International Trade Training
Contact Information
Stefan Herron
301 W High St
Room 720
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 526-1567