International Trade



Trade Offices

The Conference manages a network of fourteen shared international trade offices on behalf of its member States and Provinces.  These offices offer responsive and comprehensive services to small and medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region seeking to expand international product and service sales.  The offices are located in some of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing business centers and provide market access in over 91 countries:

  • Sydney, Australia

  • São Paulo, Brazil

  • Toronto, Canada

  • Santiago, Chile

  • Shanghai, China

  • Berlin, Germany

  • New Delhi, India

  • Tokyo, Japan

  • Mexico City, Mexico

  • Singapore

  • Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Seoul, South Korea

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • London, United Kingdom

For more information on the international trade offices click here.

Trade Missions

Each year, multi-State and Provincial trade missions are lead to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export their products and services.  Trade missions are an excellent way for companies to visit international markets as part of an organized group of business people.  More than two dozen trade missions have been lead since 2004 with over 500 participating companies and organizations.  For more information on past trade missions click here.  For trade mission testimonials, click here.

Trade Policy

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers aim to make the region’s economy stronger and a bigger player on the global economic stage.  At their 2013 Leadership Summit, they called for expanded international trade and export opportunities.  For more information on their economic development work, click here.  To view the Governors' and Premiers' trade policy resolution, click here.