Exporting

U.S. Export Assistance Centers
Local contact: Kristian Richardson (AZ Director)
Office: 602.254.2907
Cell: 602.680.0443
kristian.richardson@trade.gov

Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA)
MPEXA is a program of the Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI) which is dedicated to building a stronger export-driven regional economy.
info@mpexa.org

Arizona District Export Council (DEC)
DEC provides local leadership in international trade through its 30+ member council of international trade veterans and experts, all appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
2828 N. Central Avenue, #800
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Arizona Division of the Export Assistance Center
Helps companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies
480.645.2171

Arizona State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
The Arizona Commerce Authority runs STEP, which assists Arizona small businesses to enter export markets for the first time or to expand into new markets.
602.845.1200

Mexico Trade Office
5343 N. 16th St., Suite 240, Phoenix, AZ 85016
602.279.9925

Foreign Trade Zones
Foreign-Trade Zones are secure areas under supervision of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that are considered outside the customs territory of the United States at which special CBP procedures may be used. Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones for storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacturing, and processing without payment of duties, quota and other import restrictions until the decision is made to enter the goods into the U.S. market. Authority for establishing foreign-trade zones is granted by the Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

As Grantee, the City of Phoenix is responsible for establishing, administering and marketing the Foreign-Trade Zone program for the greater Phoenix area (No.75).

For more detailed information on any of the resources listed above please contact Senior Economic Development Manager Gregory M. Tilque, CEcD at 602.495.6475 or email gtilque@phoenixchamber.com.