Governor’s Office Holds Virtual Trade Week


Governor’s Office Holds Virtual Trade Week

The Texas Governor’s Office invites Texas companies to join them on a Virtual Trade Mission across Latin America Dec. 13-16. The event will be a week to learn about trade and business opportunities between Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Texas.

Participants will receive:

  • Texas & Countries Market Overview: Business environment, challenges and opportunities with sectoral emphasis and industries with major business opportunities. Gain inspiration for potential new ways to do business.
  • Matchmaking: One-on-one meeting with business prospects from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Texas.
  • Technical Site Visits: Virtual tours to production, distribution and packaging centers of industries with business opportunities.

To be considered eligible for free participation, qualified Texas small businesses must have an exportable product/service manufactured, produced, processed or value-added in Texas. The Virtual Trade Mission is also limited to 20 companies.

Businesses must also:

  • Be a U.S.-registered and U.S.-operating independent, established, for-profit company with at least one year of revenues. It must also have a Federal Identification Number tied to a Texas address.
  • Meet U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Small Business Concern” size guidelines.
  • Demonstrate Export Readiness. This includes understanding the costs associated with exporting and having a strategic plan for exporting.
  • Remain in good standing with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and not debarred from receiving state or federal funding costs.

Businesses may register interest online.

For more information, contact Shirley Temple, International & Industry team lead with the Texas Economic Development & Tourism.