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International Trade

One of the Portland Business Alliance’s main areas of focus is supporting the region’s international trade activity.  The Alliance does this through its affiliate organization, Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA).

PNITA promotes non-partisan support for international trade and works to develop policies that support global competitiveness under a fair and equitable trading system. PNITA represents leading corporations and small businesses in Oregon and Washington state who are exporters and importers in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, and the service sectors.

PNITA also works closely with elected state and federal representatives to advocate for trade interests of regional significance. These efforts include pursuing sound international tax policies, investing in the region's transportation network, and promoting greater awareness and understanding of how trade benefits the economy and the community.

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Trade Missions

In order to strengthen the region's trade relationships, PNITA and the Alliance organize trade missions to strategic trade partner countries. To date, the Alliance and PNITA have conducted trade missions to Brazil, Germany and China and is planning a trip to United Kingdom & France in 2015. Read more >>

For details about past or future missions, read more on the trade missions blog.

Trade Reports & Research

PNITA and the Alliance in partnership with the Value of Jobs Coalition have commissioned several reports about international trade and its importance to the Portland-metro and Oregon economies. Along with these reports, there are also several reports that have been produced by our partners. Read more >>

For more information about the Alliance's international trade efforts or the Pacific Northwest Internation Trade Association, contact Doug Badger, PNITA Executive Director, by email or call 503.260.3235.


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