International Trade

Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA) is an affiliate organization of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s chamber of commerce. PNITA is dedicated to supporting the global competitiveness of our region through education and advocacy on issues affecting Pacific Northwest industries reliant on international commerce.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Ellis, Director, Federal Affairs and Executive Director, PNITA, 503-552-6762

Connect with PNITA on Twitter @tradeinOR and on LinkedIn!



Latest Activity

Exploring Best Practices in the United Kingdom

Each year, this trip brings together public, private, and nonprofit leaders from the Portland-metro region to meet with leaders and learn about the issues impacting them most.

A new focus on international trade

Keep up with latest news about trade in Oregon

Help shape the policy agenda for the Portland business community

Announcing new policy committees and member-driven policy agenda process.

505,700 Oregon jobs are connected to trade, report finds

New report highlights the impact of international trade on Oregon's economy and across the Portland region.

Report takes deep look at East County economy

Annual Economic Check-up finds disparities in jobs, housing, work-life balance compared to the rest of the region.

Business delegation visits Washington, D.C.

Business leaders from across the state converged in our nation’s capital to meet with all seven members of the Oregon congressional delegation, as well as the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Appropriations.

Business leaders visit Washington, D.C.

On behalf of the Oregon Business Plan delegation, the Alliance led its annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., from April 5 to 7.

Alliance expresses concern over possible elimination of PDX's direct flight to Asia

The Alliance signed on to a letter with Presidents of Oregon’s four major business associations to express concern over possible discussions between the U.S. Government and the Government of Japan that would result in the elimination of Oregon’s only direct flight to Asia.



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2019 Oregon's State of Trade

The 2019 Oregon State of Trade report, produced by the Alliance, Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA) and the Value of Jobs coalition, with research conducted by ECONorthwest, tracks the latest data and explores the impact of international trade across the greater Portland region and the state of Oregon.
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