About MITC

Created by the state legislature in 1996 to expand Maine’s economy through increased international trade in goods and services, Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is a public-private partnership funded through membership dues of nearly 300 businesses and organizations, corporate sponsor contributions, and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). MITC works to increase the number of Maine companies involved in international trade and expand the reach of those already active, as well as leverage the synergy created overseas to develop new opportunities for international student attraction and foreign investment.


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Our most recent Annual Report summarizes MITC’s efforts and results for the year. Highlights from 2015 include the MITC-organized State of Maine Trade Mission to Japan and China, a new partnership to establish the North Atlantic Supply Chain Initiative (NASCI), increased visibility and involvement for Maine in Arctic matters through the efforts of MITC’s Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO), and the award of $161,000 in federal funding under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program.