News

Browse our collection of links to recent news stories about MITC, our members, and international trade topics of interest.


  • MITC hosting international trade event in Bangor

    Maine International Trade Center will host Trade Day 2017, “Charting a Course in the Changing EU,” on Thursday, May 25, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Read more
  • Bisaillon-Cary stepping down as head of Maine International Trade Center

    Gov. Paul R. LePage and Maine International Trade Center Board of Directors announced today the departure of Janine Bisaillon-Cary state director of international trade and the appointment of Wade Merritt as her successor. Read more
  • Elite Airways announces Portland flights to Halifax

    Elite Airways is putting the “international” back in the Portland International Jetport. The Portland-based airline announced Wednesday that it will launch a Portland-to-Halifax, Nova Scotia, route starting June 30. Read more
  • Maine innovators helping export growth

    There is some good economic news to celebrate regarding Maine exports. Maine’s Economic Growth Council is reporting Maine’s international exports grew 5 percent over the past year, while U.S. exports dropped 3 percent nationwide. It’s a positive trend that innovators are hoping to take advantage of in their efforts to expand and export their products to the international markets. Read more
  • Six Maine companies with export focus win slots at annual trade exposition

    Companies that make products as diverse as swim fins for amputees to harness systems for pipe installations have been selected to represent the state’s export community at an annual trade exposition later this month. Read more
  • Annual report shows exports a bright spot in Maine’s economy

    Maine’s export growth outperforms the nation’s, a positive sign for the state’s economy, which otherwise lags behind the U.S. and the rest of New England. Read more
  • Maine excels in exports, falls short in education

    We learned more Tuesday on how our state stacks up against the rest of the country. The Maine Economic Growth Council presented its yearly report Tuesday. The good news is Maine received exceptional performance in international exports, as well as air and water quality, but we fell short in reading scores, post-secondary education and transportation infrastructure. Read more
  • MITC exporter awards include specialty rope maker, UMaine composites group

    Yale Cordage, a Saco-based manufacturer of high-performance synthetic ropes, was among the winners of the 2017 International Trade and Investment Awards. The awards were announced today by the Maine International Trade Center and will be presented during its annual Maine International Trade Day on May 25 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Read more
  • Maine trade group names Yale Cordage as exporter of the year

    The Maine International Trade Center is recognizing four organizations with its 2017 International Trade and Investment Awards, including Yale Cordage as its Exporter of the Year. The awards will be presented during Maine International Trade Day on May 25 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Read more
  • ‘Beer box’ with 50 taps for Maine brews going to Iceland aboard Eimskip

    Maine beer will be shipped via Eimskip to ports in Europe, bringing Maine craft brews into new markets, and Icelandic beer will be featured at a Portland festival in July. Read more