Maine International Trade Center is privileged to work with over 300 businesses and organizations located in all 16 Maine counties from more than 30 industry sectors each year. See answers below to frequently asked questions to learn more about how we can help you.


Whether you are new to international business or have been selling overseas for decades, our trade team will meet you where you are. We’ll listen to your needs and plans, help find answers to your important questions, and connect you with additional resources. Learn more about One-on-One Assistance and contact us today.

In order to ensure the most appropriate staff member will be available, please contact MITC in advance to schedule an appointment. We offer phone or video conferencing options, as well as in-person meetings.

MITC administers the SBA-funded STEP grant which provides financial assistance to eligible Maine businesses to enter or expand export markets. Learn more about STEP Financial Assistance Awards.

MITC provides assistance to any Maine business whether members or non-members. We work with both exporters and importers.

No, MITC is a statewide organization providing assistance to Maine businesses in all 16 counties. While our office is located in Portland, our team will be happy to meet with you via phone or Zoom or schedule a visit to your location.

Annual MITC membership dues are based on the number of employees at your company and start as low as $225. MITC annual memberships cover a fiscal year that begins on July 1st. The application form and payment can be completed in minutes online. LEARN MORE

Certificates of Origin –  documents to certify the country of origin for goods – are offered by local chambers of commerce. This service is typically provided free for chamber members or for a fee for non-members.

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