The Governor's Office of Economic Development is working to increase current and international trade opportunities for South Dakota industry to enhance and diversify the state’s economy. The GOED and its partners can assist companies in their international efforts with the following services.
A listing of companies engaged in exporting their products and services out-of-country is available in the download section on this page. If you are currently exporting and are not included in this listing please contact Amy Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can include your company information in the Exporter Directory.
Certificates of Free Sale are now issued by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Required by certain countries, these certificates state that South Dakota companies produce the purchased products in the state and there are no trade restrictions on said products. There is no charge for a certificate. To request a certificate please follow the instructions in the Certificate of Free Sale Protocol pdf file in the Downloads section of this page.
The GOED can produce Coface Reports at our cost for in-state companies. These reports currently run from approximately $100 to $200 depending on the company’s location/country. Additional charges will apply for express delivery. To request a Coface report please contact Mary Cerney at email@example.com.
The GOED is working closely with other offices in the state to coordinate resources and better serve companies looking to expand their businesses with international efforts.
Our key partners in this effort are:
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
The U.S. Commercial Service can help you:
Cinnamon King, CGBP, Director
2001 S. Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197 USA
International Trade Center (ITC)
South Dakota Port
The ITC offers one-on-one consulting in international trade techniques, procedures, and opportunities; helps businesses reduce freight costs, improve delivery operations, and better their bottom lines.
Rock Nelson, Director
1 West Weather Lane, Suite 400
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0121
Great Plains International Trade Association (GPITA)
GPITA engages in activities and hosts educational events that promote and facilitate trade, marketing and shipping on both domestic and international fronts. As a group, the members of GPITA share their international expertise and experiences with those who are currently involved in international trade as well as those new to global markets.
Bruce T. Viau
President of Board of Directors
700 West 21st Street
Yankton, SD 57078
+1 605-660-2848 Mobile
+1 605-668-2589 Direct to desk