Getting your product or service dialed in for a foreign market is a big step, but where do you go from here? How do you market it, ship it, and make sure you dotted all the “i”s on the paperwork? How do you even know what paperwork you need?

¡Cálmate! To help you succeed in key international markets, the state of Idaho operates trade offices in SE Asia and Mexico. Our offices are staffed full-time with trade office managers who are native to their country and experts in business. Which means you get local, on-the-ground advice about strategy and marketing; regulations and documentation; and logistics like packaging and shipping.

Our trade office managers have a combined 48 years’ experience working with the state of Idaho. They know us, our businesses, and the high value of our products and services.

International Trade Office Services

Our trade office managers are there to guide you through all the steps of expanding into foreign markets. Their services include:

  • Providing and analyzing market information and research
  • Scheduling overseas appointments
  • Importing/sourcing information
  • Promoting Idaho products and services at trade shows
  • Maintaining relationships with international government agencies
  • Conducting buyer pre-qualification and due diligence

When you’re ready to move forward, contact us, we’re here.

Trade Office Managers

Eddie Yen

Eddie Yen
State of Idaho-Asia Trade Office
Director & Official Representative
Taipei World trade Center
7D-15, No. 5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road
Taipei, Taiwan 11011
+886-2-2725-2922
+886-2-2725-1248
eddieyen@idahoasia.org
Office opened in 1988
Idaho Commerce Trade Specialist:
Jake Reynolds

Mr. Eddie Yen is the director of the Idaho-Asia Trade Office. He works with hundreds of Idaho companies and helps organize trade missions, trade shows, buying delegations and educational visits.  Mr. Yen has a comprehensive and deep understanding of Idaho's industries, market opportunities and export needs. He is widely recognized for his knowledge of Taiwan and China and has held positions in the American Trade Offices Associatoin in Taipei. Prior to joining the Idaho Department of Commerce when the office opened in 1988, Mr. Yen served as a project manager for internatoinal trade show recruitment and management. He is a graduate of Tunghai University.

The Idaho-Asia Trade office can assist in the following countries:

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Tara Qu
State of Idaho-ChinaTrade Office
Chief Representative
Suite 203, No. 35 Yongjia Road
Shanghai, China 2000020
+86-21-6473-0881
+86-13801793612
taraqu@idahochina.org
Office opened in 2000
Idaho Commerce Trade Specialist:
Tina Salisbury

Ms. Tara Qu is the director of the Idaho-China Trade Office. She has extensive experience in government affairs and business development in China. Prior to joining the Idaho-China Trade Office in 2015, Ms. Qu served for U.S. Department of Commerce as Chief Representative of the U.S. Commercial Center and Commercial Representative of Foreign Commercial Service in Shanghai for 13 years. Additionally, during her five years of employment with Panasonic Avionics Corporation Ms. Qu was responsible for establishing a presence in China for the company. She is a graduate of Baruch College, CUNY.

Carmen Romo, Trade Specialist
State of Idaho-Mexico Trade Office
Av. Niños Héroes 2905-6
Guadalajara, Jalisco
C.P. 44520 México
+52-33-3-121-2220
carmen.romo@idahomexico.com.mx
Office opened in 1994
Idaho Commerce Trade Specialist:
Sarah Massie