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?

To help you succeed in key international markets, the state of Idaho operates trade offices in Mexico, China and SE Asia. 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 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
State of Idaho-Asia Trade Office
Director & Official Representative
Taipei World trade Center
7D-15, No. 5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road
Taipei, Taiwan 11011
Office opened in 1988
Idaho Commerce Trade Specialist:
Sarah Massie

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 Association in Taipei. Prior to joining the Idaho Department of Commerce when the office opened in 1988, Mr. Yen served as a project manager for international trade show recruitment and management. He is a graduate of Tunghai University.

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

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


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Tara Qu
State of Idaho-China Trade Office
Chief Representative
No. 500 Xiangyang South Road
Suite 2106
Shanghai, China 20031
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.


Fabiola McClellan
State of Idaho-Mexico Trade Office
Director & Official Representative
IZA Business Centers Park Plaza Santa Fe
Javier Barros Sierra 540, Torre 1 Piso 5
Lomas de Santa Fe
CDMX 01210, Mexico
Office opened in 1994
Idaho Commerce Trade Specialist:
Karen Parnell

Ms. Fabiola McClellan is the director of the Idaho-Mexico Trade Office. Prior to joining the Idaho-Mexico Trade Office in 2017, Ms. McClellan has served as the Managing Partner of ATTEND Marketing International which has managed multiple USA Pavilions at various trade shows throughout Mexico. From 2010-2013 she served as a Senior Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service in Mexico. Between 1998 and 2007 she lived in Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil and London, England and was involved in various leadership roles with the American School Foundation. Between 1992 and 1997 she worked for Disney Consumer Products in Mexico as a Food and Promotions Director and was then promoted to Marketing Director. Previous to her work at Disney she was a Brand Manager for Nestlé U.S.A. and Mexico.