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Category Archives: International Trade

GSI is pleased with passage of FAST

Greater Spokane Incorporated is pleased with the passage of the highway bill – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST). This five-year legislation will work to improve the nation’s transportation structure including roads, bridges, transit systems, and the rail network. The … Read more

Exporter Profile: River Linguistics, Inc.

With Jenny Charlton-Jones, President Founded: 2013 Location: Spokane Number of employees: 5 Tell us about River Linguistics. What type of services do you provide? River Linguistics, Inc. is a full-service language services provider. Our focus is on delivering scalable, customized … Read more

Certificates of Origin now available

GSI is trained and certified by the ICC World Chambers Federation in the issuance of Certificates of Origin. And as a service to our local exporters, GSI is pleased to now offer certificates for U.S. products. A Certificate of Origin attests to … Read more

GSI commends House action on Ex-Im

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is an independent federal agency that fills gaps in private export finance in order to bolster U.S. job growth at no cost to American taxpayers. Ex-Im provides trade financing solutions – including … Read more

Doing Business in Latin America

Local international trade experts convened at GSI on Monday November 2nd to share their insights on doing business in Latin America. Janet Bauermeister, International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service gave a market briefing highlighting growth sectors and specific … Read more

Trade Policy Update: Significant Developments in Ex-Im and TPP

Two major trade policy items – the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal – had significant developments in recent weeks. Both items directly impact Washington … Read more

GSI Hosts CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Greater Spokane Incorporated was pleased to be a host location for the National Committee on US-China Relations’ 9th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national day of programming on China involving about 75 cities. The 2015 program … Read more

Exporter Profile: HOTSTART

with Trond Liaboe, Director of Sales and Marketing Founded: 1942 Location: Spokane Valley Number of Employees: 210 Percentage of company revenue from exports: 25% What types of products does HOTSTART manufacture? HOTSTART manufactures diesel engine heaters for use in standby … Read more

Did you know: 40% of Jobs in Washington state are tied to international trade

GSI can assist your business with international trade opportunities and expansion into foreign markets. Our International Trade program works to enhance the regional economy and support job creation through the growth of local trade activity. With more than 95 percent of the … Read more

Australia Commercial Specialist Meets with Local Companies

Dr. Doug Hartley, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, recently visited Spokane and met with local companies about export opportunities in Australia. As a democratic nation with a strong rule of law and similar business practices to the … Read more