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The following services are offered by the Council of Great Lakes Governors - Australian Trade Office to assist organizations from the participating Member States of the Council to do business in this region

Scope of Services

  • Agent/Distributor and Partner Searches utilizing trade directories, association lists, local databases and personal networks
  • Direct contact with all potential agents/distributors/partners to ascertain interest
  • General Market Research and Development
  • Detailed information on local companies if publicly available

In Country Assistance

  • Initial Visit: Meeting with the client to brief on market potential, local business climate and culture
  • Business appointments arranged in advance of visit by client where required
  • Travel itinerary prepared to match appointments
  • Assistance provided with booking of hotel accommodation and transport if required
  • Trade Missions: Assistance provided in planning visits by trade delegations to the market to include: business appointments schedule, travel itinerary. The local office will also assist with booking of accommodation and in-country transport arrangements with costs to be incurred by the mission participants
  • Trade Shows: The local office will arrange for participation by the State of Pennsylvania in local trade shows. Shows to be selected following consultation between the local office and the Office of International Business in Harrisburg.


  • Computer
  • Fax
  • Internet
  • Video Conference : facilities available via U.S. Commercial Service in Sydney
  • Provision for one-on-one meetings can be arranged in Sydney - advance bookings required

Best Shipping Practices

  • Fed Ex (samples / brochures / original documents)
  • U.S. Postal Service/Australia Post (general documents and correspondence)


  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • American Chamber of Commerce Australia/New Zealand (AMCHAM)
  • Local Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • Industry Associations
  • Federal and State Governments

Research Tools

  • International and local business publications
  • Local trade directories and databases
  • Chambers of Commerce membership lists
  • Trade association lists
  • Local trade exhibition catalogs
  • Personal visits to trade shows
  • Internet

Member State exporter and new-to-export organizations wishing to find out more about the services offered by the Council of Great Lakes Governors Australian Trade Office are encouraged to contact your local State representative


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