Travel Reimbursement Awards
North Carolina's International Trade Team supports over 30 international trade events annually in the state's primary industry sectors. Through the N.C. Passport to Export program, eligible small businesses may receive reimbursement of up to $3,500 for coach class airfare and lodging expenses for approved international trade events. Trade events include:
Export Service Awards
Through the N.C. Passport to Export program, eligible small businesses may receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 for Gold Key Services or Marketing/Translation Services to assist with entering new foreign markets. Companies can choose to implement one or both services for a grand total of $2,000.
All companies must apply for the N.C. Passport to Export Program to be considered for reimbursement of any approved activities and ALL proposed activities must be pre-approved by the N.C. International Trade Team within the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.