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International Trade

The Governor's Office of Economic Development is working to increase current and international trade opportunities for South Dakota industry to enhance and diversify the state’s economy. The GOED and its partners can assist companies in their international efforts with the following services.

South Dakota Exporter Directory

A listing of companies engaged in exporting their products and services out-of-country is available in the download section on this page. If you are currently exporting and are not included in this listing please contact Amy Gabriel ( so we can include your company information in the Exporter Directory.

Certificates of Free Sale

Certificates of Free Sale are now issued by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Required by certain countries, these certificates state that South Dakota companies produce the purchased products in the state and there are no trade restrictions on said products. There is no charge for a certificate. To request a certificate please follow the instructions in the Certificate of Free Sale Protocol pdf file in the Downloads section of this page.

South Dakota Export Resources

The GOED is working closely with other offices in the state to coordinate resources and better serve companies looking to expand their businesses with international efforts.

Our key partners in this effort are:

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Commercial Service can help you:

  • Research new international markets
  • Find qualified international buyers and distributors
  • Promote your company at trade events around the world
  • Receive help through every step of the export process

Cinnamon King, CGBP, Director
2001 S. Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197 USA
Ph: 605-330-4265
Fax: 605-330-4266

International Trade Center (ITC)
South Dakota Port

The ITC offers one-on-one consulting in international trade techniques, procedures, and opportunities; helps businesses reduce freight costs, improve delivery operations, and better their bottom lines.
Rock Nelson, Director
1 West Weather Lane, Suite 400
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0121
Ph: 605-338-3424
Fax: 605-338-3423