PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) invites you to join us on a business development mission to Thailand and Vietnam. Both markets hold great opportunity for Pennsylvania companies looking to export and expand business in the region.
With a 2020 GDP of $501.6 billion, Thailand is the world’s 22nd-largest economy. An attractive market for Pennsylvania companies as exports of goods have grown double-digit YoY – from $190 million in 2019, to $235 million in 2020 and to $415 million in 2021, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In 2020, even with the impact of COVID-19, its economy grew by 2.91%, increasing its GDP to $271 billion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, PA’s exports of goods to Vietnam also bucked the trend, expanding from $85 million in 2019 to $109 million in 2020, and $113 million in 2021.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Registration fee: $4,500 †
*FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE of up to $10,000 may be available to qualifying companies to offset mission-related costs. Visit our Global Access Program webpage for more information about grant funding for eligible expenses related to export promotion activities.
†Registration fee will be paid directly to the commonwealth’s Trade Representative Office in Singapore via wire transfer.