International Marketing
Exporter Resources & Education


Export Guides & Training

Several informative and easy-to-understand trainings are available online and in-print or in-person, many of which are free of charge.

  • Trainings
  • The Market Development Division is available to help exporters find the tools they need to begin or grow international sales. Export education consultations are held between companies and Idaho State Department of Agriculture representatives to discuss export issues and resources. Check out our Contact Us page to speak with a Representative.

    Market Research & Development

    The Market Development Division facilitates connections between Idaho companies and international buyers. The Division passes along Trade Leads, takes an active role in Trade Policy, and helps organize Events to promote Idaho products and companies in the international marketplace.

    Each year, the Market Development Division updates the Idaho Agriculture Trade Issues Report, a publication that reports on trade issues affecting agricultural products.

  • Exporting at a Glance
  • “How to” Guide for Exporting
  • Exporter Documentation & Education
  • Idaho Exporters Resource Guide
  • Trade Leads
  • Trade Policy
  • Trade Missions & Events
  • Current Idaho Trade Issues Report
  • Export Resources

    U.S. Dairy Export Council Growth Story

    U.S. Dairy Export Council Growth Story (Video)

    Shipping, Documentation & Standards

    The Idaho State Department of Agriculture issues Certificates of Free Sale and Phytosanitary Certificates which may be required by the importing country.

  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • Phytosantitary Certificates
  • Shipping products outside of the United States requires a number of documents. Visit Common Export Documents to view a list of common export document samples required for many International Shipments.

    Before beginning an international shipment, it is necessary to know the ten-digit Schedule B number, the export classification code for U.S. exports that is based on the Harmonized System (HS). The first six digits of the Schedule B number are from the Harmonized System and are recognized by over 170 countries. The Schedule B and HS numbers are required on several shipping documents, can help determine tariff rates or qualification for preferential treatment under a free trade agreement, and may assist in determining the documents required by the importing country.
    To find out more, visit Untied States Census Bureau - Foreign Trade page.

    Freight forwarders specialize in shipping and documentation and can assist with many phases of the export process. Freight forwarders are more than just a shipping company as they may often perform functions such as preparation of shipping documents, negotiation of freight charges, cargo insurance, etc.

  • Freight Forwarders In Idaho
  • For links to other schedules, codes and reports useful when shipping or preparing documentation:

  • Common Export Documents
  • Financing & Funding

    The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has several resources available to assist agricultural projects, efforts, and exports.

  • ISDA Finanacial Assistance Programs
  • Additional Resources for Financial Assistance