Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Export Assistance from the Wisconsin International Trade Team

The Wisconsin International Trade Team is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Click here for a list of services we offer to Wisconsin food and agricultural companies.

WI International Trade Team brochure

This brochure provides a complete list of export services offered by the Wisconsin International Trade Team, as well as contact information for each of our trade specialists.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting

Are you ready to export? This page will help you determine your company’s export readiness and provide detailed information to guide you along each step of the export process.

Exporter Resources

Contains links to various state and federal organizations that provide services and assistance to food and agricultural exporters. Also available are tools, from pricing your product to responding to international requests that will help facilitate the export process.

International Consultations

Consultants will meet with you one-on-one to help evaluate your firm’s export readiness and answer any questions relating to the export process. To request a consultation contact one of our international marketing staff. Free of charge.

Trade and Educational Opportunities

View the Wisconsin International Trade Team’s schedule of events. Food and Agricultural companies click here for more Food Export Midwest activities.

Food Export Helpline

The Food Export Helpline offers customized export assistance to companies with questions relating to food and agricultural exports. No question is too big or too small. Free of charge.

Branded Program

The Branded Program provides 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities.

Market Builder

The Market Builder service provides customized in-market research to help you decide if certain markets are appropriate for your product(s) and how your product compares to the competition. If conditions look positive for your product in a market, our in-market representatives will identify potential importers and/or distributors, contact them to determine their interest in your product, obtain background information for you, and arrange meetings and follow-up with those candidates that best meet your needs. Service available for 32 countries.

Buyers' Missions

Buyers' Missions bring foreign buyers to the U.S. to meet directly with you. For a complete list of buyers' missions for food and ingredients, visit the Food Export Activities page. For a list of buyers' missions for other agricultural products, visit the Wisconsin International Trade Team’s Calendar of Events.

Food Show PLUS!

This service provides exhibitors at international tradeshows with the information and in-market support needed to be fully prepared for the event.

Export documentation and certificates

All food and agricultural exports need to be accompanied by the appropriate documentation and certificates. The export certificate guide provides an overview of where to obtain export certificates for your products.

For additional information about exporting, contact the Wisconsin International Trade Team at:

800-462-5237 or email: international@wisconsin.gov

State of Wisconsin Contact Information:

The Wisconsin International Trade Team is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Contact us at:

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

2811 Agriculture Drive

Madison, WI 53718 USA

Telephone: (800) 462-5237

Email: International@wisconsin.gov

Trade Specialists

Ms. Lora Klenke

Bureau Director

Tel: (608) 224-5119


Ms. Jen Pino-Gallagher

Economic Development Consultant

Feed, Livestock & Processed Foods; Latin America & Europe

Tel: (608) 224-5125


Ms. Lisa Stout

International Marketing Consultant

Processed Foods; Asia & Canada

Tel: (608) 224-5126


Ms. Christine Lynch

International Market Development Assistant

Tel: (608) 224-5129


Non-agricultural Products

Mr. Stanley Pfrang

Wisconsin Department of Commerce

Tel: (608) 267-0639