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January 5, 2022
Marketing Funds Available for Exporters of Virginia Forestry and Wood Products
Contact: Michael Wallace

Virginia forestry and wood product companies are encouraged to apply for a program that will provide up to 50% reimbursement of costs associated with promoting their brand in foreign markets. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of International Marketing is pleased to announce that funding through the Southern United States Trade Association’s 50% CostShare program is now available to all Virginia forestry and wood product companies.

Virginia forestry and wood product companies must apply for the 50% CostShare program annually. Program participants can receive reimbursement for up to 50% of eligible international marketing expenses aimed at increasing their exports. Eligible reimbursement activities for the promotion of a business to foreign buyers, distributors, consumers, and press, include advertising, in-store sampling, exhibiting at international trade shows, and much more. Additional information is available in the 50% CostShare Program manual and within this pre-recorded webinar.

VDACS sponsors exhibits at several international forest products trade shows throughout the year and also has international trade representatives available to provide on-site support to exhibiting companies. The 50% CostShare program can assist Virginia forestry companies with expenses related to these trade shows. VDACS will sponsor booth space at the following trade shows in 2022:

Virginia forestry and wood product companies that are interested in participating in any of these shows should contact Amy Miller, VDACS’ International Marketing Specialist, at amy.miller@vdacs.virginia.gov

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