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John H. Chafee Center for International Business

The John H. Chafee Center for International Business provides comprehensive international trade services for businesses to expand into international markets.

John H. Chafee Center for International Business

The John H. Chafee Center for International Business is Rhode Island’s designated agency for world trade and export activities. For over 40 years, the Center has been committed to growing Rhode Island’s local economy through a global reach.

Through partnerships with RI Commerce, the Small Business Administration, local government, and trade organizations the Chafee Center encourages global business expansion, retention, and attraction. It administrates the SBA’s State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP grant), providing access to funding for small businesses to grow their global reach.

The Chafee Center’s other programs include international trade missions and shows, strategic consulting, market research, and broad-based events. The center works closely with the faculty, staff, and students to provide customized business consulting services to Rhode Island-based enterprises.

Trade Mission to Canada: Oct. 21-25

The Chafee Center is looking for 6 companies to join our trade mission to Montreal and Canada on Oct. 21-25. Each company will receive matchmaking services (B2B) and access to receptions, networking, and onsite visits. The cost of participation will be covered for companies that qualify.

Trade Mission Application

Trade Mission to Canada: Oct. 21-25

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Trade Shows and Missions

Join us at international trade missions and shows organized by the Chafee Center in partnership with Rhode Island Commerce and the state of Rhode Island.

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Business Consulting

Do you need help to start exporting? Our experienced in-house staff and outside partnerships will work with you to start or expand your exports.

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Business Practica

Bryant's degree programs in IB, GSCM, and the MBA require students to complete a practicum where students work on real-world projects for individual client companies.

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Partner Profiles

Our extensive network will work with you to help you step-by-step to go global. We offer resources and incentives for international trade.

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