Virginia forestry and wood products companies are required to enroll in the 50% cost-sharing program each year. Program participants can receive reimbursement of up to 50 percent of eligible international marketing expenses aimed at increasing their exports.
Eligible redemption activities for promoting a business to overseas buyers, distributors, consumers, and the press include advertising, in-store sampling, exposure at international trade shows, and more. Additional information is available in the 50% Cost-Sharing Program Manual and in this pre-recorded webinar.
VDACS sponsors exhibitions at several international forest products trade shows throughout the year and also has international sales representatives available to provide on-site support to exhibiting companies. The 50% CostShare program can help forestry companies in Virginia with the expenses associated with these trade shows. VDACS will sponsor a stand at the following exhibitions in 2022:
Virginia forestry and wood products companies wishing to attend one of these shows should contact Amy Miller, VDACS International Marketing Specialist, at [email protected]