International Trade

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Export Data

Trade statistics

Major Exports from Oshkosh-Neenah MSA, 2021

Total Goods Exports $1,290,927,160.00

Product Exports ($) Percent
Paper $489,967,960.00 38%
Plastics & rubber products $218,104,734.00 17%
Transportation equipment $150,938,668.00 12%
Computer & electronics $97,696,934.00 8%
Machinery $81,032,859.00 6%

Source: trade.gov/data-visualization/metropolitan-area-export-tool

Goods Exports to Select Markets, Oshkosh-Neenah MSA, 2021

Total Goods Exports $1,290,927,160.00

Destinations Exports ($) Percent
APEC $1,057,628,843.00 82%
FTA $994,694,722.00 77%
Asia $149,352,453.00 12%
European Union $113,148,565.00 9%
ASEAN $29,515,081.00 2%
South America $25,409,829.00 2%
Africa $18,288,439.00 1%

Source: trade.gov/data-visualization/metropolitan-area-export-tool

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Oshkosh is currently under the Brown County, Wisconsin, FTZ #167. Developed land in this 1,617-acre FTZ include the Southwest Industrial Park, Wittman Regional Airport and the Fox Valley Technical College Spanbauer Center.

VIEW FTZ – SOUTHWEST INDUSTRIAL PARK

VIEW FTZ – WITTMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT

VIEW FTZ – FVTC SPANBAUER CENTER

Advantages to your business for being located in a FTZ:

  • Access to two international seaports: Green Bay and Milwaukee
  • Close proximity to Interstate 41, US Highway 45 and State Highways 21, 26, 44, 76, 91 & 175
  • Ease of distribution
  • Increase US-based global competitiveness
  • Minimize duty
  • Store foreign or domestic goods
  • Re-package and manufacture products
  • Re-export without paying U.S. customs’ duties
  • Stimulate economic growth

 Businesses outside of the designated FTZ can obtain sub-zone status to receive the same benefits. Sub-zone companies must meet specific FTZ requirements for storage, handling, processing or manufacturing of merchandise, and it must also make financial sense for the business. Utilizing calculator tools and working closely with the Green Bay Port Authority can help you determine if FTZs or sub-zones are right for your business. Companies in greater Oshkosh can apply for sub-zone status of FTZ #167 through the Port of Green Bay.

Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department
2561 S. Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-4953

INTERNATIONAL TRADE PROGRAMS

    EXPORTECH™

    ExporTech helps small to midsize Wisconsin companies tap into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy that has the greatest revenue potential and the least risk. A carefully selected cohort of up to eight non-competitive companies participate in three full-day events scheduled approximately one month apart. Participants learn how exports can dramatically drive growth, identify hurdles to expansion, and ultimately develop a customized international growth plan.

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    GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) offers support for companies looking to expand through exports. They provide specialized knowledge and strategic guidance based on proven practices to navigate the global marketplace. WEDC’s Global Business Development Program assists in creating new export strategies or enhancing existing ones.

    International Market Access Grant (IMAG)

    Wisconsin companies can receive reimbursement for expenses related to export projects aimed at expanding their international presence. The grant has two
    tiers: one offers up to $10,000 per application (with a limit of three grants per company), and the other offers up to $25,000 per annual application (limited to six grants per company) for those who have completed ExporTech™.

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    Collaborative Market Access Grant (CMAG)

    This program supports industry associations, agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations in Wisconsin to collaborate with local companies and boost exports.
    The grant provides funds of up to $150,000, allowing organizations to offer assistance to Wisconsin companies, up to $15,000 per company per grant.

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    + Global Trade Venture

    A trade venture is a valuable opportunity for companies seeking international expansion. It directly connects Wisconsin exporters with potential customers,
    distributors, and partners in markets outside the U.S. These ventures are facilitated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and are
    designed to help companies grow their international sales.

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