Global Consulting

Van Andel Global Trade Center provides world-class international business services at affordable rates. We have access to international business resources and some of the most experienced specialists in the area to ensure your success in the global economy.

Vagtc Consulting

“The international market research provided was far more in depth and relevant than I expected, this will allow us to better evaluate where and how we market our equipment globally. I am so thankful for the resources available to us as a small West Michigan manufacturer, we would not be where we are in the export market without the assistance VAGTC offers!”

-- Jean Bolt, Sebright Products, Inc.

"I consider Van Andel Global Trade Center the premier public international trade consultancy group in the Midwest.  I work with clients all over the country who are involved in international trade, but none of them outside Michigan can turn to a cost-effective local public resource to develop their international trade opportunities and make sure they are doing things right.  Over the course of many years I have witnessed VAGTC’s effectiveness at expanding international business horizons for aggressive West Michigan companies and nurturing them along the way."

-- Michael T. Cone, FisherBroyles

Van Andel Global Trade Center's global consulting services are designed to assist the company that does not have enough resources to hire private consultants, yet needs to begin proactively engaging in the global marketplace. The goal is for companies to utilize VAGTC's assistance for a period of time, up to where they are expanding their global business, have internal trained staff, and have integrated processes within their company to improve trade efficiencies. While the progression is different for each company, the mission is to move companies from one stage to the next as objectives have been achieved for those milestones.

Van Andel Global Trade Center consults with your company in the following areas:


  • Market Entry
  • Exporting/Importing
  • Foreign Investment
  • Compliance
  • Free Trade Agreement Management


  • Global Supply Chain Logistics
  • Service Providers
  • Sourcing
  • International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) & Export Controls Training
  • Culture
  • Market Research
  • Foreign-Trade Zone
  • Global Risk Factors