Munich Shanghai Tokyo South Carolina

International Support

The Department of Commerce’s commitment to helping international companies in their efforts to establish, relocate and expand business operations in the U.S. and North American markets is supported by the state’s international presence in three foreign countries. The state has had an official presence in Europe and Asia for decades, reflecting how the mutually positive relationships between the state and foreign countries have grown and solidified. Direct foreign investment continues to create jobs and opportunity in South Carolina with more than 1200 international operations in the state.

Explore our efforts in Canada, China, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan.


Almeida Palais
Brienner Straße 14
80333 Munich GERMANY
Phone: +49 89 2919170

Andre LeBlanc - South Carolina Director of International Investment, Managing Director, Europe Office


7/F, Xinda Commercial Building #1
No. 1178 Beidi Road
Shanghai China 200335
Phone: (86)-21-5054-0116

John Ling - Managing Director


PMC Building, 5th Floor
1-23-5 Higashi Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0044
Phone: (81)-3-6426-5975

Gregory Lyon - Managing Director

Export Services

The South Carolina Department of Commerce is committed to the market growth of businesses throughout the state. Companies of all sizes work with Commerce to develop and grow export markets throughout the world. Having a presence in three foreign countries allows us to build close relationships with the U.S. Commercial Service and gives the state the ability to assist companies exporting to nearly any corner of the world.

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