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


Suite 2808, Grand Gateway Building 1
1 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, China 200030
Phone: +86 (0) 1379 531 8566
Thomas Shiekman - 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


1400 A, 14th Floor
Devika Tower
6-Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019
Phone: 91-11-41709326/40546760 Ext. 101
Tarun Gupta - Representative

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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