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The Iowa Economic Development Authority's representative office in China is operated by Phoenix Consulting LLC, who offers a range of services to assist Iowa companies in various aspects of the China marketing experience. These State subsidized services may be contracted for individually or combined to help Iowa companies successfully develop or expand their markets in China. For Iowa companies interested in accessing these subsidized services, please contact Mr. Joseph Rude at or +515-725-3023.

  1. China Market Inquiry (CMI) - No Charge

Many times a company has a few general questions about the China market, which may help them focus on a product, region, or specific marketing concept. The CMI offers you the opportunity to have general research done on up to 5 questions. The overall purpose is to assist you in better focusing the objective of a China Market Research Study.

  2. China Market Research Study (CMRS) - $750 *

A detailed Market Research Study will be done for you based on the information you provide and direct communication with our China office. The detailed study will assist you in determining how you might proceed in the China market. Included in the cost of a CMRS is an additional 40 hours of pre/post CMRS assistance
  3. China Business Meeting Interpretation Services (CBMIS) –
$100 per hour (2 hour minimum) *
$200 per day (8 hours) *

Our staff can assist you at your business meetings; provide non-technical interpretation service and general help in understanding the business culture. With this service, you will set up your own business meeting itinerary.

  4. China Itinerary Assistance (Business Meetings/Travel Assistance)

$200 per trip *

We will work with you and arrange your business meetings itinerary and assist with hotel reservations and in-China transportation needs (client to pay themselves). You will provide all business contact information and other information necessary for our office to successfully provide a working itinerary for your trip.

  5. China Trade Show Assistance (CTSA) - Fee will vary by amount of service requested* (Minimum fee will be $100.00 per day for on site trade show assistance.)

The service can consist of pre show assistance and on site non-technical translation assistance. Specific follow-up assistance with company business meetings will be charged at the CBMIS rate of $200 per day.

* For Iowa companies, all services are at the cost shown plus additional out-of-pocket travel expenses which may include meals, transportation, lodging, etc.

If you are not an Iowa company, but interested in speaking with Phoenix Consulting LLC about contracting for our services to assist you in the China marketplace, please contact John Clarke at or 10-64108430 for a quotation for services.