North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA)

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a business-driven organization with the mission to promote economic growth through international trade education, training and networking. NAITA, a non-profit membership organization, provides an international networking forum, education on trade issues, and prepares business for global success. NAITA’s vision is to be the regional resource for international trade development.
NAITA is managed by the Madison County Commission International Trade Development Center – Your Partner in the Global Marketplace.
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The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a business-driven organization with the mission to provide international trade advocacy, training, and networking to promote economic growth in North Alabama and across the Tennessee Valley region. The non-profit membership organization prepares, facilitates, and supports international business success via education on trade issues and mechanics, as well as networking with peers, experts, and trade officials. NAITA began in 1983 and is your partner for regional export promotion and resources resulting in prosperity in the global marketplace. NAITA provides trade education, advocacy, and connections. The NAITA team is led by Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBPs) with more than 60 years of combined experience and advised by a professional board of directors who are experts in their fields.

Membership benefits include:

  • Programs and meetings covering current international trade topics
    • Seminars and conferences designed to address specific needs of members
    • NAITA eNews, a periodic email newsletter to inform members of association activities, introduce new international resources and provide information on current international issues and trade policy
    • Website ( provides comprehensive information on NAITA events, international trade resource links and members, including an online membership directory (for members only)
    • Networking with U.S. businesses involved in international trade, foreign trading partners, and U.S. government and foreign officials


BARBIE PEEK, NAITA President & Director of Business Development, Port of Huntsville

ANNE W. BURKETT, CGBP, NAITA Executive Director

AMANDA BERKEY, CGBP, NAITA Programs & Operations Manager

P.O. Box 2457 Huntsville, Alabama 35804

Tel: 256.990.5055