- Table of Contents
- Full Issue in PDF
- U.S. Export Position Improves as National Export Initiative Marks One Year
- Answering the Call to Double U.S. Exports
- In Chile, a Sense of National Unity and Opportunities for U.S. Businesses
- New Web Portal Helps Companies Protect Intellectual Property Rights
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Trade Mission to Qatar and United Arab Emirates
- World Trade Week 2014
- World Trade Month 2013
- World Trade Week 2012
- National Export Initiative Anniversary
International Trade Calendar
Here is a list of selected international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events and upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at www.export.gov. A fee may be charged for participation in some of these events. For more information, see the full event listing on the Web or contact the staff person listed in the event description.
High-Tech Trade Mission to India
New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, India
This trade mission, led by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, is designed to help U.S. companies already doing business in India to increase their level of exports and business interests. And it will help experienced U.S. exporters not already doing business there to enter the Indian market. The delegation will comprise 20–25 U.S. firms that represent a cross-section of U.S. high-tech industries. Recruitment for this mission is now closed. For more information, contact the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Liaison, tel.: (202) 482-1360; e-mail: email@example.com.
Aero India 2011
This show will provide U.S. companies with an excellent opportunity to tap into India’s large and growing market for air defense equipment. The 2009 show attracted 592 exhibitors from 25 countries. The USFCS will be offering matchmaking services and export counseling to participating U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as a reception with the U.S. ambassador. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow Your Green Exports: Federal Resources to Find Buyers and Finance Sales
Kansas City, Missouri
This event will feature expert speakers who will show participants how to use federal resources to grow their exports of renewable energy, energy-efficient, and environmental technology products and services. One-on-one counseling sessions will be offered to participants in half-hour increments during the afternoon session. There is a registration fee of $50. For more information, contact Danielle Pierson of the USFCS, tel.: (816) 728-6507; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Explore Your Export Opportunities in the Caribbean Region
The Caribbean region is the third-largest market for U.S. exports in Latin America, behind only Mexico and Brazil. Its 23.5 million people imported more than $18.5 billion in U.S. goods in 2009. This Webinar will offer participants basic information on market entry and expansion, identification of potential business partners, and more. There is a participation fee of $40. For more information, contact Diego Gattesco of the USFCS, tel.: (304) 243-5493; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2011 (IDEX 2011)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This show is one of the top three land and naval defense exhibitions and will offer U.S. companies an excellent opportunity to open doors in the Middle East’s important defense market. In 2009, more than 825 exhibitors participated, along with 45 governments with national pavilions. About $5 million in deals were completed at the show. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Export Commodity Classification
This free one-hour Webinar will feature experts from the Commodity Analysis Branch of the Census Bureau, who will provide training on using the Harmonized Code, the 10-digit number that tells customs officials worldwide what you are shipping. For more information, contact the Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Determining how your products qualify for reduced tariff or duty-free status can be confusing. A solid understanding of how rules of origin operate under the North American Free Trade Agreement, for example, will give exporters a head start in taking advantage of free trade agreements elsewhere, such as those with Australia, Central America, Chile, Morocco, and Singapore. For more information, contact Patricia Cook of the USFCS, tel.: (515) 284-4591; e-mail: email@example.com.
Graphics of the Americas
While it is held in the United States, this show has made considerable outreach to international buyers and is now considered the largest Latin American graphics trade show. According to surveys of attendees at previous shows, 68 percent of buyers plan on making a purchase while on the show floor, while 70 percent plan on making a purchasing decision within three months of attending. For more information, contact Carol Rudman of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-0905; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.<
February 27–March 4
Water Technology Trade Mission
The Indian water sector is set to experience phenomenal growth. This trade mission, which partially coincides with Aquatech India (held in Mumbai on March 2–4), will allow U.S. companies to initiate or expand business ties. The USFCS will be organizing prescreened one-on-one meetings in Mumbai and Bangalore, as well as briefing, networking, and marketing opportunities. For more information, contact Julia Rauner-Guerrero of the USFCS, tel.: (858) 467-7038; e-mail: email@example.com.<
On the Horizon
Asian Aerospace 2011
This show ranks among the world’s top three aviation trade shows. In 2009, almost 100 U.S. companies and more than 12,600 trade visitors attended. Participating U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with USFCS trade specialists to discuss potential business opportunities in China, Hong Kong, and other markets in the Asia-Pacific region. A product literature center will be available for participating companies to promote their products and services. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: How to Identify International Markets for Your Products
One of the most important parts of a successful export plan is choosing the best international market or markets for a product or service. This free, one-hour Webinar will show participants how to use and apply proven tools and strategies for market selection, including how to evaluate cultural, economic, logistical, competition, risk, and other factors. (Please note that this Webinar was originally scheduled to take place February 2, 2011.) For more information, contact Abdul Shaikh of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1619; e-mail: email@example.com.
March 29–April 1
Business Development Mission to Morocco
This trade mission will be led by a senior official from the Department of Commerce and will visit this major gateway to North Africa. Participants will visit port and free-trade zone facilities and will meet with high-level officials responsible for managing logistics systems and for purchasing equipment and services in ports, as well as equipment and services for infrastructure development, safety and security, and energy infrastructure. Recruitment for this mission is now closed. For more information, contact Anne Novak of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-8178; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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