- Table of Contents
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- New Report on U.S. Export Policy Provides a Road Map to Continued Economic Recovery and Job Creation
- Manufacturers Embrace Sustainability in a Competitive World Market
- The Services Sector: How Best to Measure It?
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Americas Competitiveness Forum
International Trade Calendar
Here is a list of selected international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events and a selection of upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at Export.gov. There may be a fee 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.
Trade Mission to Iraq
During this trade mission, representatives of U.S. companies will participate in four days of briefings and one-on-one business appointments. The mission builds on the successful U.S.–Iraq Business and Investment Conference that was held in Washington, D.C., in October 2009. Participating companies will meet with a broad range of Iraqi government officials and potential business partners. For more information, contact Jessica Arnold of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2026; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Product Literature Center at Transport + Logistics 2010
This show encompasses a range of transportation subsectors, including aviation, railways and motorways, maritime, multimodal transport systems, and intelligent transport. It will run simultaneously with two other satellite shows: Intersklad (warehousing) and Ukraine Travel Salon (travel and tourism). In 2009, those events attracted more than 40,000 visitors, including 21,000 trade professionals. For more information, contact Yuriy Prikhodko of the USFCS, tel.: +380 (44) 490-4082; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Best Markets: Agricultural Equipment and Machinery and Related Services
This Webinar will feature the agriculture industry and will offer market-specific intelligence designed to provide a foundation to build a strategy for international expansion. Discussions will include the agribusiness industry, export trends, competitiveness, analysis of prospective markets, and market-entry strategies. Participants will also learn about key trade events and resources to unlock target markets abroad. For more information, contact David Royce of the USFCS, tel.: (817) 310-3744, ext. 19; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China, and India
This all-day conference will provide attendees with valuable market updates and information resources that they will need to succeed in Brazil, China, and India. Presenters will include international trade experts from the Department of Commerce and several other federal agencies, as well as representatives from international organizations and companies. For more information, contact Marcia Brandstadt of the USFCS, tel.: (513) 684-2944; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: A Basic Guide to Exporting: Financing Your Exports and Getting Paid
This free Webinar is sponsored by the Trade Information Center as part of its series on the basics of exporting. Attendees will learn from trade finance experts about the range of payment methods used in export transactions and how to evaluate which method is best for an exporter’s business. For more information, contact Roza Pace of the USFCS, tel.: (800) 872-8723; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Enhancing the Competitiveness of the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry
This Webinar, hosted by the Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), is for university students who want to learn about the current textile and apparel programs and the implementation of U.S. textile trade agreements. It will include a question-and-answer session with Kim Glas, deputy assistant secretary, and other senior OTEXA staff members. For more information, contact Linda Martinich of the Import Administration, tel.: (202) 482-4058; e-mail: email@example.com.
Americas Business Trade Mission to Mexico
Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico
This multiple industry trade mission to Mexico City includes an optional second stop in Monterrey. In each city, participating companies will have one day of prescheduled, prescreened one-on-one appointments with potential distributors and business partners, as well as counseling from USFCS trade specialists. (Recruitment for this event is now closed.) For more information, contact Delia Valdivia of the USFCS, tel.: (310) 235-7203; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Tourism Opportunities in Sri Lanka
With high levels of growth in its tourism sector, Sri Lanka is planning to invest $10 billion over the coming years to build and upgrade hotels. Speakers participating in this Webinar include the commercial officer at the U.S. embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka; the director general for the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism; and several other experts who will share information on how U.S. exporters can sell to the Sri Lankan market. For more information, contact Roza Pace of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1354; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: How to Identify, Track, and Pursue African Development Bank Projects
This one-hour Webinar will show how to access procurement opportunities offered by the African Development Bank (AfDB). AfDB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for their people. Topics will include how to identify, track, and pursue AfDB-funded projects. There is a $45 fee to participate. For more information, contact Larry Tabash of the USFCS, tel.: (512) 936-0039; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
Automated Export System Compliance Seminar
The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) mandate that exporters file declarations through the Automated Export System. This seminar will provide an update on changes to FTR since October 2009, including clarification on routed transactions, penalties, export controls, export enforcement, and Commodity Classification—Schedule B. For more information, contact Jorge Arce of the USFCS, tel.: (904) 232-1270; e-mail: email@example.com.
2010 Taipei International Travel Fair
This show will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center and is one of the largest and most important travel and tourism promotion events in Taiwan. In 2009, it featured 1,206 exhibitors from 58 countries and attracted more than 210,750 visitors. The Department of Commerce will work with the Taipei Discover America Committee to set up a U.S. pavilion at the show to promote travel to the United States. For more information, contact Wendy Tien of the USFCS, tel.: +886 (2) 2720-1550, ext. 324; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 9–11, 2010
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
The Petroleum Exhibition and Conference of Mexico (PECOM) has been the country’s premier oil and gas show for 15 years and has attracted decision makers and executives from the energy industry worldwide. It is the ideal venue for new-to-market firms interested in participating in Mexico’s offshore and onshore gas development program and for businesses seeking to promote their technologies and services to potential end-users and contractors. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail: email@example.com.
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