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International Trade Calendar

July 2007

Here is a selected list of international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events, as well as a selection of upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at


July 6–9


Qinqdao, China

This show is one of the most significant consumer electronic shows in China. In 2006, it attracted 62,000 attendees. This year, the show will include a U.S. pavilion, which provides an excellent platform for U.S. companies to showcase their products and services. For more information, contact Xianmin Xi of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 829; e-mail:


July 8–10

ISPO Sport and Style, Summer 2007

This trade show will focus on summer and non-seasonal sports, including sportswear, sports shoes, outdoor fitness fashions, and more. In 2006, this show attracted 1,049 exhibitors from 46 countries. There will be an American Products Center for companies interested in exhibiting their products and/or catalogs. For more information, contact Birgit Hesse of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (211) 737-767-70; e-mail:


July 11–13

PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2007

Mexico City, Mexico

The Panamerican Automotive Accessories/Components Expo (PAACE) is the leading automotive parts industry trade event in Mexico. In 2006, 546 exhibitors participated, with 17,557 visitors from 34 countries. A seminar program will feature national and international market information, importing and exporting guidelines, and marketing and product information. For more information, contact Monica Martinez of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2628; e-mail:


July 13

Market Development Cooperator Program

Applications from industry groups and non-profit organizations for participation in the Commerce Department’s Market Development Cooperator Program must be received by July 13, 2007. For more information, see related story, or contact Brad Hess of the International Trade Administration, e-mail:


July 15–19

AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

San Diego, California

The annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has become the premier marketplace and largest exposition of its kind in the world. This year, more than 600 companies displaying products and services for clinical laboratories are expected. More than 200 conferences and sessions will be running parallel with the exhibits. For more information, contact William Kutson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2839; e-mail:

July 17

Census Bureau Schedule B Classification Conference

Charlotte, North Carolina

This conference is a full-day event covering Schedule B classification regulations, commodity analysis to determine appropriate Schedule B classification, and the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the export and import process. For more information, contact Juanita Harthun of the USFCS, tel.: (704) 333-2198; e-mail:


July 18

International Market Research

Dickinson, North Dakota

Participants of this one-day seminar at Dickinson State University will learn the basics of international market research from international trade specialists. For more information, contact Heather Ranck of the USFCS, tel.: (701) 239-5080; e-mail:


July 18–21

AWFS Fair 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada

This event attracts manufacturers of cabinets, store fixtures, architectural millwork, and wood and related products. The show expects more than 450 exhibitors and has a growing international presence. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail:


July 22

Discover U.S. Education

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This event provides information to prospective students of U.S. universities and colleges. In 2006, it attracted 4,000 attendees (of which 3,000 were prospective students) and 43 exhibiting U.S. institutions of higher education. Participation by U.S. colleges and universities is free. For more information, contact LayHwa The of the USFCS, tel.: +60 (12) 239-1412; e-mail:

On the Horizon


August 21–26

International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2007

Moscow, Russia

The previous show in 2005 attracted 654 companies from 40 countries. U.S. companies can participate in a low-cost Aerospace Products Literature Center that will showcase sales literature to business visitors and will collect and forward business leads. For more information, contact Karen Dubin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3786; e-mail:


August 23

Tijuana’s Border Program

Tijuana, Mexico

This one-day program offers participants hands-on exposure to the physical transportation and documentation process of cross-border trade, with briefings by U.S. and Mexican officials and a visit to a Mexican customs facility. For more information, contact Judith Valdes of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (66) 4622-7495; e-mail:


August 28–30


Shanghai, China

This event focuses on the Chinese medical manufacturing marketplace. Ninety percent of the show’s exhibitors are from the United States and Europe. The show is expected to attract more than 5,000 senior decision makers and medical manufacturing professionals. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail: