International Trade Administration - Strategic Partnerships Newsletter: May 13th
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Greetings from the Strategic Partnerships Office,
Last week we released the 11th edition of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’, which will help businesses navigate the avenues of trade. This book provides the information export companies need to feel confident about selling overseas. Many of the chapters end with success stories that prove that exporting is a possibility for SMEs. To have access and distribute this exporting guide, click here.
We would like to share an article by our colleague, Shannon Christenbury, who highlights three reasons why your next export market should be Africa.
In case you missed it:
· World Trade Month: Reflecting on How Trade and Investment Lift the U.S. Economy
The Office of Strategic Partnerships
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
Three Reasons Africa Should Be Your Business’ Next Export Market
More and more American companies are looking outside the United States to find new customers. Expanding to new markets leads to increased revenue and more growth – great results for any American business. Here are three reasons U.S. companies need to consider Africa as an export market. Read more
Department of Commerce Hosts Forum to Better Aid Internet Exporters
Recently, incoming eBay CEO Devin Wenig, eBay executives, and Department of Commerce leadership, including Secretary Penny Pritzker and Under Secretary Stefan Selig, hosted a first-of-its-kind “Listen and Learn” session with small businesses who are successfully making international sales online through eBay Marketplace. Read more
Exporting is an Open Book: 11th Edition of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’ Now Available
Since May is World Trade Month, it’s only fitting that the U.S. Department of Commerce reiterate its commitment to helping companies—especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) —that are interested in exporting. Earlier, we released the 11th edition of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’, which will help businesses navigate the avenues of trade. Read more
Commerce in the News
Santander signs agreement with ITA
Santander Bank NA this month announced it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce to increase awareness among U.S. businesses about international trade. Read more
Former British prime minister in Utah to tout global economic opportunities
The United States' economy remains the barometer that all others are measured by and should be for years to come. And the strength of its businesses, including those in Utah, provide real opportunities around the world. Read more
Discover Global Tourism Markets: Southern Cone
May 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team and BrandUSA are pleased to present an opportunity to learn about the Southern Cone regional market – Argentina, Chile and Uruguay – and hear about opportunities for expanding into this market with a Trade Mission in 2015. To register, click here.
Compliance at Trade Shows
May 19, 2015
Trade Shows are required events allowing U.S. companies to showcase their products, while introducing the company and products to the international market. Showcasing your company's product at trade shows requires that a U.S. company prepare its employees for the export issues that will arise and are unique to Trade Shows. To register, click here.
Green Technologies Suppliers Meetings
May 19th, May 28th, and June 2nd, 2015
The U.S. Commercial Service has partnered with Green Technologies Supplier Meetings (GTSM) for a one-of-a-kind business forum. GTSM is the U.S.A.’s first ever green technologies event developed with a matchmaking program, which offers its participants pre-arranged business-to-business meetings. This is not a traditional exhibition! U.S. based manufacturers in the green tech industry a chance to meet with utilities, Departments of Energy and large conglomerates in an effort to increase their sales abroad. To register, click here.
Export2Europe: Understanding the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 28, 2015
The U.S. Department of Commerce invites American exporters to learn about the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), is a ground-breaking free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. To register, click here.
To view more upcoming webinars, please click here.
Meet Team Europe: Accessing Regional, Multi Market Opportunities
May 18, 2015
Please join the Trade Alliance and the U.S. Commercial Service for a program with the Europe Team.
The United States and the European Union make up half of the world’s economic output and nearly one trillion dollars in global goods and services trade. Europe offers U.S. businesses of all sizes unparalleled opportunities, both as an export market and a base from which to expand sales to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Now is the time to export to Europe! To learn more, click here.
Sponsorship Opportunity: Connecting to the Global Supply Chair for Success in APEC Markets
June 8-9, 2015
This key event should prove to be great exposure for your company: Connecting to the Global Supply Chair for Success in APEC Markets, June 8-9, 2015, Atlanta. We fully expect to attract 300 U.S. participants and delegates from across the APEC region. As a sponsor, your organization will receive valuable exposure prior to and during the event. The event is currently being promoted nationwide through social media (Twitter, LinkedIn), Government Delivery and industry association lists) outreach and the Export.gov/APECSME website. Commerce and other federal agencies, such as SBA, are doing special outreach. In addition, your company would receive recognition during the event; logo display on the backdrop screen. A promotional table will be available for each sponsor in heavy traffic areas and advertisements would be placed in the program guide. To learn more, click here.
Trade Winds-Africa Business Development Conference and Trade Mission
September 14-21, 2015
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2015
U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and U.S. exports to Sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion. Africa is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing countries in the world. The International Monetary Fund projects Sub- Saharan Africa to grow between five and six percent each year over the next two years.
As an official U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service conference and multi-sector trade mission, TRADE WINDS—AFRICA is your company’s connection to business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether your company is new to this region or is looking to tap into new markets, this is the ideal launching point for expansion throughout the region. The conference portion will be hosted in South Africa, and you can increase your benefit by adding one or more additional participating countries to your itinerary. To learn more, click here.
Education Trade Mission to Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, France
September 21-25, 2015
Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2015
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, on an official trade mission to Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom (UK), with an optional stop in France. The U.S. Commercial Service is cooperating with the EducationUSA Advising Centers in Portugal, Spain, and France to connect schools directly with potential students at fairs and provide market insight. The mission also coincides with two popular European student fairs; Fulbright UK’s College Day and the Council of International Schools (CIS) Paris College Day. Let us know if you are interested in taking part in these fairs so we can connect you directly with Fulbright UK and CIS. To learn more, click here.
Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers
October 29-30, 2015
Orange County, California
Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the District Export Council of Southern California for Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers, a dynamic conference focused on consumer markets throughout Asia and the Pacific region. Find out what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them!
-In-depth market intelligence targeting major consumer markets in the Pacific Rim
-Country, region and industry sessions led by Industry Specialists and Executives
-Practical how-to sessions on marketing, distribution, and protecting your Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
-“Meet the Buyer” sessions and networking with senior business leaders
To learn more, click here.
Green Technology Suppliers Meetings
November 17-19, 2015
Contact: Ryan.Hollowell@trade.gov or Bob.Deane@trade.gov
Save the date and join us for the Green Technologies Suppliers Meetings (GTSM) in Seattle, Washington. The U.S. Commercial Service has partnered with GTSM for a one-of-a-kind business forum that gives U.S. based manufacturers in the green tech industry a chance to meet with utilities, Departments of Energy and large conglomerates in an effort to increase their sales abroad. This is not your traditional exhibition as GTSM is solely focused on giving exhibitors pre-arranged one-on-one meetings to help facilitate sales with their specially recruited group of foreign buyers. Don’t miss out on the U.S.A.’s first international event with a total and exclusive focus on the supply chain opportunities for the clean energy and environmental sectors! Please take a look at the Webinars section for webinars on this initiative. To learn more, click here.
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