The following announcements may be of interest to you:
US Department of Commence conducts numerous Webinars and local seminars on various topics and industries, in addition to trade missions and trade shows around the world. Visit the USDOC website for more details on their programs, or click here for events of interest in Ohio.
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U.S. Department of Commerce - Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity. If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html
Product Certification (CE mark and CCC) for Exporting to Europe and China: An Update for U.S. Exporters
June 3, 2013, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, $65.00
This half-day seminar is designed for manufacturers wanting to sell to EU countries and China. It will provide information on the mandatory European product marking (CE marking) and certification system, as well as the Chinese Compulsory Certificate (CCC), and it will allow companies to participate in practical 'how-to' dialogs with an expert from the U.S. Mission to the EU and a representative from a U.S. test laboratory.
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=3Q77 or call 216-522-4740
The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing the following events:
U.S. Export Control Reform and Aerospace Products seminar hosted by Ohio Aerospace Institute
May 16, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Cleveland, OH, $60.00
The Ohio Aerospace Institute and the U.S. Department of Commerce are pleased to offer U.S. aerospace suppliers a seminar to answer the following: What aerospace products will no longer be subject to ITAR? Will I still need a license for aircraft parts whose jurisdiction moves to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)? Speakers include a senior licensing officer from the US Dept of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and others.
Learn more/register: www.oai.org/ExportControl or contact OAI at 440-962-3115
Upcoming Trade Events in the Agri-business Industry Sector
US Pavilions and Catalog Shows at the following events:
VIV Russia - May 21-23
Fieldays New Zealand - June 12-15
Learn more/register: Contact Heather.Ranck@trade.gov or 701-552-0792
USCS Led Trade Missions: Upcoming Trade Missions
Healthcare Trade Mission to Russia
June 3-7, 2013, Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia, $4,722 to $4,965
The US Commercial Service is organizing a Healthcare Trade Mission led by a senior Department of Commerce official, which is designed to provide a powerful opportunity to explore Russia's rapidly expanding healthcare market. Mission members will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one appointments with prospective Russian business partners, site visits, and networking events. In Moscow, there will also be a market briefing with industry experts and Russian government officials.
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/trademissions/Russiahealthcare2013 or call 202-482-2026
Brazil Virtual Education Fair
June 20, 2013, 11:00am EST, $650.00
The US Commercial Service Education team will be hosting a Virtual Education Fair with our office in Brasilia. These webinars allow international recruiters the opportunity to display their institutions to agents abroad for minimal cost and time.
Learn more/register: Contact Amy Freedman at email@example.com or 216-522-4732.
Auto Supply Chain Trade Mission to Mexico
September 23-26, 2013, Mexico City and Monterrey, $2,900 to $3,450 per firm
Mexico's automotive industry ranks as the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world and the second largest in Latin America. The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an auto supply chain trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey to focus on a variety of U.S. manufacturers and service providers, particularly those suppliers of spare parts, OEM parts and components, hybrid vehicle components, precision assembly devices and systems that enhance efficiency in the OEM manufacturing process.
Learn more/register: www.export.gov/mexico/tradeevents/eg_mx_058436.asp or call 215-597-6101
Our office is supporting the following partner events. This information is provided as a service to USEAC clients, and is in no way an endorsement of any firm or company:
Import/Export Education Seminar
May 21, 2013, Rhodes State College, Lima, OH 8:30am - 12:00pm, Free
Sponsored by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce & the Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College, businesses interested in the global marketplace will learn the fundamentals of importing & exporting. Presentations to include: Understanding basics, measuring readiness, developing strategies, expanding marketing plans and more.
Learn more/register: http://business.limachamber.com/events/details/import-export-a-free-seminar-651
Customs Broker and Border Compliance Seminar hosted by ITAC and NEOTEC
May 22, 2013, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Twinsburg, OH, $195.00
This seminar will feature customs officials from Mexico and Canada, as well as border brokers and legal representatives from both countries, U.S. Customs representatives will also be on hand to answer questions.
Learn more/register: www.neotec.org/site.cfm/ITAC/NAFTA-Customs-Seminar.cfm 866-253-4358
Foreign-Trade Zones: Innovation in global supply chain management seminar hosted by NEOTEC
May 30, 2013, 8:30am - 1pm, Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH, $85.00 ($290 with optional round of golf at Firestone's North course afterward)
How can your company reduce costs and increase efficiency of your global supply chain? The Foreign-Trade Zone program may be your answer. Learn all you can about the benefits of the Northeast Ohio's Foreign-Trade Zone program at this important seminar.
Learn more/register: www.neotec.org/site.cfm/FTZ-40-181/FTZ-Seminar-2013.cfm or call 800-793-0912
Cyber Security: Protecting Your Business at Home and Abroad seminar presented by SGI Global Business Advisors, LLC
June 11, 2013, 7:30am to 2pm, Independence, OH, $75.00 for breakfast and program, $95 for breakfast, lunch, full program and meetings with the experts.
Have a website? Do business online? Then you are at risk. Join us for this special event with cyber security experts from Washington, Ohio and Israel to help you identify the threats and how to protect yourself and your business.
Learn more/register: Contact David Silk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-389-7487.
Save the date: Organization of Women in International Trade - Northeast Ohio (Wit-Neo) Recruitment Kick-off Event with speaker from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
June 25, 2013, Ariel International Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Please join us in revitalizing the Northeast Ohio Chapter of OWIT. OWIT is an international organization, open to all, but dedicated to provide women involved in all aspects of international business the opportunity to learn and network through events and seminars. We are pleased to have Lynne Beresford of WIPO speaking on intellectual property issues for our kick-off event. Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres will be served and registration cost will go toward membership fees should you choose to join.
Event: C3 2013 Summit with CS American Business Exchange Pavilion and Keynote President Bill Clinton
Venue: NY, NY Union League Club
Date: October 07, 2013
Learn more: http://www.lssassociates.com/Files/PdfDocs/C3-Prospectus-FINAL.pdf
C3 Summit 2013 in its 2nd year to promote Commerce, Community and Collaboration will host President Bill Clinton as the Keynote and in partnership with the Commercial Service, will conduct an American Business Exchange Pavilion. U.S. companies will have an opportunity to exhibit at the Summit and have international business-to-business matchmaking opportunities, provided by Commercial Service, with American and Middle East companies interested in doing business in the Middle East and North Africa markets as well as FDI in the U.S. This is one of New York’s most prestigious international business-to-business networking events. Exhibition space is readily accessible to SMEs interested in doing business in the Middle East region and provides a unique opportunity to have access to this growing market in a truly business venue. Showcase your company to an expected audience of more than 465 company representatives to meet other ideally matched prospects of participating Exhibitors and Sponsors (in addition to networking with more than 400 Plenary attendees). Last year more than 400 participants attended C3 2012 in NY with more than 35 countries (including 10 Arab nations) represented. Don’t miss out—limited exhibit and sponsorships available. Meet potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals. For more information contact: RanselPotter@copara.com or Tanya.Cole@trade.gov Special Offer: Free Listing on America’s B2B Trade Leads Website
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FOR GOING GLOBAL
Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.
1) Webinar: DISC: Tax Incentive for Businesses Selling Abroad
2) Webinar: Do you have the skills for Global Success?
3) Webinar: China’s E-Commerce Revolution! A Webinar to Understand Ecommerce Retail Fulfillment in China
4) Webinar: Mexico’s Infrastructure Opportunities 2013-2018
5) ITA Utilizes Free Trade Agreement to Keep US Company Competitive in Chile
6) Promote Your Products Worldwide, In Print and Online
7) Read the Digital Edition of Commercial News USA
If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://export.gov/usoffices/index.asp.
Webinar: Do you have the skills for Global Success?
Venue: St. Louis, MO
Date: May 22, 2013
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=34345&InputType=EVENT
The number of U.S. companies exporting continues to increase, and so does the share of exports represented by small and medium sized companies. The key to successful exporting is knowing how to recognize international opportunities while minimizing the risks. That leads to the question of what skills and knowledge are necessary to succeed globally? This is a particularly important question for small and mid-sized exporters as they often use internal staff to grow their exports rather than hire-in the expertise. This webinar will look at a study that was designed to develop a national standard for competency in global trade. The study was led by NASBITE International, a non-profit organization of educators and trainers in the field of international trade. The five-year study resulted in a national standard companies can use to benchmark their employee skills and knowledge. It also led to the creation of the professional designation: Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). During the webinar will we discuss the study and discuss in detail the skills and knowledge associated with the outcomes. Participants will be able to use the study to better address training needs within their company to better seek global opportunities and minimize the risk.For more information contact: Les.Wielgos@trade.gov.
Webinar: China’s E-Commerce Revolution! A Webinar to Understand Ecommerce Retail Fulfillment in China
Venue: Your computer
Date: May 28, 2013, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=3Q82
Want to grow your on-line sales in China? China's explosive ecommerce growth makes online retailing one of the most effective ways of reaching customers. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing e-commerce retailers from industry leaders such as FedEx, Amazon China and the American Society of Transportation & Logistics. Together they will highlight aspects of China’s fragmented logistics channel and the future of logistics and ecommerce in China. Participants will gain insight into China’s: E-commerce ecosystem; Fulfillment channels; Express delivery industry; Amazon’s delivery model in China. The webinar will feature a Q&A enabling you to ask specific questions to the experts. The webinar also introduces the Sino-American Logistics Conference held this year in Chicago from October 27th to 30th. Register today and gain practical knowledge in online retail fulfillment and answer your China e-commerce questions! For more information contact: Kellie.Holloway@trade.gov.
Satisfying International Product Certification Requirements
Date/Time: June 5, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more to register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0C
Webinar: Mexico’s Infrastructure Opportunities 2013-2018
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: June 27, 2013; 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Cost: $40 per company
Learn more: http://export.gov/mexico/tradeevents/eg_mx_058422.asp
President Peña Nieto will unveil the New Infrastructure Program in mid-2013. This master plan will detail projects to build new and improve roads, rails, airports and ports in order to increase the coverage, quality, and competitiveness of Mexico’s infrastructure. The U.S. Commercial Service Office in Mexico, the U.S. Trade Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Americas Team are organizing a series of webinars to promote business opportunities for U.S. companies offering competitive infrastructure-related products and services. The first of these webinars will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, and will help you to gain insights into Mexican public infrastructure planning, to learn about the public tender process and best practices as a prime contractor and sub-contractor from a U.S. firm and to meet key contacts at the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in Mexico. This webinar series will be held on a monthly basis and explore promising sectors in Mexico, such as oil, gas, electricity, and renewable energy; construction, engineering and transportation; new environmental technologies; and information and telecommunication technologies. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. More webinars: 1 – Mexico’s Infrastructure Opportunities 2013-2018 - Thursday, June 27, 2013 – 2PM, EST; 2 – The Demand for Information and Telecommunication Technologies in Mexico – Thursday, July 25, 2013 – 2PM, EST; 3 – Future Transportation Investment Plans in Mexico -Thursday, August 22, 2013 – 2PM, EST; 4 – Mexico: A Market for Water and Environmental Technologies – Climate Change & Legislation - Thursday, September 5, 2013 – 2PM, EST; 5 – Mexico’s 6 year Energy Plan: Opportunities in Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Renewables - Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 2PM, EST and 6 - New Airport Projects In Mexico – Thursday, November 21, 2013 – 2PM, EST
Understanding Certificates of Free Sales and Export Health Certificates
Date/Time: July 3, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0J
Venue: Your Computer
Learn how your company can tap into the Global Marketplace. These webinars have been specially designed to meet the needs of new exporters, or provide transaction specific guidance on more technical matters. Learn about the responsibilities of the buyer and the seller for delivery of goods under international sales contracts; understand export compliance obligations for commercial encryption technology items; learn about the current compliance and regulatory concerns; learn about the benefits of using export credit insurance; learn how to maximize international exposure for your products and services, using websites as an effective marketing channel, making your site “visible” to customers; learn how to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by reducing exporting costs, making your products more attractive to foreign buyers; learn how to create an effective compliance program; learn how to classify your products for customs and to calculate the full landed cost for your buyer; learn about the tools and resources to help your firm find, understand, and comply with international certification requirements, and learn when to use Certificates of Free Sale and Export Health Certificate and how U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture or State Agriculture Offices will issue these certificates. A question and answer session will be held at the end of the presentation. For more information, please contact Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov
ITA Utilizes Free Trade Agreement to Keep US Company Competitive in Chile
Epson Chile reported that Chile’s customs agency had accused the company of undervaluing its imports of ink cartridges and other printing supplies. Epson maintained that it had not undervalued its goods and should not be subject to over $4 million in potential penalties and fines. ITA raised these concerns with the Chilean government specifically pressing the importance of transparent customs valuation procedures and predictable appeal mechanisms consistent with its trade agreement obligations. After review, the Chilean customs agency found that Epson was not guilty of undervaluing its products, in turn demonstrating the value of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement and the U.S. – Chile FTA. If you have encountered a trade barrier you can report it by visiting http://tcc.export.gov/Report_a_Barrier/index.asp. Learn more about the Trade Agreements Compliance Program by watching our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJu5JcdVot8
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Read the Digital Edition of Commercial News USA
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has launched a new interactive PDF edition. The new edition is available for free at http://cnusa.thinkglobal.us Commercial News USA offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can take advantage of a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. Does not include Showcase section). Moreover, you will receive a free online listing in Arabic. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter-million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist, call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, go online to www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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