Going Global

Unique to Discover Global Markets: One-on-One Consultations with U.S. Commercial Diplomats

Only at Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions will your firm have the opportunity to sign up for pre-scheduled, private meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats serving in key international markets.  Experts serving at U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 20 countries have been invited to attend:

Australia China, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, India, Norway, Turkey, Brazil, Central America, Israel, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Canada, European Union, Japan, Singapore, U.K., Chile, France, Korea, South Africa

  • Plenary sessions led by Fortune 500 executives addressing the business case for sustainability
  • Break-out sessions featuring market insights on advanced transportation, water and land use, green regulations, smart grid and more
  • Technical sessions on IP protection, venture and project financing, winning foreign government contracts, and implementing sustainable supply chains
  • Multiple networking opportunities 
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Feedback about the Discover Global Markets Series:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will recommend others to follow this path if they want to succeed in the Global Market." 

-Michael Wayne Staney -- Paradigm Shift Technologies Group, New Mexico

"I got all the contacts I will need to pursue export opportunities in Canada, Singapore, and France.  Thank you for your excellent, efficient, and informative conference."

-Sharon Mullarkey -- Pampered Perch, Texas

Spotlight on... Make Valuable Business Connections in Silicon Valley

Laura Demmons

Long a hub for growth and innovation, Silicon Valley firms are now leading the integration of sustainability into new products and processes. And they understand the link between sustainability and business success. Join us at Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions on February 9-11 and network with leaders from Silicon Valley organizations like Autodesk, Oracle, Solar City, Trilliant, Stanford, Planet Labs, and Sylvan Source. According to Sylvan Source CEO Laura Demmons (pictured here), "Businesses in a variety of sectors should attend this conference because sustainability is increasingly becoming a �report� card for companies, both domestic and foreign."

There will also be numerous opportunities to network with visiting U.S. Commercial Diplomats (see countries listed below), relevant U.S. Government Officials, an incoming  delegation from Brazil and, most importantly, hundreds of exporters seeking global success like you! 

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One-on-one appointments with visiting U.S. Diplomats are going fast! 

Take advantage of our U.S. Commercial Service on-the-ground expertise in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Central America, EU (Standards), France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, The Nordics, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, U.A.E., U.K.

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Hear what past Discover Global Markets attendees had to say about their experience:

 "One of the best opportunities to learn, grow, and compete in today's dynamic global marketplace."  Rose Rubin, Hanson Research Corporation, Chatsworth, CA

"Our attendance at Discover Global Markets proved very rewarding, as we met with as many U.S. Diplomats from all countries as our time afforded."    Michael Wayne Staney, Paradigm Shift Technologies Group, Truth or Consequences, NM

"I learned a lot from every seminar I have attended.  What I  learned helps me every day!"   Leah Webb, Abatement Technologies Inc., Suwanee, GA

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Learn more/register:  http://export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/


Issuance of Ukraine-related Executive Order
This Executive Order allows the United States to sanction any individual or entity that is responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine or that threaten the peace, security, stability sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.  For more information on this specific action, please visit:  www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-




The US Small Business Administration's (SBA) Export Express, International Trade Loan and Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) are designed to help support small business exporters.  SBA provides participating lenders with up to a 90% guarantee on amounts up to $5 million as an enhancement to facilitate the small business loan or line of credit.  The SBA fees on loans less than $150,000 have been waived if approved before September, 2014.  Exporters can use these loans for:  general lines of credit for export purposes, standby lines of credit, debt refinance, participation in a foreign trade show, translation of product brochures or catalogues for use in overseas markets, service contracts from buyers located outside the US, transaction specific financing needs associated with completing actual export orders or purchase of real estate and equipment to be used in production of goods or services that will be exported.

Learn more:  Contact Pat Hayes at 216-522-4731 or patrick.hayes@sba.gov 


  New ITAC Office in Akron


Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business, in partnership with the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio and the Akron Global Business Accelerator, has hired Mr. Nour Chehade to serve as its primary Trade Counselor in Akron's new International Trade Assistance Center.

Chehade's office, based at the Akron Global Business Accelerator, serves businesses located in Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark and Wayne counties.


The center provides free and confidential assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises looking to grow through exports. If you'd like to set up a free and confidential appointment with the International Trade Assistance Center at the Akron Global Business Accelerator, please contact Nour at n.chehade56@csuohio.edu




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

Promote Your Products Worldwide, In Print and Online
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an inexpensive way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Advertising rates start at just $499 for the USA Product Showcase section. In addition to free translation, you can take advantage of a special offer: Advertise in the next issue and receive a free featured listing on the ThinkGlobal.com B2B trade leads website. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, go online to www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us. Follow Commercial News USA on LinkedIn and Twitter @comnewsusa.

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 advertise@thinkglobal.us


The U.S. Commercial Service - Your Global Business Partner. With offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration uses its global Network and international resources to connect U.S companies with international buyers worldwide.