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
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
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: Notice of Opportunity for Appointment to serve as a District Export Council Member
Venue: United States
Date: Deadline for Submission is July 15, 2013
Learn more/register: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/31/2013-12961/district-export-council-nomination-opportunity)?
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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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) Event: Notice of Opportunity for Appointment to serve as a District Export Council Member
2) Event: Protecting Intellectual Property Globally
3) Webinar: Mexico’s Infrastructure Opportunities 2013-2018
4) Webinar: Selling to NATO
5) Event: C3 2013 US-Arab Summit with CS American Business Exchange Pavilion and Keynote President Bill Clinton
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: email@example.com. 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 $4 million in potential penalties and fines. ITA raised these concerns with the Chilean government specifically pressing the importance of transparent customs valuation procedures and predictable appeal mechanisms consistent with its trade agreement obligations. After review, the Chilean customs agency found that Epson was not guilty of undervaluing its products, in turn demonstrating the value of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement and the U.S. – Chile FTA. If you have encountered a trade barrier you can report it by visiting http://tcc.export.gov/Report_a_Barrier/index.asp. Learn more about the Trade Agreements Compliance Program by watching our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJu5JcdVot8
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Webinar: Selling to NATO
Venue: Online (Webinar)
Date: July 30, 2013
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=3Q95
Join the U.S. Commercial Service’s Selling to NATO Webinar. NATO buys an extensive variety of products and services apart from IT and defense hardware. Procurement opportunities are available for everything from sponges, consulting services, to containerized kitchens. Budgets for contracts usually vary between US$ 2-4 billion per year. Purchases can only be awarded to NATO’s member countries giving U.S. suppliers a distinct advantage. This webinar, geared to US companies, will provide an in-depth review of NATO’s procurement process. For more information, contact Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov .