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Today, August 14 is the last day to take advantage of the early registration rate.

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies for Exporters 
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, October 8-9  

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Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters through dynamic and interactive panel sessions. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings to gain customized market insights from our visiting U.S. Commercial Diplomats from: 

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • European Union (Standards)


  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Nigeria
  • Nordics/Baltics
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

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Pacific Rim Consumers
Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

Orange County, CA, October 29-30


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Learn what consumers are buying across the Pacific Rim, and how to sell to them. Hear from knowledgeable market and industry experts during numerous panel sessions and networking opportunities. For customized market insights, pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with our U.S. Commercial Diplomats from:

  • Australia
  • Burma
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


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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.