U.S. Commercial Service - Resources for Going Global Update
The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, helps U.S. companies succeed in markets around the world. The impact of this work ripples throughout the U.S. economy—broadening and deepening the U.S. exporter base, removing obstacles to the export success of U.S. small and medium-sized companies, advancing U.S. business interests abroad, and supporting job creation here in the United States.
Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives this summer 2010 designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please click “read more” to see all the seminars.
1) Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
2) Event: 5th Annual International Trade Conference – Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China and India
3) Event: The Americas Business Trade Mission to Mexico
4) Event: Boost Your Service Exports by Connecting with Chinese Investors
5) Seminar: Incoterms® for Americans
6) Are You Facing Barriers Exporting To China?
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
Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: September 22-23, 2010
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/utah/exportcontrolseminar.html
Join U.S. Commercial Service Utah and the Utah District Export Council for a program led by the Bureau of Industry and Security’s professional counseling and compliance specialists. Complying with U.S. Export Controls provides an in-depth examination of the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. This program is well suited for any company or research institution that needs a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please contact David.Fiscus@trade.gov.
Event: 5th Annual International Trade Conference – Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China and India
Venue: Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Date/Time: October 19, 2010; 7:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150/$125 for additional company representatives
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/cincinnati/conference.html
Organized by U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Cincinnati, this year’s conference will provide market updates, tools, and resources for companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries. Presenters will include U.S. Department of Commerce international trade experts, as well as international companies and organizations sharing their expertise and resources for Brazil, China and India. In addition to conference plenary sessions, there will be over 10 break-out sessions to choose from. Selected topics for each country will include: market overviews; economic outlooks; customs and logistics; financial considerations; legal considerations; taxation/accounting; regulations; second-tier cities in China and India; and company experiences.
Event: The Americas Business Trade Mission to Mexico
Venue: Mexico City and Monterrey (optional second stop), Mexico
Date: October 25-28, 2010
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pacificsouth/mexicotm.html
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service of the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, this event will be led by a senior Department of Commerce official. Mexico is the second largest market in the world for U.S. exports. Given the magnitude of trade between the United States and Mexico, there are abundant opportunities for U.S. firms in Mexico.
Event: Boost Your Service Exports by Connecting with Chinese Investors
Venue: U.S. Embassy Beijing Online “AccessAmerica” Directory
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/china/en
“AccessAmerica” is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s online Chinese-language directory of U.S. firms that provide customized services to Chinese companies that want to conduct business in the U.S., including finding partners and setting up offices. It is promoted extensively throughout China in cooperation with our State and other partners. All U.S. states are invited to partner with us to facilitate service exports and inward investment. AccessAmerica is featured on the U.S. Embassy Chinese webpage which has 100,000 hits per month; and it is featured at Invest in America programs in the U.S. and China.
Seminar: Incoterms® for Americans
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: October 28, 2010
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pittsburgh/incoterm.html
Incoterms®, the standardized trade terms commonly used in international sales contracts, are updated every 10 years by the United States Council for International Business. This full-day seminar provides the information and materials you need to use these improved Incoterms® rules to your advantage. The event will be lead by Frank Reynolds, who represented the United States at the 2000 and 2010 Incoterms® revisions, and has been instructing trade-related topics for over 25 years. For more information, please contact Erin.McBride-Lovas@mail.doc.gov.
Are You Facing Barriers Exporting To China?
The trade compliance attachÃ© for China is at the forefront of U.S. Commerce Department efforts to implement the Trade Agreements Compliance Program. The program endeavors to reduce or eliminate foreign government trade barriers that adversely affect trade opportunities for U.S. goods, services and investment. If you do business in China and need help addressing a foreign government trade or investment barrier, use the following link provided to Report a Trade Barrier at: http://tcc.export.gov/Report_a_Barrier/index.asp. We will evaluate the issue and respond to you as soon as possible.
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