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U.S. Information and Communication Technology Exports: TPP Helps Connect the World to American-Made Digital Products

Blogged By: 
Sergio Delgado, International Trade Specialist
Created on March 11, 2016
 

One of the larger trade categories, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Goods includes optical fibers, audio-video equipment, television reception apparatus, coaxial cable, and batteries, in addition to those items covered by the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement, whose coverage was recently expanded to include over 200 new product categories. These items range from machines that bring the Internet into our homes; entertainment to our televisions, radios, and mobile devices; processing power to cash registers and point of sale systems; all the way to the crucial technologies needed to help teach children across the world.

Technology plays a critical role in both economic growth and job creation in the United States.

USTDA to Host Three Reverse Trade Missions Focused on Energy Storage

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 11, 2016
 

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will host three reverse trade missions this spring designed to introduce delegates from high-growth emerging markets to U.S. providers of energy storage solutions.

The delegates include public and private sector officials from Jordan, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. These countries are planning to make significant investments in energy storage solutions in order to provide affordable, reliable power to consumers and to integrate renewable energy onto their grids. The delegates aim to implement energy storage projects, purchase energy storage solutions and learn more about financing mechanisms and policies that support energy storage deployment.

Trade Mission & B2B, Mexicali

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 10, 2016
 

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center in collaboration with the Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico - Baja California (SEDECO) bring you an exciting opportunity to visit key companies in Mexicali, make new connections, identify new opportunities and potential partners at the targeted business to business forum.

FOCUS: AEROSPACE, MEDICAL DEVICES, AND ELECTRONICS. (Automotive tentative)

Discover Global Markets: The Americas 2016

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 10, 2016
 

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the South Florida District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: The Americas. This conference brings together trade experts, economists, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities, challenges, and winning strategies across the region. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the Western Hemisphere.

Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats:

Whether to explore market opportunities or receive help in overcoming challenges, meet with U.S. commercial diplomats from throughout the Western Hemisphere to get your questions answered.

Webcast Series | Getting It Right - Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 8, 2016
 

Operating an employee benefit plan can be challenging, especially for small and medium sized employers who have limited time, resources, and access to professional help with benefit programs.  To help increase awareness and understanding about basic fiduciary responsibilities when operating a retirement or health benefit plan, the Department of Labor is presenting the Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary responsibilities webcast series.

The webcast series will help employers and service providers understand how the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) apply to employer-sponsored retirement and health plans, and provide information on how to avoid common problems in managing a plan.

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