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  • Submitted on 15 March 2017

    USA Mexico FlagsThe San Antonio MBDA Export Center is leading a business development trip to Mexico City during the week of March 20th!

    The Center will bring some qualified and export-ready clients to explore opportunities to expand their reach into the Mexican market.

    The MBDA Export Center will continue to schedule business development trips to other mayor markets in Latin America to be able to assist directly larger minority owned firms to tap into global markets and also to expand into new international markets.

  • Submitted on 08 March 2017

    Each year, procurement from World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank-financed projects generate thousands of contract awards annually and provide opportunities for U.S. consultants, advisors and suppliers. 

    Did You Know...

    • The World Bank implemented procurement reforms in 2016, moving from a 'lowest cost' to a 'fit for purpose' and 'value for money' model
    • World Bank operations totaled $60 billion in 2015
    • The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has 26 member countries, all in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Submitted on 29 November 2016

    As you look to grow your small business, you might want to consider opportunities with our neighbor to the south, the largest market for U.S. small business exports: Mexico.

    In October of this year, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet visited Mexico to discuss opportunities for expanding trade with Mexico. She forcefully advocated for encouraging women entrepreneurship, advanced innovation, and business partnerships; increasing access to capital; and improving bilateral regulatory cooperation.

  • Submitted on 18 October 2016

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Illinois District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities. This conference for U.S. exporters brings together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities and demand for new technologies to make cities more sustainable. 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 world.

  • Submitted on 27 September 2016

    The Business Opportunities in Central America Webinar Series will provide valuable insight to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of export opportunities in this dynamic region. Companies will learn about best prospects, legal considerations, global logistics, export financing, eCommerce, leveraging CATA-DR, and export tax incentives in 7 countries in Central America. Participants will also understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions, and technological capabilities of potential partners.

  • Submitted on 22 September 2016

    U.S. Metro Area Goods Exports in 2015Now more than ever, U.S. businesses know how important it is to take advantage of export opportunities around the world. From coast to coast, businesses are selling their world-class goods to the more than 95 percent of potential customers who live outside our borders. The 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview  is a clear indicator of this movement, as many cities have increased exports or even set records. And along with the nation’s largest metropolitan areas sending out more American goods, many smaller areas have also set trade records.

    Now to the numbers: U.S. metropolitan area goods exports exceeded 1.3 trillion in 2015, and accounted for 89 percent of goods exported from the United States. There were 156 metro areas that exported more than $1 billion of goods to consumers around the world. There were 14 metro areas that exported more than $20 billion of goods in 2015.

  • Submitted on 18 August 2016

    Created on August 18, 2016
     

    Small business exporters can learn how EXIM products can empower them to increase foreign sales by clicking here or visiting the homepage at www.exim.gov.

  • Submitted on 18 August 2016

     

    Created on August 18, 2016
     

    After decades of civil unrest, the Colombian government reached a ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on June 23, 2016. The ceasefire deal was the last major step in reaching a final peace agreement, expected by the second half of August, according to Colombia’s Minister of Post-Conflict, Rafael Pardo. Peace is expected to bring many benefits to Colombia, including improved rule of law, security, and increased investment. This improved business environment has the potential to open a number of new opportunities for to U.S. companies.The U.S. is an important trade and investment partner for Colombia. U.S.-based companies have been exporting an increased number products to Colombia since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement went into effect in 2012.

    U.S. goods exports to Colombia stood at $16.3 billion in 2015, having grown 14% since the implementation of the agreement - compared to just 1.2% growth in U.S. goods exports worldwide over the same period. This makes Colombia our third largest export destination in Latin America.

  • Submitted on 03 August 2016

    Created on August 3, 2016
     

    Michael Waters is an International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service office in Atlanta

    Business woman Ensuring your company’s website is user-friendly can attract customers from abroad.In this digital age, a website is a necessity for any business of any size across all industries. A company’s website speaks about the organization and should be viewed by management as a virtual introduction of products and services offered to prospective customers.

    However, working with international customers presents its own unique set of circumstances, especially when it comes to websites. For example, is there a link for international sales inquiries on your company’s website? And if so, what details are you requesting? What does your site look like on a mobile device or when translated into a foreign language? These are a few questions that every organization needs to consider when designing a website that offers a product or service for international customers.

    Globalizing your company’s website does not have to be overly technical. This article will provide a few easily implementable suggestions that anyone can apply, with the ultimate goal of increasing international sales.

  • Submitted on 27 July 2016

    Created on July 27 2016
     

    New Webinar Series: Business Opportunities in the Pacific Rim

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a series of complimentary webinars focusing on business opportunities in leading and emerging Pacific Rim markets that are included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

    The webinars will focus on the 11 TPP countries and will cover:

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