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  • Submitted on 26 January 2015

    Created on January 26, 2015
     

    U.S. Commercial Services - Trade Winds - Africa

    Accessing Africa What U.S. Firms Need to Know for Success

    The Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa Webinar Series offers convenient access to the most current business outlook and opportunities in 8 dynamic markets.  

    Six webinars, offered from February to April, focus on delivering a market overview and best practices for business success. Hear from experts include U.S. overseas senior diplomats and experienced U.S. exporters.

  • Submitted on 20 January 2015

    Created on January 20, 2015
     

    Joe Matthews recently completed an internship in the International Trade Administration’s Office for Export Policy, Promotion, and Strategy.

    As yet another polar vortex bears down on much of the United States, we in the trade community can still find some sunshine in the fresh trade data through November 2014.

    Our export numbers are up globally, and some bright spots are appearing for trade with our friends to the south one year after launching the Look South initiative — they include:

  • Submitted on 31 December 2014

    Created on December 31, 2014
     

    Guatemala FlagGain a competitive advantage by identifying export opportunities and best prospects in Guatemala’s market.

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service for the “Export Opportunities in Guatemala for U.S. Companies Webinar" on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. This first chapter of the Export Opportunities in Central America Webinar Series will bring you the latest on Guatemala’s growth and the opportunities this offer to U.S. companies in many industries.

  • Submitted on 16 December 2014

    Created on December 16, 2014
     

    Don Aberle has one piece of advice for companies looking to export: Commit to it.

    It may take time, but the marketing manager from Titan Machinery Outlet says that commitment can pay off, and “good things will happen.”

    That’s the theme of a new video from the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), which provides tips from successful exporters about how a company can become a global player.

  • Submitted on 03 December 2014

    Created on December 3, 2014
     

    Exporting Planes, Trucks, ContainersThe Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration works hard to help companies that are ready to export compete and succeed in global markets.

    We want to emphasize that it’s never too early for entrepreneurs to start thinking about exporting – determining financing needs, targeting markets, conducting research, etc.

    As we’ve worked with global startups, we’ve learned it can be difficult for entrepreneurs to connect to existing resources to help them go global. We realize that start-ups differ in their capabilities at various stages of the business development process, but want to help young businesses incorporate export plans into their business model as early as possible.

    One great way to get started is to be a part of ExporTech, which can help your company develop its export plan, then have it vetted by a panel of experts. More than 575 companies have participated in Exportech, with an average sales increase or retention of $770,000.

  • Submitted on 06 November 2014

    Created on November 6, 2014
     

    The Facts About Exporting addresses some of the misconceptions that exist and paves the way for exporting more American-made products around the world. What percentage of the world’s customers do you think live outside of the U.S.? Who exports more: small or large companies? Take a look at the infographic and learn these facts and more!

  • Submitted on 31 October 2014

    Created on October 31, 2014
     

    Starte HereWith two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business.

    However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies, and other barriers. To help small businesses understand how to overcome these barriers and prepare to sell internationally, the federal government has several free training and educational resources that enable entrepreneurs to chart the path to exporting success. 

  • Submitted on 09 September 2014

    Created on September 9, 2014
     

    This post originally appeared on the Tradeology, the ITA Blog

    Kenneth R. Mouradian is the Director of the International Trade Administration’s Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center.

    With the United States continuing its focus on doing business in Africa, we are working to connect more U.S. companies with every opportunity available on the continent.

    From the recent U.S.-Africa Business Forum to the upcoming DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Sub-Saharan Africa event in Atlanta, the United States has made it a priority to support U.S. companies doing business in Africa.

    Register Now for DISCOVER: Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Submitted on 20 August 2014

    Created on August 20, 2014
     

    This post originally appeared on the Tradeology, the ITA Blog

    Leif Anderson recently completed an internship in the International Trade Administration’s Office for Export Policy, Promotion, and Strategy.

    AutomobileThe DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Free Trade Agreements Conference in Detroit will be a premier event for any business looking to expand exports in free trade markets.

    This is especially true for U.S. auto exporters who are looking for new opportunities in increasingly attractive free trade markets in Latin America.

    Mexico is the largest growing U.S. auto/auto parts export market in the world, with growth of $8.2 billion from 2009 to 2013 – that’s a 13 percent annual increase.

    Mexico recently passed Brazil as the top Latin American car producer, increasing demand for automobile parts from the United States.

    The DISCOVER: Free Trade Agreements forum will be a great event for U.S. auto exporters.

  • Submitted on 13 August 2014

    Created on August 13, 2014
     

    Secretary Pritzker Joins Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business ForumOriginally posted on the Commerce.gov Blog

    On August 5th, at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker highlighted a number of Commerce Department efforts to help more American businesses explore opportunities in Africa’s fast-growing markets. The Forum, focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent, was part of President Obama’s three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest event that any U.S. president has ever convened with African heads of state or government.

    Co-hosted by the Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the U.S.-Africa Business Forum was created to encourage greater U.S. investment in Africa, foster business deals, and help create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. During remarks at the Forum, President Obama announced that U.S. businesses have already committed to investing $14 billion in clean energy, aviation, banking, and construction projects, among other commitments totaling more than $33 billion that support economic growth in Africa and thousands of U.S. jobs.

    The Commerce Department leads the Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) campaign, which was launched in 2012 as part of the President Obama’s “U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa.” DBIA aims to increase U.S. trade promotion to Africa, address market barriers, expand the availability of trade financing, and attract more American companies to explore sub-Saharan Africa trade and investment opportunities.

 

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