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  • Submitted on 07 October 2014

    Created on October 7, 2014
     

    Canada Webinar SeriesCanada is the largest single export market for the U.S. and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. The North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada’s geographic proximity have afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to Canada’s markets.

    Are you maximizing your opportunity? Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to your success. This five part series has been designed to help businesses strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada.

  • Submitted on 03 October 2014

    Created on October 3, 2014
     

    Global TradeThe Phoenix MBDA Business Center will partner with the Thunderbird School of Global Management Oct. 23-24 to host their second annual Global Business Conference.

    “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management,” said Alika Kumar, Director of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center.

    The event will provide a platform to talk about the National Export Initiative (NEI) and how it can benefit minority business enterprises.

    “Our goals for the Conference are simple and purposeful: to increase awareness of the opportunities in global markets, to promote greater participation in global business endeavors, and to provide an understanding of the resources available to help businesses succeed in capturing a portion of the larger world market,” she said.

  • Submitted on 03 October 2014

    Created on October 3, 2014
     

    Trade MissionThe Department of Commerce’s trade missions help U.S. firms explore and pursue exporting by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. Each year the department organizes trade missions that target specific countries or groups of countries with promising export opportunities.

    Below is a list of upcoming trade missions:

  • Submitted on 30 September 2014

    Marjorie Baker recently completed a summer internship with the International Trade Administration’s Office of the Western Hemisphere.

    Created on September 30, 2014
     

    Register now for discover: the AmericasThis post originally appeared on the Tradeology, the ITA Blog

    More Latin Americans than ever are now members of the middle class, and sustained economic growth in the region has led to increased demand for energy.

    Energy consumption is projected to more than double in Latin America between 2010 and 2030, and this will transform the continent’s energy sector, creating new opportunities for U.S. companies.

    As part of the federal government’s Look South initiative, the International Trade Administration (ITA) has published a series of best prospect sector reports for our 11 Free Trade Agreement partners in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru).

  • 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 05 September 2014

    Created on September 5, 2014, 2014

     

    Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig speaking with Elizabeth Littlefield, President & CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig speaking with Elizabeth Littlefield, President & CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted an event showing that Africa is one of the world’s next great sources of economic growth.

    The first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum brought together American and African business leaders with the heads of nearly 50 African nations to exchange ideas and create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment.

    And this was not just an academic discussion. We built the kind of relationships that will help usher in a new level of success for the growing economies and businesses of Africa, as well as spur real gains for U.S. companies.

  • 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.

  • Submitted on 13 August 2014

    Created on August 13, 2014
     

    Discover Global Markets

    This post originally appeared on the Tradeology, the ITA Blog

    The United States is putting full focus on doing business in Africa, following President Obama’s  U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. Business Forum co-hosts Bloomberg.org and the Department of Commerce project the event will catalyze $14 billion in new business deals.

    Even though the Forum is now behind us, there are still plenty of new opportunities available in Africa, and the International Trade Administration wants to help you find them.

    The new Doing Business in Africa portal is a one-stop shop for finding resources, seeing success stories, and learning about opportunities on the continent.

    The upcoming DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Sub-Saharan Africa event in Atlanta, Nov. 5-6, will bring together private and public sector experts to discuss:

  • Submitted on 24 July 2014

    Created on July 24, 2014
     

    The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will be part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
    Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Michael R. Bloomberg to host
    President Obama to be keynote speaker

    U.S.-Africa Business ForumOn August 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will be part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first summit of its kind, and the largest event that any U.S. president has ever convened with African heads of state or government.

    As President Obama said in Tanzania last summer, “in our global economy, our fortunes are linked like never before. So more growth and opportunity in Africa can mean more growth and opportunity in the United States.  And this is not charity; this is self-interest. And that’s why a key element of my engagement with Africa, and a key focus during this trip, has been to promote trade and investment that can create jobs on both side of the Atlantic.”

    Held at the Mandarin Oriental, in Washington, D.C., the U.S.-Africa Business Forum will intensify efforts to strengthen trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. The Forum will focus on U.S. private sector engagement in Africa in the areas of finance and capital investment, infrastructure, power and energy, agriculture, consumer goods, and information communication technology. Heads of state will engage with business executives from both sides of the Atlantic to engage in conversations about successes and solutions to build greater access for trade and investment in Africa. President Obama will participate in the conversation with CEOs and government leaders from the U.S. and Africa.

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