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  • Submitted on 07 January 2015

    Created on January 7, 2015
     

    Join SelectUSA in Hong Kong at the Asian Financial Forum on January 19-20, 2015.

    The U.S. Commercial Service team in Hong Kong has confirmed a booth at the 8th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) on January 19-20, 2015.

    AFF brings together members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends across markets in Asia. Participating U.S. economic development organizations are invited to join the SelectUSA Booth, where they can meet with potential business partners and investors from around the world.

    Contact Scott Shaw at scott.shaw@trade.gov or Gary Kwan at gary.kwan@trade.gov for more information.

  • 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 29 December 2014

    Created on December 29, 2014
     

    Rio 2016 SignAthletes around the world have already begun their preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    For U.S. businesses looking to take advantage of export opportunities, preparations should also begin now.

    The good news (for most of us anyway) is that preparations for businesses don’t require any sprints, hours in the pool, or extraordinarily difficult-looking skills on a pommel horse.

    Actually, the best advantage for a U.S. company looking to win in Brazil is help from the International Trade Administration’s Commercial Service. We have teams on the ground in Brazil actively working with U.S. industry to identify opportunities presented by Rio 2016 and overcome challenges to capitalizing on these opportunities.

  • 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 09 December 2014

    Created on December 9, 2014
     

    Free Webinar: U.S. Business Opportunities for 2016 Olympics

    Brazil

    Brazil is experiencing major growth in the Design and Construction sectors. The country has captured global attention as its major cities undergo a construction boom related to the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

    Event Information

    Learn about upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games and procurement opportunities.

    Opportunities in the Design and Construction sectors can be found in areas such as real estate, airports, ports, hospitality, oil and gas, hospitals, etc.

  • 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 02 December 2014

    Created on December 2, 2014
     

    Discover Global Markets: Sustainable SolutionsMake plans to be in Silicon Valley, February 9-11, 2015, to kick off the first Discover Global Markets conference of 2015 – Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions.

    The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, will host a dynamic, three-day business forum focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. Discover Global Markets:Sustainable Solutions will focus on the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability.  Countries worldwide are implementing business practices and standards to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more effectively. U.S. companies can take advantage of these opportunities by offering world-class technologies, services, and products. 

  • Submitted on 02 December 2014

    Created on December 2, 2014
     

    India SmartGrid WorkshopsThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring an India Smart Grid Workshop Series to bring together U.S. and Indian power sector stakeholders for future project implementation. The workshops and site visits will assist Indian utilities to address their growing power needs through a better understanding of U.S. grid modernization, demand side management, and renewable energy integration technologies, as well as the policies, best practices and financing mechanisms to support project deployment.

    The first one-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 9 in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the workshop, the Indian delegation will participate in a series of roundtables, utility site visits and meetings in San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; and Washington, DC from December 8-17, 2014. The follow-on workshop is planned for March 2, 2015 in Bangalore, India to further highlight U.S. smart grid technologies and best practices including the key findings from current USTDA smart grid grant programs in India. The workshop will take place prior to the India Smart Grid Forum currently planned for March 4-7, 2015.

  • Submitted on 21 November 2014

    Created on November 21, 2014
     

    Doing Business 2015Doing business in Africa is not always easy, but the business climate is improving in many African countries, the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report shows.

    The latest version of the Bank’s widely-watched report shows that many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have adopted reforms related to starting a business, protecting investors, paying taxes and registering property. Five of 10 countries listed for a “most improved” business climate – Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo – were in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    While showing significant improvement in many of the factors that are needed to attract private investment, the report also serves to underscore some of the persistent challenges to doing business on the continent. Among those African countries that made the most-improved list, only one, the Democratic Republic of Congo, was recognized for adopting reforms related specifically to accessing electricity, a key challenge throughout the continent that severely limits business activity.

  • Submitted on 10 November 2014

    Created on November 10, 2014
     

    Concept of the New Mexico City Airport and Terminal BuildingRecently the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) National Deputy Director, Albert K. Shen, met with Carlos Marron, Senior Investment and Trade Commissioner of ProMexico, to discuss ways to collaborate on upcoming infrastructure projects throughout Mexico.

    Over the next four years, the Mexican Government plans to invest more than $600 billion to modernize transport, telecommunications, water, energy, and environment sectors. These infrastructure projects present minority-owned businesses with a unique opportunity to leverage cultural and familial ties, and language capabilities as strong competitive advantages in Latin America markets.

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