Help connect your business with U.S. Commercial Service initiatives

Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.

1) Webinar Series: A Basic Guide to Exporting
2) Webinar: Terminating an International Distributor
3) Conference: Finding Financing for Exporters
4) Event: Leveraging Your Website To Increase International Sales
5) Event: Rebuild Chile Expo 2010
6) Seminar: AES Compliance Seminar and AESPcLink Training Workshop
7) Commercial News USA Offers Free French Translation
8) Are You Facing Barriers Exporting To Japan?

If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html

Webinar Series: A Basic Guide to Exporting

Export Documentation for New to Export
Date/Time: June 2, 2010; 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q7N

Taking Advantage of NAFTA
Date/Time: June 9, 2010; 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q7P

Finding Harmonized Codes, Duties and Taxes
Date/Time: June 16, 2010; 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q7Q

Understanding Export Controls
Date/Time: June 23, 2010; 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q7R

Cashing in with U.S, Free Trade Agreements
Date/Time: June 30, 2010 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q7S

Using e-Commerce and Social Media
Date/Time: July 7, 2010; 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=0Q83

Venue: Your Computer
Cost: $40.00 each webinar

Now is the time to start or increase your international sales. The world is open for your business. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers located outside the U.S., it’s time to reach them with your great products and services. To help you, we’ve designed a series of webinars to send you on your way. Register for the one you need now, or enjoy all of them and become a well-rounded export expert. Register for more than one, and get a copy of the best-selling A Basic Guide to Exporting free.

Webinar: Terminating an International Distributor
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: June 8, 2010; 9:00 a.m. PST, 12:00 noon EST
Cost: $75.00
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/ict/termdistrib.html

Is your company a manufacturer or distributor? Are you interested in expanding your markets overseas? Baker & McKenzie, one of the largest global law firms in the world, will present an hour and a half webinar program for companies entering or managing international channel sales. This webinar will focus on the issues involving termination of an international distributor and will include points to consider when drafting the original distribution contract. Attorneys from multiple locations around the world will present and answer questions at the end of the program. With 67 offices in 39 countries, Baker & McKenzie has the “feet on the street” knowledge that will help companies prevent costly mistakes and build a seamless international strategy. This is another program sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service to assist U.S. businesses with exporting their products or services.

Conference: Finding Financing for Exporters
Venue: Embassy Suites Cleveland – Rockside Rd, Independence, Ohio
Date: June 8, 2010
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/northeastohio/82.html

The U.S. Commercial Service Cleveland is bringing together the resources you need to obtain financing for your exports. Learn different ways to finance your exports! See presentations on getting paid on export sales, obtaining financing to grow your export business, currency exchange and factoring and other topics. Meet with leading regional lending institutions, the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, USDA/FAS and other foreign trade finance experts. For more information, contact Todd.Hiser@trade.gov.

Commercial News USA Offers Free French Translation
Expand into new markets worldwide. Commercial News USA, the export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an inexpensive way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can take advantage of discounted rates in two consecutive issues of Commercial News USA, and receive a listing ad, translated into French, for free! Here’s how: Place an ad in the September-October 2010 issue of Commercial News USA at the standard 1-time rate and get a second ad in the November-December issue at 50% off. Moreover, you will receive a free listing ad in the French language special insert in the November-December 2010 issue. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist, call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, go online to http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us.

Are You Facing Barriers Exporting To Japan?
Dean Matlack, Embassy Tokyo’s trade compliance attaché, can help – he’s the officer at Post in charge of implementing the U.S. Commerce Department’s Trade Agreements Compliance Program. The Program endeavors to reduce or eliminate foreign government trade barriers that adversely affect opportunities for U.S. goods, services, and investment. Working with the Commercial Service, Dean seeks to ensure exporter access to one of the United States’ most important markets. For more information on how the International Trade Administration can help you in Japan, visit the Ensuring Fair Trade (http://www.buyusa.gov/japan/en/fairtrade.html) section of the CS Japan website, or use http://tcc.export.gov/Report_a_Barrier/index.asp to report a trade barrier.

The U.S. Commercial Service – Your Global Business Partner. With offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global Network and international resources to connect U.S companies with international buyers worldwide. If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html .

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One Response

  1. For help with Exporting and importing contact Export Connections, a UK based international development company.
    http://www.export-connections.co.uk
    info@export-connections.co.uk

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