U.S. Commercial Service – Resources for Going Global

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) Event: IncoTerms 2010 Seminar in Pittsburgh

2) Webinar: Logistics, Incoterms and FTAs considerations when Exporting to Mexico
3) Event: Futurallia Kansas City 2011
4) Event: Asia Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference
5) Commercial News USA Offers Free Arabic Translation and 2-for-1 Special
6) Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499

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

Event: IncoTerms 2010 Seminar in Pittsburgh
Venue:
Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA
Dates: March 10, 2011 and March 11, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pittsburgh/incoterm.html

IncoTerms, the standardized trade terms commonly used in international sales contracts, are updated every 10 years by the United States Council for International Business. The revisions to IncoTerms 2000 came into enforcement in January 2011. This seminar is to get up to date on IncoTerms 2010. Topics include: Overview of Incoterms® rules, the revision process, useful definitions, role in sales/purchasing contracts, hurdles and contracts, an American perspective, Incoterm-by-Incoterm analysis, and relation to payment terms. For more information, please contact Erin.McBride-Lovas@trade.gov or Erin.McBride-Lovas@trade.gov.

Webinar: Logistics, Incoterms and FTAs considerations when Exporting to Mexico
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: March 17, 2011; 11:00AM-12:15PM EST
Cost: $40 per company
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2D

Mexico is the United States’ 3rd largest trade partner and 2nd largest export market for U.S. products. Learn from experienced exporters, Commercial officials, and others experts about the logistics involved when exporting to Mexico, the new Incoterms 2010 and how your company can benefit from the Free Trade Agreements in the Americas such as CAFTA-DR and NAFTA. This webinar is part of our Trade Winds 2011 Webinar Series focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the western hemisphere region. For more information please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Event: Futurallia Kansas City 2011
Venue:
Kansas City, Missouri
Date: May 18-20, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/kansascity/futurallia2011.html

In its 20th year, Futurallia KC 2011 will allow small to medium exporters to select up to 16 one-on-one meetings in two days with companies of their choice. This is not a conference, but a disciplined event for the sole purpose of matching small to medium exporters and entrepreneurs from all over the world in one place to develop international business relationships and export opportunities. The U.S. Commercial Service will assist U.S. companies in the Expert Village with questions on exporting to particular countries.

Event: Asia Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference
Venue:
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Date: March 28-29, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/pacificsouth/apbo.html

The APBO conference, hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with the support of the U.S. Commercial Service, is the longest-running, most successful regional conference focusing specifically on Asian markets. It is a rare opportunity for U.S. exporters to meet with thirteen senior commercial officers (SCOs) from throughout the Asia Pacific region and from India at one venue. The SCOs from American embassies, consulates and institutes in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will speak in small group workshops and be available for private one-on-one consultations with APBO participants. Space is limited so sign up today.

Commercial News USA Offers Free Arabic Translation and 2-for-1 Special
Commercial News USA, the official 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 a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. This does not include Showcase section). Moreover, advertises in the May-June issue will receive a free listing ad online in Arabic. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter-million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or email advertise@thinkglobal.us.

Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can advertise in the USA Product Showcase section of the magazine for just $499. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or email advertise@thinkglobal.us.
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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