US Department of Commerce: Resources for Going Global

Conference: Southeast Asia NOW! Business Conference
Venue: Baltimore, MD
Date: November 9-10, 2011
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q0J

This two-day conference is for companies looking to grow export sales to Southeast Asia. Your company will leave the conference with clear “next steps” to execute a market entry strategy for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Conference will include, Seminars: Top commercial diplomats will present an overview of 5 Southeast Asian markets that your company needs to be in now. Other topics to be explored include, ASEAN Economic Integration, Protecting Intellectual Property in Southeast Asia, China and India. Challenges and Opportunities, Tips for Market Success in Vietnam, Establishing a Legal Entity in Southeast Asia, and more. It will also include, Export Preparedness Exercises: Practical exercises will be led by professional facilitators to help your company assess export readiness, make decisions about market suitability, and begin filling “information” gaps pertaining to doing business in the region. One-on-One Consultations: Private meetings with country experts to learn more about Southeast Asian markets, how to identify immediate business opportunities, overcome financing issues, and achieve your export goals in the region. For more information, please contact Janee.Pierre-Louis@trade.gov.

Webinar Series: Business Opportunities in Asia for U.S. Companies
Venue: Your Computer
Dates: November 9; December 9, 2011 and January 9; February 9; March 9, 2012
Time: 9:00-10:15AM EST
Cost: $150 per company
Learn more: http://export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/webinars
Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q28

Southeast Asia, one of the most lucrative regions in the world, presents great opportunities for U.S. Businesses. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Trade Winds Team, this webinar series will help your company learn how to successfully do business in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Gain knowledge about the export opportunities and best prospects in the region. Meet key contacts at the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This webinar is part of Trade Winds Asia 2012, an official U.S. Department of Commerce multi‐sector trade mission to be held in Singapore from May 14‐22, 2012, focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the Asia region. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Webinar: Business Opportunities in Singapore
Venue: Your Computer
Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 9:00-10:15AM EST
Cost: $35 per participant
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q27

This webinar is part of the series above. Singapore is a sophisticated and modern economy that offers excellent opportunities for U.S. firms interested in penetrating the Asian market. Gain knowledge about the export opportunities and best prospects in the market. Meet key contacts at the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in Singapore. This webinar is part of Trade Winds Asia 2012, an official U.S. Department of Commerce multi‐sector trade mission to be held in Singapore from May 14‐22, 2012, focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the Asia region. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Webinar Series: EU Reach – What You should be Doing Now
Venue: Your Computer
Dates: November 15, 2011 and November 17, 2011 (11:00am-12:30pm each day)
Cost: $45 per session
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/newyork/westchester/eg_us_ny_040545.asp

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals) is a major reform of European Union chemicals policy, affecting all global supply chains that produce and use chemicals. It is particularly important for small- and medium-sized companies to know about requirements under REACH and how to comply with this regulation, in force in all EU Member States since June 2007. Please join us for this two-part webinar led by U.S. Department of Commerce and industry experts, covering major aspects of EU REACH Legislation and Compliance. We’ll focus on REACH Fundamentals; The Practicalities of REACH – Business Planning to Registration; Introduction to the CLP Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemicals; CLP: Transitioning to 2015; and Protecting Your Supply Chain. For more information, please contact Michael.Grossman@trade.gov, telephone: 914.682.6712 or Dina.Vulpis@trade.gov, telephone: 973-645-4682, ext.213.

Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue: William Paterson University. Wayne, New Jersey
Date: December 6 and 7, 2011
Cost: $430 before November 15, 2011
Lear more/register: http://export.gov/newyork/westchester/tradeevents/localevents/eg_us_ny_040125

The two-day program is led by the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS’s) professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the U.S. Export Administration Regulation (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Technical, policy, and enforcement professionals from BIS, as well as specialists from other agencies such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Census will participate in certain programs.

Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: December 7-8, 2011
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/utah/eg_us_ut_037994.asp

Join the U.S. Commercial Service Utah and the Utah District Export Council for a program led by the Bureau of Industry and Security’s professional counseling and compliance specialists. Complying with U.S. Export Controls provides an in-depth examination of the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. This program is well suited for any company or research institution that needs a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please contact Dave Fiscus of the U.S. Commercial Service Utah, telephone: 801-255-1873.

Event: U.S. – Saudi Business Opportunities Forum
Venue:
Omni CNN Center – Atlanta, GA
Date: December 5-7, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.us-saudiforum.com

Already the largest economy in the region and a key member of the G20, Saudi Arabia is undergoing an extraordinary economic boom. Massive public investment, rapid private-sector growth, and new sector initiatives are driving an expansion projected to offer more than $1 trillion in trade and investment opportunities over the next decade. This three-day Forum will highlight the U.S.-Saudi commercial and trade relationship and how U.S. companies can participate in Saudi Arabia’s expansion. It will also provide a unique platform for U.S. and Saudi executives to establish new and lasting business ties.
The 2011 Forum will feature Davos-style panels, keynote speakers, and concurrent breakout sessions. Specific areas of opportunity for small and medium sized companies will be highlighted. Networking events and one-on-one matchmaking programs will enable companies to connect on an individual level and initiate new business relationships.

Conference: Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China, South Korea and Vietnam/ASEAN
Venue:
Cincinnati, OH
Date: March 21-22, 2012
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/ohio/southernohio/tradeevents/index.asp

This conference is an annual event organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. This year’s conference will focus on the “hot markets” of Brazil, China, South Korea and ASEAN region and will provide market updates, tools, and resources for U.S. companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries and regions. There will also be an evening networking reception the night before (March 21). Presenters will include U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Officers from the U.S. Commercial Service, who will also be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss your company’s market potential in Brazil, China, South Korea and/or ASEAN region. In addition to plenary sessions, there will be several break-out sessions to choose from. Selected topics for each country/region include: market overviews; corporate perspectives; economic outlooks; customs, tariffs and logistics; financial considerations; legal considerations; taxation/accounting; and more. For more information, please contact Marcia.Brandstadt@trade.gov or telephone: 513-684- 2944

International Trade Administration’s(ITA) Trade Agreements Compliance Program Helps Small Pennsylvania Company
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJu5JcdVot8&feature=player_embedded
Learn more: http://trade.gov/publications/ita-newsletter/0311/pennsylvania-company-international-sales.asp

When Chinese customs official’s impounded U.S. products destined for reexport to Australia, ITA worked to ensure that China honored commitments made under international trade agreements. ITA’s Trade Agreements Compliance Program, led by Market Access and Compliance, helps U.S. companies identify and overcome foreign government trade barriers, visit http://www.trade.gov/tcc, or e-mail: tcc@trade.gov. To report a trade barrier call 1-800-USA-TRADE and ask for Trade Barrier Assistance.
Commercial News USA Launches New Interactive PDF Edition
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has launched a new interactive PDF edition. The new edition is available for free at http://cnusa.thinkglobal.us Commercial News USA offers exporters an affordable 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 the Showcase section). Moreover, you will receive a free online listing in Chinese. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter-million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. Deadline is November 11, 2011. For more information, please contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist, or call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us

USA Product Showcase Offers Inexpensive Way To Reach 178 Countries Worldwide
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 in print and 23,000 per month online. Reserve your space in the next issue today. Deadline is November 11, 2011. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us

Special Discount for Exhibitors in the New USA Export Expo Online Trade Marketplace
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, advertisers in the January-February 2012 issue will receive free booth set-up ($495 value) in the USA Export Expo Online Marketplace (http://www.usaexportexpo.com), sponsored by Commercial News USA. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, please call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us or send e-mail to 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 .

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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