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: Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad
2) Webinar Series: NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement
3) Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
4) Webinar: U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Panama and Colombia: An Update
5) Event: DISCOVER 2012
6) Webinar Series: A Basic Guide to Exporting
7) Event: Export Management and Compliance Program
8 ) Read the Digital Edition of America’s Export Promotion Magazine
9) Commercial News USA Offers Free Spanish Translation
10) Sell in 178 Countries for $499
11) Nominations Open for Exporter of the Year Awards

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://export.gov/usoffices/index.asp

Event: Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad
Venue: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: September 10, 2012
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/utah/tradeevents/index.asp

This conference is a unique opportunity for U.S. businesses and trade professionals to both develop a basic understanding of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement as well as discover available resources to help businesses enforce their IPR at home and abroad. This dynamic, day long program will feature presentations by intellectual property experts and law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center. For more information, please contact david.fiscus@trade.gov, or telephone: 801-255-1873.

Webinar Series: NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement
Solutions Scenarios: Inbound Warehouses, Sending Samples to Mexico, Trading Companies
Date/Time: September 12, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q7M
Compliance, Standards and Regulations to Exporting Goods to Mexico
Date/Time: October 10, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q05
Complying with Value Declaration Requirements
Date/Time: November 14, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q07
How to Set Up Agents or Distributors in Mexico, Rules in Having a Direct Employee Present and Tax Implications
Date/Time: December 12, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q08
How to Handle Problems with Mexican Customs, Distributor and Agent Agreements
Date/Time: January 9, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q06
NAFTA Labeling Requirements for Exported Goods
Date/Time: February 6, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0A
Venue: Your Computer
Cost: $25/each Webinar

This webinar series is designed to help you understand the benefits of NAFTA as well as the NAFTA rules and regulations when trading with Canada and Mexico. Understand the benefits of inbound warehouses and trading companies under NAFTA; send samples to Mexico without any problems and how to arrive at solutions when exporting to Mexico; understand how to comply with NAFTA’s standards and regulations when exporting goods to Mexico as well as the proper documentation and authorization needed at Mexican Customs; learn about the value declaration requirements for Mexican Customs and understand the impact on U.S. exporters from experts at the Servicio de Administracion Tributaria (SAT) and Aduanas, CAAAREM (Mexican Customs Association); learn how to set up agents, distributors and direct employees in Mexico and the tax implications that might occur in this process; learn how to handle potential problems with Mexican Customs and understand the possible technical violations and additional duties your shipment might incur at the border and understand the NAFTA labeling requirements when exporting your goods and the importance of proper labeling when exporting to Mexico and Canada. For each webinar, you will be able to ask questions and get answers from the speakers. For more information, please contact Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov.

Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue: Cincinnati, OH
Date: September 12-13, 2012
Cost: $375
Learn more/register: http://www.ohiodec.org

Hosted by U.S. Commercial Service (CS) – Cincinnati and the Southern Ohio District Export Council (SODEC), this two-day seminar is presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine export licensing requirements; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures & record keeping requirements; an overview of the Export Compliance Management Program (ECMP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. 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 Bureau of Census, will participate. For more information, please contact Marcia.Brandstadt@trade.gov.

Webinar: U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Panama and Colombia: An Update
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: September 19, 2012/2:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2QAS

Join this webinar to get an update of the recently signed U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Panama and Colombia from Senior Commercial Officers in Bogota and Panama City. Hear how the FTA’s are being implemented and progress to date, as well as the potential for increased U.S. exports to these important trading partners. Understand how the reduction of duties will make U.S. goods more appealing; learn more about opportunities for U.S. companies in these important markets and hear information about upcoming projects in Panama and Colombia that may be of interest to U.S. exporters. Webinar briefing will be followed by a short Q&A session where you can pursue your specific inquiries. For more information, please contact Rebecca.torres@trade.gov or telephone: 727-893-3128.

Event: DISCOVER 2012
Venue: Trump Taj Mahal Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date: September 24-26, 2012
Learn more/register: http://www.export.gov/newjersey/discover2012 or https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=xnvwtbjab&oeidk=a07e5w9uafy469a4a2e

Discover2012 is a three-day international business conference designed to help U.S. business leaders take advantage of established and emerging export opportunities spanning the globe. Meet one-on-one with U.S. Embassy officials from 13 countries, attend meetings with qualified foreign buyers, partners and procurement officials from Central America and the U.A.E., and learn valuable updates on Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.

Webinar Series: A Basic Guide to Exporting
New INCO Terms
Date/Time: October 3, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q4Y
Understanding Export Controls for Encryption Items
Date/Time: November 7, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more to register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0L
How to Avoid Customs Penalties on Export Shipments
Date/Time: December 5, 2012/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q4Z
Export Credit Insurance
Date/Time: January 9, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0G
Website Optimization for Attracting international Customers
Date/Time: February 6, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q4X
Understanding FTAs
Date/Time: March 6, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0E
How to Create an Export Compliance Program
Date/Time: April 3, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0F
How to Determine HS Codes, Calculate Duties and Taxes
Date/Time: May 1, 2013/2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0D
Satisfying International Product Certification Requirements
Date/Time: June 5, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more to register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0C
Understanding Certificates of Free Sales and Export Health Certificates
Date/Time: July 3, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q0J
Venue: Your Computer

Learn how your company can tap into the Global Marketplace. These webinars have been specially designed to meet the needs of new exporters, or provide transaction specific guidance on more technical matters. Learn about the responsibilities of the buyer and the seller for delivery of goods under international sales contracts; understand export compliance obligations for commercial encryption technology items; learn about the current compliance and regulatory concerns; learn about the benefits of using export credit insurance; learn how to maximize international exposure for your products and services, using websites as an effective marketing channel, making your site “visible” to customers; learn how to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by reducing exporting costs, making your products more attractive to foreign buyers; learn how to create an effective compliance program; learn how to classify your products for customs and to calculate the full landed cost for your buyer; learn about the tools and resources to help your firm find, understand, and comply with international certification requirements, and learn when to use Certificates of Free Sale and Export Health Certificate and how U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture or State Agriculture Offices will issue these certificates. A question and answer session will be held at the end of the presentation. For more information, please contact Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov

Event: Export Management and Compliance Program
Venue: Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Date: October 23, 2012
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/wisconsin/eg_us_wi_051040.asp

The Milwaukee office of the U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to host export compliance officials from the Bureau of Industry and Security for an event that will provide the export community with information on export controls and developing effective compliance programs.

Read the Digital Edition of America’s Export Promotion Magazine
The September-October edition of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce is now available online. Commercial News USA offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. This issue features special sections including exporters from the states of Alabama, California and Louisiana. To read the digital edition, to http://cnusa.thinkglobal.us/title/11434

Commercial News USA Offers Free Spanish Translation
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. 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. In addition to free Spanish translation, 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). Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to export@thinkglobal.us. Follow Commercial News USA on LinkedIn and Twitter @comnewsusa.

Sell in 178 Countries 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 in print and 23,000 per month online. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, call 1-800-581-8533 x 822, visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to export@thinkglobal.us. Follow Commercial News USA on LinkedIn and Twitter @comnewsusa

Nominations Open for Exporter of the Year Awards
ThinkGlobal Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Exporter of the Year Awards. The ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year Awards is given to one U.S. company in each of the industry categories in Commercial News USA. ThinkGlobal is the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Winners in each industry will be chosen based on the total number of documented export deals, total percentage increase in sales, exports as percentage of total sales, the company’s commitment to exporting, the company’s commitment to customer service, and the company’s innovation and originality in marketing products or services. To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a company that is exporting from the United States. Companies may nominate themselves for the award. Nomination forms are available online at http://exporteroftheyear.com

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://export.gov/usoffices/index.asp.

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