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.) Webinar: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Briefing
2.) Webinar: Patent Your Products
3.) Event: Automated Export System Conference in English and Spanish
4.) Event: 7th Annual Hot Market Watch Conference: Selling to India, Indonesia, Russia & South Korea
5.) Event: USA Investment Center at Hannover Fair 2013
6.) Sell Worldwide in the USA Product Showcase
7.) Commercial News USA: Buy 2, Get 1 Free
8.) Read the Digital Edition of America’s Export Promotion Magazine

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.

Webinar: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Briefing
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: January 17, 2013, 1:30-2:30PM EST
Cost: $35.00
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q28

FCPA: What Every Company Doing Business Abroad Needs To Know. The Department of Justice, SEC, FBI, and other federal agencies have devoted unprecedented resources to detecting and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Violations are resulting in substantial penalties and prison sentences for those involved. Companies and their employees have been held liable even when they did not know about improper conduct by their agents and channel partners. In this 60 Minute webinar briefing, Ross Garber, a partner with the Washington, D.C. and Hartford Connecticut offices of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, will provide practical guidance on how you can avoid FCPA problems. For additional information please contact Anthony.Sargis@trade.gov.

Webinar: Patent Your Products
Venue: Your Computer
Date/Time: January 24, 2013, 1:30-3:00PM EST
Cost: $25.00
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q25

This webinar will address patents & the America Invents Act (AIA) which is the largest patent reform since 1836. On September 16, 2011, the AIA was signed into law by President Obama. This Act has the potential to create new jobs by bringing innovative products to market sooner. The AIA will also transition the U.S. patent system from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system that harmonizes U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. This webinar will address the following patent topics: The initial steps of acquiring patent protection in the U.S. and abroad, including the U.S. and international patent application processes, prosecution before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office, international patent receiving offices and in the National Stage; Patent strategies including patentability searches, patent clearance searches, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; The scope of patent protection, including identification of categories of patentable subject matter; Licensing of patentable subject matter; New patent legislation, the America Invents Act; Patent infringement; and Trade secret vs. patent protection strategies. For additional information please contact Anthony.Sargis@trade.gov.

Event: Automated Export System Conference in English and Spanish
Venue: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Spanish Conference: March 5, 6 2013
English Conference: March 7,8 2013
Learn more/register English: http://www.export.gov/florida/aes
Learn more/register Spanish: http://www.export.gov/florida/aesespanol

The U.S. Commercial Service in South Florida is partnering with the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and port officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to offer two engaging days of learning. Census Bureau experts will cover the filing requirements of the FTR, how to classify your commodities by providing an understanding of the Schedule B classification requirements, as well as provide a thorough overview of the AES. The CBP experts will cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and international narcotics trafficking. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officers will highlight export control requirements. The Conference will be offered in English and Spanish, for more information please contact Leandro Solorzano at leandro.solorzano@trade.gov or by phone at 954-356-6647 or Martina Echevarria at martina.echevarria@trade.gov or by phone at 305-526-7425 x 26

Event: 7th Annual Hot Market Watch Conference: Selling to India, Indonesia, Russia & South Korea
Venue: Cincinnati, OH
Date: April 4, 2013 (Networking Reception April 3)
Cost: $90
Learn more/register: http://www.HotMarketWatch.com

The “Hot Market Watch” 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 India, Indonesia, Russia & South Korea, and will provide market updates, tools, & resources for U.S. companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries & regions. There will also be an evening networking reception the night before (April 3) and is included with conference registration. Presenters will include our U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officers from the U.S Commercial Service: David Gossack (Indonesia); Judy Reinke (India); John McCaslin (Russia); and Jim Sullivan (South Korea). 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 & logistics; financial considerations; legal considerations; taxation/accounting; and more! For more information, contact: Marcia.Brandstadt@trade.gov or call: 513-684-2944.

Event: USA Investment Center at Hannover Fair 2013
Venue: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 8-12, 2013
Learn more/register: http://www.hannovermesse.de/home
http://export.gov/germany/TradeShowsEvents/FeaturedGermanTradeShows/index.asp

The Hannover Fair is the world’s largest and leading industrial technology event. The Commercial Service/SelectUSA’s “USA Investment Center” offers U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) an opportunity to share a supported turnkey inward investment pavillion and in the joint promotion of the United States as the world’s most attractive business location to over 6000 industry exhibitors and 200,000 trade visitors by the U.S. Commercial Service in key international markets. Participation in the USA Investment Center at Hannover Fair provides a unique way for U.S. EDOs to attract business and make connections with industry representatives from as many as 90 countries worldwide. For more information, EDOs should contact: Ed.Fantasia@trade.gov.

Sell Worldwide in the USA Product Showcase
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, go online to http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us

Commercial News USA: Buy 2, Get 1 Free
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 Portuguese translation, you can take advantage of a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. 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, go online to http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us. Follow Commercial News USA on LinkedIn and Twitter @comnewsusa.

Read the Digital Edition of America’s Export Promotion Magazine
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. Does not include Showcase section). Moreover, you will receive a free online listing in Portuguese. 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

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.

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