Export USA The export promotion magazine of the USA
Read Export USA
Export USA helps American companies find buyers and distributors for their products and services. The magazine reaches more than a quarter million readers in 178 countries, in print and online.

The May/June 2015 issue is now available.

Trade Leads
The project objective is to increase agricultural productivity and raise incomes and living conditions of communities in the project area through appropriate irrigation infrastructure and social services. The project will enable the target group to move from low income rain fed agriculture to the production of high value crops, consistant with the National Indicative Program for Swaziland. Currency: UAC.
Dynamic purchasing system support (MTF) efforts on demand, which can result in a 2 year period, consisting of computer equipment, office equipment, and telecommunications equipment contracts. Specific equipment requested: desktops, laptops, data processing equipment, laser printers, projector, network equipment, telephone equipment, video conferencing equipment, telecommunications equipment and supplies, uninterruptible power supplies, electricity supplies, server, encoder, mobile Phones, telephones, microwave equipment, photocopiers, photo-and thermo-copying devices, shredders, identity card printing machines. Tenders must be submitted in Lithuanian.
A 4-year framework contract for office supplies, divided into four individual lots. Lot 1 (value 319,183USD) includes small office equipment, delivery trays and desk equipment, ring binders and paper clips, letter openers, staplers and hole punches, paper stationery and other items, and laminating equipment. Lot 2 (value 319,183USD) includes toilet paper, handkerchiefs, paper towels and napkins. Lot 3 (value 319,183USD) includes air fresheners, trash cans and trash bags, cloths, sponges and scourers, scouring pastes, lotions and powders, washing powders, detergents for dishes, windows and floors, toilet bowls and drains, disinfectants, paper napkins, disposable tableware, validators and suspension, incandescent, halogen , fluorescent and LED lights, rechargeable and non-rechargeable cells, electricity network extenders and boosters. Lot 4 (value 2,073,448USD) includes original fax, printer and copier cartridges and ink, printer and copier image handling, heating (lock), drum units, rollers and maintenance kits. All tenders must be submitted in Lithuanian.

Market Research
This report briefly outlines the current situation on Automotive market in Bulgaria and specifies prospect opportunities for U.S. exporters Automotive Market Report Bulgaria 2012-2013 includes: Summary Market Entry Current Market Trends Automotive imports by car brand names Main players on the market Current Demand Used Automotive Products Summary Re-manufactured Automotive Products Summary Barriers to enter market Trade Events Useful Information and web sites FCS Contacts
The U.S. and Canadian plastics markets are deeply intertwined and inherently interdependent. As Canada’s Trade Minister recently noted, the bulk of Canadian exports are actually inputs into U.S. production chains, and such is the case with plastics. In 2009, both Canada and the United States imported up to $10 billion in plastics from each other. Canada is the second largest export market for U.S. plastics.
Doing Business in Dominican Republic: A Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies is a comprehensive report prepared by the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in which U.S. companies can find information on how to do business in the Dominican Republic.

Trade Events
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC features over 2,700 exhibitors, consisting of manufacturers and suppliers of technical products and services utilized in offshore resources, recovery and development. Attendees represent more than 120 countries from around the world and in a variety of fields.
FABTECH Mexico, co-sponsored by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Int'l (FMA) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), co-locates with the established AWS Weldmex and METALFORM Mexico once again in 2015. The "Mega Event", held at the Cintermex in Monterray, Mexico May 5-7, 2015 is expected to reach more than 450 exhibitors, 100,000 net square feet of floor space and draw over 12,000 attendees from Mexico and Central America. FABTCH MEXICO collocated with AWS Weldmex and Metalform is EXPO Metalmecanica.This show is specialized and focused on Fabrication, Metalforming and Welding. The show will take place in the largest Mexico City exhibition center. Last year over 350 U. S. companies participated and sold into Mexico and Latin American markets. With over 450 exhibitors, we are expecting to exceed our 2013 record of 10,000 visitors. As FABTECH Mexico is a certified trade fair, U. S. companies from 47 states wanting to be exhibitors on this show can make use of the 30 million dollar grant approved under the STEP program. (Limited to certain states) Companies interested in participating shall register to receive more information.
Techtextil 2015 is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. The various sectors that will showcase the products and services such as Agrotech, Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech, Indutech, Medtech, Mobiltech, Oekotech, Packtech, Protech and Sporttech. The Agrotech will be concerned with latest ideas and products for agriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape gardening; its target groups include agricultural engineers, architects, agricultural institutions and large-scale organizations. The Buildtech area includes important innovations in membrane construction, lightweight and solid structures; earthworks; hydraulic engineering; and road construction; the target groups include building sponsors and investors. Techtextil 2015 will be an excellent market platform to exchange and discuss a host of new ideas with an objective of bringing in new projects.

Trade News
The Minnesota District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.   Mission: The Minnesota District Export Council encourages and supports: Exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs; Export expansion activities by working with the US & FCS domestic offices; and Opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level by developing a trade assistance network.   Through Counseling of local businesses; Identifying export financing sources for businesses; Creating greater export awareness in their local business communities; Identifying issues that affect export trade and implementation of constructive suggestions or improvement; Supporting programs and services of US & FCS domestic offices; Building local export assistance partnerships with other organizations; and Promoting international education at the community level Contact the Minnesota District Export Council.
Showtime One-on-One Appointments with Country Specialists We are pleased to announce the Showtime program, conducted at ARAB HEALTH 2014 by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Healthcare Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies exhibiting at and attending the show. These Commercial Specialists are your U.S. representatives and business advocates in their host countries. They can discuss the current market situation, export issues important to your firm, and export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are already exporting, they are also available to work with you to find additional partners, new markets and/or increase your market share. Countries participating in 2014: Bahrain Egypt India Jordan Kuwait Libya Oman Pakistan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates West Bank *Please note the list of countries participating is subject to change. Interviews will be in your booth or the International Trade Center located in the U.S. Pavilion (TBA). Advance registration required: These appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the schedule fills up quickly. Companies that wish to participate must register in advance through the U.S. Department of Commerce ShowTime Program. There is no fee for this service. The deadline to register is January 17, 2014. To participate in these one-on-one meetings with in-country expertise, please complete the form below. We will then forward your completed company profile to our country/industry Commercial Specialists from the countries you select. Meetings are available from January 27-13, 2014. If you cannot personally attend, please make sure your export and/or international department(s) is aware of this value-added service. For further information regarding Showtime appointments, please contact: Andrea Berton at Andrea.Berton@trade.gov, phone: (612) 348-1639 or Tanya Cole at Tanya.Cole@trade.gov, phone: (631) 935-2388.
Our worldwide network of automotive specialists in U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and across the U.S., are dedicated to assisting U.S. companies increase exports of U.S. automotive products and services internationally.  In that effort, we invite you to participate in the following key events supported by the U.S. Commercial Service:    May 1-2, 2013 San Diego, California ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum – Africa, Middle East, South Asia. U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officers and Commercial Specialists from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia regions will provide information to help you identify new export markets and develop market entry strategies. Learn more.   May 8-11, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Automechanika Johannesburg 2013 - South Africa’s Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry targeting Trade Visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region. More on this show.   May 22-26, 2013 Bologna, Italy Autopromotec 2012 is the leading biennial event in Europe and is a unique showcase for the garage, auto repair, diagnostic and servicing equipment sector, as well as a marketplace for a range of complementary industry products. More on this event.   June 11-13, 2013 Dubai, UAE Automechanika Middle East 2013 is the leading event for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East and Africa. This trade event covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles, as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups, equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tires, batteries and performance systems. More on this show.   June 16 – 18, 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands ReMaTec 2013. Join the USA Pavilion at this premier networking event for the remanufacturing industry which includes players in the automotive, industrial and heavy duty aftermarket sectors. More on this show.   July 10-12, 2013 Mexico City, Mexico PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2013. Join the USA Pavilion at Mexico and Central America’s most important trade event for the Automotive Aftermarket. More on this show.   September 23-26, 2013 Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico Auto Supply Chain Trade Mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. This mission is intended to focus on a variety of U.S. industry and service providers, particularly those suppliers of spare parts, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and components, hybrid vehicle components, precision assembly devices and systems that enhance efficiency in the OEM manufacturing process. More on this trade mission.   November 12-14, 2013 Queretaro, Mexico Automotive Meetings in Queretaro, Mexico is an outstanding supply chain oriented business forum aimed at B2B connecting with automakers and Tier 1 suppliers operating facilities in Mexico. More on this B2B matchmaking opportunity.

World Trade Webcast
Zanon Vitamec, Not Just For Kids Anymore
April 15, 2015:Hear about Zanon Vitamec's new brand, TRQ 100, which aims to bring the most effective and delicious vitamins to adults. For more info visit ZanonVitamec.com

Download the Export Resources App from iTunes or the Google Play store. ThinkGlobal.com/GoogleApp ThinkGlobal.com/AppleApp