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2013 SBA-Visa Export Contest
Calling Small Business Exporters- Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes
If you have a success story to tell about the goods or services you sell around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, submit your story to the “2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest”. Visit http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/ for more information.
Importing Webinar Series
Free online Import Training! You can register at no cost to view any export training seminars of interest on this site.
Go Global Webinar Series
Are you looking to expand into the global marketplace? Are you considering exporting? Exporting is a great way to increase your sales and competitiveness, especially since 95 percent of your potential consumers live outside of the United States. If you want to learn more, register for the Go Global Webinar Series. The series provides you the resources necessary to expand into new markets and be a successful exporter. Register free at: http://go.usa.gov./T37AExporting
Webinars to view on your own schedule
Free online Export Training! You can register at no cost to view any export training seminars of interest on this site.
1. Are You Ready?
2. Market Research
3. More Research
5. Market Approach
7. Payment Terms
8. SBA Financing
9. Website Globalization
Export Training Podcasts
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of podcasts available to assist small- and medium-sized companies. While their topics range from marketing and sales, human resources, and the technology that you employ to keep your business functioning smoothly, they also have a number of podcasts to assist you in exporting, including:
U.S. Department of State: Direct Line Upcoming Events Go to any of the following links and register for a phone conference to learn more about doing business in other countries. You can also subscribe directly to updates by clicking here and registering.
Go to any of the following links and register for a phone conference to learn more about doing business in other countries. You can also subscribe directly to updates by and registering.
Opportunities in the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Market in the Philippines, May 20, 2013
Building Dubai's Dream: Infrastructure Opportunities for U.S. Companies, May 21, 2013
Visa Waiver in Taiwan: Promoting Travel & Tourism Opportunities in the United States, May 21, 2013
U.A.E. Infrastructure: Metro Project - Department of Transport, May 22, 2013
Burma: Easing Sanctions and Encouraging Investment, May 22, 2013
Exploring Trade and Investment Opportunities in Liberia, May 30, 2013
U.S. Food and Beverage Export Opportunities in the Philippines, June 4, 2013
Uruguay: Southern Cone IT Hub, June 6, 2013
Brazil's Rail Sector, June 11, 2013
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.
Webinar: China’s E-Commerce Revolution! A Webinar to Understand Ecommerce Retail Fulfillment in China, May 28, 2013
Webinar: Mexico’s Infrastructure Opportunities 2013-2018, June 27, 2013
ITA Utilizes Free Trade Agreement to Keep US Company Competitive in China; Reporting a Trade Barrier
Promote Your Products Worldwide, In Print and Online
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.
U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Industry and Security
Special Compliance Topics and Archived Webinars
CULTURAL TOUR OF CHINA
October 13-21 2013
led by the Greater Des Moines Partnership
National Committee on United Relations with China
Understanding the Chinese Consumer: Tom Doctoroff
CE Marking: What is it?
CCC - China Compulsory Certificate