Health Technologies

Welcome to the International Healthcare Technologies webpage.

Healthcare is a steadily growing industry with an approximate value of $117.4 billion exported from the U.S. in 2011, which has risen almost 26% since 2007. With the recent rapid growth of emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China there exists a tremendous opportunity for U.S. companies to successfully expand into the international arena.

The Healthcare Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. health industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports. It accomplishes this through a variety of resources and services for U.S. companies such as Webinars, Gold Key and Platinum Key Services. The team, comprised of trade specialists from throughout the U.S. and from U.S. Embassies around the world, provides:

Market Intelligence

In-Depth Market Data and Statistics

Trade Counseling

Creating Market Entry Strategies

Business Matchmaking

Identifying and Evaluating potential partners

Regulations and Customs Navigation

Documentation Assistance

In addition to our many services, the Healthcare Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.

Detailed Event Information For State of Maryland Governor Trade Mission to Brazil Detailed Event Information For State of Maryland Governor Trade Mission to Brazil
State of Maryland Governor Trade Mission to Brazil -- Computer Software, Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Education/Training Services, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Sao Paulo, Brazil 12/01/2013 - 12/07/2013
Event Summary:
Governor Martin O'Malley and a delegation of Maryland business leaders, educators and government officials will travel to Brazil for a seven-day trade mission in December. The trip will strengthen economic and cultural ties between Maryland and Brazil as Governor O'Malley and the delegation meet with top officials, and potential business and investment partners. In 2012, Brazil was Maryland's 11th-largest export market, with exports to the country more than doubling from $143 million in 2009 to $308 million in 2012. Brazil is home to one of Maryland's 11 foreign trade offices. The primary purpose of this mission is to generate interest and attract targeted Brazil foreign direct investment (FDI) to Maryland, and advocate on behalf of Maryland companies' export-to-Brazil activities. This mission will present the State an opportunity to brand itself in Brazil as the best location in the United States for the physical operations of foreign companies in key industries such as biosciences, advanced technology, green technology, defense and finance.

Thomas Hanson, Sao Paulo
Commercial Officer
Phone: (55-11) 3250-5304
Aisha Jones, Baltimore
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 410-962-6896
Alan Long, Rio De Janeiro
Commercial Officer
Phone: 55-21-3823-2410
Signe Pringle, State of Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Phone: 1 410 767 3542
Renato Sabaine, Sao Paulo
Trade Event Manager/Coordinator
Phone: 55/11/3250-5449
Sergio Teixeira, Rio De Janeiro
Trade Event Manager/Coordinator
Phone: 55 21 3823-2419