Events & News

International trade events are an excellent opportunity to for U.S. companies to meet potential buyers and for international buyers to find U.S. suppliers.



Upcoming Webinars & Seminars

Webinar on the European Rotorcraft Industry

Date: April 22, 2015
Time: 12-1pm Eastern
Cost: FREE

Learn about the European helicopter industry.

This FREE webinar on April 22, 2015 from 12-1pm Eastern will provide US companies with an understanding of the European rotorcraft market and how to access opportunities in this market.


  • Aman Pannu, Aerospace, Defence and Security, Frost & Sullivan who will provide an overview of the European rotorcraft industry.
  • PJ Menner, Commercial Specialist, US Commercial Service London, who will provide an overview of opportunities in the UK market.
  • John Hyde, Helitech International Exhibition Director, who will discuss the 2015 Helitech International Event and ways US companies can leverage this show.

Register for the European Rotorcraft Industry Webinar – April 22, 2015.

Webinar: European VAT Implications with E-Commerce

Date: April 23, 2015

Time: 11:00am EDT/8:00am PDT

90 minutes

Cost: $25

Gain a broader understanding about Value Added Tax (VAT) and learn about your VAT registration liabilities and VAT refund possibilities when selling goods and services in Europe. VAT is a Tax that is implemented on goods and services within the European Union (EU) and most other countries worldwide. Representatives from Commercial Service European Union, Euro VAT Refund, Inc., and UPS will provide an insight for how VAT works when the North American company sells products on-line (e-commerce), or sell software, cloud services, games and music on-line to customers in the EU, and provide helpful tools when doing business within the EU. This Webinar will further explain:

  • How VAT works
  • Understanding VAT when selling e-commerce and goods on a platform like Amazon in the EU
  • VAT and sales of Electronically Supplied Services (ESS) /Definition of ESS (software, cloud services, on-line games and music)
  • VAT procedures that a US company needs to have in place when selling these kind of goods and services to the EU customers

For additional information, please contact

Register for the European VAT webinar – April 23, 2015.

Seminar: CE Marking, RoHS2, and EU Regulatory Requirements & Standards

Date: Tuesday April 28, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm - Registration at 8:00am
Venue: K-State Olathe Campus, Great Plains Room 22201 W. Innovation Drive Olathe, KS 66061
Cost: $80.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials)
Deadline to register: April 22, 2015

No refunds after deadline date. Substitutes accepted.

Overview: To sell equipment throughout the EU, manufacturers must address mandatory safety and environmental EU product requirements. Topics will include: CE Marking, Machinery and RoHS2 Directive Compliance, and EU Standards & CE Certification.

Objectives: There are more than 500 million consumers in the European Union's 28 Member States. In order to sell equipment throughout the European Union, manufacturers have to address mandatory EU product safety and environmental requirements.

Register for the CE Marking, RoHS2, and EU Regulatory Requirements & Standards

Seminar – April 28, 2015

Webinar: FedEx Presents: EU Customs Regulations for Aerospace Companies

Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 11:00-12:15 Eastern
Cost: $35, registration required

Join the US Commercial Service Aerospace Team on May 6 from 11:00 - 12:15 pm Eastern time for an important Aerospace Clearance webinar, where common EU customs regulations will be reviewed. Most customs regulations focus on providing import duty relief when it comes to the commercial aviation industry. This webinar will explore where information comes from and how it is used in customs processing. By the end of this webinar, companies will have a clear view on what are the differences between End Use, Dual Use Licensing, ODS, and when relief applies for Repair and VAT.

For additional information, please contact

Register for the Aerospace EU regulations webinar – May 6, 2015.

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Education Trade Mission

Education Trade Mission to Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, France (optional)
September 21-25, 2015

Explore Growing Education Markets in Up to Five Major European Cities: Join the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, on an official trade mission to Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom (UK), with an optional stop in France - September 21-25, 2015. Additional information about the Education Trade Mission.

Cyber Security Trade Mission to Poland and Romania

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Poland and Romania
May 11-15, 2015

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce H. Andrews will lead a Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Romania and Poland May 11-15, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Central and Eastern Europe’s information and communication technology (ICT) security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency management technology equipment and services. The mission will visit Poland and Romania, where U.S. firms will have access to business development opportunities across the Central and Eastern European region. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Central and Eastern Europe. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials and industry leaders; and networking events.
Click here for details about the Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Romania and Poland.

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Featured Program: Retail in Romania

Retail in Romania: Test your products in the Romanian market
The U.S. Embassy in Romania invites you to participate in a marketing event, Retail in Romania, that will bring your products directly to 20 million Romanian consumers. American quality is highly appreciated in Romania and we have partnered with the country’s largest retailer, Media Galaxy (Altex), to test new U.S. products in its chain of stores. This is a tried-and-true program that we have used elsewhere and are now bringing to Europe, starting with Romania, to coincide with Independence Day in the United States. This is just the beginning, as this opportunity could open the gates to potential distribution throughout Southeast Europe. Click here to download the Retail in Romania flyer for additional information.


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Follow-up News of Events supported by CS Europe

Discover America Initiative in Slovakia
In October 2014, Commercial Specialist Lucia Maskova from CS Bratislava successfully launched local working group to support Discover America initiative in Slovakia. In continuing efforts to promote what the United States has to offer, most of the Discover America members - Oneworld Travel, CK America / Transatlantic Elite LLC, Diners Club, Avis, Harley Davidson, Jack Daniels and Amazing Planet shared a booth at International Travel Fair Slovakia tour from January 29 – February 1, 2015. The goal of the fair’s attendance was to inform Slovaks about Discover America as a resource for U.S. travel. Under the Discover America logo, Lucia gave out materials provided by NYC Go to promote NYC as one of the TOP 3 destinations visited by Slovaks. Several local media broadcasted the information on “Land of possibilities” for the first time in public. Travel information shared in the booth was backed up by colleagues from the Consular section who helped with ESTA and specific visa inquiries.
CS Slovakia website

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CS Europe Activity at WTM 2014
World Travel Market (WTM) 2014 was held at London’s ExCel Conference Centre from November 3-6, 2014. The U.S. Commercial Service exhibited from within the BrandUSA pavilion and counseled U.S. companies throughout the week. Click here for a roundup of CS Europe activity at WTM and for additional Travel & Tourism information.

For additional information about events we support, please contact us.

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Video on Selling in the European Union
Let us Connect you to Europe Video
The European Union
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