WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES


April 16, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT:  Opportunities in Turkey’s Manufacturing & Metalworking Industries – Free Webinar

The U.S. Commercial Service invites you to take part in an interactive webinar promoting the WIN Metalworking Eurasia trade show occurring in June. Highlights include: Doing Business in Turkey presented by U.S Commercial Service, Turkey, Metal Manufacturing Industry Insights presented by the Turkish Association of Metal Industries (MESS), First-hand WIN Metalworking trade show experience and an opportunity to ask questions directly to speakers.  Cost: Free.  Registration Link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q60.

April 17, 2014 @ 6:00pm CDT: Taiwan’s Growing Market for Healthy Foods- Free Webinar
With increasing awareness of the impact of lifestyle on health and an aging population, consumption of natural and health food in Taiwan has grown significantly in recent years. More organic and natural food stores are opening, and the U.S. export potential is substantial given that Taiwan is the United States 7th largest market for food exports. Over the past three years, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) has received a 30% increase in the number of trade inquiries for healthy/natural/organic foods. Consumers in Taiwan are brand conscious, giving U.S. companies a chance to take significant market share for these types of products. Taiwan is also an ideal place for U.S. exporters to test organic/natural products for the mainland China market. The event will feature discussion by AIT Director Christopher J. Marut and a panel of three experts on healthy food trends in Taiwan and will be followed by a question and answer session. Panelists include Eugene Wang, General Manager of Super Elephant, one of the top importers of healthy food in Taiwan; Ellen Yin, owner of the Taipei’s Florida Bakery and former Director of the Taipei Bakery Association; and Vincent Chang, CEO, Pacific freshONE Co. Deadline for RSVPs: April 16, 2014. Please RSVP by clicking here.

April 23, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT: European Union ROHS Update – Webinar
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, this webinar will describe a number of initiatives U.S. exporters need to follow that the European Commission will undertake this year on the implementation of the EU ROHS Directive. These include a review of the scope of products covered by ROHS; a review of the rules applying to replacement parts for products previously not covered by the legislation; a proposal to expand the list of substances subject to the restrictions imposed by the legislation. Fee: $75. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35013&InputType=EVENT.

April 30,2014@12:00 CST: Supplying Mexico’s Automotive Market – Webinar
Webinar will provide valuable insight from U.S. Commercial Service Specialists about the Mexican Automotive Market, including industry demand, trends, entry strategies, business culture & security. Learn how U.S. companies can leverage the PAACE Automechanika Mexico show to grow their business in Mexico and Central America. Who Should Participate - Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers, Owners, Manufacturers, Repair Shops, Fleet Management, Service Stations, OEMs. Product Categories Include - Parts & Components; Accessories & Tuning; Repair & Maintenance; IT & Management; Service Station & Car Wash; Electronics & Systems. Fee: $30. Register online at:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35088&InputType=EVENT
. Questions: Monica.Toporkiewicz@trade.gov.

May 7, 2014:  Exporting to Mexico - NAFTA Certificate of Origin – Webinar
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, this webinar will describe why the NAFTA Certificate of Origin is essential and beneficial to U.S. exporters. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35097&InputType=EVENT
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May 15, 2014: Navigating Free Trade Agreements – Documenting Origin – Webinar
Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Connecticut District Export Council, will introduce participants to the steps of properly documenting origin and will address the requirements needed to complete certificates of origin property for NAFTA, South Korea, and Israel. 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. CDT. Fee: $10. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35092&InputType=EVENT
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May 20, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT: Opportunities in the Asian Defense Market – Webinar
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with Avascent and the Association of the United States Army, this webinar will describe the extensive procurement opportunities that exist in the large defense markets in addition to the consulting, training, and services sectors. 9:00 a.m. CDT. Fee: $50. For information & registration, see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35086&InputType=EVENT
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May 21, 2014:  Opportunities for the Defense Industry in the Middle East – Webinar
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with Avascent, this webinar will describe new industry addressable defense opportunities across the region’s top markets. 10:00 a.m. CDT. Fee: $50. For information & registration, please see:
http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35095&InputType=EVENT
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