Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service in Indiana organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.

Upcoming Local Events:

1. FTA Compliance & Customs Audits Seminar (Evansville – Sept. 24th)

2. Meet with U.S. Embassy Rep from India (Indianapolis – Oct. 5th)

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FTA Compliance & Customs Audits Seminar

Date: September 24, 2015
Time:
8:00am CT - Registration, 8:30am – Noon – Program
Place:
University of Southern Indiana, Carter Hall - 2nd Floor, Evansville, IN
Cost:
$25 (includes continental breakfast and course materials)

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can help make your products more competitive by saving on tariffs and duties. But you have to make sure your goods qualify for reduced or free duties. Nobody likes audits! Attend this session to find out what Customs officers are looking at when your products cross borders.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What You Can Expect to Learn:

Free Trade Agreements

  • FTAs Overview
  • A Closer Look at Origination
  • Wholly Obtained
  • Production from Non-Originating Materials
  • Certificate of Origin Form
  • Supplier Solicitation
  • Recordkeeping, Penalties
  • Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement

Customs Audits

  • U.S. Customs Compliance
  • Key Compliance Issues
  • Common Importer Errors
  • Record Retention
  • Audit Types
  • Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
  • Standard Operating Procedures

Join us September 24th. Together, we can ensure the competitiveness of U.S. business through international trade.

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For more information, contact Dusan.Marinkovic@trade.gov or at 317-582-2300.

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Meet with U.S. Embassy Rep from India

Date: October 5, 2015
Time:
9:00am – 4:00pm ET – 1 hour sessions, first come, first-served
Place:
11405 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 106, Carmel, IN 46032
Cost:
Free

We are pleased to host Mr. Sham Shamsudeen in Indianapolis for this dynamic program. Mr. Shamsudeen is an experienced commercial specialist from the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India. He covers a large portfolio of industries and brings a wealth of experience that can help Indiana firms crack the Indian market. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the obstacles and opportunities associated with this robust economy.

Why Do Business in India?

India stands as the eleventh biggest economy in the world in terms of GDP, and experiences an annual growth rate of 7%. The same upward trajectory applies to the international trade in India for India’s imports have increased by more than 25% per year since 1960. In the last 10 years, India has shifted from agriculture-focused economy to an industrialized and service-based economy.

  • India is ranked 12th in the world in terms of nominal factory output (2015)
  • $313 billion in exports (2014)
  • $466 billion in imports (2014)

India also demonstrates growing demand from major sectors such as energy, environmental, healthcare, high-tech, infrastructure, transportation, and defense. Make sure your company seizes the opportunity to enter this dynamic market.

For questions and to register, email Ye.Hu@trade.gov or call 317-582-2300.

We look forward to seeing you!



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