AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace and Defense Technology Team Page. We are the industry’s primary export resource and should be your first point of contact when looking to sell internationally. Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located at our Export Assistance Centers in the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.
The aerospace & defense industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, national and worldwide economic conditions, and global policies affecting defense, civilian and commercial aviation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness. Specifically, the Aerospace and Defense Technology Team works with companies to help them:
NOTICE: NextGen Solutions Vendor Guide: Submissions Due by March 29, 2013!
The US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is creating a NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide, intended to be used by foreign air navigation service providers, airport operators, and governmental authorities to identify U.S. goods and services that can be used to help implement ICAO consistent NextGen solutions. The guide will highlight the U.S. producers and suppliers who indicate that they have products that can be used to implement one or more of the listed NextGen solutions.
Please reference the Federal Register notice for more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/05/2013-02406/nextgen-solutions-vendors-guide.
Questions on the NextGen Vendors Guide should be directed to Mr. Jonathan Alvear, Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM), International Trade Administration: Phone: 202-482-4125; email: mailto:Jonathan.Alvear@trade.gov
|EU Supply Chains: A VAT and Transfer Pricing Perspective -- Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics, Computers/Peripherals, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Medical Eq., Materials Handling Machinery, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.|
|Pre-Register for this event|
Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about EU Supply Chains and how to address VAT and Transfer Pricing Issues.
RSM Tenon(UK)and McGladrey LLP, along with the Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Commercial Service's, Mission to the European Union, will provide an overview of VAT rules that are most relevant to U.S. companies doing business in Europe, as well as some of the more significant changes in EU Customs rules.
The Webinar will explain:
• Outline of the basic principles of VAT
• VAT impacts on U.S. exporters (goods vs. services, B2B vs. B2C, online/electronic services. VAT compliance strategies).
• Implementation of the modernized Customs Code as well as the Tariff Reductions/Suspensions
• Place of supply rules and how it concerns US businesses
• Intra-EU supply of goods and services – compliance obligations
• Discussion on the VAT features of limited risk distribution
• Income tax and transfer pricing aspects of supply chain structures
|Isabelle Maelcamp, European Union|
|James Paul, Boston|
|Michelle Ouellette, Boston|
Senior International Trade Specialist