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
|Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Railroad Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
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In this webinar you will learn about the opportunities in the following sectors: building products, construction equipment, electrical power systems, safety and security equipment, airport supplies, logistics and distribution solutions providers, port equipment, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), airport and port design and construction.
A plethora of opportunities for American firms in Colombia and Panama are the result of by the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement on May 15, 2012 provides immediate duty-free entry for 80 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial exports to Colombia, with remaining tariffs phased out over the next 10 years.Colombia is the third largest market in the region, after Mexico and Brazil, and is ranked 22nd as a market for U.S. exports globally. Over the past 10 years, Colombia has become one of the most stable economies in the region.
The US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that has had the effect of eliminating some 90% of tariffs and duties on U.S. exports to Panama. In 2011, U.S. exports to Panama jumped 34% to $8.25 billion – in no small part due to the fact that Panama's economy grew 10.5%.
Main webinar speakers include Cameron Werker,Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Colombia and Daniel T. Crocker, Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Panama
Please see Trade Mission Link to learn more:
|Arica Young, TPP|
International Trade Specialist
|Cameron Werker, Bogota|
Senior Commercial Officer
|Daniel Crocker, Panama City|
Senior Commercial Officer