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Welcome!

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Automotive & Ground Transportation team is comprised of specialists, located throughout the Unites States at Export Assistance Centers and in American Embassies and Consulates worldwide, who are dedicated to helping you export. We are the automotive industry’s primary export assistance resource and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to sell your auto parts and services overseas. This site provides American companies supplying automotive, truck, or motorcycle-related parts, services, and manufacturing/testing equipment with up-to-date information to help your company succeed internationally. If your company is not currently working with our team member at your local U.S. Export Assistance Center, please contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your export objectives.

Upcoming Trade Events

 
  • January 22, 2015. Webinar: Automotive Opportunities in Peru, Colombia, and Panama. Join us to learn about the on-the-ground realities of doing business in these countries, and gain valuable insight into what U.S. companies need to know in order to be successful in these markets. You will hear from U.S. Government and private sector speakers about the automotive industry; the products and services that have the most potential for sales/business development; and how to gain a competitive edge by taking advantage of financing programs available to your company. To learn more and to register, please click here.
  • February 12, 2015. SelectUSA @ Canadian International Auto Show (in Toronto, Canada) is an annual event designed to attract Canadian investment into the U.S. and expand U.S. exports to the Canadian market. Senior USG officials will participate and support the event which facilitates the connection with potential Canadian partners in the automotive sectors. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential Canadian investors and trade partners. Learn more about this event.
  • February 23-25, 2015. Automotive Meetings in Queretaro Mexico – Join an outstanding supply chain business forum offering 2-full days of B2B matchmaking meetings in one location. Featuring key decision makers in supply chain, procurement and engineering management with automakers and Tier I suppliers operating facilities throughout Mexico. Participants include: GM, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Bosch, Continental and Siemens. More on this B2B matchmaking opportunity.
  • Plan ahead! Checkout other upcoming key industry events.

Market Research & Publications

Quarterly Automotive Team Newsletter. Review the list of latest market research reports, industry news, information on upcoming trade events and trade leads.

NEW! 2014 “Automotive Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters to Worldwide Markets” (3rd edition). Identify and learn about markets where U.S. automotive products or services are likely to succeed.

NEW! 2014-2015 eMobility in Europe Resource Guide. Quick market overview of trends and developments in Europe’s dynamic mobility and transportation industry for U.S. exporters of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and related products. To download a preview, please click here. To obtain a FREE FULL copy, click here or contact your local US Commercial Specialist.

“Compilation of World Motor Vehicle Import Requirements” (2nd edition). Market data and worldwide automotive import restrictions for the major automotive markets around the world.

“Motorcycles: European Market Briefs 2013-2014”. Review the European market opportunities for motorcycles and related products.

Market Research Library. Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing hundreds automotive industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.

View a Trade Data Snapshot

View a trade data snapshot for NAICS 336 – Transportation Equipment. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.

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Detailed Event Information For Webinar - Temporarily Moving Goods & People Across the Border Detailed Event Information For Webinar - Temporarily Moving Goods & People Across the Border
Webinar - Temporarily Moving Goods & People Across the Border -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Construction Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Management Consulting Services, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Security/Safety Eq., Trade Promotion Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Toronto, Canada 10/17/2012 - 10/17/2012
Event Summary:
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made it easier for U.S. business persons to temporarily enter Canada and bring goods with them. Nevertheless, American businesses conducting temporary work in Canada still find themselves facing several questions; - Do I need to get a visa to do temporary work in Canada? - How do I get my capital equipment across the border efficiently and then bring it back to the U.S. at the conclusion of the project? - What are the tax implications for my company and my employees doing work in Canada? During this webinar you will have the opportunity to get answers to these questions from experts in the field of Customs Brokerage, International Tax and International Immigration. Join us to learn more about how you can efficiently, temporarily move goods and people across the border into Canada. The fee for this webinar is $35.

Contacts:
Doug Jacobson, Toronto
Commercial Officer
Phone: 416-595-5412 ext. 236
Doug.Jacobson@trade.gov
Tracey Ford, Ottawa
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 613-688-5406
Tracey.Ford@trade.gov
David Edmiston, Minneapolis
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 612-348-1644
David.Edmiston@trade.gov