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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 South Asia Webinar Series Detailed Event Information For South Asia Webinar Series
South Asia Webinar Series -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Health Care Services, Medical Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Telecommunications Services, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Chennai, India 10/11/2012 - 11/01/2012
Event Summary:
India, a country with endless opportunities and perennial complications: join our experts to learn the dos and don'ts to succeed. With its 1.2 billion population, a dynamic middle class, and 6.5% GDP growth rate, India is uniquely positioned for sustained growth in the near future. Sri Lanka brims with opportunities for U.S. exporters after decades of strife. Geographically situated as an ideal shipping hub, Sri Lanka is now open for business! Join us for the South Asia Webinar Series to hear from -- and ask questions of -- experts to learn how to enter – or expand – into the Indian and Sri Lankan markets. First session: Business Opportunities in South India and Sri Lanka: Tips to Succeed Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:00 am EST Hear from successful U.S. exporters, local businesses and government officials about the prime business opportunities in South India and Sri Lanka! If you are in the infrastructure, IT, healthcare, environment, or design/build sectors, you won't want to miss this event! South India boasts the country's manufacturing and IT hubs; Sri Lanka has ripe opportunities for U.S. businesses – now is the time to gain a foothold in these countries! Second session: Top Ten Tricks from Legal, Financial and Customs Experts: How to Succeed with the Mechanics of Exporting to India Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 3:00 pm EST Learn directly from our panel of renowned lawyers, bankers and shipping companies the in's and out's of shipping your products to India. Each speaker will present a list of “Top Ten Tricks” and will be available to answer your questions. U.S. exports to India have more than doubled in the last five years – make sure your company is poised to take advantage of this market! A recording of both webinars will be available for participants.

Contacts:
Larry Tabash, Austin
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 512-936-0039
Larry.Tabash@trade.gov
Mala Venkat, Chennai
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +91 44 2857 4293
Mala.Venkat@trade.gov
Sandra Edwards, Seattle
Financial Analyst
Phone: 206-553-5615 x 228
Sandra.Edwards@trade.gov
Aileen Nandi, San Salvador
Regional Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +503 2501 3070
aileen.nandi@trade.gov
Abdul Shaikh, TPP
International Economist
Phone: 202-482-1619
Abdul.Shaikh@trade.gov
Melissa Branzburg, Boston
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4309
Melissa.Branzburg@trade.gov
Pauline Shams, Iraq-Afghanistan Task Force
Business and Industry Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4974
Pauline.Shams@trade.gov