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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

  • Supplying Mexico’s Automotive Market – Webinar (April 30, 2014). Mexico ranks as the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world, and the automotive sector accounts for 19.8 percent of Mexico's manufacturing sector and 3.5 percent of its national GDP contribution. The information you will receive through this webinar will allow you to determine how to pursue opportunities in Mexico's growing automotive market. More on this webinar.
  • Discover Europe: Business Forum (June 3-4, 2014). Join the U.S. Commercial Service in Los Angeles, California for the premier Europe-focused event of the year! It will include high-ranking U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial diplomats & international business leaders. The Conference will include a special session devoted to the automotive industry. The European automotive sector is a complex, robust & highly competitive market that provides the support network for Europe’s millions of cars, vans, trucks & buses. Accelerate Your Strategy for the European Market; learn more and register today!
  • Automechanika Middle East 2014 (June 3-5, 2014. Dubai, UAE). Join the USA Pavilion at the leading event for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East and Africa. This trade event covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles, as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups, equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tires, batteries and performance systems. More on this show.
  • Plan ahead! Checkout other upcoming key industry events.

Market Research & Publications

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:
Melissa Branzburg, Boston
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4309
Melissa.Branzburg@trade.gov
Sandra Edwards, Seattle
Financial Analyst
Phone: 206-553-5615 x 228
Sandra.Edwards@trade.gov
Rachel Kreissl, Lima
Commercial Officer
Phone: 000-000-0000
Rachel.Kreissl@trade.gov
Aileen Nandi, San Jose CA
Commercial Officer
Phone: (408) 535 2757, ext. 102
aileen.nandi@trade.gov
Abdul Shaikh, TPP
International Economist
Phone: 202-482-1619
Abdul.Shaikh@trade.gov
Pauline Shams, Iraq-Afghanistan Task Force
Business and Industry Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4974
Pauline.Shams@trade.gov
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