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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

  • Export Webinar: Transportation Technologies Sector in Turkey (with introduction by U.S. Ambassador John Bass), May 18. Transportation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Turkey, and it has tripled in value since 2002, with an average growth rate of 20% over the last five years. That presents many export opportunities for U.S. transportation companies. Learn more and register today!
  • Automotive Trade Missions to Peru, May 18-19, 2016 and Guatemala & El Salvador (optional stop), June 20-24. The Auto Care Association and the International Trade Administration announce two opportunities to enter and expand your export business in Latin America. These missions are a cost-effective opportunity to gain firsthand market information and meet one-on-one with foreign industry executives, pre-screened to match your specific business objectives. Click here for more information or contact carolina.arregoces@autocare.org
  • Webinar for U.S. Exporters: Automotive Manufacturing Meetings-Detroit (AMM Detroit), June 14. AMM Detroit (Nov 8-10, 2016) is a major automotive supply chain matchmaking event that brings together vehicle manufacturers, and tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers in mutually selected pre-arranged meetings. This webinar , second of a three-part webinar series, will focus on high demand capabilities and services, the technical spectrum of applications, the innovation forum, and what participants can expect during the event. FREE, but registration is required. Learn more and register today!
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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

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