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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

  • 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

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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 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo 2013 Detailed Event Information For Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo 2013
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo 2013 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Automobile/Light Truck/Vans
Location/Date: Sydney, Australia 04/11/2013 - 04/13/2013
Event Summary:
Hosted every two years by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the 2013 Expo will be held at the Sydney Exhibition Center, Darling Harbour April 11 - 13, 2013. The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is directed by a committee of executives representing key brands exhibiting at the Expo. This is a trade only show run by the industry for the industry. The expo will attract over 11,000 automotive decision makers from Australian and South East Asian markets. Specialty market areas include: Aftermarket retailers Retail chain buyers Engine reconditioning specialists Roadside emergency professionals Automotive mechanics Automotive electricians Performance specialists Brake professionals Suspension professions Exhaust professions Aftermarket wholesalers Aftermarket distributors The 2011 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo & Collision Repair Expo attracted a record attendance of 10,800 individual visitors, a 17% increase on the previous Melbourne event (in 2007) and a 55% increase on the more recent Sydney event (in 2009). Exhibitors showcased a wide range of Automotive Parts, Accessories, Tools & Equipment, Paint Products & Applications, Chemicals & Surface Preparation Products, Replacement Panels, Parts & Frames, Computer Software & Hardware, Training & Technology and Business Services. The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will be co-located with the Collision Repair Expo.

Duncan Archibald, Sydney
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 61-2-9373-9212
Christine Ellis, Facet International Marketing

Phone: 734-453-3500
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671