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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

  • May 6, 2015. Webinar: Mexico’s Automotive Industry. The U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. companies to participate in a webinar on Mexico’s Automotive Industry - the seventh largest producer of vehicles in the world and the largest in Latin America. The prospects for American suppliers are bright due to the demand for high-quality products. The Mexican automotive market is forecasted to become the sixth largest automotive manufacturer by 2020. Register today to gain valuable insight into what U.S. firms need to do to be successful in the Mexican market. Learn more.
  • May 20-24, 2015. AUTOPROMOTEC 2015. The Bologna Trade Fair Center will host the 26th edition of Autopromotec – one of the most important international exhibition of automotive industry products, garage equipment and servicing. AUTOPROMOTEC 2013 hosted 1,514 exhibitors from 51 countries and 102,536 visitors representing buyers and trade professionals. Learn more.
  • 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 AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013 Detailed Event Information For AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Electronic Components
Location/Date: Tokyo, Japan 01/16/2013 - 01/18/2013
Event Summary:
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD is the place where U.S. companies can promote their advanced automotive technology to the growing Japanese and Asian automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers. AUTOMOTIVE WORLD is also held concurrently with the following events: CAR-ELE JAPAN, EV JAPAN and WEIGHT REDUCTION EXPO. AUTOMOTIVE WORLD is a leading automotive sector event in Japan and serves as a unique venue for manufactures and suppliers of the following products and services: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS Automotive Components & In-Vehicle System Testing technologies Semiconductors Electronic Components & Devices Manufacturing Equipments/Technologies Embedded System Technologies Electronic Materials DRIVE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES Drive System Rechargeable Batteries, Next-generation Batteries Connectors, Harnesses Motor Technologies Chargers Inverters, Peripherals WEIGHT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES Materials for Automotive Weight Reduction Molding/Processing Technologies, Processing equipment for automotive weight reduction Devices/Modules for automotive weight reduction Other technologies for Automotive weight reduction AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2011 attracted a record attendance of over 21,151 qualified Trade Visitors, while hosting 349 exhibitors. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES Japanese auto manufacturers are proceeding with the research and development of the Next Generation Vehicles (NGV) such as Electric Vehicle (EV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (pHV), Hybrid Vehicle (HV), Hydrogen Vehicle, Fuel Cell (FC) Vehicle, Clean Diesel Vehicle, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle. HV and EV are especially gaining increasing attention. The more widespread use of NGV will largely depend on auto manufacturers' resolution of a number of technological issues (for FC and Hydrogen Vehicle, for example) and on the expansion of the fuel/energy supply infrastructure.

Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
David Thomas, Reed Exhibitions

Phone: 203-840-5420
Sayoko Koto, Tokyo
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 81-3-3224-5079