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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

 
  • 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 Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event)
Kormarine 2013 (TFC Event) -- Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Electronic Components, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, Management Consulting Services, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Busan, Korea (South) 10/22/2013 - 10/25/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. companies interested in gaining exposure for their maritime products and services should consider exhibiting at Kormarine 2013, one of the world's leading shipbuilding, maritime and offshore international trade shows. Held biannually in Korea, the world #1 shipbuilding country, Kormarine 2013 will take place October 22-25, 2013, at BEXCO in Busan, Korea. Kormarine has developed into the most reputable maritime event in Asia and an important forum at which senior executives from across the global maritime gather and exchange ideas. This acclaimed exhibition is regarded as the most definitive and efffective gateway got foreign maritime companies to enter the fast growing Asian market. Products featured at Kormarine 2013 will include: • Ships, boats, vessels, cruise, and ferry equipment; • Shipbuilding, repair and maintenance equipment and technologies; • Diesel engines, engine accessories and propulsion systems; • Shipyard equipment; • Cargo handling and transport systems; • Marine and maritime equipment systems; • Navigation and communication systems and equipment; • Offshore platforms; • Drilling, exploration and fasteners; • Power supply, production, and process equipment and services; • Oil and gas transport; • Offshore well equipment and services; • Sailing equipment and systems; • Electrical systems and transmission equipment; • Safety and sea environmental protection; • Technical, laboratory and computer services; • Marine consultants and information technology; and • Green energy. Held concurrently with Sea-Port and the Naval & Defense Show during Korea's Marine Week, Kormarine 2013 draws ship owners , shipbuilding companies, equipment and component manufacturers, naval architects, marine architects, shipyard purchasing managers, marine rescuers, researchers and firefighters, port authorities, government officials, and oil and gas exploration companies. Kormarine 2013 expects to host 1,200 companies from 40 countries showcasing their products and services to an expected 40,000 visitors from 70 countries. National Pavilions from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom will be featured at Kormarine 2013.

Contacts:
James Sullivan, ORUE
Commercial Officer
Phone: 202-482-4723
Jim.Sullivan@trade.gov
Mitch Larsen, Seoul
Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (82-2) 397-4216/4537
Mitch.Larsen@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Ray Filbert, Reed Exhibitions

Phone: 203/840-5821
rfilbert@reedexpo.com
Keenton Chiang, Seoul
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86-2-397-4908
Keenton.Chiang@trade.gov