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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 Great American Trucking Show Detailed Event Information For Great American Trucking Show
Great American Trucking Show -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Trucks/Trailers/Buses, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation), Used/Reconditioned Eq.
Location/Date: Dallas, TX, United States 08/22/2013 - 08/24/2013
Event Summary:
The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is the second largest trucking show in America. More than 600 exhibiting companies will display new and innovative products and services helping to make you and your business more successful. In 2012, GATS registered over 30,000 trucking related attendees representing all 50 states and countries all of over the world. GATS covers approximately 500,000 square feet and attracts exhibitors representing the major truck, trailer and component manufacturers, as well as fleets and aftermarket product retailers. Eight original equipment manufacturers will be at this year's show: Western Star, Mack Truck, Volvo Trucks North America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Peterbilt Trucks, Kenworth, Freightliner and Ford. In addition to exhibitors, GATS highlights include, educational seminars addressing important topics like fuel management for fleet operators, safety and maintenance supervision of fleets, pros and cons of leasing or buying trucks and truck driver training requirements.

Contacts:
Chamberlain Eke, Lagos
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 234-1-4603414,460 3400, ext.3414,4704694
Chamberlain.Eke@trade.gov