Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Building Products and Construction Equipment Companies. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.
Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.
We specialize in working with the following industry subsectors:
Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:
2016 AIA National Convention – May 19-21, 2016
Meet with Industry Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam
In cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Commercial Service (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) is offering SHOWTIME at the 2016 AIA National Convention.
SHOWTIME provides participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam. These industry professionals from around the world will be on hand to discuss market trends and opportunities for your business in their markets. They can help you identify strategies to expand your company’s international reach.
Please sign up for SHOWTIME to:
Register Online Today!
Advanced registration is required. Please register at: http://1.usa.gov/1WLoysd
Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadline to register is Friday, May 13. Final SHOWTIME appointment schedules will be emailed to registrants on Monday, May 16, 2016.
Discover Global Markets: The Americas
June 15-16, 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities
November 1-3, 2016
|Chillventa 2012 -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Building Products|
Commercial Specialist Doris Groot will staff a Business Information Office (BIO), counsel and assist American companies throughout the trade fair, and collect latest industry and market trends. Prior to the show, she will conduct a pre-show promotion to her industry contacts and publish the U.S. companies presence on the U.S. Commercial Service Germany website in order to advertise and promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services. The promotion of the U.S. exhibitors will also be extended to other countries in order to provide the U.S. exhibitors with business leads, market research and distributor lists on a broader basis. Interested U.S. exhibitors or visitors should contact Ms. Doris Groot, phone: +49-89-2888-749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chillventa is the leading international trade show for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps in Europe. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted certification to this important trade event in 2010. Chillventa 2012 will take place Oct. 9-11, 2012 in Nuremberg and offers U.S. companies within this industry sector, who are interested in expanding their international sales, an excellent opportunity to showcase their products to an international audience and meet with prospective business partners from all over the world.
With 880 exhibitors from 40 countries and almost 30,000 visitors from over 90 countries in 2010, Chillventa underlined its international character. The approx. 40 U.S. companies that exhibited at Chillventa 2010 highly praised the event as an excellent venue to do business.
Chillventa features the following products: Air conditioning and refrigeration plants, ventilation systems, heat pumps, components for the ACR&V industry, fluids, measuring and control technology, heat recovery, Insulation.
Further information can be obtained from http://www.chillventa.de
IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe. It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 25-nation EU mega-market of 450 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website:
Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures:
|Doris Groot, Munich|
|Dirk Ebener, NuernbergMesse North America|