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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:

  • Architecture/construction/engineering services
  • Building products (including HVAC, hardware, and power tools)
  • Construction equipment (including mining equipment)
  • Greenbuild & sustainable development
  • Interior design

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports at www.export.gov/mrktresearch in our Market Research Library.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.

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Upcoming Conferences

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies for Exporters

Connect to international customers via digital innovation, social media and mobile marketing.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
October 8-9

Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from The Baltics, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, The Nordics, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE, The United Kingdom.

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Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers

Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

Orange County, CA
October 29-30

Learn what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Australia, Burma, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Mexico.

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Detailed Event Information For Trade Mission to Central America -- Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference Detailed Event Information For Trade Mission to Central America -- Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference
Trade Mission to Central America -- Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference -- Building Products, Construction Eq., Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Medical Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Location/Date: San Jose, Costa Rica 07/14/2012 - 07/19/2013
Event Summary:
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is organizing a trade mission to Central America, in conjunction with the Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. U.S. trade mission delegation members will arrive in San Jose on or before July 15, 2013, to attend the opening ceremony of the Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference. On July 15-19, 2013 trade mission participants will take part in business-to-business meetings in up to two markets in Central America in the following countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and potentially Belize and Nicaragua. The 2013 Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference includes an Americas focused business conference consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with Commercial Officers representing commercial markets throughout the region. The trade mission to Central America will provide participants with the opportunity to conduct business-to-business meetings with firms in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize and Nicaragua. The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in Central America, but focusing on best prospects such as construction equipment/road building machinery, medical equipment and devices/laboratory scientific instruments, and safety and security equipment. The combination of the Trade Americas - Opportunities in Central America Conference and the trade mission to Central America will provide participants with substantive knowledge and strategies for entering or expanding their business across the Central America region.

Contacts:
Maria Rivera, San Salvador
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 011 503 2501 2999 x 3060
Maria.Rivera@trade.gov
Jessica Gordon, Jackson
International Trade Specialist
Phone: (601) 373-0784
Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov
Diego Gattesco, Wheeling
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 304 243 5493
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov