Welcome to U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service’s Global Energy industry webpage. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information in the Oil & Gas, Coal, Power Generation, and Renewable Energy industries.
Energy is the vital force powering our U.S. business including manufacturing, the transportation of goods and U.S. service offerings through the transferring of our technical expertise both in America and to economies worldwide. With an estimated $500 billion dollars spent on energy annually in the U.S., energy supply and demand continue to play a pivotal role in our national security and the economic output of our nation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance that's aimed at increasing the industry’s global competitiveness.
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|Aluminium -- Non-Ferrous Metals|
The biennial Aluminium trade show will take place for the first time in Dusseldorf after many successful events in Essen were the Aluminum trade fair presented an international sales platform for 24 U.S. exhibitors of aluminum-related products, machinery, and equipment. In total 873 exhibitors from 47 countries attracted more than 17,000 trade visitors in Essen in 2010. The relocating from Essen to Dusseldorf became necessary because the exhibition will need more space, according to Mr. Erbel, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Germany.
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to enter the international arena and present your products to buyers from all over the globe while receiving complementary and professional support from the US Commercial Service every step of the way. The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business in Germany. Commercial Specialist Klaus Jonas (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) will attend Aluminum 2012 to counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair, and to collect latest industry and market information. Before, during and after the show we offer the following services:
- We alert potential partners in Germany that you will be at the show to generate interest in your products or services.
- We feature the U.S. exhibitors on our official U.S. Commercial Service website in Germany to generate additional business leads.
- We can follow up for you with the contacts you make at the trade fair, or the trade leads we collect for you.
- We can introduce you to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest Commerce Department Export Assistance Center in the United States.
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 27-nation EU mega-market of 500 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.
|Klaus Jonas, Dusseldorf|