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Welcome to our international Manufacturing page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Manufacturing Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. With team members in key manufacturing regions of the U.S. and in foreign markets, trade specialists and industry experts are standing ready to aid your firm.

With the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are beginning to explore opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S.

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The Manufacturing industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades, and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, and worldwide economic conditions. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, we strive to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness.

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Trade Events

  • NPE 2012 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, FL April 2-5, 2012. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://export.gov/main/industry/manufacturing/eg_main_044491.asp
  • International Woodworking Show 2012 – August 22-25th, 2012, World Trade Center Atlanta, Georgia. Showtime services available. For details please click here.

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Detailed Event Information For Composites Europe 2012 Detailed Event Information For Composites Europe 2012
Composites Europe 2012 -- Composite Materials, Industrial Chemicals
Location/Date: Dusseldorf, Germany 10/09/2012 - 10/11/2012
Event Summary:
The Composites Europe Show is the major German trade show for composite materials and composites processing equipment. It takes place every year alternating between Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. In 2010, 294 exhibitors from more than 25 nations presented products, technologies and services for composite materials, technologies and applications – the entire value added chain of the composites industry. 8,101 trade visitors (developers, designers and engineers) attended Composites Europe 2010. At Composites Europe 2012, industry and academic experts will show the state-of-the-art in current technology, also outlining future perspectives for composites. Traditionally, the trade visitors of this show originate from a wide range of industries such as automotive and transportation, wind energy, aerospace, building and construction, electronics, medical engineering, marine, wind energy, sports and leisure. The show is a good market place for U.S. composite firms seeking business in 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. SERVICE: 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 Kirsten Hentschel (Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov) will counsel and assist American companies exhibiting at the trade fair. 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 introduce you to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest Commerce Department Export Assistance Center in the United States - We will provide market research and individual counseling on the show floor. - We can follow up for you with the contacts you make at the trade fair, or the trade leads we collect for you. 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.

Contacts:
Kirsten Hentschel, Dusseldorf
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49 211-737-767-30
Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov