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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

Past Webinars

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Detailed Event Information For REACH - Implications for the Aerospace & Defense Sectors Detailed Event Information For REACH - Implications for the Aerospace & Defense Sectors
REACH - Implications for the Aerospace & Defense Sectors -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Composite Materials, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, Environmental Technologies, Industrial Chemicals, Plastics Materials/Resins, Security/Safety Eq., Textile Fabrics
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Location/Date: Brussels, Belgium 11/29/2012 - 11/29/2012
Event Summary:
The U.S. Commercial Service to the EU will host a REACH webinar on November 29, 2012, for U.S. exporters in the Aerospace & Defense Sectors. Under REACH, the continued marketing and Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) requires an authorization. Businesses active in the aerospace and defense sectors use a number of substances that are being considered for SVHC classification. No alternatives exist for many of these substances. This live webinar moderated by the U.S. Department of Commerce Europe Team will assist businesses active in the aerospace and defense sectors understand and manage the impact of REACH on their operations.

Mark Russell, Rio De Janeiro
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 55-21-3823-2000
Dusan Marinkovic, Indianapolis
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 317-582-2300
James Lindley, Kiev
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (504) 589 6702
Barbara Banas, SP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3642
Matthew Kopetski, European Union
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +3228115684