Welcome to the New York U.S. Export Assistance Center

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The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized New York City manufacturing and service companies develop international markets. Our experienced staff of International Trade Specialists, with 129 offices in 82 countries, are uniquely positioned to help your company expand your international business. By contacting us today, you can gain access to 95% of the world’s consumers who live outside of the United States. Contact us today to begin your international marketing efforts!


Title: 10th Annual World Trade Week NYC Awards Breakfast

Date: Monday, May 11th – 8:30am to 11:00am

Location: 55 Lexington Ave, 14th floor, Room 14-220, New York, NY

Cost: $40 per seat / $250 for table of 10

Register: RSVP required: http://www.worldtradeweeknyc.org

The 10th Annual International Trade Awards Breakfast will recognize a decade of exemplary achievements by trade practitioners with a keynote speech by Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company, and presentation of awards to organizations and companies that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to global trade. The U.S. Department of Commerce, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Ken Hyatt, will also be in attendance at the breakfast and provide remarks. Every year, the President declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week and trade organizations, businesses and other stakeholders come together to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy. For information on other NYC World Trade Week events, please see the World Trade Week calendar: http://www.worldtradeweeknyc.org/calendar/.

Limited Seating, RSVP required. 

For questions or to register: Lene Skou at Lene.Skou@baruch.cuny.edu

Title: Meet Your International Trade Expert Network in New York

Date: May 20, 2015 – 2pm to 4pm

Location: (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY) Room 18

Cost: Free

Register: contact peterbengston@nypl.org

In the New York City area, there is large network of government agencies and non-profit organizations which is at the ready to assist you in growing your international trade business.  During this session, representatives will be on hand from the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, U.S. Small Business Administration as well as other professionals from the fields of international trade finance, credit risk insurance, export marketing, internet marketing, shipping, logistics and compliance to answer your questions about:

  • Finding new foreign markets for your product or service
  • How to locate international industry and market research reports
  • Financing your export business
  • Letters of credit and other payment methods
  • Mitigating your foreign customer risk
  • Clearing your imports through customs
  • Shipping your exports
  • Marketing your export business on the internet

This event is co-sponsored with the New York District Export Council.  You will have the opportunity to meet individually with any of the speakers for further advice and counseling relevant to your situation.

Title: Book Expo America (BEA 2015) – Meet with Dept. of Commerce

Date: May 27-29, 2015

Location: Javits Center, New York City, NY

Cost: Free

Register: http://1.usa.gov/1zouctN

Come meet the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Global Publishing, Media & Entertainment Team at Book Expo America, (BEA), 2015!

If you are a U.S. publisher looking to export to foreign markets, grow your current sales overseas, or are looking for background information on potential partners, and have country-specific questions, then BEA 2015 is an ideal time to meet with our industry experts! China is this year's Guest of Honor and we are bringing senior officials based at the American Embassy in Beijing to BEA 2015, as well as industry experts to brief you on China and a variety of international markets. The Director of our New York City and Rhode Island U.S. Export Assistance Centers and our DC-based Team Leader for the industry will also be present to discuss industry trends and opportunities with you.

Our seasoned trade specialists will be available to counsel U.S. publishers on how to export or expand globally, and we would like to introduce you to our representatives from domestic offices across the United States available to help your business expand in international markets.

Deadline for RSVPs: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For additional information or questions please email Peter Sexton at Peter.Sexton@trade.gov or call 212-809-2647

Title: Export 101: Introduction to Exporting

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: BNY Mellon 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10286

Cost: $95

Register: http://nmbc.org/home (scroll to bottom)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is ideal for marketing and sales management and support staff, import/export operations personnel, purchasing, logistics, and anyone with a responsibility for import/export functions.

Export University is a series of courses on exporting designed to help U.S. companies start or sharpen their export focus in order to gain increasing skills and innovation in their overseas activities. This course is also designed for new-to-export firms that would like expert advice on the basics of exporting. Attendees will receive a certificate following completion of this course.

Please join us to learn about important topics for beginning exporters. Agenda includes:

  • Getting Ready to Export
  • Developing Customer Relationships
  • Building a Global Infrastructure
  • International Logistics
  • Trade Regulations and Legal Issues
  • Managing Payment and Financing  

Deadline to register: May 28, 2015

For questions, please contact Ashish Vaid at Ashish.Vaid@trade.gov

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