Local Trade Events

Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialist, the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Western & Central Pennsylvania to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.

Date: April 3, 2014
Event: Navigating Free Trade Agreements and Qualifying Your Product
Where: The Web
About the Event:
The U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with the Connecticut District Export Council is offering a unique webinar for U.S. businesses. Navigating Free Trade Agreements will explain the benefits of these trade agreements and how to determine if your product qualifies under a specific free trade agreement. Our presentation will indicate cover how to verify if you can benefit from a specific FTA, how to navigate the different free trade agreements, how to identify a product's specific rules of origin, and how to qualify your product.

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Date: April 9, 2014
Event: Turkey’s Manufacturing & Metalworking Industries Webinar
Where: The Web
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Department of Commerce's NO-COST webinar on April 16, 2014 at 10AM EST to learn about opportunities that exist within Turkey's Manufacturing & Metalworking Industries. Agenda items include Doing Business in Turkey presented by U.S Commercial Service office in Istanbul, Metal Manufacturing Industry Insights presented by the Turkish Association of Metal Industries (MESS) and First-hand WIN Metalworking trade show experience from a major Turkish industry player.

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Date: April 23, 2014
Event: Discover Global Tourism Markets: What Attracts Canadian MICE Planners to the U.S.
Where: The Web
About the Event:
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries and the U.S. Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team are pleased to present a webinar about the top tourism market to America: Canada, and specifically what Canadian MICE Planners are seeking in U.S. destinations.

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Date: April 23, 2014
Event: European Union RoHS Update

Where: The Web
About the Event:
The Commercial Service at the U.S. Mission to the European Union is pleased to invite you to participate in a paid webinar conducted in cooperation with one of Brussels premier environmental consultancy services, EPPA. These include a review of the scope of products covered by ROHS; a review of the rules applying to replacement parts for products previously not covered by the legislation; a proposal to expand the list of substances subject to the restrictions imposed by the legislation

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Date: April 30, 2014
Event: Exporting to Mexico Webinar Series: Mexican Customs Topics: Taxes & Tariffs 101

Where: The Web
About the Event:
In this webinar, you will understand the Mexican customs definitions when paying value added taxes, paying an import tariff tax and dealing with customs tariff laws. Learn when and when not to pay taxes and tariffs.

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Date: April 30, 2014
Event: Supplying Mexico’s Automotive Market
Where: The Web
About the Event:
This webinar will provide valuable insight from Commercial Specialists about the Mexican Automotive Market - industry demand, trends, entry strategies, business culture, financing, and security. The information will allow you to determine how to pursue opportunities in Mexico's automotive market.

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Date: May 6, 2014
Event: Canadian Maritime Opportunities by Chantier Davie, Inc.

Where: The Web
About the Event:
Explore commercial and defense opportunities in Canada by becoming a supplier to Chantier Davie Inc., Canada's largest and highest capacity shipbuilder.

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Date: May 7, 2014
Event: U.S. Global Growth Conference: U.S. Export Controls and Compliance
Where: Latrobe, PA
About the Event:
Join us on May 7, 2014 for the 6th Annual U.S. Global Growth Conference through St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center.  This event will focus on U.S. export controls and compliance.  Export compliance is more than just conducting business ethically.  It is your legal obligation as an exporter and as a company executing contract work for the U.S. Government.  For more information, please call St. Vincent Small Business Development Center at 724-537-4572 or e-mail at sbdc@stvincent.edu.  

Date: May 7, 2014
Event: Exporting to Mexico Webinar Series: NAFTA Certificate of Origin

Where: The Web
About the Event:
In this webinar you will understand why the NAFTA Certificate of Origin is essential and beneficial to U.S. exporters. You will understand the benefits gained when using the NAFTA Certificate of Origin.

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Date: May 8, 2014
Event: Discover Global Tourism Markets: India

Where: The Web

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Date: May 14, 2014
Event: Globalizing Your Digital Marketing Strategy
Where: Ridgeway, PA
About the Event:

Join the North Central Planning Commission, the U.S. Commercial Service, and Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), for a half day event (8:30 A.M. to noon) focused on helping Pennsylvania companies harness available technologies including your website and social media to reach and communicate with your customers and sales prospects around the globe. Leading international marketing and communication experts will discuss how to effectively brand and market your company overseas. To register, please RSVP by May 2, 2014 to Amber Hancharick at ahancharick@ncentral.com. For more information please click here

Date: May 15, 2014
Event: Navigating Free Trade Agreements—Documenting Origin
Where: The Web
About the Event:
Please join the U.S. Department of Commerce and Connecticut District Export Council for a 30 minute webinar on documenting origin under various free trade agreements. This webinar will introduce participants to the steps of properly documenting origin and will address the requirements needed to complete certificates of origin property for NAFTA, South Korea, and Israel.

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Date: May 20, 2014
Event: Opportunities in the Asian Defence Market
Where: The Web
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with Avascent and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) for a webinar presentation on defense opportunities in Asia.

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Date: May 21, 2014
Event: Opportunities for the Defence Industry in the Middle East
Where: The Web
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Commercial service in collaboration with Avascent and the Association of the US Army (AUSA) for a webinar presentation on defense opportunities in the Middle East.

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Date: May 21, 2014
Event: Opportunities in the European Defence Market
Where: The Web
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with Avascent and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) for a webinar presentation on opportunities the European defense market.

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Date: June 5, 2014
Event: Navigating U.S. Export Regulations when Selling Software/SaaS Internationally
Where: The Web
About the Event:
This webinar will answer these questions by providing a highly focused, interactive seminar in a ‘virtual classroom' setting that covers the Export Administration Regulations administered by the Department of Commerce, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations handled by the Department of State, the sanctions programs overseen by the Department of Treasury and Commerce, and embargoes and anti-boycott laws as they pertain to international sales of software/SaaS.

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