Trade Events - October 2012

posted Oct 8, 2012, 12:49 PM by William Louden



**Check out our new  TRADE LEADS  section below!


A monthly notification by the Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center


 (*) - New Entries this month  - and be sure to check out the news section at the end, which changes each month.

NOTE - Click on underlined title to link to more details and registration info.


FEATURED EVENT:  Nov. 28, 29, 2012, Essentials of Export Controls, Encryption and Technology Controls  Program – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm., Austin, TX.  *Essentials –(Day One)  is  an intensive, one-day program by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) staff that reviews the key information  to comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  This fast-paced training class will cover the major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports. *Technology and Encryption Controls (Day Two) BIS will provide information on how to comply with the U.S. export and reexport controls relating to technology, software and the unique provisions related to encryption under the EAR. Cost: $425 for two days, $250 for one day. 




Oct. 16, 2012, Complying with U.S. Customs Export Laws 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  This educational seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step process as well as hands-on “how to” prepare key forms and documents required by US Customs regulations.  Cost:  $428.  (This is not a USDOC or U.S. government event.)


Oct. 27 to Dec.15, 2012, CGBP Certificated Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep Course, Saturday’s 9:00 am–3:00 pm. The International Business Institute at ACC is offering a course designed to help prepare students and business professionals to take the CGBP Exam.  The NASBITE CGBP certification provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce.  The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct global business. Topics include: Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance.  Registration  ends October 17, 2012. For more information on this class or the exam, call  512–223–0390


*Oct. 31, 2012, Introduction to Imports, 9:00 am–11:30 am.   This International Trade Education session will focus on how to import your goods into the U.S.  Topics include selecting qualified suppliers, transportation, logistics and much more.  Cost:  $35. (Note: change of date.)


Nov. 14, 2012, Introduction to Exports,  9:00 am–11:30 am. This International Trade Education session will take the unknowns out of exporting products out of the U.S.   We will help you discover whether your company is export ready. Topics include resources available to help you go global, identifying the advantages of exporting your products or services abroad, and steps for exporting with much more.  Cost:  $35.



*Oct. 10, 2012, Telecom Opportunities in Singapore and Vietnam,  6:00 pm CT. This event offers a timely and cost-effective opportunity for U.S. firms to learn about the fast-growing markets for communications technologies and its related services in S.E. Asia. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include fixed and mobile telephone networks, Internet, satellites, broadcasting, Information Technology (IT) hardware and software, and in any other sub-sector related to the telecommunications industry.   Cost $35

Oct. 19, 2012, Brazil and its Safety and Security Needs - Market Opportunities for US Companies,  1:00 pm CDT.   Brazil has an extensive and well-developed security market that has consistently registered an average annual growth rate of 15-20%, with annual sales around US$29 billion.  High crime rates and general concern with personal security have increased the demand for security equipment and services.  In addition, Brazil will invest over $3 billion in domestic security projects in preparation for the World Cup and Olympic Games. Cost: $65.

*Oct. 12, 2012,  Doing Business in South India and Sri Lanka Webinar, 9:00 am CT and *Oct. 31, 2012,  Top Ten Financial, Legal and Customs Tips to Export to India Webinar, 2:00 pm CT

To succeed in markets like India and Sri Lanka, you must be there and know the players. To summarize the market potential with succinct numbers: U.S. exports to India have doubled from 2005-2011; Sri Lanka’s GDP is over 7%. To help you investigate whether you should pursue opportunities in South India and/or Sri Lanka, we are offering you access to experts from  your desk!.   Cost: $75 for both.


*Nov. 8, 2012, Opportunities in the Turkish ICT Market, 10:00 am CT. Turkey’s information and communication technologies (ICT) market will reach $36 billion in 2013. The Turkish ICT sector continues to be one of the key growth sectors in Turkey with an estimated 10% increase foreseen for 2013. Turkey, a significant market with a population of 75 million remains a strategic gateway to the Eurasian markets.   Cost: $35.00


Nov. 19, 2012, Safety and Security Market Opportunities in Colombia,  3:00 pm CST.   The Safety and Security market in Colombia is a steadily growing industry sector, requiring state of the art technology and specialized consultancy services. There is little local production within this industry sector. Almost all electronic security equipment used in Colombia is imported. U.S. products and related services have enjoyed good market share in the S&S sector, offering quality and competitive prices. Cost: $65.


NAFTA Webinar Series;  Have you thought about taking advantage of NAFTA, June – Feb., Cost $25. Each.

·         October 10, 2012 -  Compliance, Standards and Regulations to Exporting Goods to Mexico

·         November 14, 2012 - Complying with Value Declaration Requirements

·         December 12, 2012 -  How to Set Up Agents or Distributors in Mexico, Rules in Having a Direct Employee Present and Tax Implications

·         January 9, 2013-  How to Handle Problems with Mexican Customs, Distributor and Agent Agreements

·         February 6, 2013 - NAFTA Labeling Requirements for Exported Goods


Business Opportunities in Key Markets in The Americas - Webinar Series for Safety and Security, Cost: $65 per webinar, $150 for the Series,

        •     October 19, 2012, Brazil and its Safety and Security Needs - Market Opportunities for US Companies

        •     November 19, 2012, Safety and Security Market Opportunities in Colombia


(click here for more webinar listings) or (here for archived webinars)


State Dept Direct Line Audio Calls, hosted by the U.S. Ambassador:

Oct. 4, 2012, An Overview of American Business Opportunities in Afghanistan, 9:00 am CDT

Oct. 8, 2012Botswana, Focus on Coal,  9:00 am CDT



Oct.  2-4, 2012, Dubai & Northern Emirates – USA Road Show, Irving, TX.   8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  This Road Show will bring a mix of U.S. and U.A.E. government officials, companies, and business organizations to the United States with the objective of increasing awareness among American companies of opportunities to do business with the United Arab Emirates.   Briefings, networking opportunities, and social functions will be organized so that delegates can discuss potential opportunities and prospects with the local business communities.  Cost:  $65.00


Other organizations providing training for international trade:

San Antonio, TX., SBDC  International Trade Center Training Events.

Dallas, TX., SBDC International Trade Center Training Events.

Houston, TX., SBDC Training Events.



*Oct. 10-11, 2012, U.S. Nigeria Infrastructure Conference, Washington, DC.  This forum, Nigeria: Building the Infrastructure for Vision 20:2020 will present development requirements and showcase vast investment and contracting opportunities in Nigeria’s infrastructure sector, such as roads and bridges, rail, ports, airports, agro-allied cargo operations, housing, water, information communication technology and more.  Cost: $200.


Oct. 10, 2012,  Exporting to the Maquiladora Industry and B2B Event, Chino, CA.  8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  This event will provide an overview of selling to the Mexican Maquiladora Industry and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Maquiladora representatives from Juarez, Nogales, Tijuana, Guadalajara (To Be Confirmed), and Monterrey (To Be Confirmed).   Learn about Maquila border opportunities and best prospects; Update on Mexican Law and Financing exports to Mexico’s Maquilas; Strategies for a successful cross border business relationship; Company overview of Maquiladoras and their needs and participate in B2B meetings with Maquila representatives.  Cost:  $25.00


*Oct 17, 2012,  Workshop on Defeating Foreign Trade Barriers, Washington, DC. 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.  The Workshop will feature speakers from the Market and Access Compliance (MAC) unit of the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and the Chamber of Commerce. During this event you will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one appointments with MAC officers to discuss non-tariff trade barriers that your business or clients may be facing.  Cost:  $40.00


Dept. of Commerce Export Compliance Programs

*Oct. 17 & 18, 2012 Memphis, TN

*Nov. 7 & 8, 2012 Jacksonville, FL

*Nov. 14, 2012 New York, NY

*Dec. 4 & 5, 2012 Miami, FL

(Day One)  The Export Compliance Seminar is an all day program where experts from the Department of Commerce will provide training on export filing requirements. Highlights include:  Mandatory filing requirements, How to avoid common penalties and seizure of cargo, Best practices for maintaining compliance with export regulations, BIS export control requirements,  Overview of Export Control, Classification Numbers (ECCN, How to classify your product.   Cost $249.00

(Day Two)  AESPcLink Workshop is a 3 1/2 hour program that provides hands‐on experience for the reporting of Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the AESPcLink system. Highlights include: Learn how to use AESPcLink, Practice reporting export information, Create shipment templates, Learn how to become AES certified. Cost: $75.00



Oct. 2, 4 ,9, 11, 2012,  Delphi Mini-Seminars on Test and Analysis Techniques, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 2:00pm to 4:50pm.  An exclusive event for the manufacturing industry to enhance your knowledge in the assessment of key areas of product design and the manufacturing process.  The event is a series of mini-seminars led by Delphi experts from various laboratories.  Each session will have practical cases emphasizing certain analysis and testing techniques which may apply in the search of solutions related to the quality of your product.  For more details,  contact or call  915-612-7948.  The seminars are free and limited to 40 participants.  Only registered guests will be allowed to participate. (This is not a USDOC event.)


Oct. 14-18, 2012, GITEX Technology Week, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  GITEX Technology Week 2012  now in its 31st year is at the forefront of industry integration and leadership. Heralded as one of the largest and most important ICT events around the globe, GITEX delivers a leading platform for ICT professionals from around the world to meet and review a phenomenal showcase of leading technology brands, experience a host of interactive features and engage with industry leaders.  This is a U.S. Dept. of Commerce Certified Trade Show and will showcase a USA Pavilion.


Oct. 15-18, 2012,  Erbil International Fair, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.  The U.S. Consulate will showcase your company/university product literature for $500 at this event.  Brochures need to arrive first week of October. For more details,  email  Bill Quick at QuickWH@state.govand cc:


Oct. 22-24, 2012,  US-Mexico Border Energy Forum XIX, Hermosillo, Sonora.  Border Energy Forum gathers once a year to exchange information about the best ways to produce and consume energy in this fast-growing region, forge new partnerships and help each other work together on the twin goals of economic development and environmental protection and has become a cornerstone of energy policy and program development for the region.  (This is not a USDOC event.)


Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2012,  Life Science Mission to Australia Our team of Australian experts will help guide you to be successful in the booming Australian biotech market.  Australia is the leading location for biotechnology companies in the Asia-Pacific with over 1,000 biotechnology companies.  Australia's US$11.39bn pharmaceutical market is among the five largest in the Asia Pacific region.  Australia has the region's second highest annual spending on medicine, after Japan.  According to UN Comtrade, Australia imported finished medicine worth US$7.1bn in 2010.  Cost:  $4,504 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); $5,321 for large companies. 


Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Expo Oil & Gas Colombia,  Bogota, Colombia.  The USA Pavilion is sold-out, however the show organizer has provided the Commercial Service with additional space at the country’s leading oil and gas trade show!  Includes a 3x3 sq/m booth with furniture, electricity, backdrop, and U.S. Pavilion signage; Matchmaking meetings provided by Corferias; Networking reception (details TBC); U.S. Embassy rate at the Bogota Marriott Hotel; U.S. Commercial Service on‐site assistance; Pre‐Show economic/market briefing.  Cost: $6030 USD


Nov. 1-10, 2012, USA Pavilion at the Baghdad International Trade Fair Baghdad, Iraq.  Last year, 86 U.S. companies and organizations participated in the USA Pavilion, making it the largest foreign presence at the largest and most important trade show in Iraq. Companies that sign up by July 31 will receive a 20% discount. 


Nov. 26, 2012, Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia. Agriculture, Energy, Transportation, and Mining Technologies. The purpose of this trade mission is to deepen trade ties with South Africa and to explore export opportunities to Zambia. The Commerce Department will help U.S. firms find customers and business partners in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, and Ndola, and Lusaka, Zambia. Registration.  Deadline: Oct. 5, 2012.  Cost:  $4,350 for SME.


Nov. 13-14, 2012, Business Opportunities Seminar , Tunis.  The African Development Bank conducts Business Opportunities Seminars (BOS) twice a year to inform participants of the business/procurement prospects linked to Bank-financed operations in Africa. Focus is mainly on the overview of Bank Group policies/sector strategies; procurement rules and procedures; and ongoing/planned country operations.The Bank has a number of energy and consulting opportunities.  Registration closes on  October 14, 2012.  For more information email


*Feb. 3-8, 2013, 3C Trade Mission: Chennai, Cochin (India) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).  This multi-sector trade mission will focus on opportunities in architecture, infrastructure, hospitality, environment, healthcare and IT. Participating companies will benefit from pre-screened one-on-one matchmaking meetings, briefings with government officials and successful companies, networking events and site visits. Deadline  is November 30, 2012 and space is limited. Cost:  $4,303 for SMEs. 


*Feb. 27- March 1, 2013,  JETRO Zone @ International Smart Grid Expo, Tokyo, Japan.  JETRO offering booth, meeting, interpreter and more, contact for more details, deadline October 14, 2012.

March 10-14, 2013, Trade Mission to Egypt and Kuwait.  This Trade Mission will explore opportunities in the energy, renewable energy, infrastructure and safety and security technology sectors and  help participating firms gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Egypt and Kuwait.  Cost is $3,350 for SME. Application deadline, December 14, 2012.  For more details, or


Export News:

Metropolitan Export Stats, check out the impact of MSAs on U.S. exports, including fact sheets for the top 50 exporting MSAs in 2011


*September 2012 International Trade Update is published monthly by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and agency of the U.S Commercial Service.   Highlights this month include Brazil is an Olympic-size market, promoting travel and tourism increased export, a primer on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.


Japanese Government Development Subsidy  - JETRO announced the Asian Site Location Subsidy Program. The program will support internationally-operated companies to establish new high-value-added operations in Japan such as Regional Headquarters and R&D facilities. Companies that successfully complete the screening process will awarded up to 500,000,000 Yen in subsidies to cover design, facility, equipment and other costs.  Application deadline is November 19, 2012.



*Trade Leads:  (Contact the Austin USEAC for full details)



*Nigeria – Executive Aircraft Services (9/18)

*Japan – Aircraft cleaning solvent suppliers (9/18)

*Kenya – Tender for helicopters and fixed winged aircraft (9/13)



*Zambia – Tender for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting System (9/10)

*UAE – Signal Jammers Manufacturers (9/24)

*Iraq – a company to monitor and analyze the performance of mobile operator (10/1)



*Senegal – Tender for construction work of Hydraulic Structures (9/12)

*Burma – Development of Mandalay International Airport (9/28)

*Iraq - Contact information for housing and construction projects in Basrah Province (9/28)



*Cameron  -  medical consumables, lab and devices contacts. (9/20)

*Turkey - oncologist treatment devices (9/18)

*Turkey - plastics/aesthetics surgery materials (9/13)



*Iraq – Tender for Igniters and other spare parts for Thermal Power Station (8/30)

*Iraq – Tender for Supply and re-tubing of HPH and Gas heater (8/30)

*Iraq – Tender for Spare Parts for Torque Converter (8/30)

*S. Korea - 2,000 watt solar powered portable generator (9/22)


Safety and Security:

*Thailand  - 1) scanners for port/cargo use, and (2) Kevlar-like material for bullet proof vests. (9/21)

*Singapore – Finger Biometrics (9/27), need co. info by 10/3



*Iraq – Tender for Processing supply water and operations of water project (9/5)

*Malaysia - wave attenuators large enough for offshore oil platforms (9/27)



*Bahrain – Nutritional supplements (9/27)

*Kazakhstan – EBRD Tender for 38 four-axle cisterns for transportation of petroleum products (9/28)
ADB Projects and Procurement Notices for October 2012 (Contact Austin USEAC for listing)




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