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Silicon Valley
U.S. Export Assistance Center 

Summer 2012 - update

 
 
 

IN THIS ISSUE

Export Toolbox

Webinars & Seminars

One-on-One Meetings with EXIM Bank, Aug. 8, 2012, San Jose, CA

Partnering for Compliance 3rd Annual West Coast Conference August 22-24, 2012 San Jose, CA

Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission to Turkey, Dec. 3-7, 2012l

Procurements & Trade Leads

AcessAmerica

Upcoming Trade Missions

Commercial News USA Offers Free Korean Translation

Special Announcements

 

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Learn How Your Company Can Maximize the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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Protecting Your IP in China: Archived Webinars from the U.S. Dept of Commerce

 

 
 

Greetings from the Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center!

 

A quick reminder that we still have space available for companies to meet with EXIM Bank this coming Wednesday in San Jose. Call or email to schedule your appointment! 

 

August 8: FREE, one-on-one meetings with EXIM Bank's Western Regional Director, Dave Josephson, at our office in San Jose.  Learn about export financing options available through EXIM Bank -- the official export credit agency of the United States. Contact me to schedule!

August 9, 2012:

Interested in expanding sales into the Middle East? Learn how to present and label your product in a manner that is culturally appealing to over 350 million consumers from North Africa to the Gulf. The San Francisco Export Assistance Center invites you to a FREE seminar to learn about Arab market trends and building strong brands in the Middle East. The seminar will feature Mr. Fadoul Mazzawi, Director of the Israeli Advertising Agencies Association in Tel Aviv, and two U.S. diplomats, John Harris (retired) and Douglas Wallace, with Middle East marketing expertise. RSVP to douglas.wallace@trade.gov with your expression of interest, and we will send you further information. 8:30-10:15am, 50 Fremont Ave., suite 2450, San Francisco, CA.

 

And, if you are looking for excellent training in export compliance, make plans to attend the 3rd Annual "Partnering for Compliance" West Coast export/import control conference taking place August 22-24, 2012, in San Jose.  Featured speakers include many of the federal agencies involved in U.S. export control policies and procedures: State, Commerce, Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security and Census.

 

As always, please let me know if you have any additional export-related questions! 

 

Best regards, 

Joanne Vliet

tel: 408.535.2757  x105
joanne.vliet@trade.gov

 
 

WEBINARS & LOCAL PROGRAMS 

 

• August 8: San Jose. Free, one-on-one meetings with EXIM Bank's Western Regional Director, Dave Josephson, at our office in San Jose.  Learn about export financing options available through EXIM Bank -- the official export credit agency of the United States. Contact me to schedule!

• August 8-9, 2012, Los Angeles. Export Regulations Seminar, presented by the Los Angeles U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center

• August 22-24: San Jose. 3rd Annual "Partnering for Compliance" West Coast export/import control conference taking place in San Jose.  Featured speakers include most of the federal agencies involved in U.S. export control policies and procedures: State, Commerce, Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security and Census.

• WEBINAR, September 12, 2012, Solution Scenarios: Inbound Warehouses,Trading Companies and Sending Samples 

• ONLINE TRAINING, October - November, 2012, FCIB Global and Michigan State University present a 5-week course on Export Regulations &Compliance.

• September 12-13, 2012, San Jose. The U.S. Dept of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security presents, "Complying with U.S. Export Controls

• September 14, 2012, San Jose. The Dept of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security presents, Complying with ITAR
 

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FREE One-on-One Meetings with EXIM Bank

August 8, 2012

San Jose, CA

  

EXIM Bank is an independent federal agency providing a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance, loan guarantees and lease guarantees, to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.  

 

Last year, EXIM Bank approved $32.7 billion, including more than $6 billion directly supporting small-business export sales. EXIM Bank's Western Regional Director, David Josephson, will be in San Jose during August 7-8, 2012, to meet 1:1 with interested U.S. exporters. Contact the Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center in San Jose, to make an appointment.   

 
 

Partnering for Compliance
3rd Annual West Coast Conference

August 22-24, 2012 

San Jose, CA 

 

The Third Annual "Partnering for Compliance West Coast Conference comes again to San Jose with a focus on a broad spectrum of export/import regulatory and compliance matters relevant to companies and individuals engaged in global transactions. This conference places special emphasis on the needs of small businesses by bringing together subject matter experts from a number of federal agencies to guide and advise U.S. companies on the benefits and pitfalls of a strong corporate export compliance program.  Speakers from U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, State, and Treasury will be on hand to assist with specific questions. Continuing Education Units are available. 

 
 

Aerospace & Defense
Trade Mission to Turkey
December 3-7, 2012

Civil aviation is booming in Turkey.  Domestic and international passengers totaled over 85 million last year and Turkey's strategic location ensures unrivaled advantages in airline, MRO, cargo and air taxi services in the region. Istanbul is also considering the construction of a third international airport.  The Defense Sector is growing as well.  In 2011, over $11 billion was allocated to MOD spending, with 47% spent on goods and services. Turkey has the world's sixth largest army and the second largest army in NATO after the United States, while the Turkish Air Force (TAF) is the world's third largest operator of the F-16. The Aerospace and Defense Industry Trade Mission will introduce U.S. companies to potential Turkish business partners and buyers. Participants will learn about opportunities in the Turkish aerospace and defense market and meet with Turkish industry and government officials.

As a participant in the U.S.-Turkey Aerospace and Defense Industry Trade Mission, you will benefit from the following: (1) Pre-travel briefings/webinar on the Turkish Aerospace and Defense market, (2)     Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, end users, or local industry contacts in Ankara; (3) Transportation to/from the hotel to meetings for the duration of the mission; (4) Meetings with U.S. and Turkish government officials; (5) Participation in industry networking receptions, (6) Meetings with CS Turkey's defense industry specialists and the Office of Defense Cooperation (U.S. Department of Defense), (7) Press coverage in the local Turkish media.

The participation fee is $4,850 for large firms and $3,435 for a small and medium-sized firms.  The fees are for one representative per firm - each additional person is $500 extra.  Expenses for lodging, meals, incidentals, and international and domestic (air) travel are the responsibility of each mission participant.

 
 

Procurement Notices and Trade Leads

Asia Development Bank, International Market Insights (IMIs) -  IMIs are newly listed projects for which ADB funding and grant assistance is being processed.  This notice alerts clients to the consulting and procurement opportunities which the ADB assistance will fund. 

  

Asia Development Bank, Foreign Government Tenders (FGTs)

FGTs consist of newly listed procurement notices that alert U.S. suppliers of upcoming and imminent government tenders funded under ADB projects.  

  

Millennium Challenge Corporation Procurements

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency created in 2004 which helps lead the fight against global poverty.  

  

U.S. Trade & Development Agency Business Opportunities

USTDA is an independent U.S. government foreign assistance agency that is funded by the U.S. Congress. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries. 

  

Sell to the Government of Canada through the U.S. Commercial Service's Global BizOpps Program!

From the U.S. Embassy in Kenya --

Nairobi is installing an 'Integrated Urban Surveillance System'.  

U.S. Suppliers of CCTV systems are encouraged to contact the U.S. Export Assistance Center to participate in the tender.

 

From the U.S. Embassy in Poland -- A reputable Polish firm is interested in contacting U.S. companies offering radar systems for airports that have EU certificates.  Please contact the U.S. Export Assistance Center for more information. 

 
 

Reach China's Investors Through AccessAmerica

 
 AccessAmerica is the U.S. Department of Commerce's online Chinese-language directory of U.S. firms that provide customized services to Chinese companies that want to conduct business in the U.S., including finding partners and setting up offices. It is promoted extensively throughout China in cooperation with our State and other partners. All U.S. states are invited to partner with us to facilitate service exports and inward investment. AccessAmerica is featured on the U.S. Embassy Chinese webpage which has 100,000 hits per month; and it is featured at SelectUSA investment seminars in the U.S. and China. Your listing will include company information, company logo, and contact details, all translated into Chinese. In addition you will receive our assistance in verifying information about interested Chinese investors. All of these benefits for a one-year subscription fee of $400. Increase your visibility in China and boost your service exports!

U.S. Department of Commerce  

Trade Missions

  • October 29-November 2, Financial Services Certified Trade Mission to Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information contact: Irwin Katsof, Certified Trade Mission Organizer, Alternative Investing in Alternative Assets--Germany, Irwin@irwinkatsof.com    +1-845-664-5020 
 
 
 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

U.S. Commercial Service Announces Fee Increase 

 

Consistent with the mandates issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB),Circular A-25, the U.S. Commercial Service is proposing an increase in service fees, effective October 1, 2013:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-13/pdf/2012-14472.pdf 

Public comment is encouraged.  To do so, please submit comments to: 

 

Federal eRulemaking Portal:
www.Regulations.gov

Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Docket No. ITA-2012-0001 U.S. &
Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Strategic Planning & Resource Management, 1400 Constitution Avenue
NW., Rm. C125, Washington, DC 20235. 

 

Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D ITA-2012-0001.

    

U.S. Commercial Service Foreign Service Officer Assessment

 

The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will take applications for Foreign Service Officers starting August, 2012 and will hold the Foreign Service Officer Assessment in Winter 2012/2013.  The competitive assessment process selects the next generation of commercial diplomats to serve in the US Embassies and Consulates abroad.  As our trusted partner, your help is critical in recruiting a diverse and well-qualified pool of candidates able to represent the U.S. Government and our country's international trade and investment interests. 

 

To be considered, candidates must: 

  • Possess a BA or BS degree and have three years of specialized trade promotion experience or a MA or MS Degree or other graduate degree and two years of specialized trade promotion experience.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 59
  • Be available for a worldwide assignment and be willing to relocate approximately every 3-4 years.
  • Be able to obtain Medical and Top Secret Security clearances and pass a drug test.


For more information, visit http://trade.gov/cs/employment.asp, or contact Todd.Avery@trade.gov.    

 

Stopfakes.gov

 

Originally launched in 2005, www.STOPfakes.gov is a one-stop shop for IPR resources and information that is particularly relevant to small and medium-sized businesses. A self-paced IPR tutorial available in English, French, and Spanish explains patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and guides small businesses through an IP audit to assess intangible assets.

 

Through the website, users can report IPR theft to federal law enforcement and obtain a free one-hour consultation with a lawyer knowledgeable on IPR protection. Another resource is the IPR Toolkits. These are self-help manuals that provide the ins and outs of foreign IPR systems to help U.S. companies protect their business and IPR interests in foreign countries. A broad range of IPR materials produced by the European Commission is also available to users through the U.S.-EU TransAtlantic IPR Portal.

 

The International Trade Administration, in conjunction with the U.S. Government Printing Office, has also improved the layout and overall look of the website. The site now features built-in navigation tools so users can customize the website experience to directly suit their needs. The site was also developed to make the website accessible to users on mobile platforms like tablets and smart phones. Visit the new site at www.STOPfakes.gov.    

 
 

For more information contact: 

 

Joanne Vliet, Director   

Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center

United States Commercial Service

55 S. Market Street, Suite 1040

San Jose, CA  95113

408 535 2757 x105

joanne.vliet@trade.gov

http://export.gov/california/sanjose/index.asp

   

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