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Thailand’s Growing Status as a U.S. Export Market

Video re-blogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of  Arizona District Export Council.



U.S. Brazilian Trade Relations

A brief on trade with Brazil. Reblogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of Arizona District Export Council.


SelectUSA Brings Investment and Jobs to the United States

Reblogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of Arizona District Export Council.

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Barry Johnson is the executive director of SelectUSA and Aaron Brickman is the deputy executive director of SelectUSA

Did you see President Obama’s call to action to invest in America and boost job creation? Well if you missed it check out the White House blog post. Also at the forum, Commerce Secretary John Bryson moderated a panel discussion highlighting foreign direct investment (FDI) as an important source of economic and job growth in the United States.Bar chart showing the impact of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2009. Increase in employmenet by 5%, GDP of 5.1%, Capital Investment of 12%, imports 31%, exports 21%, and research and development 14%. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Currently, the United States is the largest recipient of FDI in the world. In 2010, FDI into the U.S. economy increased to $228 billion from $153 billion in 2009.While the United States has enjoyed this leadership position for decades, the share of FDI to the United States is decreasing. In the 1980s the FDI in the United States accounted for nearly 45 percent of the all foreign direct investment. Today, the United States accounts for less than 15 percent of total FDI…

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Exporting at the Speed of Light

An inspiring story of a laid-off U.S. worker, who became a global exporter entrepreneur and created jobs… Hats off! Reblogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of Arizona District Export Council.

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Doug Barry is an International Trade Specialist in the Trade Information Center, part of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

Two years ago he was laid off from his job at the height of the global financial crisis.  Eighteen months ago he started his own company with one employee:  himself.  Today he has 9 employees and is shipping wireless routers he makes to customers in almost 80 countries.

How’d he do it?

William Haynes owns Sabai Technology based in Simpsonville, South Carolina.  His success is due to a good product, timing, execution and some luck.  He also had crucial help from his friends at FedEx and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

He started selling routers to customers in the U.S.  Then he discovered a company that provided VPN service and who had customers overseas that wanted access to the…

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U.S. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia

If you are in the Clean Energy sector, you should be aware of this event. Reblogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of Arizona District Export Council.

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April 14–18, 2012
U.S. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
Riyadh and Dhahran (Eastern Province), Saudi Arabia

In April, Assistant Secretary Nicole Lamb-Hale will lead a Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia. The mission will include market briefings by industry experts, opportunities for U.S. firms to meet key Saudi Arabian government officials and decision-makers, hold one-on-one meetings with potential business partners, and enjoy networking events, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.

The mission comes at a critical time for both Saudi Arabia and the U.S. clean energy and energy efficiency industry, and has the potential to create opportunities for U.S. exporters while helping Saudi Arabia to achieve its energy goals.

Saudi Arabia has ambitious plans to improve energy efficiency and reduce reliance on hydrocarbons for power generation.  These plans offer abundant opportunities…

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U.S. Exports: Helping Create an American Economy Built to Last

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Francisco J. Sánchez is the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Increasing U.S. exports is an essential part of shaping a healthier and stronger American economy.

This is a point that President Barack Obama made clear during his recent State of the Union Address, when he unveiled his “blueprint for an economy built to last.”  In the speech, the President outlined the four pillars that “an economy built to last” should be founded on:

  1. A new era for American energy, spurred by a commitment to homegrown and alternative energy sources;
  2. Equipping young people and workers with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century economy;
  3. A renewal of the American values that demands fairness for all, and responsibility from all; and
  4. Supporting the manufacturing sector to create jobs and make more American products.

This manufacturing…

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2011 Export Success Highlights

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The International Trade Administration helps thousands of companies every year and we’d like to highlight a few of our most recent success stories from this past year.

Sirchie of North Carolina wins $1.1 million contract with Brazilian government

Sirchie of Youngsville, North Carolina manufactures crime scene investigation kits and materials used by law enforcement officials worldwide. Sirchie contacted the U.S. Commercial Service office in Raleigh for assistance in selling law enforcement products to the government of Brazil.

Sirchie used a Gold Key Service, which would introduce them to prospective buyers in Brazil as well as give them the opportunity to meet with key industry officials and ministries, including local police and law enforcement. In advance of the Sirchie’s trip to Brazil, the trade specialists in the Commercial Service in Brazil also provided Sirchie with information on the government procurement process in Brazil and how Sirchie could tap into opportunities selling to the Brazilian government.

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Interested in expanding your business in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia?

ImageIn April, regional experts from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia will convene in Glendale, Arizona for the two-day ACCESS 2012 conference at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

ACCESS 2012 is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Commercial Service officers serving in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. ACCESS 2012 can help your company identify new export markets and opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, obtain the resources necessary to succeed in these markets, and develop market entry strategies. Senior Commercial Officers from the following countries will attend: Algeria; Eqypt; Ghana; India; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

The forum will consist of: 
• Sessions on market entry strategies, financing, and mitigating risk 
• Concurrent sessions covering country and industry specific information and opportunities 
• One-on-one meetings with market/industry specialists from U.S. Embassies in the region  (requires separate, free registration from the conference.)
• High-profile keynote speakers 

• Numerous networking opportunities

Venue: Thunderbird School of Global Management, 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ
Date: April 24 & 25, 2012
Web link and registration: http://export.gov/arizona/access2012/index.asp   
Linked In: http://linkd.in/Ay243q

Fee: $425 per person ($350 per person for registrations prior to March 1st.) 
Arizona companies can qualify for a 50% reimbursement through the Arizona Commerce Authority’s STEP grant program. Please contact Kevin O’Shea for details about the grant: kevino@azcommerce.com