Connecting to Business Opportunities Worldwide

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The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global network and international resources to connect small to medium-sized U.S companies with international buyers worldwide. Dedicated trade specialists are assigned to each of the agency’s offices in the United States and more than 75 countries, and are available to help U.S. companies identify best markets and potential partners, and develop and achieve their exporting strategies. Contact information for local offices and trade specialists may be found at the Commercial Service Web site, www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html.

Below is a list of Commercial Service webinars and trade missions targeting specific markets. Business owners who wish to learn more and register for the webinars should go to  www.buyusa.gov/westvirginia/twws.html, or e-mail Diego.Gattesco@mail.doc.gov. Information, registration and contacts for the trade missions are listed with each mission.

Webinars
Doing Business in Brazil: Financial and Legal Considerations
Wed., Dec. 16, 2009
11:00 a.m. – Noon EST

Exporting to Central America: Best Prospects in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala
Fri., Jan. 15, 2010
11:00 a.m.-Noon EST

Doing Business in Brazil – Negotiation and Partner Agreements
Mon., Feb. 8, 2010
11:00 a.m. – Noon EST

Exporting to North America/Caribbean: Best Prospects in Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago
Mon., March 15, 2010
11:00 a.m. – Noon EST

Trade Missions
Executive Trade Mission to Algeria and Libya
Feb. 17-22, 2010
Learn more/register: northafricamission@mail.doc.gov
Contact: Lisa Huot, 202-482-2796.

Executive-led Trade Mission to Dakar, Senegal, and Johannesburg, South Africa
March 7-12, 2010
Learn more/register: http://www.export.gov/africamission2010/
Contact: Karen Dubin, 202-482-3786, africamission@mail.doc.gov.

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