International Trade News

Foreign Direct Investment
January 05, 2018
This post originally appeared on the U.S. Economic Development Administration blog.  By Peter Torpey, Intern, SelectUSA As chair of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), SelectUSA works across the federal government to coordinate and streamline policies and programs that affect foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. A significant part of that mission includes making resources readily available to the public, which is why SelectUSA and the EDA came together for the latest edition of the SelectUSA USG Webinars last month. This webinar helped participants gain a...
APEC
December 29, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Michael Rose is a Policy Advisor in the International Trade Administration’s Office of Digital Services Industries The United States is the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economy to join the APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) System, which offers a trustmark certification to personal information processors (processors) in the region. By improving transparency and trust in contracting relationships, PRP certification allows your business to showcase its commitment to consumer privacy...
Export Assistance
December 14, 2017
By Curt Cultice, Senior Communications Specialist, and Jennifer Stone Marshall, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service. Many U.S companies—particularly small and medium-sized businesses—don’t export because they believe it’s too burdensome, or don’t know where to start. How about your company?  Are you leaving money on the table by not selling to the 95 percent of world consumers who live outside of the United States? We can help you find the right export market. The internet, improved logistics options, and the array of available export assistance through the U.S....
Foreign Direct Investment
December 11, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Marie-Josee Andrieu, Investment Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, SelectUSA France is the sixth-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United States and an important international trading partner. Majority French-owned firms directly support more than 677,000 American jobs, while majority U.S.-owned firms directly employ 440,000 French workers. A central goal of the U.S. Embassy in Paris is to strengthen these bonds through increased cooperation and understanding. SelectUSA and...
Export Assistance
December 07, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist in the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries and the author of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters.  Diane Mooney is the Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Seattle. Participants of the EFACW Trade Finance Workshop on Sept. 14 at the World Trade Center Seattle. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of our borders, U.S. companies must take greater advantage of the tremendous business opportunities in fast-growing markets...
Foreign Direct Investment
December 01, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Post by Wilbur Ross U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Today, I am pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, with this year’s theme of: Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here. The SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place on June 20-22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington. The goal is to connect global business leaders with...
Spotlight on Commerce
November 09, 2017
This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Veteran’s Day. When Congress first declared November 11th as a holiday that ultimately became Veterans Day,  it said the day should be marked with “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.” U.S. Army Sergeant Chris Higginbotham in Iraq in 2004. I am fortunate that in my two careers — one in the U.S. Army and one in the U.S....
Discover Global Markets
October 25, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Robert Kurek is the Senior Vice President for International Financial Institutions at KeyBank A few weeks ago, our team here at KeyBank had the pleasure of joining more than 350 people at the Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe and Beyond in Cleveland. As a proud sponsor, we were onsite, meeting with attendees on what to look for in a potential banking partner when entering global markets. The rewards of an expanding global footprint are numerous, such as access to new growth markets and a...
Foreign Direct Investment
October 23, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Mark Schmit, National Accounts Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institude of Standard and Technology (NIST)  An employee of UK-based manufacturing company Domtar provides high school students with a tour of the company’s facility in Rock Hill, S.C. on Oct. 6. Although I believe Manufacturing Day is an everyday affair, the official 2017 Manufacturing Day has come and gone. On October 6, modern-day manufacturing was showcased to students, teachers, parents, prospective employees, elected...
Export Assistance
October 16, 2017
Susan Crawford is a communications specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service’s Pacific North Network  U.S. Rep. Kilmer’s District Representative Nicholas Carr presented each of the three organizations with their Certificate of Appreciation at a recent event hosted by the World Trade Center Tacoma. L-R: Nicholas Carr, James Newman of Tacoma Community College, Dennis Morris of SAFE Boats International, Diane Mooney of U.S. Commercial Service Seattle, Jason Lollar of Lollar Guitars, Inc. Three small Tacoma-area organizations prove that it is possible to look beyond U.S. borders and succeed in...