International Trade News

Discover Global Markets
September 29, 2017
By Jason Lindesmith, Acting Director, Communications, U.S. Field, U.S. Commercial Service Attendees listen as Erin Walsh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service delivers remarks on Sept. 18 in Cleveland. Last week in Cleveland, more than 350 participants attended U.S. Commercial Service’s showcase forum, Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe and Beyond. Discover Global Markets (DGM) events highlight the unique strengths of the U.S. Commercial Service and its global network. U.S. government trade...
Export Assistance
September 19, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Fred Volcansek, Executive Director, SelectUSA It’s already that time of year again: our team is gearing up for the next SelectUSA Investment Summit. On June 20-22, 2018, the SelectUSA team will join thousands of international business investors, economic developers, and service providers at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center to convene the highest-level event of its kind in the United States. Photo from the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, 2017. Pictured (from left to right): Safra...
Export Assistance
September 14, 2017
About the authors: 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. Fujiyama currently serves as an ex-officio Board Member of NASBITE International.  Cory Simek, the Executive Secretary of the Missouri District Export Council, currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis, Missouri. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Helping U.S. businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),...
Foreign Direct Investment
September 07, 2017
By Elizabeth Schaefer, Director of Investment Analysis, SelectUSA As Director of Investment Analysis, I am responsible for leading SelectUSA’s data evaluation efforts related to foreign direct investment (FDI) promotion in the United States. So, it was with great interest (and I’ll admit excitement) that I reviewed the newly released preliminary 2015 and revised 2014 FDI activity data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), which follows the July release of 2016 FDI Inward Stock data. You may be asking, “What does this mean?” Here’s the breakdown… The updated data provides a picture of...
Antidumping/Countervailing Duties
September 01, 2017
This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog Helping the American Worker Succeed in a Global Marketplace As we celebrate Labor Day, the U.S. Department of Commerce is proud to express our appreciation for American workers and reiterate our commitment to helping Americans succeed in a global marketplace.  We firmly believe that given a level playing field, American workers can help grow the economy and build a better future for all Americans. Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is the premier resource for Americans competing in the global marketplace. ITA...
Uncategorized
August 31, 2017
By Linda Abbruzzese, Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Digital Initiatives, U.S. Commercial Service and Patrick Morris, Intern, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Industry and Analysis U.S. exporters face many challenges when meeting a foreign buyer who is interested in acquiring their product.  Knowing how to agree to a sale with a foreign buyer, and understanding how to handle the payment transactions can be challenging and frustrating to the exporter, especially when customers are located thousands of miles away.  Frequently, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not...
SelectUSA
August 29, 2017
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy.  By Max Goldman, Intern, SelectUSA 2017 SelectUSA Summit show floor. At this summer’s SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 18-20, 2017), business investors from around the world and representatives from U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) came to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for three days of learning, networking, and business deals. This year’s Summit may be over – but new investment opportunities are just beginning. Stay Informed About Federal Government Agencies and Programs At the...
SelectUSA
August 24, 2017
By Sandor Galambos, SelectUSA Investment Specialist based in the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland. Leaders from RUAG Space and the State of Alabama ceremonially open the Swiss company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility. RUAG Space, a Switzerland-based company, recently cut the ribbon on its first U.S. manufacturing facility, taking a major step to propel growth in the United States. The 130,000 square-foot facility in Decatur, Alabama, will produce high-tech equipment for launch vehicles for outer space operations and will create opportunities for workers in Alabama. RUAG announced the...
Export Assistance
August 22, 2017
By Ryan Russell, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh, Pa.  Deputy Chief of Staff for the Secretary of Commerce Performing the Duties of Under Secretary for International Trade Israel Hernandez, Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly, U.S. Department of Energy  Acting Assistant Secretary Griffith Wells , and Ted O’Brien, Xcoal Energy & Resources Vice President of Capital Markets, at the Port of Baltimore celebrate the loading of the first shipment of Pennsylvania thermal coal to Ukraine on August 21, 2017. With the backdrop of a...
Export Assistance
August 17, 2017
By Patrick Morris, Intern, Office of Strategic Partnerships The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Global Marine Technology Team has been working since 2010 to help grow U.S. exports of marine technology. This specialized team helps U.S. marine technology companies take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities and engage in partnerships with U.S. maritime industry leaders. A mutual interest to support U.S. marine technology exports has forged a notable Strategic Partnership between ITA and The Maritime Alliance (TMA) that is yielding big wins for small businesses. California-based...