Local Trade Events

Local trade events can help you learn about exporting through networking with other exporters, trade professionals, and potential business partners.

Women’s Global Trade Empowerment – Expanding Trade in N. America and Beyond

Session 1  7/28:  Kick-off feat. USMCA & Future of Trade in  North America – Expanding and Diversifying Sales – Complete
Session 2  8/11:  Financing the Deal & Getting Paid
Session 3  8/25:  Thriving in the Digital Trade Economy Under USMCA
Session 4   9/1:   How to Make USMCA Work for You – Changes in Customs & Rules of Origin
Session 5  9/10:  Legal Strategies for Success – Governance, Compliance, & Representation Agreements
Session 6  9/22:  Protecting the Most Important Asset –Your IP; WGTEF Wrap Up/Certificate Presentations
Location: Webinar 
For details click here.

The U.S. Commercial service invites Women Entrepreneurs to join us for a FREE six-part digital series to acquire skills and tools to boldly expand sales into new markets in Canada, Mexico and beyond! You will learn how you can benefit from the newly implemented United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) while also building a winning export strategy and developing valuable business connections.

Congressman Evans – Africa Trade Roundtable with Ambassador Lighthizer

Date: August 12, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Location: Webinar 
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The Roundtable discussion will be hosted by Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) and special guest U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. This will be an opportunity for Ambassador Lighthizer to brief attendees on trade with Africa. The discussion will allow Congressman Evans and Ambassador Lighthizer to hear from local businesses and community leaders on the effects of African trade policy on the Philadelphia region, as well as discuss how to increase trade between Philadelphia and Africa.

South Africa and U.S. Shipping 101 – Shipping and Clearing Procedures Unbundled

Date: August 13, 2020 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Webinar 
RSVP: Tshepiso Teffo at Tshepiso_teffo@satihub.com or Frances Fraser at frances_fraser@satihub.com by Monday August 10, 2020 to obtain webinar address and entry

Join us for an exclusive event as shipping and regulatory compliance experts take us through shipping procedures to South Africa and to the U.S under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the essential regulatory requirements. The one and half hour webinar will be facilitated by the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub in partnership with Turners Shipping and BDP International.

US companies as well as firms from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia will have the opportunity to learn from Turners Shipping and BDP International, unpacking the intricacies involved in successfully exporting products to South Africa and the U.S.

Connecting You to Answers

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Webinar 
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“Connecting You To Answers” allows you to ask your questions directly to Trade Specialists who can connect you to the most up to date resources in this everchanging business climate: resources include CARES Act resources, SBA, Ex-Im Bank, SBDC, and Virtual Services for international business.

Dial in for a “one stop shop” to local, state, and federal connections.

Supporting your efforts is the U.S. Commercial Service’s top priority as we operate in a virtual environment. Although many businesses are feeling the impacts of the current health crisis, many are also staying forward-thinking and engaged internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service is a resource to you on both those fronts.

PAST Events

Understanding FMS and DCS Sales (Aerospace and Defense)

Date: July 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Location: Webinar 
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U.S. DOD Contractors have an opportunity to grow their business through sales to America’s allies and Defense Partners. U.S. defense contractors closed foreign arms deals worth $55.4 billion in fiscal 2019, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Here Tier 3 and 4 suppliers can learn from expert consultants, Fairchild Fisk Giroux, how to benefit from the Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales programs.

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