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CWTA Introduces You to the U.S. Commercial Service "Trade Americas" Newsletter!

The U.S. Commercial Service, under the auspices of the International Trade Administration, helps U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide. The Trade Americas program brings together the resources of the U.S. Commercial Service offices in 14 countries and State Department sections at U.S. Embassies in 10 additional markets, providing your company with a single point of access to regional trade events, extensive services, and research covering markets throughout the region.

The Trade Americas site provides information on the existing and proposed free trade agreements throughout the region, market research, trade event lists, industry-specific information, business service providers, useful links, and key contacts.

Trade Americas most recent newsletter provides a number of important events that you may find of interest.

CanArctic Conference and Procurement Outlook
The Canadian Arctic Procurement Outlook (CanArctic) is a five-day virtual event developed to inform U.S. businesses of export opportunities in the mining, defense, telecommunication, infrastructure, and clean technology sectors, for use in the Arctic regions of Canada. U.S. companies will participate in presentations delivered by Federal and Provincial government speakers, Indigenous associations and corporations, and private industry representatives.

A segment of CanArctic will focus on “Doing Business” with prominent Indigenous organizations and business corporations operating in the geographic regions of Inuvialuit, Nunavik, and Nunavut in Canada.
Dates: September 1 through September 29, 2021 - Virtual Event
The series of events will be hosted using Webex:
You will hear from speakers from the following organizations:
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Det’on Cho Management LP
  • NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines
  • Fortune Minerals
  • Yukon Chamber of Mines
  • Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce
  • Société du Plan Nord
  • Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
  • Commerce Resources Corp.
  • Department of National Defence
  • Federal Fleet Services
  • Telesat Canada
  • Nunasi Corporation
  • Sakku Development Corporation
  • The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies
  • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Mexico Environmental Technologies Summit
The Mexico Environmental Technologies Summit will help you learn about developments, trends and opportunities in the environmental technologies sector in Mexico. We will be offering virtual networking for all Mexico Summit participants with local government representatives, prospective partners, and end users from the region. Registration Option coming soon.
Dates: October 25-28, 2021 - Virtual Event

Trade Mission to South America
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to South America that will include the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in South America Conference in São Paulo, Brazil. The goal of the mission is to help participating U.S. companies find potential partners, buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, and Uruguay, laying the foundation for successful long-term ventures to take advantage of market opportunities in South America. During the mission, the delegation will have access to US&FCS commercial officers, commercial specialists, and Department of State economic/commercial officers from the markets in the region.
Dates: December 5-6, 2021

Joint Venture Opportunities in Infrastructure and Energy in Guyana
Guyana’s Energy and Infrastructure sectors are developing rapidly. The government of Guyana issued expressions of interest for a Gas to Shore Plant and the Amailia Falls Hydropower project. Additional opportunities exists for joint ventures in Guyana’s rapidly developing oil and gas arena. Finally, Guyana is embarking on an infrastructure boom with ambitious plans for bridges, roads, and railways with the government of Guyana and the Guyanese expressing a preference for JVs to realize these projects. Learn about opportunities in Guyana's infrastructure and energy sectors, and key considerations for the Joint Ventures Business Model.
  • Guyana’s Energy and Infrastructure sectors are developing rapidly. The government of Guyana issued expressions of interest for a Gas to Shore Plant and the Amailia Falls Hydropower project.
  • Local sector experts will present market overviews, and key considerations for Joint ventures with Guyana.
  • Additional opportunities exists for joint ventures in Guyana’s rapidly developing oil and gas arena.
  • Guyana is embarking on an infrastructure boom with ambitious plans for bridges, roads, and railways.
Date: August 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time - Virtual Event

The VII Amendment to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Its Impact on the Mexican Tariff in 2022
Under the United States -Mexico -Canada Agreement (USMCA), there are virtually no tariff barriers for U.S. exports to Mexico, with some exceptions as noted elsewhere. The USMCA came into force on July 1, 2020. It is important that U.S. exporters have their products correctly classified. U.S. exporters are encouraged to check with customs brokers for the accurate classification of their products on the harmonized tariff schedule. Open to all US companies that are already exporting to Mexico or would like to do so; this webinar will feature presentations from SAT (SAT is the General Administration of Customs in the Tax Administration Service responsible for regulating the importation of U.S. products into Mexico).
Date: August 26, 2021 - 1:00 PM EST - Virtual Event

Joint Venture Opportunities in Infrastructure and Energy in Guyana
Guyana’s Energy and Infrastructure sectors are developing rapidly. The government of Guyana issued expressions of interest for a Gas to Shore Plant and the Amailia Falls Hydropower project. Additional opportunities exists for joint ventures in Guyana’s rapidly developing oil and gas arena. Finally, Guyana is embarking on an infrastructure boom with ambitious plans for bridges, roads, and railways with the government of Guyana and the Guyanese expressing a preference for JVs to realize these projects.
Date: August 27, 2021 - 1:00 PM EST - Virtual Event

Opportunities in Brazil’s Smart Cities sector
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for this informative webinar on the current state of the Smart Cities sector in Brazil. Learn from experts on Brazil’s Smart Cities needs, challenges in the market, trends in the sector, and U.S. government resources available to support Smart Cities efforts in Brazil. Speakers include U.S. government officials from U.S. Mission Brazil, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Export-Import Bank and the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and leading experts from private sector companies Google and Deloitte.
Date: August 30, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Virtual Event

Safety and Security Virtual Pitch Event
The virtual pitch event will provide U.S. companies with an online platform to present or pitch their security related to solutions to a tailored and interested audience in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Each participating company will have 10 minutes to present their solutions and respond to questions from the audience. As part of the event, the U.S. Commercial Service will provide audience members with copies of your presentation along with any marketing material you provide.
Date: August 31, 2021 - 11:00-12:30 PM EST - Virtual Event

CanArtic Procurement Outlook
The Canadian Arctic Procurement Outlook (CanArctic) is a five-day virtual event for U.S. SME businesses to learn of export opportunities of mining, defense, telecom, infrastructure, and clean technology products and services in the Arctic region of Canada.
Date: September 1, 2021 - 1:00-2:30 PM EST - Virtual Event
Mining Outlook (Yukon/Northwest Territories/Nunavut)
Overview of Infrastructure and Mining Programs in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
Date: September 8, 2021 - 1:00-3:30 PM EST - Virtual Event
Mining Outlook Quebec (Nunavik)
Overview of Mines and Mining Projects in the Northern Region of Quebec (Nunavik) and the Quebec’s Critical and Strategic Minerals Program.
Date: September 15, 2021 - 9:00-11:00 AM EST - Virtual Event
Defense and Telecom Outlook
Improving Telecommunication Connectivity in Canada’s North: Challenges and Opportunities.
Date: September 22, 2021 - 9:00 AM-12:30 PM EST - Virtual Event
Mining Outlook (Yukon/Northwest Territories/Nunavut)
Overview of Infrastructure and Mining Programs in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
Date: September 29, 2021 - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EST - Virtual Event

Smart Cities 2021 Brazil National Event
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for the Smart Cities 2021 Program in Brazil. One of the greatest challenges facing Brazil today is how best to design and create smart – intelligent, secure and sustainable – environments throughout the region. All sessions can be accessed online. It is in Portuguese with English interpretation.
Dates: September 1-3, 2021 - Virtual Event

U.S. Pavilion at FAMEX 2021
FAMEX is the prime Defense and Aerospace exhibition in Latin America. Organized by the Mexican Ministry of Defense and its Air Force (SEDENA/FAM), U.S. exhibitors will meet potential government end-users and business partners. For 2021 the U.S. is the honored guest country at Pavilion D. We are offering a package of incentives to take advantage of B2Bs, B2Gs, site support, business briefing (virtual), and an Official Reception.
Dates: September 22-25, 2021

The smarter E South America
Brazil has one of the best solar resources in the world. A solar PV system in Brazil produces, on average, twice as much electricity as the same system installed in Germany or the United Kingdom. In Brazil, it is believed that 12GW of battery capacity will be needed for peak demand alone to meet wind and solar supply – expected to grow from 10GW to 38GW by 2026 – with grid tied storage systems enabling the adoption of distributed renewable energy sources along the power system. To ideally combine renewable energy sources and energy storage, energy management systems are needed. With the U.S. Pavilion booth package including additional marketing opportunities, we want to support companies from the U.S. to kick-off their business success in Brazil.
Dates: October 18-20, 2021

U.S.-Brazil Smart Green Technologies Summit
The Summit will take place virtually at the end of October. It will convene U.S. private sector entities and high-level U.S. government officials who will engage with Brazilian counterparts to promote the modernization of the Brazilian power sector and create new business opportunities for U.S. companies in the largest Latin America renewable energy market. The event will feature Brazilian and U.S. speakers discussing current market trends, new technologies and innovation in the electricity and renewable energy sectors. The goal of the event is to share best practices and to identify areas of collaboration between the two countries.
Date: October 2021 TBD

U.S. Pavilion at Expo Seguridad Mexico (ESM) 2021
The security market is a dynamic sector in Mexico. With an annual average growth up to 10%, it offers several business opportunities for almost all market segments, including national, private, residential, and perimeter security; industrial security and safety; electronic security solutions; security services (personal protection, IDs); law enforcement equipment; and diverse security-related solutions and services.
Dates: November 2-4, 2021 - Virtual Event

USCANConnect 2021
CS Canada’s premier virtual trade event designed to provide U.S. export ready SMEs with an efficient opportunity to enter the Canadian market and establish commercial relations with prospective agents, distributors, and joint venture partners. Industry sectors include environmental technologies, renewable energy, healthcare technologies, safety and security, mining and critical minerals.
Date: December 8, 2021 - Virtual Event

Market Intelligence
Argentina Cybersecurity
Argentina Medical Equipment
Argentina Travel and Tourism
Brazil Customs Incoterms Restriction
Brazil ICT Import Tariffs
Brazil LNG Import Terminal
Brazil Oil and Gas
Brazil Open Banking
Brazil's Local Content Requirement
Canada Clean Energy for Carbon Neutrality By 2050
Canada Non-Resident Importer Program
Caribbean Tool Crib Management System
Chile 5G Technology
Dominican Republic Highway Construction
Guatemala Defense and Security
Guatemala Healthcare Infrastructure
Honduras 5G Emerging Market
Mexico Infrastructure Law
Mexico Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Mexico Natural Care Products
Mexico National Standardization Plan
Mexico Standards Changes
Peru Ecommerce
Peru Franchise Market
Peru Medical Devices
Peru Safety and Security
Peru Travel and Tourism
Uruguay Healthcare It Solutions
Uruguay-Railway
Uruguay Targets Cyber Security

Resources & Export Links
STEP Funds (Grant available to U.S. SMEs looking to Export Internationally) via Small Business Administration.
Report a Trade Barrier. File a complaint about a trade barrier or unfair business practice with the U.S. Department of Commerce
A Basic Guide to Exporting from the U.S. Commercial Service
Basics of Exporting video series, from the U.S. Commercial Service
ITA's Country Commercial Guides cover 125 international markets by the U.S. Commercial Service
Trade Finance Guide from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Top Markets Reports for 27 industries from the International Trade Administration
Connect Americas a great market place for Latin America
IDB Projects - search upcoming projects in the region

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If you have found this information valuable, you may wish to sign up for the Trade Americas Updates to stay abreast of the latest export opportunities across the Americas. Their newsletter will be a great addition to your international planning efforts and includes information on key industry events, special matchmaking opportunities for U.S. exporters, and the latest market intelligence and industry data.

Carolina World Trade Association

Founded in 1964, CWTA is a chapter of the North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA), which promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities for our global ecosystem.

As a business-driven non-profit organization, CWTA’s mission is to promote, foster and encourage international commerce success and expand economic growth in the Carolinas region. We do this by:
  • Advocating the interests of businesses engaged in international trade on local, regional, state, and federal levels;
  • Educating businesses and their employees to the resources, issues, policies, and practices within international trade;
  • Promoting regional assets and opportunities for expanding inbound and outbound international commerce; and
  • Celebrating the successes of international trade in the region.
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