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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Automotive & Ground Transportation team is comprised of specialists, located throughout the Unites States at Export Assistance Centers and in American Embassies and Consulates worldwide, who are dedicated to helping you export. We are the automotive industry’s primary export assistance resource and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to sell your auto parts and services overseas. This site provides American companies supplying automotive, truck, or motorcycle-related parts, services, and manufacturing/testing equipment with up-to-date information to help your company succeed internationally. If your company is not currently working with our team member at your local U.S. Export Assistance Center, please contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your export objectives.

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Detailed Event Information For Plastimagen Mexico 2013 Detailed Event Information For Plastimagen Mexico 2013
Plastimagen Mexico 2013 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Computer Software, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Industrial Chemicals, Operations/Maintenance Services, Process Controls - Industrial, Packaging Eq., Plastics Production Machinery, Plastics Materials/Resins, Robotics
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Location/Date: Mexico City, Mexico 03/12/2013 - 03/15/2013
Event Summary:
Plastimagen is the most important show for the plastics industry in Mexico and Central America. Plastimagen is recognized internationally as the most comprehensive plastics machinery, equipment and materials trade show in Mexico. At Plastimagen 2013, over 800 exhibitors will showcase machinery & related equipment, custom plastic processors, tools and molds, recycling equipment, chemical raw materials, components, finished products, synthetic resins, instrumentation and process control as well as other services. Mexico is the 12th largest worldwide consumer of plastics and the second in Latin America with a yearly consumption of six million tones. Mexico City and the metropolitan area represent the major production area in Mexico nationwide. There are many business opportunities for U.S. companies with a decent market of 100 million Mexican consumers. Plastimagen 2013 attendees represent a wide range of industries such as: packaging / bottles; plastic processor; housewares / appliances; chemicals / plastics; automobile / transportation; cosmetic / pharmaceutical; recycling; construction pipes / tubes; electronics / electrical; fittings / tooling; jewelry / toys; equipment; medical; furniture; and other related goods and services. In 2011 the show attracted 30,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors from 21 countries. CS Mexico is planning to work jointly with the organizer to recruit a US Pavilion. A series of webinars on the plastic industry and Plastimagen US Pavilion will be conducted and organized by CS Mexico City to recruit US exhibitors. Booth pricing is still unknown. Booth offer includes: Doing Business in Mexico Briefing, On-site support from the U.S. Commercial Service staff and other services to be determined.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Paul St. Amour, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.

Phone: 301-493-5500
paulstamour@ejkrause.com
Monica Martinez, Mexico City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 52-55-5080-2000 x 5218
Monica.Martinez@trade.gov
Jeff Hamilton, Kuwait City
Commercial Officer
Phone: +965 2259 1354
Jeff.Hamilton@trade.gov
Harry Henson, North Texas
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 817-684-5321
Harry.Henson@trade.gov

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