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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Building Products and Construction Equipment Companies. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

We specialize in working with the following industry subsectors:

  • Architecture/construction/engineering services
  • Building products (including HVAC, hardware, and power tools)
  • Construction equipment (including mining equipment)
  • Greenbuild & sustainable development
  • Interior design

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the building/construction sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports by contacting your local building/construction specialist. Please also see our Top Markets report on Building Products by clicking the link to the left.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.

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Event Highlights:

World of Concrete – Jan. 16-19, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV

In addition to the great opportunities present at the World of Concrete, the U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting companies in discovering export opportunities through the International Buyer Program (IBP) detailed below - at no cost to exhibitors!

International Buyer Program Services at World of Concrete 2017:

1. Showtime Program -- Take advantage of the opportunity to have scheduled meetings with Commercial Officers and Specialists coming from more than 30 U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the world.  Select the countries of interest, gain market intelligence and discuss market entry strategies for your company. Showtime appointments can take place either at your booth or at the International Business Center. Experts from the SBA, EX-IM Bank, and Department of Commerce specializing in export finance and industry issues will also be available to answer your export finance and technical questions.

 2. Business-to-business Matchmaking Program -- Participate to have our U.S. Commercial Service offices across the world promote your company/organization before the show!  Using the information that you provide, a company profile will be created and placed on a U.S. Commercial Service website and shared with potential partner companies from across the world. Should a potential partner company signal an interest in your company, you will be alerted of their interest and connected with the buyer to set up a meeting.  

Questions?  Feel free to contact Jorge Arce for clarifications on the Showtime Program and Reinaldo Garcia for additional input on the Business Matchmaking Program.   

In order to take advantage of these complimentary free services, please sign-up here.

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Detailed Event Information For Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama Detailed Event Information For Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama
Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Location/Date: Sao Paolo, Brazil 05/12/2013 - 05/18/2013
Event Summary:
The United States Secretary of Commerce will lead an Infrastructure Business Development Mission to São Paulo and Brasília, Brazil, Bogotá, Colombia and Panama City, Panama from May 12-18, 2013. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Brazil, Colombia and Panama by helping U.S. companies' launch or increase their business for infrastructure markets. The mission will include government and business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and networking events. In all three countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money in infrastructure projects. As a result, the mission will focus on export-ready U.S. firms in a broad range of leading U.S. infrastructure industrial sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering services (including construction, architecture and design), transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports and intelligent transportation systems), energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid) and safety and security. Companies will have two options to select from when applying for participation in this mission: • Brazil, Colombia and Panama (May 12-18, 2013) • Colombia and Panama (May 14-18, 2013) The delegation will be composed of 20-25 U.S. firms representing the mission's target sectors. Representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will be invited to participate to provide information and counseling regarding their suite of programs and services in Latin America.

Contacts:
Cameron Werker, Shanghai
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 86-21-6279-7638
Cameron.Werker@trade.gov
Jeane Zuniga, Panama City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (507) 317-5392
Jeane.Zuniga@trade.gov
Brian Brisson, Mexico City
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 52-55-5080-2006
Brian.Brisson@trade.gov
Daniel Crocker, Madrid
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +34 91 308 1529
Daniel.Crocker@trade.gov
Arica Young, OIO-WH
Director of Operations
Phone: 202-482-6219
Arica.Young@trade.gov
Jennifer Andberg, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
Jandberg@doc.gov
Katina Rojas Joy, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
KRojasJoy@doc.gov
Jenna Dunay, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
JDunay@doc.gov
Juan Antia, Bogota
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 571-275-2764
Juan.Antia@trade.gov

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