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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.


Event Highlight:

Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities

November 1-3, 2016; Chicago, IL

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Illinois District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities. This conference brings together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities and demand for new technologies to make cities more sustainable. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the world.

Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats:

Whether to explore market opportunities or receive help in overcoming challenges, meet with U.S. commercial to get your questions answered. The U.S. Diplomats attending will be representing: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico, The Nordics, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE and UK.


Worldwide Smart City Development Opportunities

At Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities, attendees will:

  • Learn about 21st century infrastructure projects – and how to build the strong partnerships needed to win business.
  • Understand the demand for new technologies that improve standards of living, create “showcase cities,” increase efficiency, and promote cybersecurity.
  • Explore green technologies and disaster mitigation to make cities more sustainable.

What to Expect:

  • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats who specialize in multiple industries related to smart cities.
  • Key trends and defining characteristics of smart cities.
  • U.S. government resources and advocacy.
  • Multiple networking opportunities.


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Detailed Event Information For 3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" Detailed Event Information For 3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World"
3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Agricultural Products, Building Products, Biotechnology, Cosmetics/Toiletries, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Medical Eq., Pollution Control Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Oakland, CA, United States 05/10/2013 - 05/10/2013
Event Summary:
The Oakland Export Assistance Center will be organizing the third annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" seminar taking place in Oakland on Friday, May 10th in celebration of "World Trade Month" and in support of President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI) . This year's event supporters are corporate strategic partner City National Bank and Oakland-based RINA Accountancy. As part of the program, several Congressional Representatives have been invited to recognize local exporters for their international sales success stories that they have achieved with the help of the U.S. Commercial Service. The event will feature speakers who will discuss the following important exporting topics: * U.S. Commercial Service Presentation on International Market Entry and Development Services * Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Presentation on Export Compliance * U.S. Ex-Im Bank and Small Business Administration (SBA) Export Financing Programs * Private sector presentations on International Tax Planning and Banking * Doing Business in Africa *

Rod Hirsch, Oakland
USEAC Director
Phone: 510-273-7350

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