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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 design services sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports at www.export.gov/mrktresearch in our Market Research Library.
  • 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 Highlight:

Sustainable Building and Construction Business Development Expedition to Mexico City

Date: October 10-14, 2016 

Register your interest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJNDCTQ

For more information and questions: Oscar.Magana@trade.gov

Highlights: Briefings from US Embassy Mexico officials, one-on-one meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC, and evening receptions with decision makers.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service as we explore Sustainable Building & Construction opportunities in Mexico (Mexico city & optional stop in Guadalajara). In April 2014, President Pena Nieto announced a new National Infrastructure Plan for Mexico, focusing on major infrastructure investments to transportation, water, energy, health, urban development, communications, and tourism with an anticipated investment of $586 billion through 2018. Mexico ranks second among top markets for U.S. building product exporters due to its proximity, established transport links and duty-free status under NAFTA. Mexico’s construction environment is highly receptive to U.S. products and reflects an emerging interest in green building.

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Upcoming Conferences

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 Saudi -Arabia Catalog Show 2014 (SACS 2014 Detailed Event Information For Saudi -Arabia Catalog Show 2014 (SACS 2014
Saudi -Arabia Catalog Show 2014 (SACS 2014 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Construction Eq., Health Care Services, Oil/Gas Field Machinery
Location/Date: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 01/13/2014 - 01/13/2014
Event Summary:
1. SACS 2014 will be held in Asharqia Chamber on January 13,2014 2. All US companies are invited to exhibit their catalogs, brochures, product literature, cds and any demo materials in the show. Catalog Show Information: SAUDI-ARABIA CATALOG SHOW 2014 The U.S. Commercial Service in Saudi Arabia is pleased to invite U.S. suppliers and companies to register for the upcoming “Saudi-Arabia Catalog Show 2014 (SACS 2014)”. Registration fee for the Catalog Show is only US $100 The show will be hosted by “Asharqia” Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on January 13, 2014 The Kingdom's massive projects, both planned and on-going, constitute excellent opportunities for U.S. manufacturers/exporters from all sectors to participate in this lucrative market. ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA • Projected total spending over the next 10 years is estimated at more than US $2.2 trillion • World's largest oil exporter, and world's 2nd largest oil producer • The Arab world's largest telecommunications market • Largest automobile market in the Near East • Largest construction market in the Gulf Region • World's 11th largest petrochemical exporter • World's 5th auto parts market • Region's largest health-care sector in terms of expenditures, size, activity, and potential -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY PARTICIPATE IN SACS 2014? • A list of all business visitors who expressed interest in your company's products or services • Name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers of companies will be sent to you immediately after the event • Promotion of your company in a directory highlighting your business objectives • Your catalogs will be distributed to interested Saudi companies who were unable to visit SACS 2014 HOW TO PARTICIPATE If you would like to participate, kindly complete the attached registration form and scan it back to us Alternatively, you may simply reply to this email and we will provide you with more details The registration fee for participating in the catalog show is US $100, payable by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to the “International Trade Administration”. 60 copies of catalogs, product literature, brochures, or CD's and any demo materials should be sent to: By APO: Commercial Service Unit 66803 APO AE 09858-6803 For More information please contact: Phone inquiries: +966/13/330-3200 Ext. 3065 Fax: +966/13/330-2190 E-mail: Tareq.Ghazal@trade.gov http://www.buyusa.gov/saudiarabia/en/ Or by Courier (Fedex, UPS, or DHL): Tareq Ghazal Commercial Section American Consulate General Dhahran Between Saudi Aramco HQ and Airbase Dhahran 31942 Saudi Arabia

Contacts:
Tareq Ghazal, Dhahran
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +966133303200 x 3065
Tareq.Ghazal@trade.gov

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