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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.

Upcoming Trade Events

Export Webinar: Auto Care Business Opportunities in Costa Rica - March 8, 2018. Join us for a FREE webinar on the business opportunities in the automotive industry in Costa Rica. Participants will hear first-hand market insight from U.S. Commercial Service in Costa Rica, and will have the opportunity to raise questions to address specific interests as well as learn more about upcoming Trade Mission to Cost Rica (see below). Register now!

Export Webinar: Overview of the Automotive Sector in Mexico – March 26, 2018. Join us for a FREE webinar to learn about automotive market opportunities in Mexico and exhibiting at the USA Pavilion at the upcoming PAACE Automechanika show (see below). This webinar will feature speakers from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Mexican Association of Spare Part Distributors and Messe Frankfurt (show organizer). Register now!

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Middle East Business Development Conference - Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 3-8, 2018 - During this event, U.S. specialty equipment companies will meet potential distributors from throughout the Gulf region while exhibiting at Custom Show Emirates in Abu Dhabi, as well as learn more about the vehicle customization market in the UAE by visiting local specialty equipment shops and receiving a market briefing from U.S. Commercial staff based in the region. U.S. companies may be eligible for funding to put towards the trip’s costs through a U.S. Department of Commerce award. Contact for more information.  Register here!

Automotive Aftermarket Trade Mission to Costa Rica - May 21-22, 2018 - The Auto Care Association and the International Trade Administration present a cost-effective opportunity to gain firsthand market information and meet one-on-one with local aftermarket industry partners, pre-screened to match your specific business objectives. Mission costs are offset through a U.S. Department of Commerce award. Benefit from customized B2B matchmaking and events!  It’s a winning business development formula (see press release from past missions), and watch for a free Costa Rica auto market webinar briefing to help you assess the opportunity (March 6). Contact for more information.

PAACE Automechanika Mexico City – July 11-13, 2018. This is a U.S. Department of Commerce-certified event considered to be the most important international trade show for the automotive aftermarket industry in Latin America. With more than 500 exhibitors from across the globe and over 26,000 key decision makers, it is THE meeting point for industry professionals seeking new suppliers, information about the latest technology and analyzing product options. Download the flyer for more information here.

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Detailed Event Information For CES 2018 Detailed Event Information For CES 2018
CES 2018 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Audio/Visual Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Services, Electronic Components, Robotics, Telecommunications Services
Location/Date: Las Vegas, NV, United States 01/09/2018 - 01/12/2018
Event Summary:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed.

Alexandra Fleck, Consumer Technology Association

Phone: 703-907-5212
Gemal Brangman, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3773
Allison Moore, OTP-SP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4874

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