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Franchising

The Franchise Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. franchise industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports. It accomplishes this through a variety of resources and services for U.S. companies such as Trade Missions, Gold Key and Platinum Key Services. The team consists of trade specialists from throughout the U.S. and from U.S. Embassies around the world and provides:

Market Intelligence
Market Data and Statistics
2016 Top Market Guide for Franchising

Business Matchmaking
Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

Trade Counseling
Market Entry Strategies
Local Trade Specialists

Market Access and Fair Trade
Dismantle Barriers to Foreign Trade
Market Access Questionnaire


In addition to our many services, the Franchise Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.

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Franchising Facts

The Franchising industry and businesses employs 21 million people and generates $2.3 trillion of economic activity. A new franchise business opens every 8 minutes of every business day.

Like the United States, franchise businesses around the world have seen steady growth in the past decade, particularly in Brazil, China and Mexico. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), their members are eyeing overseas expansion as an important way to diversify their portfolios. For instance, a survey of IFA members last Summer, revealed that 61 percent of respondents currently franchise or operate in international locations, and 16 percent generate between 25 percent and 30 percent of revenue from international activities. Almost three fourths of respondents said they plan to start or accelerate international ventures.  

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Detailed Event Information For Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria Detailed Event Information For Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria
Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Computer Services, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Franchising, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Packaging Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses
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Location/Date: Cleveland, OH, United States 08/13/2013 - 08/16/2013
Event Summary:
Nigerian-USA Chamber of Commerce and the US Dept. of Commerce are hosting a Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria. Main location will be Lagos and will include comprehensive market briefings, VIP attendees, networking events, and pre-screened business matchmaking appointments. Nigeria is one of the fastest growing markets and a gateway to Africa. It is a highlighted market in for the "Doing Business in Africa" campaign and the National Export Initiative. An increasing number of companies in various industries can find success in Nigeria if they are willing and able to put in the time and effort to pursue the market.

Contacts:
Chuck Nnabuife, Nigeria- USA Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 440 777 9776
chuck@nusacc.us
Amy Freedman, Cleveland
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 216 522-4750
Amy.Freedman@trade.gov
Janelle Weyek, European Union
Commercial Officer
Phone: +32 (0)2 811 56 32
Janelle.Weyek@trade.gov

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