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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 Abu Dhabi Franchise Catalog Show Nov. 6-7 Detailed Event Information For Abu Dhabi Franchise Catalog Show Nov. 6-7
Abu Dhabi Franchise Catalog Show Nov. 6-7 -- Franchising
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Location/Date: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11/06/2013 - 11/07/2013
Event Summary:
The Commercial Section of the American Embassy in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, is organizing for the first time ever “The International Franchise Conference” in the UAE to be held on November 6 & 7, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The objective of the conference is to establish franchise awareness among Emirati firms; offer a broad range of U.S. franchising opportunities; and assist in the development of the UAE economy; and introduce the latest technology and worldwide franchising standards. In conjunction with the conference, we plan to hold: “The 1st Franchise Catalogue Show” to the UAE targeting, but not exclusive to, the following franchises: • Automotive Products & Services • Education & Training Products & Services • Food: Casual Dining, Fast Food & Restaurants • Healthcare & Childcare Services

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