The following is a partial list of Webinars hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service Healthcare Team:


The Dietary Supplements Industry in China is rapidly growing, fueled by aging and increasing dispensable income. The market is forecast to be US $26.5 billion by 2020. China may soon become the world's largest market for nutritional supplements. While the market is inviting, how do U.S. companies access the China market? What should you expect when navigating China's regulatory system? How do you leverage eCommerce and social media? Join us to hear the following featured speakers discuss this important topic:

Jeff Crowther , CEO at US-China Health Products Association
Brian Negley, Executive Vice President at Ear ly Data
Jenny Chen, Marketing Manager at WalktheChat

For more information contact Yaoyi (Charlotte) Wang at yaoyi.wang@trade.gov. To register, go to https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=8QGE.

Recent and Archived Webinars:

    This webinar provided an overview of the current state of the healthcare/medical device market in Peru. Peru’s healthcare sector is expected to grow 8.6% from 2014-2019, up from 7.6% in 2009-2014. The Ministry of Health (MINSA-Ministerio de Salud) expects the country to reach universal health coverage by 2021. Additionally, opportunities around TECNOSALUD, the largest medical convention in Peru (and the second largest in South America after Hospitalar in Sao Paulo), were discussed. The next TECNOSALUD Trade Show is schedule to be held in Arequipa, Peru from 13-15 September 2018 and is expected to gather over 250 exhibitors and be attended by more than 17,000 qualified professionals from the health care sector. TECNOSALUD will be an opportunity to get connected with decision making representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Social Security Program (ESSALUD) and the regional governments. For any questions, please contact Gustavo Romero at Gustavo.Romero@trade.gov. [Net Replay: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW7807886&p=9075433&t=r]

    The U.S. Commercial Service at the United States Consulate General in Montreal held a webinar on “How to Prepare for the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)” All medical devices in Canada must be deemed safe and effective, including software accompanying any medical device. Beginning January 1, 2019, U.S. companies marketing Class II, III or IV devices in Canada will need a valid MDSAP certificate to get, maintain or amend a medical device. In this webinar, Frédéric Hamelin, Manager of the Quality Systems Section of the Medical Devices Bureau at Health Canada, provided an overview of the MDSAP requirements and how to prepare for the transition. For information contact Connie.Irrera@trade.gov.

    This webinar featured a live interview with two Russian market insiders: Distributor and Retailer, featuring market insider tips and recommendations. Identifying the right partner is often essential for American exporters seeking to capitalize on significant opportunities and navigate challenges in the Russian market. U.S. companies must search for partners proactively in order to understand the ins and outs of the market. Moreover, business in Russia is moving fast. There is tremendous competition from the rest of the world, including China. Choosing the right distributor is one of the most important things you can do when doing business in Russia. Any questions, please contact Cindy Ma at cindy.ma@trade.gov, tel: 408-535-2744.

    Germany is one of the world largest markets for eHealth. However, adoption in Germany is slower than in other parts of Europe or the U.S., due to legal restrictions and gaps in the digital infrastructure. The German government is now pushing for faster digitization, such as the eHealth law and a defined period to launch nation-wide electronic health records. With the government’s new commitment to advance eHealth, hospitals will have more flexibility to invest. This webinar provided an overview of the eHealth Act and the digital health policy framework, and provides a look at the business opportunities arising from it in Europe’s biggest market. For more information, please contact Michelle.Ouellette@trade.gov or Anette.Salama@trade.gov.

    This webinar provided participants with market intelligence and opportunities in the Brazilian healthcare market, including details on Brazil’s emerging healthcare market opportunities, regulations and government trends; how to access and network with Brazil’s health policy makers, leaders and entrepreneurs; and U.S. Commercial Service resources. For more information, please contact Bob Deane at bob.deane@trade.gov or 206-553-5615 x 225 or LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov or 412-644-2816.

  • Entering China Via E-Commerce: 101 for the Cosmetics & Personal Care Industries – February 8, 2018
    At $45 billion in sales in 2015, China’s cosmetics market is among the top five globally.  Online sales of cosmetics represent over a quarter China’s market, and command a higher market share in premium and imported products.  Join the U.S. Department of Commerce for an introduction to the China cosmetics e-commerce marketplace and one of the many Chinese e-commerce platforms seeking U.S. cosmetics brands.  For more information contact:Tracy.Gerstle@trade.gov.

  • Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market – December 13, 2017
    The medical device market in China is the second largest in the world, and averages 20% growth. Join us for an overview of the market including regulatory requirements, learn how to protect your IPR when exporting to China, and hear about opportunities for exhibiting U.S. companies at the 2018 CMEF Show.

  • Success in the European Medical Device Market and Medica 2017 – October 4, 2017
    Medical device sales in the EU account for $122.5 billion (€95 billion) in yearly revenue – one-third of the global market. During this Webinar, you will hear from several experts in areas including insurance company reimbursement, logistics, and key market trends. As a bonus, you will receive information about how to make Medica, the world’s largest medical device show, a success for your company.

  • Webinar Recording - Success in the European Medical Device Market & Medica 2016 – October 2016
    Useful information on the medical device market in Europe and the Medica trade show, as prepared by our U.S. Commercial Service office in Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • Success in the European Medical Device Market and Medica 2016 – October 5, 2016
    Come prepared and listen to several experts in the areas of EU medical device regulations, insurance company reimbursement, logistics, and key market trends. Medical device sales in the EU account for $122.5 billion (€95 billion) in yearly revenue – one-third of the global market. This webinar is designed for both Medica exhibitors and non-exhibitors. Complete details on the event may be found in a pdf file here: http://bit.ly/2b5lhoO or register online at http://tinyurl.com/medicaldevicereg.

  • eHealth Week Webinar – April 18, 2016
    eHealth week (June 8-10, 2016), the largest gathering of the European eHealth community, took place in Amsterdam, featuring innovative e-health solutions, high-level government officials, industry executives, and civil society representatives from around Europe will gather in Amsterdam in June. In support of U.S. companies attending eHealth Week, the U.S. Commercial Service offered several optional programs available to you upon request, including a flat 10% discount rate on the conference registration, an exclusive invitation to a VIP Reception, one-on-one meetings with country specialists, country briefings, and much more! A webinar was held on April 18 at 8:00 am pacific/11:00 am eastern time. For more information contact Audrey Goldsmith at Audrey.Goldsmith@trade.gov.

  • Healthcare Industry Opportunities in South Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia – April 19, 2016
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania are in the process of achieving structural reforms in healthcare. The U.S. Commercial Service held a no-cost webinar to discuss how these reforms are taking place and to help companies learn market entry strategies. For questions please contact Crystal Mills, Crystal.Mills@trade.gov, tel: (504) 589-6547.

  • Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market – March 3, 2016
    The medical device market is one of China’s fastest growing industries, and in 2013, it surpassed Japan to become the second largest medical device market in the world. The U.S. Commercial Service provided an overview of the China medical device market focusing on product readiness, the regulatory environment, how to successfully enter the market, protecting your Intellectual Property, opportunities around the 2016 CMEF Show, and more. Any questions contact David Edmiston, David.Edmiston@trade.gov, tel: 612-348-1644.

  • Opportunities in the Asian Medical Device Markets – February 25, 2016
    Asia is a market of growing opportunity. This webinar, presented by Pacific Bridge Medical, outlined business and regulatory trends in China, Japan, India, and other Asian markets. Any questions contact Shelby Peterson, Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov, tel: 801-524-3091.

  • Healthcare Market Trends and Opportunities in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait – December 9, 2015
    The U.S. Commercial Service offices in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait held a webinar to discuss their respective healthcare markets, specifically trends and opportunities in hospital operation and management, education and training services, eHealth and Health Information Systems. Government officials and private sector experts shared their visions for the current and future direction of the healthcare sector, given that both the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti governments are heavily investing in this sector. The U.S. Commercial Service also shared information about a planned healthcare trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait April 23-28, 2016. For more information, contact LeeAnne Haworth, LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov, tel:412-644-2816.

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