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Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Advanced Manufacturing Team! Our in-depth industry experts help U.S. manufacturers access the best international markets with potential for their product or service. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Wrap up for Hannover Messe 2019!

At this year’s Hannover Messe, the U.S. Commercial Service was there again with over 231 U.S. companies! This allowed our U.S. firms to reach an audience of 220,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. International Trade Administration’s Acting Director General Ian Steff was there to meet with U.S. companies and economic development organizations across the show, including representatives from Michigan, Texas, Washington, Ohio, Connecticut and Puerto Rico. He also keynoted a TransAtlantic Business Forum, heard from business leaders during a roundtable discussion and opened the U.S. Networking Reception on Tuesday night.

Thanks to our reception sponsors:


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Interested in European Business Opportunities? Save the Date!

The Trade Mission will take you to three of the leading European markets for Additive Manufacturing (AM) techologies:

  • Germany – the largest economy in the EU and the leader in AM demand in Europe
  • France – home to approximately 200 AM companies
  • Poland – one of the top EU markets for AM with an estimated growth rate of up to 20%

Dates: November 17–22, 2019

For more information, contact: Molly Ho, Sr. International Trade Specialist

U.S. Commercial Service Phoenix, Molly.Ho@trade.gov or
mobile: +1-480-387-9405 or Kirsten Hentschel, AM Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General Dusseldorf, Germany, Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov or office: +49-211-737-767-30

Participation is limited. First come, first served … Call Today!

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Largest Europe Additive Manufacturing Trade Show!

Formnext – November 19-22, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

Formnext is the largest annual dedicated Additive Manufacturing/3D printing show in Europe, covering aerospace, automation, construction, consumer goods, dental, electronics, engineering, jewelry, manufacturing solutions, materials, and components, medical, packaging R&D, and so much more.  USA is the Partner Country of the trade fair in 2019 and Wednesday, November 20, will be dedicated as “USA Day”.  The U.S. Commercial Service will promote the U.S. company participation with a trade delegation and, a U.S.A. pavilion.  U. S. Commercial Service offering:
• Pre-show Webinar

  • Counseling and Assistance
  • Standards event on November 14
  • Market Research
  • B2B Matchmaking

For more information, contact: Miguel.Olivares@trade.gov or by phone: +1-954-356-6649, or Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov by phone: +49-211-737767-30

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Market Research:
Advanced manufacturing opportunities in Europe (2018)

NEW! Plastics Materials & Machinery Export Guide 2018

Our latest sector snapshots:
Manufacturing technology

Industrial automation


More resources for Exporters:

Visit the Advanced Manufacturing page of Export.gov to access the most recent market research and sector snapshots such as:
Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities in Europe 2018

Industry Snapshot: Manufacturing Technology Equipment

Industry Snapshot: Industrial Automation Equipment

2018 Plastics Materials and Machinery Export Guide

Export Market Destinations video series from the U.S. Commercial Service

Country Commercial Guides for more than 125 international markets produced by the U.S. Commercial Service

Basics of Exporting video series from the U.S. Commercial Service

Top Markets Reports for 27 industries from the International Trade Administration 

Trade Finance Guide from the U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Report a Trade Barrier: File a complaint about a trade barrier or unfair business practice with the U.S. Department of Commerce

Report IP Theft via the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

Trade data snapshots

Browse trade data snapshots for selected NAICS codes. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express database.
NAICS 325 – Chemicals

NAICS 326 – Plastics & Rubber Products

NAICS 327 – Nonmetallic Mineral Products

NAICS 331 – Primary Metal Mfg

NAICS 332 – Fabricated Metal Products, NESOI

NAICS 333 – Machinery, Except Electrical

NAICS 339 – Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities




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