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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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Plastimagen Mexico® is an important international business exhibition for the plastics industry in Mexico and Latin America. Hosted April 2-5, 2019 in Mexico City, this leading event will present the latest in plastics technology, products and processing solutions aimed at a variety of different sectors. Plastimagen will present a program of conferences, courses and seminars to demonstrate new ideas and technologies in this dynamic and important industrial sector.

Top Reasons to Exhibit:

  • More than 840 exhibitors from 31 countries
  • 32,296 attendees from 42 countries
  • 13 international pavilions
  • Growth of 12% compared to the 2017 edition
  • Official certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration means U.S. exporters can request customized services from the local industry specialist of the U.S. Commercial Service.
  • Key subsectors of Mexico’s plastics industry:
  • Machines, Molds, and equipment
  • Bio-plastics
  • Agricultural plastics
  • Materials
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Recycling solutions
  • Industrial instrumentation and process control

For more details, contact U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico:

Mario Vidana | mario.vidana@trade.gov | P: +521 811 544 7098

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International B2B Forum for Composite Mfg. & Supply Chain

July 9-11, 2019 - Greenville, SC

Composites Suppliers Meetings South Carolina is a supply chain event that convenes global composites manufacturers and users from such industries as automotive, aerospace and defense, renewable energy and more. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged, pre-qualified one-on-one meetings. Expected OEM participants include: Boeing, Airbus, Daher, Lockheed, GKN, BMW, Continental, Cummins. Expected international delegations include Ontario, Quebec, France, Austria, and others. For more details, contact U.S. Commercial Service in Columbia, South Carolina: Anastasia Mukherjee | anastasia.mukherjee@trade.gov | P: 803-312-5059

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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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