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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Automotive & Ground Transportation team is comprised of specialists, located throughout the Unites States at Export Assistance Centers and in American Embassies and Consulates worldwide, who are dedicated to helping you export. We are the automotive industry’s primary export assistance resource and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to sell your auto parts and services overseas. This site provides American companies supplying automotive, truck, or motorcycle-related parts, services, and manufacturing/testing equipment with up-to-date information to help your company succeed internationally. If your company is not currently working with our team member at your local U.S. Export Assistance Center, please contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your export objectives.

Upcoming Trade Events

  • May 6, 2015. Webinar: Mexico’s Automotive Industry. The U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. companies to participate in a webinar on Mexico’s Automotive Industry - the seventh largest producer of vehicles in the world and the largest in Latin America. The prospects for American suppliers are bright due to the demand for high-quality products. The Mexican automotive market is forecasted to become the sixth largest automotive manufacturer by 2020. Register today to gain valuable insight into what U.S. firms need to do to be successful in the Mexican market. Learn more.
  • May 20-24, 2015. AUTOPROMOTEC 2015. The Bologna Trade Fair Center will host the 26th edition of Autopromotec – one of the most important international exhibition of automotive industry products, garage equipment and servicing. AUTOPROMOTEC 2013 hosted 1,514 exhibitors from 51 countries and 102,536 visitors representing buyers and trade professionals. Learn more.
  • Plan ahead! Checkout other upcoming key industry events.

Market Research & Publications

Quarterly Automotive Team Newsletter. Review the list of latest market research reports, industry news, information on upcoming trade events and trade leads.

NEW! 2014 “Automotive Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters to Worldwide Markets” (3rd edition). Identify and learn about markets where U.S. automotive products or services are likely to succeed.

NEW! 2014-2015 eMobility in Europe Resource Guide. Quick market overview of trends and developments in Europe’s dynamic mobility and transportation industry for U.S. exporters of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and related products. To download a preview, please click here. To obtain a FREE FULL copy, click here or contact your local US Commercial Specialist.

“Compilation of World Motor Vehicle Import Requirements” (2nd edition). Market data and worldwide automotive import restrictions for the major automotive markets around the world.

“Motorcycles: European Market Briefs 2013-2014”. Review the European market opportunities for motorcycles and related products.

Market Research Library. Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing hundreds automotive industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.

View a Trade Data Snapshot

View a trade data snapshot for NAICS 336 – Transportation Equipment. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.

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Detailed Event Information For Plastimagen Mexico 2013 Detailed Event Information For Plastimagen Mexico 2013
Plastimagen Mexico 2013 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Computer Software, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Industrial Chemicals, Operations/Maintenance Services, Process Controls - Industrial, Packaging Eq., Plastics Production Machinery, Plastics Materials/Resins, Robotics
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Mexico City, Mexico 03/12/2013 - 03/15/2013
Event Summary:
Plastimagen is the most important show for the plastics industry in Mexico and Central America. Plastimagen is recognized internationally as the most comprehensive plastics machinery, equipment and materials trade show in Mexico. At Plastimagen 2013, over 800 exhibitors will showcase machinery & related equipment, custom plastic processors, tools and molds, recycling equipment, chemical raw materials, components, finished products, synthetic resins, instrumentation and process control as well as other services. Mexico is the 12th largest worldwide consumer of plastics and the second in Latin America with a yearly consumption of six million tones. Mexico City and the metropolitan area represent the major production area in Mexico nationwide. There are many business opportunities for U.S. companies with a decent market of 100 million Mexican consumers. Plastimagen 2013 attendees represent a wide range of industries such as: packaging / bottles; plastic processor; housewares / appliances; chemicals / plastics; automobile / transportation; cosmetic / pharmaceutical; recycling; construction pipes / tubes; electronics / electrical; fittings / tooling; jewelry / toys; equipment; medical; furniture; and other related goods and services. In 2011 the show attracted 30,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors from 21 countries. CS Mexico is planning to work jointly with the organizer to recruit a US Pavilion. A series of webinars on the plastic industry and Plastimagen US Pavilion will be conducted and organized by CS Mexico City to recruit US exhibitors. Booth pricing is still unknown. Booth offer includes: Doing Business in Mexico Briefing, On-site support from the U.S. Commercial Service staff and other services to be determined.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Paul St. Amour, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.

Phone: 301-493-5500
paulstamour@ejkrause.com
Monica Martinez, Mexico City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 52-55-5080-2000 x 5218
Monica.Martinez@trade.gov
Jeff Hamilton, Bogota
Commercial Officer
Phone: 011-571-275-2534
Jeff.Hamilton@trade.gov
Harry Henson, North Texas
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 817-684-5321
Harry.Henson@trade.gov