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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

  • December 3, 2015. FREE Webinar: Supplying Mexico’s Booming Manufacturing Industry. Please join us to learn about Mexico’s manufacturing industry, key players and opportunities for U. S. exporters. In addition, we will describe the Commercial Service services that will be available during Expo Manufactura. More on this webinar.
  • This December 1-3 in Louisville, the National RV Trade Show is the only place that will offer everything you need to prepare for the upcoming buying season. You’ll find every manufacturer’s latest models and all their accessories, plus networking opportunities—and more —all in one place. International buyers supported. Join B2B activities. Contact
  • December 19-22, 2015. EICMA 2015 Milan Italy Join the USA Pavilion at this premier annual trade event for the motorcycle, moped, and scooter sector in Italy. Last year’s show hosted 1,100 exhibitors on 260,000 square meters of exhibition space, and welcomed 50,245 trade visitors. More on this show.
  • 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! 2015 Top Markets Reports Automotive Parts and Recreational Transportation. Each report ranks future export opportunities within these two industries industry based on a sector-specific methodology.

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.

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, 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 EICMA 2012 Motorcycle Trade Fair Detailed Event Information For EICMA 2012 Motorcycle Trade Fair
EICMA 2012 Motorcycle Trade Fair -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq.
Location/Date: Milan, Italy 11/15/2012 - 11/18/2012
Event Summary:
EICMA 2012 is the premier annual global trade event for the motorcycle sector. The last EICMA hosted 1,174 exhibitors on 135,000 sq. meters of exhibition space, and welcomed a half million visitors (50,000 trade visitors) from 110 countries. Besides being the #1 showcase for all brands of motorcycles, EICMA features Moped, Motorbike, scooters and tricycles (including electric); separate parts and accessories for motorbikes; a growing customizing segment; helmets, apparel, luggage and accessories of all types, as well as a showcase of services, such as for the tourism sector. * Market Potential: According to ACEM (the professional body of the European Motorcycle Industry that represents the interests of 13 powered two-wheeler manufacturers producing more than 30 brands, and 15 national associations), Italy has the greatest number of motorcycles in Europe, (2.4 million mopeds smaller than 50cc and 6.3 million motorcycles greater than 50cc.). In 2011, almost 330,000 new vehicles were registered: over 253,000 vehicles over 50cm³ and over 75,000 mopeds under 50cm³. The Italian market offers interesting opportunities to those U.S. companies able to provide high-tech motorcycles, unique designs, accessories and safety devices, etc. The same is true for companies that produce hybrid and zero emission vehicles, a sector that has increased in its importance in recent years. In particular, the products that combine respect for the environment with features attractive for the demanding consumers hold the key to success. It is impossible to identify all the sub-sectors that could offer good opportunities to U.S. companies: ATVs, UTVs and Off-Road vehicles; Customized vehicles and accessories; Electronics; Gear and Apparel / Helmets / Luggage; Motorcycle tourism; Parts & Maintenance, Tools & Equipment; Racing & Performance; Safety and security devices; ‘Green' vehicles (including parts and components). *In partnership with Marazita & Associates, the organizer of the USA Pavilion, the U.S. Commercial Service in Italy provides a range of services to U.S. exhibitors and visitors: > Promotion campaign to hundreds of Italian distributors to inform them about the U.S. exhibitors > No cost interpreter support staff at the event (former Commercial Service Milan office) > A fee-based, special EICMA 2012 Commercial Service Matchmaking Service to identify possible distributors in the Italian market ($450) > Commercial Service Milan coordinates participation by selected colleagues from other US Embassies in Europe, who will visiting EICMA 2012 and counseling U.S. exhibitors (as it was done in 2011 by our Automotive Team colleagues from Czech Rep, Germany and Sweden; and who will provide matchmaking activities with non-Italian distributors attending the event; and who will offer and carry out spin-off activities (e.g. GKS) in thier countries after EICMA with non-Italian distributors. * Support for the USA Pavilion at EICMA is also provided by Commercial Service motorcycle expert Mr. Kristian Richardson, located in the Export Assistance Center in Phoenix, AZ. Don't hesitate to contact Kristian to discuss the wide range of Commercial Service activies and opportunities for companies, organizations (e.g. individual States tourism boards) that want to get involved in EICMA for the first tme!

Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Vincent Marazita, Marazita & Associates

Phone: 818-887-9298
Andrea Rosa, Milan
Commercial Specialist
Phone: Direct +39 02 6268 8523 or Main +39 02 02 6268 851
Kristian Richardson, Phoenix
Phone: 602 254-2907

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