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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

 
  • January 22, 2015. Webinar: Automotive Opportunities in Peru, Colombia, and Panama. Join us to learn about the on-the-ground realities of doing business in these countries, and gain valuable insight into what U.S. companies need to know in order to be successful in these markets. You will hear from U.S. Government and private sector speakers about the automotive industry; the products and services that have the most potential for sales/business development; and how to gain a competitive edge by taking advantage of financing programs available to your company. To learn more and to register, please click here.
  • February 12, 2015. SelectUSA @ Canadian International Auto Show (in Toronto, Canada) is an annual event designed to attract Canadian investment into the U.S. and expand U.S. exports to the Canadian market. Senior USG officials will participate and support the event which facilitates the connection with potential Canadian partners in the automotive sectors. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential Canadian investors and trade partners. Learn more about this event.
  • February 23-25, 2015. Automotive Meetings in Queretaro Mexico – Join an outstanding supply chain business forum offering 2-full days of B2B matchmaking meetings in one location. Featuring key decision makers in supply chain, procurement and engineering management with automakers and Tier I suppliers operating facilities throughout Mexico. Participants include: GM, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Bosch, Continental and Siemens. More on this B2B matchmaking opportunity.
  • 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 Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia Detailed Event Information For Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia
Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Mining Industry Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Location/Date: Lusaka, Zambia 11/26/2012 - 11/30/2012
Event Summary:
South Africa is a middle-income country with abundant natural resources, and well-established financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport systems. Its economy is the largest in Africa, and is characterized by strong financial and manufacturing sectors. The country is a leading exporter of minerals, and tourism is a key source of foreign exchange. Since the end of the apartheid in 1994, South Africa has made considerable economic progress. Sound economic management and structural reforms, supported by favorable external conditions in recent years, have led to higher growth, lower and more stable inflation, sound public finances, and a healthy financial system. As an impact of the global economic crisis, South Africa's economic growth weakened in 2008 and went into recession in 2009, reflecting a sharp decline in external demand and falling world prices of some of its major exports. Nevertheless, South Africa's economy weathered the global crisis relatively well mainly due to sound macroeconomic policies, its flexible monetary and exchange rate regime, and a well-supervised financial system. The fiscal policy has also been appropriately countercyclical, balancing between supporting economic activity and preserving medium-term sustainability. As a result of that and solid consumption growth, economic growth rebounded in 2010. As of 2011, the country's GDP exceeded its pre-crisis peak and output remained below potential. Zambia has a record of political stability since independence in 1964, including peaceful, multi-party elections since 1991. In the past decade, Zambia has added economic stability and growth, making it an even more attractive investment and trade destination. The country has recorded positive economic growth for 11 consecutive years, including more than six percent growth on average for the past five years, with 2010 real GDP growth at 7.6 percent and 2011 growth predicted to be 6.8 percent. With B+ sovereign ratings from Fitch and Standard and Poors, the GRZ is poised to tap international debt markets to help address its energy and transport infrastructure development needs. Zambia was named a “Top 10 Reformer” in the World Bank's 2011 Doing Business report and placed 76th out of 183 countries. Zambia is a member of the Southern African evelopment Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA). The participation fee for small and medium-sized companies is $4350. The participation fee for large companies is $4900.

Contacts:
Frank Spector, Trade Event Programs
Lead International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2054
Frank.Spector@trade.gov
Larry Farris, Ankara
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 90 312 457 7278
Larry.Farris@trade.gov