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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 US-Panama FreeTrade Conference 2013 Detailed Event Information For US-Panama FreeTrade Conference 2013
US-Panama FreeTrade Conference 2013 -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Agricultural Products, Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
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Location/Date: Corpus Christi, TX, United States 02/28/2013 - 02/28/2013
Event Summary:
On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the US Commercial Service-San Antonio in partnership with the International Trade Center at UTSA will host the US-Panama Free Trade Conference 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This conference is projected to attract top international business professionals from around the region. The conference program will include U.S. Senior Commercial Officer Dan Crocker coming from the US embassy in Panama and other presenters discussing the US–Panama Free Trade Agreement, the Panama Canal Expansion, it's relationship to Corpus Christi and impact on the Texas economy. We will also cover current market opportunities in Panama as well as logistics, distribution channels, marketing, sales strategies, and supply chain. An evening reception will be hosted by the Port of Corpus Christi on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Early registration is $50. Registration after February 13th will be $65. Free one-on-one trade counseling meetings are available after the program on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Contacts:
Daniel Rodriguez, San Antonio
USEAC Director
Phone: 210-472-4020
Daniel.Rodriguez@trade.gov
Michael Rosales, San Antonio
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 210-472-4020
Michael.Rosales@trade.gov