Automotive & Ground Transportation

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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

  • July 23, 2015. Join our team at NACE/CARS Export & Conference in Detroit for the Global Market Insights session featuring export briefing from U.S. Embassy industry specialists from Canada, El Salvador, The Netherlands, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, China, Nigeria, Kuwait, Turkey and UAE. Learn more.
  • 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 Commerce Export Controls Workshop 1 Detailed Event Information For Commerce Export Controls Workshop 1
Commerce Export Controls Workshop 1 -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Audio/Visual Eq., Consumer Electronics, Computers/Peripherals, Defense Industry Eq., Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Robotics, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Oakland, CA, United States 05/08/2014 - 05/08/2014
Event Summary:
A number of executive branch agencies have responsibilities for regulating exports from the United States. The Department of Commerce has by far, the broadest responsibilities over the widest range of goods and technologies and while almost all of these items have commercial applications, many can also present foreign policy or national security concerns. It is the responsibility of BIS to implement and enforce export controls those goods under their jurisdiction using the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This seminar is designed for any U.S. manufacturer or business currently exporting, planning to export or selling to other companies exporting your products overseas. Any item that is sent from the U.S. to a foreign destination is classified as export. "Items" include commodities, software or technology such as clothing, building materials, circuit boards, automotive parts, blueprints, design plans, retail software packages and technical information, etc. Although the items that BIS regulates are often referred to as “dual-use” because they may have both commercial and military use or can be used in the proliferation of weapons, applications, many purely commercial items without an obvious military use are also subject to the EAR. Even if you have attended previous workshops or training seminars, we strongly recommend you consider attendance because of the many recent changes in the export regulations which have occurred as a result of export control reform.

Cindy Ma, Oakland
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 510-273-7351