Welcome to the International Healthcare Technologies webpage.
Healthcare is a steadily growing industry with an approximate value of $117.4 billion exported from the U.S. in 2011, which has risen almost 26% since 2007. With the recent rapid growth of emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China there exists a tremendous opportunity for U.S. companies to successfully expand into the international arena.
The Healthcare Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. health industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports. It accomplishes this through a variety of resources and services for U.S. companies such as Webinars, Gold Key and Platinum Key Services. The team, comprised of trade specialists from throughout the U.S. and from U.S. Embassies around the world, provides:
In-Depth Market Data and Statistics
Creating Market Entry Strategies
Identifying and Evaluating potential partners
Regulations and Customs Navigation
In addition to our many services, the Healthcare Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.
|Commerce Export Controls Workshop 2 -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Audio/Visual Eq., Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics, Computers/Peripherals, Defense Industry Eq., Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Robotics, Security/Safety Eq.|
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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