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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

Past Webinars

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Detailed Event Information For Registering & Selling Chemicals in China Detailed Event Information For Registering & Selling Chemicals in China
Registering & Selling Chemicals in China -- Chemical Production Machinery, Household Consumer Goods, Industrial Chemicals, Management Consulting Services, Materials Handling Machinery, Plastics Materials/Resins
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Location/Date: Shanghai, China 01/09/2013 - 01/09/2013
Event Summary:
China is the second largest consumer of chemicals in the world. Learn what is required of businesses importing chemicals to China. This webinar is designed to bring you up to speed on China's current requirements for the registration and importation of chemicals. It offers market entry considerations, strategies and case studies. Hear from a China-based team featuring a chemicals registration expert, an advisor and online marketplace operator of chemicals trading in China, and a U.S. chemicals manufacturer and exporter. Their remarks will touch on China's measures for the registration of new chemicals and recently-introduced requirements governing aspects of hazardous chemicals. Benefit from discussion of market trends, challenges for U.S. exporters, and how best to succeed in the marketplace. Registering & Selling Chemicals in China Webinar This program was recorded January 9, 2013. Recording may be purchased: $15, payable by credit card

Kellie Holloway-Jarman, Portland OR
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 503-326-3002
Lisa Tang, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86-21-6279-8701
Sarah Fox, Miami
Commercial Officer
Phone: 305 526 7425