"Working with our partners at the U.S. Commercial Service, we will offer clients selected to participate in this mission expert counseling on their market entry and expansion strategy and an opportunity to connect with trade partners during personalized, one-on-one matchmaking sessions," said Brent Barkway, International Business Development Manager at Pinellas County Economic Development.
Top sectors for U.S. exports to the Dominican Republic include air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; automobile parts and services; agricultural products; building products; hotel and restaurant equipment; medical equipment; renewable energy; printing and graphics arts equipment and supplies; safety and security equipment; and telecommunications equipment.
Registration for the Dominican Republic Trade Mission is now open.
Contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411 to discuss the
opportunities for your company and reserve your spot for this trip.
Tampa Bay Export Alliance Costa Rica Trade Mission Generates $12.1M in projected export sales
"The trade mission to Costa Rica was one that allowed the Tampa Bay region to shine across sectors," said Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development. "We were encouraged to see companies in industries from pharmaceuticals and manufacturing to fuel management and authentic craft brewing joining us for this mission and finding a receptive market for their products and services."
Fourteen companies participated in the U.S. Commercial Service's Gold Key Matching Service. The program provides customized one-on-one meetings with companies in Costa Rica. The Gold Key companies, which conducted more than 70 meetings with potential customers, reported 116 sales leads and $12.1 million in actual and expected export sales. Click to read more...
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Pinellas County offers customized assistance for export planning and can serve as a single point of contact for international business programs available at Federal, State and local levels. We provide assistance with trade mission planning, including Gold Key matchmaking events, international marketing plans, and international trade show grants.
Florida's Export Directory, List Your Company- Take advantage of this opportunity for increased international visibility. The Florida Export Directory partners with The Export Yellow Pages, the official export directory of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Tampa-Panama Business Council The recently formed Tampa chapter strives to promote business relationships between companies in Tampa Bay and Panama. Nearly 30 companies comprise the founding members of the Tampa-Panama Business Council, with most already doing significant business in Panama. Find more information about the Council at http://tampapanama.com.
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) assists in the economic growth, and pursues U.S. commercial interest, of developing and middle income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, early investment analysis, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. The USTDA offers business opportunities abroad to domestic firms through contracts providing technical assistance or training, or conducting early investment analysis/feasibility studies. For more information about the USTDA and their current grant and contracting opportunities for US companies, visit www.ustda.gov/.