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Brent Barkway, CGBP

Business Development Manager
bbarkway@pinellascounty.org
(727) 464-7411  -- Bio –

 

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

FTZ 193 Brochure
FTZ Cost Benefit
FTZ Savings Worksheet

 

Target Industries
Advanced Manufacturing
Aviation & Aerospace
Business & Financial Services
Defense & Homeland Security
Information Technology
Life Sciences & Medical Technologies

 

Workforce & Hiring
CareerSource Pinellas

Available Properties
Interactive Property Search
Qrtly Vacancy & Rental Rates
Contact A Site Specialist

 

Investment Tools
Incentives
Research & Commercialization

 

Financing

Florida Export Finance Corporation
Bonds, Lending &
Venture Capital


Trade Assistance Partners
US Department of Commerce
Enterprise Florida
Target Sector Trade Events Grants

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

Considerations for Using a FTZ
FTZ 193 Brochure
FTZ Cost Benefit
FTZ Savings Worksheet

Resources

Customs Brokers
Country/ Industry Market Data
Exchange,Times,Translation,Etiquette
Export Regulations & Licenses
Freight Forwarders

Legal Assistance
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Trade Basics



 

 Export Sales Mission to Bogota, Colombia 
September 27 - 30, 2017 from the Tampa Bay Export Alliance

 

Colombia is Florida's second largest export market and the fourth largest economy in Latin America, making it an excellent market for Tampa Bay exporters. U.S. exports to Colombia have increased 15 percent since the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which immediately eliminated import tariffs on 80% of U.S. consumer and industrial products. 

This mission will include the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key program (customized one-on-one meetings with potential customers in Colombia.) Grants will be available to qualified companies

Want to learn more?
Complimentary workshop:

Business Opportunities in Colombia
S
pecial guest: Ms. Norcia Ward-Marin, 
U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist in Bogota, Colombia 

June 13, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Collaborative Labs at the EpiCenter 
13805 58th Street North
Clearwater, Florida  33760
Register Here

Contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411 or email barkway@pinellascounty.org 
to discuss 
this mission and opportunities for your company.



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.   

 


Learn more about our Export Trade Missions.

 


 

 

TBEA Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic, December 2016 ($6.8 million in sales projected)

Thirteen Tampa Bay companies participated in the U.S. Commercial Service's Gold Key Service (GKS) Matchmaker program, which provided customized one-on-one meetings with companies in the Dominican Republic. These Gold Key companies conducted approximately 140 meetings with potential customers that resulted in the nearly $6.8 million in actual and expected export sales. Read more


TBEA Trade Mission to Costa Rica, April 2016 ($12.1 million in sales projected)

"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...
 

TBEA Trade Mission to Canada, October 2015 ($4.1 million in sales projected)

 
TBEA Trade Mission to Chile, December 2014 ($9 million in sales projected)

 TBEA International Town Hall


TBEA Video Archive



Tampa Bay Market Assessment of the Brookings Tampa Bay Metropolitan Export Exchange Initiative:  
Explore more about Tampa Bay's Export challenges, how we can cooperate to compete, the region's export industries and top Tampa Bay export destinations.

 


Co-located Partner Resources for Export Assistance

 

Tampa Bay US Export Assistance Center
13805 58 Street N., Suite 1-200
Clearwater, FL 33760


Sandra Campbell, Director

Phone: (727) 893-3738
Fax: (727) 893-3839
Email: Sandra.Campbell@trade.gov

 

Sandro Murtas, SBA Export Programs and Financing
Phone (727) 464-7177
Email: sandro.murtas@sba.gov


 Links to Trade Missions & International Events

Target Sector Trade Event Grants are available from Enterprise Florida to qualified Florida companies to offset costs for some of these events. Click here to learn more.

 

Click here for a list of Enterprise Florida International Offices



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.


Foreign Trade Zones and Export Assistance
Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) continue to drive the U.S. economy by saving companies money and preserving jobs in the US manufacturing sector. Data contained in the newly released: "The Impact of the Foreign-Trade Zones on the 50 States & Puerto Rico" (Pinellas is on Page 26) indicates that FTZs play an even more important role in driving the economy. Learn more about Pinellas County's FTZs. Contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411 or bbarkway@pinellascounty.org for additional assistance.

Profit from United States Trade and Development Agency Projects
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/.

Connect through the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council

 

Industry Pages

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Manufacturing Organizations List PDF (56.22 KB) Administration 10/13/2015
Qrtly Vacancy & Rental Rates PDF (99.35 KB) Administration 4/5/2017
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