International Trade News

Global Forum 2016
August 19, 2016
The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts and private sector companies. The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. An exciting new element of the Global Forum is our inaugural startup competition. A jury of outstanding Silicon Valley- EU- and US based jurors...
SelectUSA
June 21, 2016
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Guest blog Micah Escobedo, Communications Specialist, SelectUSA Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (in green) speaks on the floor of the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Today’s the final day of the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, and the U.S. Government (USG) Pavilion is open until 2:00 p.m. For the past week, we have been highlighting some of the agencies that are staffing the Pavilion, ready to share information with companies interested in...
SelectUSA
June 20, 2016
By Julianna Kreko and Christine Rafiekian SelectUSA The 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit has begun, and the U.S. Government (USG) Pavilion, located across the lobby from the Exhibition Hall, is open! Over the past week, we have been highlighting some of the resources available at the USG Pavilion, including agencies offering information on finding and training your workforce, a wealth of high-quality data, and programs to support innovation. You’ll also find federal officials ready to talk face-to-face to help you understand visas and customs. As you enter the USG Pavilion, the first set of...
SelectUSA
June 20, 2016
This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. By Vinai Thummalapally, SelectUSA Executive Director Photo of Participants at the SelectUSA Academy at the 2016 SelectUSA Summit At SelectUSA, we value the input of our clients and work hard to serve them better. A few months ago, we put out a call for topics to include in the second SelectUSA Academy. We wanted to keep the content fresh and make sure new viewpoints were included in the program, and we weren’t disappointed. We received dozens of...
SelectUSA
June 17, 2016
This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Innovation is the theme of the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summitand for good reason – the United States is the premier destination for foreign investment, due in large part to our strong intellectual property protections, our partnerships with top research institutions, and our global leadership in research and development (R&D). Manufacturing Workers This year’s event takes place next week, June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton hotel and will feature perspectives on the future of innovation in the United States....
Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 17, 2016
Catherine Spillman is a career foreign service officer with the U.S. Commercial Service. She currently serves as the Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Colette Morgan is an International Trade Specialist with the Office of ASEAN and the Pacific Basin, where she covers Malaysia and Brunei. She is based in Washington, D.C. Greetings from Malaysia!  Malaysia, alongside 11 other countries, is a signatory of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The TPP will establish the first-ever preferential trade agreement between Malaysia and the United States.   ...
SelectUSA
June 15, 2016
Arnold Lutzker, Attorney, Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., and  Jack Rovner, Attorney, The Health Law Consultancy, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. are proud members of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms. U.S. Regulatory Schemes.  The United States is a federation of States, each with its own government structure and regulatory scheme. The national government has regulatory authority over inter-State commerce, foreign trade and other business activities of national scope and interest. Each State has its own regulatory environment applicable to businesses operating...
SelectUSA
June 14, 2016
Peggy Philbin is Deputy Executive Director and Cheif Operating Officer for SelectUSA The right workforce is critical to business success. Investors often prioritize workforce factors when deciding where to locate their operations, looking at the skill level and expertise of the workers, as well as opportunities to form local partnerships to ensure that education and training programs match ongoing recruitment needs. By both counts, the United States is well positioned: U.S. workers are diverse, skilled, and innovative.  Our productivity is among the highest in the world, and there are many...
SelectUSA
June 13, 2016
Mr. Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, is the 2016 Chair of the International Economic Development Council, and the President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership in Richmond, Virginia. As Chairman of International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Board of Directors, I am very pleased to attend the 3rd SelectUSA Investment Summit this summer. Since 2011, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US$19 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, creating and retaining thousands of jobs while continuing to spur economic growth and promote American competitiveness. Last year’s...
SelectUSA
June 08, 2016
This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Guest blog post by Leeann Ji, Intern, SelectUSA The United States welcomes foreign investment, and the numbers show that investors have confidence in the opportunities here. With a population of 320 million and a GDP that’s over $18 trillion, our nation is home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) stock than any other country: $2.9 trillion as of 2014. The U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employ 6.1 million people in the United States, and they spent $53 billion on American research and...