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US Commercial Service

Idaho manufacturer finds success working with USCS

December 4, 2020

Idaho motorcycle clutch manufacturer finds success working with the US Commercial Service. Rekluse is a motorcycle clutch manufacturer based in Boise, Idaho. The company has used the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Partner Search program to identify new distributors in Germany and the Gold Key program to evaluate market conditions in South America. The company states…

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President's E Award

Apply now for the 2021 President’s E Award!

December 2, 2020

The President’s “E” Award was initiated by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and has been presented annually ever since. The President’s “E” Award affords suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports. There are two types of “E” Awards: • The President’s…

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International Trade Administration

Big Changes to Mexico’s Labelling Requirements

November 4, 2020

Mexico recently made important changes to the application of labeling requirements. Mexico has 14 labeling and commercial information technical regulations (Normas Oficiales Mexicanas; NOMs). On October 1, 2020, Mexico eliminated three exemptions to mandatory compliance with labeling requirements. Prior to October 1, companies commonly used a non-commercialization letter to claim an exemption to the requirement…

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President's "E" Award

NODEC member wins President’s “E” Award for Service

October 27, 2020

NODEC Member Jim Haynes and Rohlig Logistics win the 2020 President’s “E” Award for Service  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Röhlig Logistics. with the 2020 President’s “E” Award for Export Service from his office in Washington, D.C., on October 8, 2020. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can…

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Ohio Development Services Agency

Ohio IMAGE Grant is back in 2021!

October 5, 2020

The Ohio IMAGE Grant is back in 2021! The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program provides grant funds to eligible business to engage in eligible export promotion activities. Companies can access up to $10,000 in 2021 grant year funds (Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 29, 2021) on a reimbursement basis. Activities are eligible…

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Ohio Development Services Agency

Ohio Export Internship Program – Now seeking applications

October 5, 2020

Ohio Export Internship Program Click here to apply Overview Finding the time to focus on developing a new market is a challenge for many small businesses. The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed to help businesses overcome this challenge by matching them with highly motivated students, from Ohio universities and colleges, who have taken export-focused…

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International Trade Administration

ITA GRANTING RELIEF TO U.S. COMPANIES DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

June 4, 2020

For Immediate Release June 4, 2020 Contact: Office of Public Affairs Phone: 202-482-3809 THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION GRANTING RELIEF TO U.S. COMPANIES DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE Significant Cost Reduction Available for Many Key Export and Investment Services Through September 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the U.S. Department of…

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Ohio District Export Council

USMCA to take effect on July 1st

April 29, 2020

The Ohio District Export Council is pleased to share that The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on April 24, 2020 that the USMCA is to take effect on July 1st: USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1 After United States Takes Final Procedural Steps For Implementation Washington, DC – U.S. Trade…

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FEMA

FEMA’s How to Help Information

March 31, 2020

The information on FEMA’s how to help has been updated: • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011). o This solicitation requires registration with the System…

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US Customs and Border Patrol

US Customs and Border Protection: Information for Filing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices During COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update to CSMS message 42124872 for instructions to the import community regarding the submission of entry information for personal protective equipment and certain other devices. Following the instructions below will help facilitate the import process for all; especially for products related to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)…

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