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Latest Updates on Work Permits, Sending Workers to Canada

February 17, 2021

U.S. Commercial Canada has provided the latest updates on work permits and sending workers to Canada, in addition to the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in this downloadable document. This information is provided directly from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and includes various links to the latest information. The Government of Canada is closely monitoring…

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Benesch Law

Voluntary Self-Disclosures -Your Playbook for Regulatory Compliance Mitigation

December 23, 2020

Regulatory Violations Regulatory violations can occur for exporters and importers with even the strongest internal compliance policies, operating procedures. They can arise during benign settings, such as a customary periodic compliance review and risk assessment, a diligence request as part of mergers and acquisitions activity, or during consideration of what it may take to service…

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Benesch Law

Rules for Made in USA Claims and Foreign Origin Markings

December 23, 2020

Ground Rules for Made In USA Claims Manufacturers often desire to use the phrase “Made in USA” because it can have a great impact on customer perception.  However, it is very often the case that some product and labor inputs come from foreign supply chains.  This sort of marking and advertising, therefore, requires compliance with…

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US Small Business Administration

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports

December 16, 2020

SBA Financing for Small Business Exports The world has changed seemingly overnight and the COVID 19 Pandemic has forever changed how business is conducted.  Businesses are still finding ways to grow and innovate; exporting is a key component for many of these companies. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a suite of loan programs…

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Doing Business and Best Prospects in South America Webinar Series

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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