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EXIM $370 Million Loan Supports Ohio Company Exports

November 18, 2019

EXIM Board of Directors Approves a Preliminary Commitment for a Nearly $370 Million Loan to Support U.S. Telecommunications Exports to IndonesiaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019 Media Contact Name/Phone:  Office of Communications (202) 565-3201 Washington, D.C. – Today the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) approved a preliminary commitment…

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Bureau of Industry and Security

CS Ohio hosts Export Compliance Seminar in Columbus

November 18, 2019

On Thursday November 14, 2019 U.S. Commercial Service coordinated with local partners to bring the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) classification and export enforcement experts to Columbus for a one-day workshop on export compliance. The event brought together over 30 companies (50 people) to learn about the latest topics in…

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Ohio Export Assistance network

Ohio IMAGE Grant for Exporters available for 2020

October 28, 2019

Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) supported by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Contact Information Thien BuiIMAGE@development.ohio.gov Overview The IMAGE program funded through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is designed to increase exports and create jobs. STEP is funded through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade,…

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Ohio District Export Council

Lunch and Learn: eCommerce and Website Globalization

October 22, 2019

This month’s Lunch and Learn trade talk featured US Commercial Service Senior International Trade Specialist Todd Hiser leading a discussion on best practices and top tips for developing an internationally focused digital strategy. The conversation featured hot topics such as tailoring your website to be open to international business, structuring your URL for international markets,…

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President's E Award

President’s E Award application period opens Nov 1st

October 17, 2019

President’s E Award applications will be accepted between November 1st, 2019 and January 24th, 2020.  The primary criterion for the President’s “E” Award for Exports is four years of successive export growth, usually accompanied by a rising percentage of export sales within total sales. The application should demonstrate export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable,…

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2020 Incoterms Rules

2020 Incoterms rules to be released in mid-September

August 27, 2019

The 2020 version of the International Chamber of Commerce Incoterms® rules will be released in mid-September.  This version differs its predecessors in several important respects. For the first time, the drafting group has been opened to include representatives from Australia, China and Turkey as well as the usual European and U.S. participants.  Moreover, the number…

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US Commercial Service

Miller Weldmaster receives Export Achievement Certificate from Congressman Gibbs

August 27, 2019

On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, Congressman Bob Gibbs presented the US Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate to Ohio DEC Member Jeff Sponseller of Miller Weldmaster in Navarre, OH. “Many of our largest machine orders are now international orders,” Jeff Sponseller said, “We are proud to have machines in over 101 countries.   We surpassed the 100…

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International Trade Administration

METRO CLEVELAND EXPORTS GROWING – CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONWIDE EXPORT GROWTH IN 2018

August 26, 2019

REPORT SHOWS METRO CLEVELAND EXPORTS GROWING 4.9% CONTRIBUTING TO NATIONWIDE EXPORT GROWTH IN 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, announced the 2018 goods export data for the nation’s 392 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), highlighting that U.S. metro areas exported a significant $1.5 trillion in merchandise across the world…

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US Commercial Service

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez hosts USMCA conference

August 6, 2019

On August 1st, 2019, Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) hosted a USMCA Conference in Strongsville, Ohio featuring the acting Director General of the US Commercial Service Ian Steff. After Mr. Steff’s keynote address, the event featured an industry panel featuring executives from the US Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Corn and Wheat Association, and Origin Milk…

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USTR Announces List 3 Exclusion Request Process

Tariff Exclusion Request Process Announced by USTR

June 27, 2019

June 26, 2019 – USTR Announces List 3 Exclusion Request Process and Other US-China Trade Developments Ivan W. Bilaniuk and Sunni R. Harris – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP There have been several significant U.S.-China trade developments in June.  Notably, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued procedures for seeking an exclusion for parties…

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