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United States Trade Representative

President Trump signs USMCA into law

January 30, 2020

On January 29, 2020, President Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 25-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth…

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International Trade Administration

ITA Market Development Cooperator Program is back for 2020

January 22, 2020

Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) awards include financial and technical assistance from the International Trade Administration (ITA) to support projects that help U.S. companies to compete in international markets. An MDCP award establishes a partnership between ITA and non-profit industry groups like trade associations and standards-developing organizations. Such groups are particularly effective in reaching small-…

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United States Trade Representative

TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA

January 16, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed an historic and enforceable agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, and currency and foreign exchange. The Phase One agreement also…

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2020 Ohio Export Internship Program

2020 Ohio Export Internship Program Applications Now Open

December 10, 2019

Increase export sales through the Ohio Export Internship Program! If your company is pursuing international business, hire a college student who has received specialized coursework in exporting. The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse half of the full-time summer wages, up to $3,600. The Ohio Export Internship Program is a strategic partnership between the Development…

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International Trade Administration

USG Infrastructure Export Tools guide now available!

December 6, 2019

The International Trade Administration (ITA) has released the “United States Government Infrastructure Export Tools” guide that identifies federal government tools to support American companies as they compete for infrastructure projects abroad, including where they can be applied along the project life cycle. Foreign governments and U.S. companies should use this as a general guide to…

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US Commercial Service Webinar

CS Ohio announces new director for Columbus office!

December 5, 2019

Darren Srebnick is the new Director of the Columbus office of the US Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the US Department of Commerce. He has 18 years of international trade experience including five years of work experience in Japan and UAE. Srebnick has worked in the automotive and construction industry as an International…

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EXIM Bank

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 Andrew BorstIMAGE@development.ohio.govTel: 614-728-6733 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…

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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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