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    Here is a list of terrific upcoming events to give you the information, tools, and resources you need to meet your top international expansion goals! Click on the event to get details below.   CS

    Tradewinds 2022

    Trade Winds Middle East and Africa

    Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and an exciting conference program with plenty of networking. Learn More! 

    Virtual Networking

    2021 South America Virtual Market Updates and Networking

    The 2021 South America Market Updates and Networking Event, organized by the Trade Americas Team (U.S. Commercial Service / U.S. Department of Commerce), offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore eleven markets in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. For more information please contact Laura Krishnan at  Laura.Krishnan@trade.gov
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    Central America Trade Mission and Business Conference

    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Panama

    March 27-April 1, 2022

    Hosted in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the event includes region-specific sessions, consultations with U.S. commercial officers, and business matchmaking appointments. Learn more and register your interest.

    Virtual Events & Resources

    Business Opportunities in Honduras - Webinar - 11/18
    Tech Download: Digital Transformation in Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique & Ethiopia - 11/30
    USCANCONNECT 2021:Expanding Exports to Canada - Virtual Event - 12/9

    Trade Winds Middle East & Africa: Explore New Business Opportunities
    Throughout the Region - 03/6 - 03/8/2022 
    Disaster Resilience: U.S. Technology Global Forum - Prepare | Respond | Recover | Reconstruct - Ongoing
    Business Opportunities in Central America Webinar Series - Ongoing
    Cyber Security Business Development Mission to South America - 04/04 - 04/11 

    Can I sell to that foreign buyer? Check this list.

    Resources on How to Export and Find New Markets

    There is a key resource to check for your international transactions. Make sure a foreign buyer/partner is not on the Consolidated Screening List.  It combines several lists of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items. Learn more about U.S. export controls on trade.gov.

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