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News for: January 2015

Sustainable Solutions

Event Highlight: Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions

The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, will host a dynamic, three-day business forum in Silicon Valley, February 9-11, 2015, focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. The conference will address the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Countries and companies worldwide are implementing standards, developing new technology, and implementing business practices to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more efficiently – and U.S. companies can take advantage of these trends by offering world-class technologies, services and products.

Trade Events

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WEBINAR on Healthcare Opportunities in Egypt, Jordan, Israel & West Bank

Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) and the Bi-Lateral US Arab Chamber of Commerce on January 21, 2015 at 11:00AM Eastern to learn about the healthcare market in Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the West Bank.  U.S. Embassy-based representatives will discuss plans for expansion and upgrading of healthcare systems that are needed to meet the growing demand of the fast-growing population in Egypt and Jordan.  Companies will also learn about Israel’s particularly technologically advanced healthcare setting, with opportunities in both the public and private sectors. For companies interested in exploring the region first-hand, we will provide information about  the USDOC May 2015 Business Development Trade Mission.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 21st
  • Time:  11:00AM Eastern,  1 hour duration
  • Location: Your Computer & Telephone
  • Cost: FREE

Register here:

Sao Paulo International Dental Show

The Sao Paulo International Dental Show is the largest dental event in Latin America. The event is part of the Certified Trade Program and is one of the best opportunities for U.S. companies to meet with potential business partner in the market with the highest number of dentists in the world! The USCS Sao Paulo will have a booth at the show to provide support to the U.S. exhibitors and visitors. 

  • When: January 30- Feb 2nd, 2015
  • Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • For more information:  Contact Jefferson Oliveira at

WEBINAR NIH Grant Opportunities - SBIR/STTR

Learn about the funding opportunities from the National Institute of Health's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NIH provides grant opportunities for small businesses in any biomedical or behavioral research area that falls within NIH's mission to improve human health. Join us for an informative webinar to learn about the programs’ general requirements, the application process, the three distinct phases of funding, where to find awardee/applicant lists, and the differences between the SBIR and STTR programs.

  • When: Tuesday, February 10th
  • Time: 1:00 am Eastern, 1 Hour duration
  • Where: Your Computer & Telephone
  • Cost: $15
  • Register here

WEBINAR Update on EU Medical Device Legislation

Join our industry experts for a one and a half-hour webinar to learn what current and upcoming changes to expect with regards to EU Regulations for Medical Devices.  The webinar is expected to last approximately one hour leaving 30 minutes for Q&A.

  • When: Tuesday, February 24th
  • Time: 11:00 am Eastern, 1 Hour duration
  • Where: Your Computer & Telephone
  • Cost: $35
  • Register here 

Automated Export System Seminar and Workshop (English and Spanish)

 The U.S. Commercial Service and the Census Bureau  are partnering to offer an engaging day of learning. As of April 5, 2014, new export requirements were implemented that amended the regulations published in 2008. Census Bureau officers will cover these regulations, filing requirements of the FTR, as well as how to classify your commodities using the Schedule B classification requirements, and provide a thorough overview of the AES. All those involved in the export process should be aware of these regulations.

  • When: March 3 and 4, 2015 (English) March 5 and 6, 2015 (Spanish)
  • Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Cost: Seminar $225, Workshop $75 
  • For more information visit: 

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Trade Missions


2016 Trade Mission Survey: Tell us where YOU want to go! 

We are planning our 2016 trade mission schedule and we want to hear from you!  If you would like to help shape our country choices, let us know in this 3-question survey:

Egypt, Jordan, Israel Mission

The USDOC is organizing a business development mission to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, with an optional stop in the West Bank with the purpose of introducing representatives from U.S. firms and related trade associations to the region and to promote exports of U.S. healthcare products and services.

  • When: May 16–21, 2015
  • Where: Egypt, Jordan and Israel, with an optional stop in the West Bank
  • Application Deadline:  March 13, 2015
  • Cost: $3,325 for small or medium-sized enterprise or trade association/organization with fewer than 500 employees, $4,625 for large firms, $1,000 for each additional firm representative
  • West Bank optional meetings is in addition to the mission participation fee above, at $750 per SME and $2,300 per large firm

For more information, visit:

Trade Winds-Africa Trade Mission

The 2015 Trade Winds program includes an Africa focused business forum, in South Africa, consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers representing commercial markets from 19 different countries throughout the region. There will also be multiple trade mission stops that will give participants the opportunity to conduct business-to-business meetings with firms in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.

  • When: September 14-21, 2015 - Dates will vary based on selected mission stops.
  • CostConference & one mission stop: $2,500 for companies with fewer than 500 employees/ $3,500 for large firmsAdditional mission stop: $800/ea; Additional representative: $500/ea 
  • Website:

Find more trade missions here.

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Trade Leads

Australia:  Liquid Enzymatic Cleaning Solution for medical/dental instruments

Brazil: Medical equipment and supplies to support the 2016 Olympics

Russia: Organic and natural house care, beauty care, children's care

Russia: Cosmetics & personal care

Russia: Food supplements

Saudi Arabia: Hospital Consultants on disease-based standardization of practice and clinical practice standardization

To respond to these trade leads, please contact your local trade specialist.

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Country Spotlight: The UAE


The Healthcare sector remains among the priority sectors identified by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) government and, as a result, the UAE healthcare industry has displayed extraordinary growth and significant progress in the past few years. The government’s focus on healthcare is aimed not only to diversify the oil-reliant economy but also to develop unprecedented healthcare infrastructure to ensure that adequate services are provided in the Emirates.

Read more about the UAE and 66 other country spotlights in our 2015 Healthcare Technology Resource Guide.

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Keep Up With Trade World 

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The Healthcare Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. health industry, expanding market access, and increasing exports. To learn more about you how you can receive assistance in finding market intelligence, developing your export strategy, connecting with international buyers, or support at trade events, contact your Local Trade Specialists in one of our 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers around the U.S.