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News for: April 2015


Event Highlight

Webinar: China's Medical Device Market Under the New Regulatory Regime

Commercial Service China will hold a Webinar to discuss the newly-released China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) regulations. Topics will include opportunities and challenges U.S. companies may encounter when entering the market, specifically under the new regulatory regime. The speakers will compare the CFDA and USFDA regulatory systems and will walk through the new medical device registration process.

Date: April 2, 2015 8:00-10:00PM EST

Cost: $30

Registration Link: http://1.usa.gov/1IOukTk


Trade Events

Business Opportunities in Africa – Webinar Series 

This webinar series focuses on providing a market overview and best practices for achieving success in Africa.

C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum

C3 Summit, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce, produces a US-Arab Summit focusing on commercial and healthcare development between the Arab World and the United States. C3 was approached by leading healthcare professionals in both regions to develop the sharing of best practices in an effort to advance "healthcare diplomacy" between the two regions. Attendees will hear the latest issues and solutions impacting the global healthcare field.

  • When: April 27-29, 2015
  • Where: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Cost: $250

 For more information: http://www.sahf15.com/ or contact Mahar Siblini maher.siblini@trade.gov 

eHealth Week & World of Health IT 2015

eHealth Week is comprised of two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference and the World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition. There will also be multiple parallel events occurring at the same time. Over 2000 international delegates and 75 exhibitors are expected from public and private healthcare sectors.  US companies of less than 500 employees may also wish to participate in the US pavilion at a discounted rate. Do not miss the EU-US eHealth MoU Roadmap Track by DG CONNECT and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the last day of the conference. The U.S. Embassy will also host an invitation-only reception.

  • When: May 11-13, 2015
  • Where: Riga, Latvia
  • US Pavilion Cost: Conference fee $623, US Pavilion $1815; Regular Booth: $408 per sqm for raw space and $482 per sqm for shell stand

Contact Shirreef.Loza@trade.gov, or Dragana.Milisav@trade.gov for more information.

BIO tech 2015 (International Biotechnology Exhibition & Conference)

Organized by Reed Exhibitions, Bio tech 2015 covers basic biotech research technologies from technological seeds to supplies, devices, and contract services used in genomics, proteomics, cell research, drug research, regenerative medicine research, etc.  Also co-held with two sister events such as PMEX 2015 (Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Exhibition & Conference) and PHARCON Japan (International Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics R&D Exhibition & Conference).  U.S. Pavilion has so far 16 booths/28 entities. CS Japan will have the information booth and be available for counseling, as well as host a networking event. 

  • When: May 13-15, 2015
  • Where: Tokyo, Japan
  • Registration: Those interested in exhibiting are encouraged to contact the organizer ASAP (Miyawaki@reedexpo.co.jp).
  • Cost: JPY1,245,000 (approx.. $10,506) for 1 standard booth (18 sqm); JPY622,500 (approx.. $5,253) for 1 mini booth (9 sqm), JPY180,000 (approx.. $1,159) for table top booth (3 sqm)

 For more informationhttp://www.bio-t.jp/en/About/Outline/ or please contact: chris.ono@trade.gov 

Saudi Health Show

Meet with U.S.  Commercial Service local staff in Saudi Arabia to learn best practices and opportunities in the Saudi Arabian healthcare market.  Alongside the exhibition are the CME accredited conferences. 

  • When: May 18-20, 2015
  • Where: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 For more information: http://www.saudihealthexhibition.com/ or contact Mahar Siblini maher.siblini@trade.gov

2015 Healthplex & Nutraceutical China

With the largest consumer base in the world and an expanding economy, many international health supplement companies have focused on China. The estimated 400 billion yuan ($65 billion) market is expected to grow 11 percent annually by the year 2020*. HNC will be co-located with several shows and occupy a total 17 halls at SNIEC, the biggest expo centre in Shanghai. At this one-stop purchasing platform, you will find all the solutions for food, pharma and nutraceutical industries.

CEO Program for U.S. Companies at MEDICA 2015

MEDICA 2015 is the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world, with over 5,500 exhibitors (incl. the Compamed/medical manufacturing segment), and over 132,000 international visitors in 19 halls on the Dusseldorf fairgrounds.  The U.S. Commercial Service's Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Program provides a unique way for U.S. firms to optimize their participation in this show.  Showcase your products and services to over 132,000 "trade only" visitors from 110 countries; meet the potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals without the expense of an exhibition booth.

·         When:  November 16-19, 2015 (Monday – Thursday)
·         Where:  Dusseldorf, Germany
·         Application deadline:  August 17, 2015 (unless sold out sooner)
·         Cost: $6,000 regular space or $6,800 for premium space

For more information, contact: Sandra Campbell (Tampa Bay) Sandra.Campbell@trade.gov; Cindy Ma (Oakland) Cindy.Ma@trade.gov or Anette Salama (Dusseldorf/Germany) Anette.Salama@trade.gov
or visit:  http://go.usa.gov/h8Wz

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Trade Missions

Healthcare Executive Service to India

 The Healthcare Executive Service is a unique program which includes stops in India’s three major healthcare industry hubs: New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. As part of the Healthcare Executive Service in India, participants will benefit from individual one-on-on meetings in each location, as well as site visits, networking events and the opportunity to attend and exhibit in a catalogue option at the Medicall Trade Show in Chennai.

  • When: July 27-August 1, 2015
  • Where: New Delhi; Mumbai; Chennai, India
  • Cost: $4,300 for large firms, $2,700 for a small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), $300 each additional firm representative (large firm or SME)

 For more information, visit: http://export.gov/newhampshire/medicaldelegationindia/

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.
  • Cost: Conference & one mission stop: $2,500 for companies with fewer than 500 employees/ $3,500 for large firms; Additional mission stop: $800/ea; Additional representative: $500/ea 
  • Website: www.export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/index.asp 

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Trade Leads

Denmark: Assistive technology for bariatric patients.

India: Veterinary products.

India: Paramedic training, curriculum and technologies.

China: Senior care service providers.

Iraq: Hospital administration.

Czech Republic: Telemedicine medical consultation providers. 

Government Tenders Highlight:  The United Kingdom Government’s Contract Finder web site allows potential suppliers to search for information on previous, current and future public sector contracts worth over $15,000.  The site also provides links to opportunities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please visit www.gov.uk/contracts-finder for more information.

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

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MDCP Grant

 ITA’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) gives financial and technical assistance to support projects that help U.S. firms export.  The Program awards up to $300,000 to multiple U.S. trade associations and other non-profit business promotion organizations .  Such export multiplier organizations undertake MDCP projects that help companies increase exports that create or sustain U.S. jobs. Applicant organizations must compete for a limited number of MDCP award funds and must put up at least 67% of the project cost.

For more information, visit trade.gov/mdcp or contact Brad Hess Brad.Hess@trade.gov.

Country Spotlight: Colombia

Currently approximately 80 percent of the Colombian population is covered by health insurance, and the government of Colombia sees universal health insurance coverage as a goal. The country’s healthcare infrastructure is adequate in the larger urban areas, but is in need of modernization. The healthcare system is complex, and coverage is not yet universal. Currently the Colombian Congress is working to develop an updated health care reform law, which they expect would modernize the system.

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

Did You Know...?

Ex-Im Bank Has a Targeted Program for Medical Technology

The Medical Equipment Initiative (MEI) offers solutions to increase the export of medical equipment from U.S. companies to foreign borrowers that would not go forward without Ex-Im Bank support. The MEI includes creative financing structures and enhanced coverage.

Borrowers will be: 1) established companies that represent unacceptable credit risk; and 2) companies that are newly formed and do not have historical credit data that can be analyzed.

Ex-Im Bank will provide comprehensive coverage, including losses resulting from commercial risk and political risk. There is no minimum or maximum to the transaction request Ex-Im Bank will support. 

Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1BMGx5o

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