Healthcare: October Events and Updates

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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.

News for October:

Trade Events

In addition to our many services, the Healthcare Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.  Here are a few we are highlighting this month:

SupplySide West 2014 - Discover opportunities in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the Slovak Republic!

Commercial Specialists from U.S. Embassies in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the Slovak Republic will be available at SupplySide West 2014 to discuss export opportunities and entry strategies in each of their countries. Exhibiting U.S. companies can schedule individual meetings with these specialists and take advantage of this great opportunity at SupplySide West. 

  • When: October 8 and 9, 2014
  • Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV
  • Deadline to Register: September 26, 2014
  • Register: Find us at the International Business Center!

Jeddah- Saudi-Arabia Catalog Show 2014 (JSACS 2014)

Reach prime healthcare contacts through a low-cost product literature display!  The show will be hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service Jeddah, in partnership with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI). 

  • When: November 19, 2014
  • Where: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Deadline to Register: October 16, 2014
  • Cost: $100
  • Register: Contact

The 5th Annual EU-US eHealth Marketplace and Conference

Join the U.S. Commercial Service featuring at a stakeholder session featuring U.S. and EU government officials working on the US-EU Health IT/eHealth Roadmap, focused on standards and interoperability, and workforce development. 

14th China International Healthcare Expo -- Join the delegation with the U.S. Commercial Service in Guangzhou

CIHE will be held in Guangzhou from Nov.27-29, 2014. U.S. Commercial Service will collaborate with the China Healthcare Association to organize various value-added activities for the U.S. firms to better understand the Chinese regulatory system and how to promote its products in the dietary supplements market.

  • When: Nov.27-29, 2014
  • Where: Guangzhou, China
  • Application deadline: The application deadline for this mission will be Oct.10, 2014.
  • Cost: The participation fee is USD 2500.  USD350 for each additional participant for site visits.
  • Click HERE for more information. 

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Trade Missions

Philippines & Indonesia

With more than $37 Billion USD spent on Healthcare in 2012 and expected annual increases of more than 10% each year since, both the Filipino and Indonesian Governments have identified Healthcare as a top national priority. In 2014, Indonesia began implementing its National Health Insurance Plan, with the goal of universal coverage of the country’s population of more than 254 million by 2019.

When: February 9-13, 2015

Where: Philippines &  Indonesia

Application Deadline:  November 21, 2014

Cost: $3250 for small or medium-sized enterprise or trade association/organization with fewer than 500 employees, $4000 for large

For more information, visit:

Egypt, Jordan, & Israel

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. Delegates will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with prospective partners. Targeted sectors include Maternal and child health needs, Medical equipment and supplies, including diagnostic, monitoring, and imaging equipment, Hospital and outpatient clinic design, Hospital management, E-health: healthcare management systems/software/network design, Laboratory and scientific equipment, Specialty areas such as oncology, cardiology, wound care, and plastic surgery, Products and services for implementing quality standards and accreditation, Robotics, and Mobile clinics.

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:  

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Trade Leads

Distributors and buyers in the following countries are looking to represent U.S. companies in the described product categories.  To respond to these trade leads, contact your Local Trade Specialists.

Albania: Emergency service helicopter and ambulances

Denmark: Tech-based solutions for elderly care

Greece: Medical Disposables, Obesity, Orthopedics, General Surgery.

West Africa: Air ambulance and mobile clinic capabilities to respond to the Ebola crisis (information gathering only)

Lebanon: Diabetes and Obesity/Endocrinology;  Dermatology and cosmetology; Neurology; Cardiology;  Oncology

Russia: Fillers, mesotherapy, biorevitalization (cosmetic)

China: Dietary supplements

Jordan: Food supplements, custom manufacturer

Jordan: Pharmaceutical companies working with injectables, biopharmaceuticals, and antibiotics

Japan:  Distinct feature products for medical professionals and unique class 1 devices.

Israel: Developers and manufacturers of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals (generic and proprietary)  

Hospital Projects:

Chennai, India: U.S. hospital affiliation and hospital management companies

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Policy Corner


Introducing our team at Industry & Analysis!  The Office of Health and Information Technology (OHIT) is dedicated to strengthening the global competitiveness of the U.S. health and information technology (IT) industries, by expanding their access to foreign markets and increasing U.S. exports.

We monitor business and economic trends in the health and IT industries and provide data on trade and global markets in these sectors. We use our industry knowledge to inform our analysis of trade policy worldwide, and to influence the development of U.S. trade policy in these sectors. We participate in formal trade negotiations and other bilateral and multilateral activities to advance trade opportunities for U.S. companies. We provide industry and policy expertise to other units of the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Government, and evaluate the impact of international economic and regulatory policies on U.S. manufacturers. We conduct webinars, give speeches, and prepare market research on the sectors covered by the office.

Watch this space in upcoming newsletters for policy updates, negotiation outcomes, and industry issues on the horizon.  To learn more about the Office of Health and Information Technology, visit:

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Event Highlight

Discover Global Markets: Healthcare & Life Sciences

At DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Healthcare & Life Sciences you will learn about global healthcare opportunities and industry updates through private consultation with U.S. Embassy-based Commercial Service healthcare specialists from 20 markets. The program will host a variety of useful activities to enrich your knowledge and capabilities in health trade, as well as personal access to experts, including 1-on-1 country counselling sessions; networking opportunities; high-profile healthcare industry keynote speakers; and dynamic breakout sessions covering IPR, and country-specific briefings.

When: November17-18, 2014

Where: Minneapolis, MN,

Cost: $299


Country Spotlight: Canada

Canada’s health care industry depends heavily on the demand created by the country’s publicly funded and insured health care system. The medical device industry consists of firms that produce a wide range of products used for diagnosis and treatment of ailments, which include the following: medical, surgical and dental equipment (including electro-medical equipment and related software), furniture, supplies and consumables, orthopedic appliances, prosthetics and diagnostic kits, reagent and equipment.

Read more about Canada and 55  country spotlights in our 2014 Healthcare Technology Resource Guide

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