Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2016

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Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2016

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Focus On: TURKEY

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Turkey sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, offering a unique position to penetrate all markets in Central Asia, the CIS and the Caucus.  It offers established production with 19 international vehicle manufacturers including Ford, Toyota, Renault, Fiat, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Peugeot, Man, Mercedes, Isuku and Mitsubishi. Total automotive exports exceed all other traditional exports. Furthermore, Turkey has been a member of the Customs Union Agreement with the European Union since 1996.

In 2023, The Turkish Republic will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and expects local production to reach 4 million units per year, with 3 million units for the export market. To accomplish these goals, GOT announced a special series of incentives specific to the automotive industry, both for the OEMs and parts manufacturers, that will help the industry reach these target levels.  Some of the major products imported are diesel and semi-diesel engines, body and parts for the assembling industry, gear boxes, engine parts, tires, internal combustion engines, steering wheels, brakes and servo brakes.  Most industry leaders, such as Delphi and Bosch have direct investments or JV partnerships with Turkish manufacturers.  Currently, there are 250 foreign investors in the parts industry. There are two major events planned in 2016 that benefit U.S. firms:  Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will lead a trade mission to Turkey on April 3-7, 2016, and there will be a U.S. Pavilion at the Automechanika Istanbul show on April 7-10, 2016.  To learn more about pursuing sales to Turkey join the Jan 14 webinar or contact Lesa.Forbes@trade.gov or Berrin.Irturk@trade.gov.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Opportunities in Turkey's Auto & Transportation Sector, Jan 14, 10:30 AM EST. Join us to learn how to do business in Turkey and what U.S. firms can expect in the market, as well as exhibit opportunities at the Automechanika Istanbul Trade Show. Contact Lesa.Forbes@trade.gov

Webinar: Opportunities in Mexico’s Automotive & Transportation Industries, Jan 22, 11:00 AM EST. Gain valuable insight into what U.S. firms need to do to be successful in the Mexican market, and products and services in greatest demand. Contact Colleen.Fisher@trade.gov

Meet Transportation Sector Experts in Washington, DC, Feb 1- 4, 2016. Explore business opportunities and multilateral funding support for large international transportation projects. Visiting foreign delegations.

SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference, United Arab Emirates, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2016.

Automechanika Istanbul, Turkey, Apr 7-10, 2016 - Turkey’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from Turkey, Eastern Europe, Asia and North Africa. US Pavilion supported. Contact Berrin.Irturk@trade.gov

PAACE Automechanika, Mexico City, Apr 13-15, 2016 - Mexico and Central America's most important automotive trade show in the capital of the world’s 8th largest vehicle producer. Contact Monica.Martinez@trade.gov 

Automotive Trade Missions to Peru, May 17-20, 2016, and Guatemala & El Salvador (optional stop), June 20-24 - The Auto Care Association and the International Trade Administration announce two opportunities to enter and expand U.S. exports to growing markets in Latin America. These missions are a cost-effective opportunity to gain firsthand market information and meet one-on-one with foreign industry executives, pre-screened to match your specific business objectives. Contact carolina.arregoces@autocare.org or kellie.holloway@trade.gov

INTERMOT 2016, Cologne, Germany, Oct 5-9, 2016.  Leading motorcycle event in Europe for the trade industry, featuring a US Pavilion. Contact Kristian.Richardson@trade.gov

Hannover Messe, Hannover Germany, Apr 25-29, 2016 - The world's leading trade show focusing on industrial equipment. For the first time ever, the U.S. will be featured as Partner Country. Join the US Pavilion in the Mobilitec Hall. Register Your Interest at www.export.gov/hannovermesse

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit, Nov 8-10, 2016. B2B matchmaking program for Tier 1&2 suppliers. Contact Eve.Lerman@trade.gov

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Market Research

Opportunities in the Global Automotive Sector - a view of tariffs and non-tariff barriers and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Automotive Parts Top Foreign Markets Report

Recreational Transportation Top Foreign Markets

eMobility in Europe

A Roadmap to Safer Driving Through Advanced Driver Assistance Systems study shows that with widespread adoption of ADAS features, the U.S. could:
- Avoid approximately 28 percent of all motor vehicle crashes;
- Prevent about 9,900 fatalities per year; and
- Save more than $250 billion in societal costs each year.

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Top Market Auto

Trade Leads

TURKEY: Vehicle armoring for Ministry of Health. Contractor seeks engineering and technical consultancy for Toyota Land Cruiser BR6-BR7 armor levels. Contact Berrin.Irturk@trade.gov, U.S. Consulate Izmir.

ROMANIA:  Petrom, an integrated oil company and the largest corporation in Romania seeks solutions for fast charging stations. Contact  Corina.Gheorghisor@trade.gov , U.S. Embassy Bucharest.   

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Country Commercial Guides: Start Here!

Looking for foreign market intelligence you can trust?  Need an expert’s advice on establishing an office overseas?  Know the trade barriers to watch out for and the regulations you need to follow?  How about culture and business customs for that next trip?

Look no further than the U.S. Commercial Department’s Country Commercial Guides. 

Find information on:

        Market Overview, Challenges, Opportunities & Entry Strategies
        Political Environment
        Selling U.S. Products and Services
        Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investment
        Trade Regulations, Customs and Standards
        Investment Climate Statement
        Trade and Project Financing
        Business Travel

Access Country Commercial Guides at: http://export.gov/ccg/

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On the Road

RVIA Jadotte 2015

Recreational Vehicle Industry Association Create Opportunities for U.S. Companies to Expand Overseas

12/15/2015 by Marcus D. Jadotte, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of personally congratulating the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) on its new Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award at the 2015 National RV Trade Show. MDCP Export Awards provide financial and Commerce Department staff resources to trade associations and other nonprofits for projects that will generate exports. RVIA’s award will help the RV industry produce an estimated $336 million in U.S. exports to China, Japan and South Korea over the next three years. Read more...

Pictured above:  A/S Marcus Jadotte, Frank Hugelmeyer, President of RVIA, and Director, the Office of Consumer Goods Jim Rice touring a Thor Motor Coach, made in Elkhart, Indiana. Photo credit: Jillian Doody