News and Events from the U.S. Commercial Service in Fargo, North Dakota

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World Trade News and Events - June 2016

Newsletter of the U.S. Commercial Service in Fargo, North Dakota

- WCCO Belting, Inc. Receives Top National Exporting Honor

- Palmer Bit Co. Drills Down and Finds Export Gold

- Automotive & Ground Transportation Updates
- 2016 Top Market Reports Released
- Top Market Series: Aircraft Parts
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact On the U.S. Economy

- U.S. Pavilion at Global Petroleum Show--June 7-9
- Discover Global Markets: The Americas--June 15-16
- Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference 2016--June 20-21
- U.S. Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe & Renewable Energy World--June 21-23
- World Nuclear Exhibition--June 28-30
- HydroVision International--July 26-29
U.S.-Canada Aerospace Technology Exchange--Sept. 19-21
- MINExpo International--Sept. 26-29




WCCO Belting, Inc. Receives Top National Exporting Honor
On May 16, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker awarded WCCO Belting, Inc. with the Presidents "E" Star Award for Exports. The Wahpeton, North Dakota based company received the highest exporting honor any U.S. company can receive for making an impact to expand U.S. exports. It was the first time any North Dakota company received the award, which recognizes companies for their continued excellence in exporting. To read more about this major accomplishment, click here.

Palmer Bit Co. Drills Down and Finds Export Gold


Palmer Bit Co., in Williston, North Dakota manufactures drill bits for Geothermal, Geo Technical, water well, seismic and mining drilling purposes. The company has made a few international sales over the years, but in late 2015 company owner Kevin Christensen decided to get more pro-active about exporting and enrolled in ExporTech. Click here to read the full article. 


Automotive & Ground Transportation Updates
Are you in the automotive and/or ground transportation industry? Would you like to receive updates on breaking news and information happening in the industry? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, click here. You will be redirected to where you will be able to sign up for this great insight.

2016 Top Market Reports Released
Top Market Reports are meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology. To view the new report, click here.
For specific report links that are new in 2016, please click on the following:
Construction Equipment
Financial Technology
Industrial Automation
Manufacturing Technology
Medical Devices

Top Market Series: Aircraft Parts
This report provides an update to the 2015 Aircraft Parts Top Markets Report issued by the International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce in May 2015. This update includes a revised ranking of the top markets based on more recent trade data, an analysis of recent changes that affect the international competitiveness of U.S. suppliers of aircraft parts, updates to five country case studies from the previous report (Canada, China, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Singapore) and the inclusion of two additional country case studies (Australia and Brazil).

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement: Likely Impact On the U.S. Economy
To see a comprehensive economic analysis on TPP and how it may impact the U.S. economy, click here. The report was done by the International Trade Commission, an independent, quasi judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. 



U.S. Pavilion at Global Petroleum Show
Dates: June 7-9, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Several North Dakota companies will be represented at GPS in Calgary, June 7-9, 2016. GPS offers over 2,000 exhibitors with 60,000 attendees from over 95 countries. 

Discover Global Markets: The Americas
Dates: June 15-16, 2016
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cost: Please Inquire
Plan to attend this unprecedented national series of conferences designed to help U.S. businesses expand sales, penetrate new markets, and boost their bottom line through exports. Reserve your spot now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2016. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference 2016
Dates: June 20-21, 2016
Location: Charlotte, NC
NDCP2016 is the first event of its kind to bring together the nuclear industry's "digitalization" experts. The agenda is created to address key industry challenges and will present the latest ideas, innovations, and strategies to help nuclear utilities, governments, and tech providers deliver value from the digital revolution. For more information, or to register, click here.


U.S. Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe & Renewable Energy World
Dates: June 21-23, 2016
Location: Milan, Italy
For the third consecutive year, the Department of Commerce's U.S. Commercial Service will organize a U.S. Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe. The Pavilion offers an affordable exhibit opportunity for mid-sized, U.S. based companies to gain exposure and expand their business in Europe. The U.S. Commercial Service will be providing to all U.S. Pavilion companies free of charge services to assist them in expanding their business in Europe. For more information, click here or contact Jason Sproule, International Trade Specialist.

World Nuclear Exhibition
Dates: June 28-30, 2016
Location: Paris, France
The World Nuclear Exhibition offers an international business oriented approach to the entire range of the nuclear industry, as well as high level panel discussions and exhibitor workshops with networking sessions. The event will also be addressing current market trends and technological innovations in the world of nuclear power. For more information, click here, or contact Jonathan Chesebro.


HydroVision International
Dates: July 26-29, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN

The HydroVision International show is the premier international trade and education conference dedicated to the hydro power industry sector. Running concurrently with the HydroVision International exhibit hall are 70+ conference sessions that focus on the topics of Asset Management, Civil Works and Dam Safety, New Hydrokinetics. U.S. Commercial Service is recruiting buying delegations from seven countries and will organize international business development programs at the show to support U.S. exports to those markets. If you have any questions, contact Nyamusi Igambi or click here.

U.S.-Canada Aerospace Technology Exchange
Dates: September 19-21, 2016
Location: Plaza Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The U.S.-Canada Aerospace Technology Exchange is an event organized by the U.S. Commercial Service to serve as a platform to facilitate the connection of U.S. aerospace suppliers with potential Canadian partners in the aerospace sector. U.S. manufacturers of components and equipment that are seeking to expand their business in the Canadian aerospace market are encouraged to join. Contact Anya Yablonska, U.S. Commercial Service Toronto, by emailing her for your registration information.

MINExpo International
Dates: September 26-29, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
MINExpo International is held only once every four years and is the only comprehensive mining related exhibition in the world. MINExpo exhibits the latest mining and minerals processing technologies, and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for the coal, metal and nonmetal mining processing industries. For more information, click here, or contact Jeffrey Odum.


Your U.S. Commercial Service / North Dakota Office 

hr  Heather Ranck
Office Director and International Trade Specialist
Ph: 701-239-5080

Bryan Starner
Export Assistant
Ph: 701-239-5033

 gj Grant Johnson
Export Assistant
Ph: 701-239-5033

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