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U.S. Commercial Service Idaho Exporter Newsletter | January 2021

U.S. Commercial Service Idaho Exporter Newsletter | January 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce at CES 2021

U.S. Department of Commerce at CES 2021


Meet with Trade Specialists from 40+ Countries and extend your Global Reach CES 2021 (January 11-14, All Digital Venue) – Attention U.S. exhibitors! The U. S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, invites you to register for Discover Global Opportunities during the all-digital CES 2021.U.S. Exhibiting Companies that have opted into the CES 2021 Export Interest Directory can participate in Discover Global Opportunities: Free one-on-one virtual meetings with U.S. Commercial Service Export Specialists and pre-vetted buyers participating from more than 40 countries;Free export counseling and market-specific intelligence.

To sign up for Discover Global Opportunities, contact .

Not opted in yet? Click on the “Opt-in” button on the Discover Global Opportunities page, then contact Isabel.

Idaho’s Taiwan & SE Asia Trade Official Virtual Visits

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Eddie Yen (Idaho Taiwan and Southeast Asia Trade Office)  will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss your business interests in the Taiwan or Southeast Asia markets. Discuss market strategies, opportunities, or barriers into the market, current business projects in the region, or ask questions about the current regulatory environment in the region.

Jan 11-29, 2021: Contact HERE

Intro to Trade Finance: Compete & Win Sales with EXIM

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Intro to Trade Finance: Compete & Win Sales with EXIM’s Risk Protection and Access to CashRing in the new year with effective solutions to help your company grow revenue. Explore international sales as a thriving opportunity to gain access to 95% of consumer buying power outside the United States.

Jan. 12 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MST | Register here

Export Training in Spanish


All webinars held 2:00-3:30 pm EST in Spanish language, hosted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, helping build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.
January 13-14, 2021: Foreign Trade Regulations WebinarCovering legal requirements, fundamentals of export shipments and data elements. Will discuss types of transactions, repairs, replacements, and penalties.

February 18, 2021: Advanced ACE Export Reports

Webinar Calendar and Access Information HERE

Why Mexico Now Webinar


Learn about Mexico’s current economic outlook, export opportunities, and the upcoming Governor’s Virtual Trade Mission April 2021.


Jan. 14 | 10 to 11 a.m. MST

Register HERE

Pivot to Defense

Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), learn how to become a supplier to the defense community. This event will cover steps to enter the defense marketplace, resources available to support your pivot, advice on researching opportunities, and how to make a good impression with government buyers and defense prime contractors

Jan. 14 | 3 to 530 p.m. MST | $35 – $45 | Learn more


International Documentation Webinar

efacwIncomplete or inaccurate documentation for international shipments can cost your business time and money. Learn how your company can accurately articulate required documents to ensure customers, distributors and your company stays ahead of schedule.

A free webinar brought to you by EFACWJan. 27 | 11 am to 1pm MST –  register here

Technical Textiles Coffee Chat – Europe

technical textile imageTuesday, February 9, 2021 9 a.m. MST

Featuring market briefings from Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic, and Portugal!The U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods Team invites U.S. exporters to join us for a “virtual coffee chat” with our U.S. Embassy and Consulate colleagues in Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic, and Portugal. This informal video discussion is through Microsoft Teams. The session will cover the current status of the technical textiles sector in these countries.

Where: Microsoft Teams. Invitation to follow registration.
Register Here

Registration Fee: $25 per company.

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Infrastructure Summits: Middle East and North Africa


Save the Dates!  Join the U.S. Commercial Service in two unique Infrastructure Summits in The Gulf and North Africa! Featuring top decision-makers from local Ministries and procuring agencies who will present on upcoming infrastructure projects and deals in their country. Topics covered include upcoming projects in renewable and emerging energy, oil & gas, power storage and transmission, transportation, and more. Due to the broad scope of these infrastructure projects, companies across the environmental technologies, water management, healthcare, education, ICT and entertainment sectors are also invited to join.

  • March 8-11, 2021: KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain Webinar Series
  • March 15-18, 2021: KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain Virtual Conference Series
  • March 23-25, 2021: KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain Individual Company Counseling and one-on-one appointments
  • September 2021: Cairo and Tunis (in-person delegation)Information Here.Program details are being confirmed. For the latest update, and to register your interest, contact

Other Webinars & Virtual Events

Join our U.S. Embassy colleagues and private sector representative briefings on the current status of the market, key target sectors, new procedures or guidelines, and developing trends.

  • Jan. 14, Doing Business in France
  • Feb. 23, Doing Business in Spain
  • Mar. 18, Doing Business in Italy
  • Apr. 15, Doing Business in Germany
  • May 13, Doing Business in Russia

Virtual B2B Matchmaking Programs & Trade Events

Upcoming Trade Shows

Consumer Electronics Show


Jan. 11 – 14, 2021 | Now All Virtual
Learn more:

Contact: Jay Park to get more info and tips for success

NY NOW: Home, Lifestyle & Gift Show Virtual Winter Market

NY NOW Jan. 28 – Feb. 3 2021 | All Virtual
Learn more:

Contact: Jay Park to get more info and tips for success

SMM Digital – the Maritime Business Hub


Feb. 2 – 5 2021 | All Virtual

Learn more:

Contact: Jay Park to get more info and tips for success

We’re expanding our Social Media presence!LinkedIn

Follow us on our new U.S. Commercial Service Pacific Northwest LinkedIn Page to keep up to date with useful local events and resources put on by our agency and partner organizations!

And be sure to check out our official podcast Export Nation on Spotify! Export Nation provides informative and entertaining content highlighting America’s export experts and trade-related news, successes, events, and insights.

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