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Africa

Wood Industry in South Africa

November 5, 2020

South Africa and the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have been importing substantial volumes of wood and wood products from the U.S. and the rest of the world. The U.S. is one of the top 10 wood and wood products exporters to South Africa in terms of value. Wood, which falls under the category of wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness of more than 6mm, increased by 17 million m3 between 2018 and 2019.

There was a dramatic increase in the wood and wood products imported by South Africa from the U.S. and, if the status quo of the forestry industry in South Africa remains, demand for imported wood and its products will continue to grow over the next 5-10 years.

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Latin and South America

Accessing International Markets Virtually – Colombia

October 30, 2020

The United States is Colombia’s largest trading partner, and Colombia was the 21st largest market for U.S. exports in 2018. Due to Colombia’s close political ties, geographic proximity to the United States, and Colombians’ appreciation for the quality and reliability of U.S products, consumers in Colombia generally have a preference for U.S. products and services. 

View the webinar to learn about accessing Colombia virtually.

Speaker: Adriana Bohorquez Brunette, Founding and Executive Director, AB Trade Link

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Asia Pacific

Accessing International Markets Virtually – Australia/New Zealand

October 23, 2020

Australia’s resilient economy is built on stable institutions and sound regulatory policies, and provides a safe, low-risk environment in which to do business. Australia is among Virginia’s top 20 export destinations globally.

New Zealand offers U.S. companies a relatively wealthy, sophisticated market with a very transparent and open business environment, and a stable democratic system.

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Speaker: Angela Foley, Founding Director, Foley & Associates

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Latin and South America
North America

Accessing International Markets Virtually – Mexico

October 16, 2020

Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world, and recent economic reforms have liberalized key sectors such as energy and telecommunications, creating market opportunities for U.S. companies. Close cultural, social, and economic ties make Mexico a natural market to consider for first-time and expanding exporters.

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Speaker:  Mary Claire Whitaker, Founding Partner, Neighbors International Business Group

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Europe

Accessing International Markets Virtually – Western Europe

October 9, 2020

Europe is a huge trading partner for the US in many different sectors, this can be evidenced by the fact that if the EU countries together were a single market, it would rank as the number one export market for the US (2018).

View the webinar to learn about accessing Western Europe virtually.

Speaker: Dr. Colm Reilly, Associate Director, OCO Global

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Middle East

Accessing International Markets Virtually – UAE

October 1, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been the top U.S. export market in the Middle East North Africa region for the last 10 years and a critical regional hub for 1,500 American companies doing business throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. 

Speaker: Anne Jafery, Managing Partner, Channels Business Solutions