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IN THIS ISSUE
is always a peak season for trade missions, conferences, trade shows,
events and end of year activities for Californias global trade
As we conduct our
first trade mission to China in the Hunan province, MBITA new
members CeBIT and Viet Resource Group are featured in this issue
promoting the worlds largest IT trade show in Hanover, Germany and
the burgeoning marketplace of Viet Nam respectively.
Stay tuned to the next issue of the World TradeWinds when we will
have a special edition on MBITAs Hunan Province trade mission
and the many opportunities that exist in one of Chinas fastest
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its new member, Vietnam
Resource Group, LLC,
a private consulting firm in Washington DC, organizing a US
Trade Mission to Vietnam in conjunction with the Vietnam
International Trade EXPO 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City from Dec.
10th to 16th , 2006. The mission objectives are to assist small
and medium sized US companies to identify and to develop business
opportunities with Vietnam.
to the US Trade Mission, a US Pavilion , including a US Catalogue
Show - will be set up at the EXPO for US companies that are interested
in marketing their products and services in Vietnam.
As the fastest
growing economy in Southeast Asia, Vietnam's bilateral trade with
the US totaled more than $7.8 billion last year, a five fold increase
since the Bilateral Trade Agreement took effect in 2001 which removed
high tariff and other trade barriers between the US and Vietnam.
World Trade Organization accession, many US companies are looking
at Vietnam as the best option besides China in sourcing quality
and competitively - priced products. Moreover, the US Permanent
Normal Trade Relationship with Vietnam will also provide great access
and opportunities for US companies' products and services in the
The US Trade
Mission is supported and promoted by the US
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (UVCC) which is a not-for-profit,
non-governmental trade association. UVCC was incorporated in California
to provide information and networking opportunities for small and
medium sized American companies based in the US that are interested
in doing business with Vietnam.
For more information visit http://www.vietgroup.net
VIETNAM RESOURCE GROUP, LLC
MBITA New Member:
Tucson Transatlantic Trade, Inc. Holding Group (TTT)
Transatlantic Trade, Inc. Holding Group (TTT) is excited
to be a member with MBITA. Since 1985 TTT has been instrumental
in structuring more than 30 Joint Ventures throughout the Americas,
Europe, Africa, Latin America and India. Alex Dely, President and
founder, anticipates participating in an additional 25 joint ventures,
with financing and/or technology and/or management expertise and/or
market access in the 2006-2008 timeframe. TTT's network of almost
30 Industrial Sector Partners is ready to assist any international
firm or MBITA partner interested in working with TTT Inc Holding
TTT Projects/Technologies are in: Energy and Environment Sector,
Factory automation/Advanced Materials Sector, Construction Sector
and Food Processing Sector. Today TTT offers its partners and MBITA
clients access to an international customer base of almost 6,500
companies, with particular strength in the key Southwestern USA
States and Northern Mexico.
For more than 10 years TTT has utilized
a variety of International Offset Trade programs to develop relationships
at key facilities of select USA-based Fortune 500 companies and
their Tier I/II/III Supplier bases, and has introduced Small/Medium
size firms from all over the world to them: Boeing Aerospace, Raytheon,
Northrop Grumman/TRW, Intel, Motorola and General Electric. We also
operate in three major Health Care Sectors: Medical Facilities,
Medical Equipment and Medical Devices.
Two of TTT's most recent projets include: TTT Mexico San Luis Rio
Colorado Industrial Park and TTT Nigeria Ibaka Oil/Gas Industrial
TTT will codevelop with the Francisco Flores Family up to 500 hectares
of land near San Luis Rio Colorado in the 2006-2010 timeframe in
50 hectare increments. Industry is the second largest sector (after
agroprocessing) in SLRC, employing nearly 11,000 (almost 30% of
the working age population) in more than 20 major Maquiladora plants,
located in 60 hectares of existing Industrial Parks, which our TTT
Industrial Park effectively expects to at least double in size by
A 900 MW cogeneration power plant is being planned to provide
power to all industrial plants and nearly 5,000 new homes. Major
US/Asian firms already operating in SLRC include BOSE (electronics)
and DAEWOO (2 plants), whereas TTT is targeting firms in the Tier
I/II/III Supply Chain to Boeing/Northrop Grumman/ Raytheon in the
Aerospace Sector, General Motors/Ford in the Automotive and Plastics/Composite
Materials Sector, General Electric Energy and ADM/Cargill/Coca Cola/Pepsi
Food Processing Sector.
TTT Inc Holding Group is codeveloping the TTT Ibaka Oil/Gas Industrial
Park, through its TTT Nigeria Development Company (USA) and 3T Industrial
Parks Development Company (Nigeria) affiliates, on a 500 Hectare/1250
Acre site near the oceanfront. total of 45% of the land area will
be built up in a Mixed Use Development: Housing Estates, Biomass
Cogeneration Plant and Industrial.
The Industrial Park will house
a Technical School with 8 trade specializations for 400 students
of high school age and above, offering advanced skills in: oil and
gas development, welding, instrumentation, construction, energy
systems, environmental systems, factory automation, and marine technologies.
The estimated Ibaka Project Investment Value totals approximately
360 Million USD. Anticipated Investment Sources include the TTT
Africa Mutual Fund, ChevronTexaco (USA and Nigeria), the US Overseas
Private Investment Corporation (US OPIC) and US EXIM Bank, Boeing/
Northrop Grumman/Raytheon/General Electric Offset Programs, European
Union and World Bank/IMF Africa Regional Funds and South African
and Nigerian major corporations.
For more information about TTT Holdings Group, please visit www.ttthg.com,
TTT Holdings Group California
116 29th St.
San Francisco CA 94110
Tel: (415) 826-2954
Cell: (858) 462-0479
MBITA New Member:
its new member, Hannover Fairs USA and CeBIT.
which celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year, is the world's
leading trade show for information and communications technology.
Next year's show will run March 15-21 at the Hannover Fairgrounds
in Hannover Germany.
CeBIT 2006 hosted
6,262 exhibiting companies-more than half of which were non-German.
According to on-site surveys, exhibitors reported having closed
20 percent more deals than in 2005. After years of conservative
spending, it appears that businesses are back to investing significantly
in IT and telecommunications products and services.
CeBIT 2006 attracted
450,000 attendees-approximately 85 percent of whom were industry
professionals and one-third of whom came from outside Germany. Attendance
from North America was up 28 percent while attendance from South
and Central America increased 38 percent. The turnout from European
countries such as Austria, France and Sweden also experienced an
presentation forum at CeBIT 2006
exhibit at CeBIT to:
- Connect with
the entire world at one venue
- Launch new
- Meet face-to-face
with potential customers
Fairs USA, Inc. (HF USA)
USA, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany's Deutsche
Messe AG, one of the world's largest and most active tradeshow
HF USA organize
and manage tradeshow-based marketing programs at overseas trade
fairs as well as the ISCe conference
in San Diego, CA, and the ISCe
Satellite Investment Symposium (ISIS) NYC '06 in New York City.
Their main function at international events is organizing such turnkey
group exhibits as USA Pavilions and state and association-sponsored
pavilions that offer small and mid-sized companies a convenient
and cost-effective way to participate.
with their tradeshow programs, they cooperate with different branches
of the business community-from start-up ventures and private trade
development organizations to experienced exporters and the U.S.
Department of Commerce-to help manufacturers introduce their products,
technologies and services to the global marketplace.
For CeBIT 2007,
they are organizing the following group exhibits:
- USA Enterprise
Content Management & Storage Solutions Pavilion
- USA Enterprise
Storage Solutions Pavilion
- USA Mobile
& Wireless Communications Pavilion
- USA PC, Components
& Peripherals Group Stand
- USA RFID
Technology Group Stand
- USA Security
Technology Group Stand
- USA Telematics,
Navigation & In-Car Electronics Group Stand
- IP Central@CeBIT
they work with companies that prefer a custom, stand-alone exhibit,
offering such services as securing floor space, designing and building
stands, hiring temporary staff, and coordinating catering and special
to learn more.
USA Business Center memberships, travel
and accommodations and advance
For more information,
contact Carl Williams at (916) 394-9179,
or visit www.hf-usa.com/cebit
Finance Your Global Trade Transactions
Valley, CA - October 27, 2006
The latest MBITA Silicon Valley Chapter luncheon
was a great success.
Cash in advance and letters of credit are
no longer always competitive terms in the international marketplace.
Creditworthy foreign companies in developed countries, accustomed
to buying on open account from their other suppliers, are going
to expect the same terms from U.S. exporters. Customers in emerging
foreign markets, on the other hand, face scarce capital, currency
controls, and high interest rates, making it difficult or impossible
to order from their U.S. suppliers without credit terms.
President of Meridian Finance Group, giving his presentation
at the podium.
Gary Mendell, President
of Meridian Finance Group,
explained in detail why exporters need to extend competitive payment
terms to their international customers. He described how to extend
credit to companies in other countries and how to protect foreign
receivables and be confident of getting paid by using export credit
Western Regional Director of Export-Import
Bank of the U.S., provided a description of Ex-Im Bank programs,
a brief overview of Ex-Im Bank transactions in Fiscal Year 2005,
a report card on what Ex-Im Bank has done for small businesses,
and a profile of exporters who qualify for Ex-Im Bank programs.
Assistant Manager of Guaranty
Bank of California and Export Trade Financing Specialist, covered
pre-shipment and post-shipment trade financing, application of various
loan programs, and tips on dealing with banks.
bios and contact information please visit www.mbita.org/financing_bios.pdf
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