April - May 2007 - Issue N. 138
A Publication of the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA)
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IN THIS ISSUE
Martin T. Goppelt is the West Coast Sales Manager for the company.
The management and staff of TRG have been developing “customized” trade credit insurance policies for their clients for decades. Finding the right solution to your trade credit insurance needs can be time consuming and difficult. Trade Risk Group works for you as your trade risk partner. They will assess your unique needs, create a competitive environment among all appropriate underwriters and tailor the most valuable and cost effective policy to satisfy those needs.
The company has excellent relationships with all the leading underwriters including: AIG; Atradius; EXIM Bank; Coface; Euler; FCIA and C.W. Excess. Trade Risk Group provides unparalleled, continuous service support throughout the policy period. As your needs change and your company grows, it is important to know that you have an advocate working for you, not the insurance company. Trade Risk Group will provide you the confidence of knowing that you’re interests are properly represented to the insurance company.
Their program highlights include commercial risk- insolvency and protracted default as well as political risk- expropriation of assets, war, currency conversion and public buyer default.
company information, please visit www.traderiskgroup.com.
The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) welcomes its new member, Richard Schneider Enterprises, Inc. (RSE). RSE is a global translation and interpretation company with 27 years of experience, working in over 170 languages for many different industries. RSE offers the personalized attention to translate product labels for local exporters, but it is also large enough that it can cover massive projects, like its recent commission to translate the trials of former regime leaders in Iraq.
He opened Richard Schneider Enterprises, Inc. (RSE) on October 1, 1980: starting with a post office box, a beeper, and $30. Most important, Richard founded his business on a genuine desire to serve and a sincere passion for the profession. Richard was then a one-man show, serving as interpreter as well as front and back office. Clients called with a pressing need for a Spanish interpreter, and Richard would fly out of the office to fulfill the request. That was almost three decades ago. Now, Richard now credits an excellent staff for continuing his mission to provide clear communication.
RSE provides written translation. Some exporters request that RSE translate product labels and documentation into French because otherwise the law would not permit them to sell their products in France. Others request that RSE translate contracts that enable them to do business in Southeast Asia. Non-exporters also request that RSE translate website material into Spanish to target the US Hispanic population. RSE provides spoken interpretation. Some international businesses request phone interpretation in Japanese for conference calls with potential clients. Others request simultaneous interpretation in Chinese so that they can invite international partners to the conferences they host. No matter what you need, RSE is your one-stop shop that guarantees 100% satisfaction. RSE can also provide multilingual subtitles or voice-overs for your employee training videos. Or RSE can transcribe tapes and videos in other languages, as it has done for high-profile cases involving world political leaders.
Over these past 27 years, RSE has screened thousands of interpreters to ensure that your project is completed by only professionals of the highest caliber. Applicants are evaluated based on fluency, education, years of experience, subject matter expertise, certification, and reliability.
is also pleased to offer the expertise of their friendly and knowledgeable
staff, many of whom have been trained at the Monterey Institute of International
Studies, in the prestigious Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation.
Please call RSE anytime to discuss your particular translation and interpretation
Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) is pleased
to welcome its new member, the Specialty Crop Trade Council (SCTC), America’s
most effective organization representing the collective interests of
the dried fruit and tree nut industries.
This trade mission will target California companies providing environmental technologies in recycling, waste management, air & water purification, ‘green’ construction and renewable energy including growing, harvesting and post-harvesting agriculture technologies.
The California trade mission delegates will visit and meet with Chinese companies and government dignitaries from Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang and Changchun. One-on-one meetings with qualified Chinese counterparts will be arranged and then introduced to all trade mission delegates to discuss their specific product representation, purchase or sale, technology transfer, project investment and/or joint-venture.
For details and registration for this high-powered trade mission please go to http://www.mbita.org/chinatrademission/registration.htm
The fourth annual 'Global California – Challenges and Solutions' conference held in Sacramento, Ca. at the California Chamber of Commerce on May 16 th . The event brought together small to mid-sized businesses, trade and financial service organizations in both the public and private sectors with trade experts from across the state to dialog on the current issues and opportunities facing California's global trade community.
Please see the PowerPoint presentations for the conference’s various panels below.
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