HOW DO I EXPORT MY PRODUCTS?

UPCOMING EVENTS

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23rd Annual Inland Empire World Trade Conference
Advancing Trade in a New Era — International Trade, Aerospace, Transportation & Cybersecurity

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: Exact times TBD
Location: San Bernardino International Airport — Domestic Terminal

Who should attend?

  • Current or future exporters who want to learn about International trade, aerospace, cybersecurity and transportation
  • Sales and marketing professionals responsible for understanding global market trends
  • Operations and logistics professionals responsible for identifying new ways of streamlining global operations
  • Senior level executives and strategists responsible for positioning their companies to respond quickly to global trends and opportunities
  • Investors and professional advisors who are representing exporters

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Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing

Explore and capitalize on new global export opportunities driven by advances in high-tech manufacturing

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date:
February 16-17, 2017

One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
Whether for new export opportunities, help in overcoming challenges, or general questions, pre-schedule meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats who specialize in multiple advanced manufacturing sectors.

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Trade Winds Forum and Trade Mission 2017 – Southeast Europe

Date: October 16-24, 2017

Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe
Trade Winds is the largest annual U.S. Government-led trade mission, connecting U.S. companies and organizations to business and government leaders in some of the world’s most promising markets. In nine international Trade Winds events, the U.S. Commercial Service team has facilitated more than $240 million in export sales for U.S. companies.

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ARE YOU READY TO EXPORT?

TAKE THE EXPORT ASSESSMENT QUIZ

Your business is growing on a local or national level, but your not sure if you should go global. It might be easier than you think. Answer a few questions with our Export Assessment Test and find out how prepared you are to get your products into the international marketplace.

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WHAT SHOULD I EXPORT?

TOP 10 EXPORTED PRODUCTS

If you think your product is too insignificant to export, you might be surprised. Find out the top 10  exported from the US and which are the fastest-growing US export products. From aircraft and electronic parts, to eggs and honey. Don’t think small – think global!

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FIND EXPORT RESOURCES

GET VALUABLE EXPORTING INFO

Where do I start? The California Inland Empire DEC works with local, state, and federal organizations to provide resources and educational opportunities to help facilitate trade. Check these listing s of local and federal agencies to find the resources needed to begin exporting around the world.

Why Should I Export
Some misconceptions can lead companies to believe that exporting isn’t for them, including that the market is “big enough here” and that exporting is too difficult. The facts show a different story:

95% OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS ARE OUTSIDE THE U.S.

95-GLOBENearly 95 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. If you aren’t exporting, you are only hitting 5% of the world’s potential customers. Your competitors are increasing their global market share, and you can too.

97% OF EXPORTERS ARE SMALL BUSINESS

Small and medium-sized companies account for 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but represent less than one-third of the known export value of U.S. goods’ exports. 67% of exporters have fewer than 20 employees.In 2010, there were over 293,000 identified U.S. exporters (269,269 of which were small or medium-sized). Exporting works for manufacturers of all sizes!

CALIFORNIA IS THE NUMBER 2 STATE IN EXPORTS

caliYour Inland Empire business is located in the second most exporting state in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that, in 2014, California exports amounted to over $174 billion. Exports from California accounted for 10.7 percent of total U.S. exports in 2014. California’s top export destinations are Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea. California trade and exports translate into high-paying jobs for over one million Californians.

PROFIBILITY

profitsExporting can be profitable for businesses of all sizes. On average, sales grow faster, more jobs are created, and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms. Get a competitive advantage. The United States is known throughout the world for high quality, innovative goods and services, customer service, and sound business practices.

EXPORTING CREATES JOBS

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Exports are critical to supporting American jobs. Record-breaking levels of exports supported 9.7 million jobs in 2011, an increase of 1.2 million jobs since 2009. In 2011, every $1 billion dollars of U.S. exports supported more than 5,000 jobs.

BUSINESS STABILITY

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Most companies that export have an easier time riding out fluctuations in the U.S. economy and are more likely to stay in business. Companies that export are 8.5% less likely to go out of business. U.S. companies that export grow faster than non-exporting companies and spurs innovation in product design and applications.

LESS THAN 1% OF AMERICAN COMPANIES EXPORT

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Of America’s 30 million companies, less than 1% export. A percentage that is significantly lower than all other developed countries. And of U.S. companies that do export, 58 percent export to only one country.  Many businesses could benefit from learning more about these international opportunities and resources available to help.

CANADA AND MEXICO ARE TOP TWO EXPORT DESTINATIONS

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Canada and Mexico are the number 1 and 2 ranked countries for U.S. exports. These countries are are right next door and part of the NAFTA. North America is a great place to start for your exporting business.