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News

44 Georgia Exporters That Cracked New Markets in 2014

For the second straight year, the Georgia Department of Economic Development gave out GLOBE awards to companies based in the state that had exported to a new market over the previous year. The full list

Atlanta Exports to Africa Have Doubled in Five Years

Atlanta’s exports to Africa have more than doubled since 2009, the city’s fastest growth rate to any major region of the world, eclipsing even Asia and South America.

The city’s exports to Africa were up 123 percent from $385 million five

Atlanta No. 14 in Nation for Exports

by Trevor Williams | May 15, 2015

Source: Global Atlanta

Atlanta exported $26.5 billion worth of goods and services in 2014, making it No. 14 for volume of export sales among the 381 metro areas ranked in a new Brookings

Editorial: Expanded foreign trade zone produces results

Reposted from: Savannah Morning News

Foreign trade zone — unless you’re already familiar with the phrase, it’s one of those word combinations that tends to generate thoughts of such things as red tape, bureaucracy and technicalities.

In

Ex-IM Backers: Corporate ‘Ripple Effects’ Benefit Small Firms

Critics urging Congress not to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which is up for a vote in June, often decry what they call the “bank of Boeing” as a conduit for “crony

Georgia Ports Hit Continer Record, Top U.S. Exports to Cuba

Traffic through the Port of Savannah’s Garden City terminal grew by 10.4 percent in 2014, breaking the 3 million mark for the first time and leading into what officials hope will be another solid, if not record-breaking, year.

The 3.3 million

Events

Inter-Cultural Business Management Luncheon – June 11

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Presented by: Japan-America Society of Georgia

11 a.m.
at
YKK Corporation of America, Fifth Floor Conference Room
Source: New feed
Inter-Cultural Business Management Luncheon

Annual Conference for the Southeastern U.S. and Canadian Provinces – June 28

June 28, 2015 at
Prince Edward Island

The annual conference for the Southeastern U.S. and Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) promotes business-to-business matchmaking, trade and investment and knowledge-sharing among the participating provinces and Southern states.

Target Industries: Advance Manufacturing; Value

American Express Launches New Grow Global Program – June 30

June 30, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Venue: The W Atlanta
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, Ga, 30308

 

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that exports reached a new record of $2.35 trillion in 2014, yet only 17% of middle market

Singapore Inbound Mission – July 14

July 14, 2015 at
Atlanta

Join the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) in Atlanta for meetings with pre-qualified Southeast Asian food and beverage buyers. This exclusive opportunity will allow

Colombia Outbound Mission – July 20

July 20, 2015 at
Bogota

Join the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) on a trade mission to Colombia, a dynamic and growing market for Georgia food and beverage companies.

Import Documentation Seminar – July 27

July 27, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Venue: Homewood Suites Atlanta/Norcross
450 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA, 30092

Seminar Information:  Too often importers expect their brokers to do all of the work when it comes to the importing process. Unfortunately the

Export Documentation Seminar – July 28

July 28, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Venue: Homewood Suites Atlanta/Norcross
450 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA, 30092

Seminar Information:  An in-depth understanding of export procedures combined with a study of the appropriate documentation will give you a valuable advantage in

Tariff Classification Seminar – July 29

July 29, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Venue: Homewood Suites Atlanta/Norcross
450 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA, 30092

Seminar Information:  This class is for Importers, Exporters & FTA determination.  The classification and valuation of goods are major decisions!  This is critical

Did you know?

95%

Consumers

Markets outside the U.S. make up 95% of the world’s consumers.

Revenue Growth

Small and medium manufacturers that exported showed an average revenue growth of 37% from 2005 – 2009.

0 Trillion

Consumption

Global middle class consumption will reach $35T by 2020 (up from $21T in 2000).

80%

Purchasing Power

Markets outside the U.S. make up 80% of the world’s purchasing power.

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