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Market Focus Europe

By: Mari Felton & Brad Anderson

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Introduction: Baptie & Co?s Market Focus Europe conference took place 27-28 October in Barcelona, Spain. The conference attendees included large IT companies, SME?s and Marcomm / Public Relations firms. The two-day conference featured many great presentations. The content from the most compelling presentations are highlighted and summarized in the 11 short sections. The recurring themes throughout emphasize the importance of marketing to your channel partners as well as ...

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Black Gold in the Caspian

By: Tish Falco

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Excerpt: Many years ago, people traveled the Silk Road to trade goods, services, and ideas. Today, foreign businesses are continuing to travel this ancient route and stopping in Baku, Azerbaijan, to take advantage of commercial opportunities in the oil and gas industry. Azerbaijan, located in the Caspian Sea region, gained independence in 1991. Baku, the country?s capital, is located on the Caspian Sea, which affords Azerbaijan easy access to shipping and oil and natural...

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Black Gold in the Caspian

By: Tish Falco

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Excerpt: Many years ago, people traveled the Silk Road to trade goods, services, and ideas. Today, foreign businesses are continuing to travel this ancient route and stopping in Baku, Azerbaijan, to take advantage of commercial opportunities in the oil and gas industry. Azerbaijan, located in the Caspian Sea region, gained independence in 1991. Baku, the country?s capital, is located on the Caspian Sea, which affords Azerbaijan easy access to shipping and oil and natural...

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Spain Looking for Theright Ingredients

By: Magdalena Escudero

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Excerpt: The demographics of the Spanish population are changing. In a population of nearly 43 million, family size has been shrinking to, at most, four people, and the number of one-person households is increasing. With more women in the work force and a growth in purchasing power, consumers are increasingly able and willing to buy foods that require little preparation. About 70 percent of Spaniards now live in cities, and in large cities like Madrid and Barcelona, the ...

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Frozen Seafood Reels Courtesy of Conxemar in Spanish Sales

By: Magdalena Escudero

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Excerpt: Spanish consumers have discovered the convenience of frozen products, and frozen seafood tops their to-buy lists. While frozen products sold in Spain are divided into four categories? seafood, vegetables, prepared food products and potato fries?it is a traditional favorite, seafood, which offers U.S. exporters the best opportunity for market share. In calendar 2002, Spain?s per capita consumption of seafood weighed in at 32 kg. (1 kilogram=2.2046 pounds), more t...

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Swedish Smorgasbord Draws U.S. Exporters

By: Bjorn Engstrom

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Excerpt: Inputs for Food Processing: The domestic food processing industry, mostly privately held, accounts for 80 percent of the food consumed in Sweden. Five food processors supply half of the retail stores? purchases. Food processors purchase their raw materials or ingredients directly from their suppliers or through wholesalers. About 40 percent of supplies for this sector are imported and include vegetables, fruits, juices, and coffee, cocoa and fishery products. Fa...

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Trade Mission to Ghana and South Africa

By: Dan Edwards

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Excerpt: Recent developments in Ghana and South Africa have created strong markets for U.S. companies. Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans will lead a senior-level trade mission to Accra, Ghana, and Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 12?15, 2002. The official delegation will include approximately 15 senior executives of small, medium- sized, and large U.S. firms from several sectors...

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Trade Mission to Ghana and South Africa

By: Dan Edwards

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Excerpt: Recent developments in Ghana and South Africa have created strong markets for U.S. companies. Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans will lead a senior-level trade mission to Accra, Ghana, and Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 12?15, 2002. The official delegation will include approximately 15 senior executives of small, medium- sized, and large U.S. firms from several sectors...

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Guidance for Private Donations to Iraq

By: Don Eberly

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Excerpt: Guidance for Private Donations to Iraq, U.S. Department of State: The Office of Private Assistance is now open and functioning within the Department of State?s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. This office is involved in reviewing and providing coordination assistance to all private entities and individuals seeking to help advance reconstruction efforts in Iraq. All individuals, civic organizations, or businesses looking for information on the process for making p...

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From the Podium

By: Michael Ebel

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Excerpt: The Advocacy Center: Let us Work For you Exporting today usually require more than offering superior products or services at competitive prices. Frequently, us Companies must navigate complex foreign trade regulations and deal with obscure foreign government agencies or bureaucracies. To assist current and potential U.S. exporters find their way through the sometimes over whelming challenges associated with marketing abroad, the U.S. government offers the services of Advocacy Center.

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From the Podium

By: Michael Ebel

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Excerpt: The Advocacy Center: Let us Work For you Exporting today usually require more than offering superior products or services at competitive prices. Frequently, us Companies must navigate complex foreign trade regulations and deal with obscure foreign government agencies or bureaucracies. To assist current and potential U.S. exporters find their way through the sometimes over whelming challenges associated with marketing abroad, the U.S. government offers the services of Advocacy Center.

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Sample Advocacy Questionaire

By: Jane Doe

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Excerpt: United state Government advocacy decisions are made on the basis of the best information available. To assist us in responding effectively to your company's request for advocacy please this questionnaire including the information requested on the following page other relevant materials to your USG contact or to the Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3814A Washing, D.C 20230, Phone (202) 482-3896, FAX:(202) 482-3508 Please also complete the attach...

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Sample Advocacy Questionaire

By: Jane Doe

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Excerpt: United state Government advocacy decisions are made on the basis of the best information available. To assist us in responding effectively to your company's request for advocacy please this questionnaire including the information requested on the following page other relevant materials to your USG contact or to the Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3814A Washing, D.C 20230, Phone (202) 482-3896, FAX:(202) 482-3508 Please also complete the attach...

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U.S. Commercial Service

By: Alice Davenport

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Excerpt: A few months later, in May 2003, Dilek Macit, Head of the EBRD Consultancy Services Unit, addressed a group of US consultants in Washington DC and discussed how to compete successfully for EBRD consultancy project tenders. That same month, Beatrice Maser Mallor, from the EBRD Trade Facilitation Program, spoke at a New York City EAC outreach program (which also included EBRD SCO Alice Davenport, Trevor Gunn of BISNIS and Cheryl Conlin of Exim Bank). Other events ...

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U.S. Commercial Service

By: Alice Davenport

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Excerpt: A few months later, in May 2003, Dilek Macit, Head of the EBRD Consultancy Services Unit, addressed a group of US consultants in Washington DC and discussed how to compete successfully for EBRD consultancy project tenders. That same month, Beatrice Maser Mallor, from the EBRD Trade Facilitation Program, spoke at a New York City EAC outreach program (which also included EBRD SCO Alice Davenport, Trevor Gunn of BISNIS and Cheryl Conlin of Exim Bank). Other events ...

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Flavoring the World

By: Curt Cultice

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Excerpt: Calvin Coolidge could have been the first sitting president to sip on this syrupy delight, but as history would have it, he probably just missed out. The year was 1925, when Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre began blending flavorings made from recipes that they brought to the United States from their home in Lucca, Italy.

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Whodunnit

By: Curt Cultice

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Excerpt: This past summer, people in southern Louisiana were frightened. Six people had been murdered. Was there a serial killer loose, and if so, where would he strike next? The police, working hard to solve the case, soon arrested a suspect. Then the police turned to ReliaGene Technologies, a leading DNA laboratory and research facility specializing in human genetic identification and paternity testing. What would the evidence show? ReliaGene lab professionals went to ...

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Writing the Book on Exports

By: Curt Cultice

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Excerpt: You cannot judge a book by its cover, but one publishing company sure knows a bestseller when it reads one. It was 1926, its first year of operation, when Pelican Publishing Co., of Gretna, La., published the first trade book written by William Faulkner. Thousands of voracious readers gobbled up copies of a book by what many now consider being America?s greatest literary giant.

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Theres No Place Like Dome

By: Doug Barry

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Excerpt: For developing countries in need of efficient, inexpensive housing, a Memphis company has just the thing: domes. In fact, domes are what the company is all about. Domes International manufactures the bulbous structures out of molded fiberglass. Some look like igloos, others big marshmallows. Among the most attractive benefits is that they require little maintenance. Energy-efficient, the domes also provide protection against dangerous weather conditions includin...

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Nows the Time for Asia Now

By: Doug Barry

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Excerpt: Hisham Fawzi, a Virginia-based businessman, wanted to make the most of a trip to Asia by meeting potential buyers in more than one market. So he contacted the Commerce Department?s U.S. Commercial Service, which introduced him to the Asia Now program. ?Asia Now is a way for a small business like mine to find very qualified and motivated distributors and buyers in multiple Asian markets,? Fawzi says. ?For a little extra in travel money and time, the program helpe...

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