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Bucks County to Host October 18 Workshop: "Exporting to Mexico"

October 4, 2012

Bucks County to Host October 18 Workshop: "Exporting to Mexico"

Are you and your business ready to increase sales through exporting? The growth of the Mexican economy, U.S. - Mexico trade, geographic proximity and the similarity in business cultures gives Bucks County businesses an opportunity to grow their market share in Mexico. Mexico is the United States' second largest export market resulting in over $850 million (U.S.D.) of trade taking place each day. U.S. - manufactured products enjoy duty free import benefits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), giving our businesses a quality versus cost advantage over other foreign manufacturers.

On Thursday, October 18, 2012, the County of Bucks Business Development Department, in conjunction with the Bucks County Commissioners, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce continues the First Savings Business Success Series with "Exporting to Mexico." We are pleased to partner with the U.S. Commercial Service and the Bucks County International Trade Council to present this exporting program. The workshop will be held at the Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus, 1 Hillendale Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Networking and registration begin at 8:00 a.m. The program starts promptly at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m.

Stephen Alley, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Mexico, will be featured via a live webinar from Mexico City. Mr. Alley will discuss doing business in Mexico, and the Mexican economy. Additional speakers appearing at the Bucks County Community College will include:

  • Jack Capers, Account Manager International Sales, UPS Worldwide Services, will address the logistics and customs documents involved in commerce to Mexico;

  • Brian Thomas, Global Marketing Associates/Bucks County International Trade Council Representative, will explain how to develop a marketing strategy for the Mexican marketplace;

  • John Xu, District International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration, will present on the international banking tools for selling to Canada;

  • Jason Martineau, International Sales Manager, Penn Stainless Products, Inc., will discuss his experiences, challenges and success with Mexico; and

  • Tony Ceballos, Director, Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, will close the program with resources available to businesses that are seeking to begin or expand their international sales.

Pre-registration is requested due to limited seating; the program is free. To register for the workshop, contact the County of Bucks Business Development Administrator, Sonia Smith, at 215-345-3839 or at srsmith@co.bucks.pa.us.

The County of Bucks Business Development Department provides business start-up assistance and helps companies sustain, expand, or enter the Bucks County market. Their free services include resource provision, workshop education, and networking opportunities. For more information about the county's Business Development programs and offerings, please visit the official County of Bucks website, www.buckscounty.org.