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Growing your Export Market: Partnering with the U.S. Government

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ICMAD: Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors

Panel members: Sandra Donzella, EXIM Bank; Jeff Deiss, SBA; Tony Michalski and Maryavis Bokal, U.S. Commercial Service; Tracy Gerstle, International Trade

Administration With over $12 billion in exports in 2016, U.S. branded personal care and cosmetics are among the most highly desired brands in many overseas markets. Over the past five years, U.S. exports in the sector have grown at 5% to 6% annually. There is no envisioned end to this exponential growth, with another 1 billion new consumers coming online in emerging markets to create a $30 trillion consumer goods market by 2030. However, despite the promise of overseas markets, less than 1% of U.S. companies export, and of the companies that do export over 50% export to only one country even though firms that export tend to be more profitable and resilient during economic downturns.

If you are thinking about exporting, but not sure how to start join us!

If you currently export, but have not worked with the U.S. government, join us to learn about the range of services we offer to U.S. companies to grow their overseas markets; from trade and capital financing to export counseling to business partner vetting and financial assistance in attending trade shows. With over 100 offices in the U.S. and commercial officers posted in most countries overseas, the U.S. Department of Commerce partners with ICMAD and others to assist you with tailored assistance to grow your business!