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1 WHO IS THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

2 Who is the U.S. Commercial Service? Created in 1980 as an offshoot of the State Department to focus solely upon the commercial needs of U.S. companies, the U.S. Commercial Service has evolved in the primary export trade promotion arm of the U.S. Federal Government. The U.S. Commercial Service offers customized solutions to help your business enter and succeed in markets worldwide. The U.S. Commercial Service helps you enter new markets faster and more profitably with our worldwide network of 1700 trade specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and 150 offices in 77 countries.

3 How Can the U.S. Commercial Service Help You? * Market Research Target the best markets with our world-class research including Country Commercial Guides, International Market Insights, and tools that answer specific questions and market questions * Trade Events Promote your products or service through our trade events including the International Buyer Program and catalog exhibitions * Consulting and Advocacy Get expert help at every step of the export process with our consulting and market access services * International Partners Meet pre-screened buyer through our trade missions, International Partner Searches, or Gold Key Services

4 About the Gold Key Service *Appointments with prescreened potential buyers, sales representatives, and business partners *Customized market and industry briefings with our in-country trade experts before your business meetings *Market research on your industry *Assistance with travel, accommodations, interpreter service and other logistics *Post-meeting debriefing with trade experts to discuss results of your meetings and develop appropriate follow-up strategies Everywhere I have gone (using Gold Key services), sales have followed. They do such a good job. Phyllis Uptegraph, PolyPortables Telsmith, Inc. signed a deal for the sale of a crushing plant valued at $2.3 million with U.S. Commercial Service matchmaking assistance in Accra, Ghana. The U.S. Commercial Service is quite helpful with information about possible partners. They do an excellent job of finding industry people looking to take on U.S. products. Bob Shamek, Nordic Tugs

5 What is included in the Gold Key Service? The Gold Key Matchmaking Service (GKMS) provides U.S. firms with pre-screened appointments to explore the market and establish relationships. We will: - Provide you with a primary contact person - Counsel you on the appropriateness of conducting a Gold Key - Schedule a conference call with the appropriate staff to understand the objectives and requirements - Provide a progress report half-way through the project - Provide a tentative meeting schedule with company profiles one week in advance, and a final schedule upon your arrival - Arrange up to six pre-screened appointments - Complete the meeting arrangements within six weeks of payment and receipt of product brochures, or as negotiated - Provide information regarding in-country travel logistics - Provide pre-and-post program briefings either in-person or via teleconference - Provide follow-up assistance - Provide logistical and administrative support as agreed upon

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7 Slade Inc. Testimonial Manufacturers of Patented *Reinforced Graphite Steel Yarns, Braided Packings and Gaskets Who: Greg Raty, V.P. of International What: 31 Gold Keys throughout the world Results: Appointed representatives in 22 countries. International sales for Slade account for 60-65% of the companys total sales.

8 Any Questions? For your local Commercial Service contact and more information about the Gold Key Service go to


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