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1 U.S. Commercial Service Houston Export Assistance Centers (USEAC) Working with the U.S. Commercial Service: Strategies for Increased Cooperation NABC Business Forum: A Conference on India’s Energy Challenges, Opportunites, Strategies and Solutions 28 June 2006

2 U.S. Commercial Service Our mission:  To promote the export of goods & services from the United States, particularly by small- and medium-sized businesses  To represent U.S. business interests internationally  To help U.S. businesses find qualified international partners The U.S. Commercial Service is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, an agency of the United States government.

3 Trade specialists in over 105 U.S. cities and 85 countries worldwide... Our Network & What it can do for you We can... Locate international buyers, distributors & agents Provide expert help at every stage of the export process Help you to enter new markets faster and more profitably

4 Products & Services Market Research Trade Counseling & Advocacy Gold Key Service International Company Profile

5 Market Research Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) - Prepared annually by US Embassy Staff, CCGs contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business and foreign investments. Industry Sector Analyses (ISAs) - In-depth analysis of specific industry sectors and sub-sectors within a given market. International Market Insight (IMIs) - Brief updates within a foreign country highlighting specific market opportunities, trade events, or changes in market conditions.

6 Trade Counseling & Advocacy Our trade specialists in the U.S. work directly with our team of experts overseas in getting you all the information and advice that you need. We can help you:   Determine the best markets for your products & services   Evaluate international competitors   Identify and comply with legal and regulatory issues   Settle disputes   Learn about cultural issues and business protocol

7 Gold Key Service  Pre-screened appointment schedule arranged for you before you travel overseas  Customized market and industry briefings with our local trade specialists  Timely and relevant market research  Post-meeting debriefing with our trade specialists and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies  Help with travel, accommodations, interpreter service, and clerical support

8 International Company Profile 1. We conduct a background check (financial, business, operational, reputation, legal) on prospective foreign partners 2. Accepted by Ex-Im Bank, SBA and Commercial banks as proof of exporter’s due diligence.  Save valuable time and money by working qualified international partners that are vetted by the Commercial Service in the country where you operate.  Obtain high-quality information on the a company’s reputation, business acumen and creditworthiness.  Get all this information in 15 days.

9 INDIA: Opportunities for U.S. Firms Network of 7 U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) offices across India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, & Hyderabad) Most extensive USFCS operations outside of the U.S. 43 professional staff to help U.S. Companies export Successfully assisted 690 U.S. companies export to India in FY 2004, of which 86% were small & med sized firms.

10 India’s Energy Sector – Investments Approaching $USD477B by 2030

11 How to Contact Us Duaine A. Priestley Director John F. Kennedy Blvd Suite 530 Houston, TX Tel: Fax: Mobile: U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) American Center, 24, K.G. Marg, New Delhi Tel : to 48 Fax : Internet :


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