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TBD, Hong Kong, China U.S. Franchising Delegation, Please contact Sam Dhir tel: 202-482-4756 fax: 202-482-0178 e-mail : sam.dhir@mail.doc.gov

 

1, New York, NY Countdown to WTO: Export-Import with China in the New Millennium. This seminar will focus on trade opportunities between China and the U.S. in view of China’s accession to the WTO. Topics will include China’s current trade policy and its impact on export-import with the U.S., various forms of U.S. and Chinese government assistance available to help American companies export to and import from China, and methods of finding quality buyers in China cost effectively. Additionally, the seminar will look at products and services currently in demand in China, effective sourcing in China and Asia through the Internet, expert advise on legal, banking, tax, intellectual property and marketing/sales issues in doing business with China, and comments from U.S. businessmen on their experiences in doing business in the country. Seminar fee: $50. To register please contact the seminar hotline at: tel (510) 249-5230, fax (510) 687-9635, e-mail: seminarinfo@alibaba-inc.com

 

4-9, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Hamburg, Internet / Telecommunications Trade Mission. This trade mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. firms providing products and services for the Internet and telecommunications industries who are interested in entering or expanding their presence in Germany. The mission aims to provide the participants with first-hand market information as well as access to potential business partners and key government officials. It will also generate publicity and market exposure for participating companies. In sum, the mission will facilitate access for the firms and opportunities resulting from the increasing market demand in Germany for U.S. products and services in the Internet and telecommunications industries. For more information contact: John Lumborg (Berlin) tel: (49 30) 8305-2736, e-mail: John.Lumborg@mail.doc.gov or Danielle Kriz tel: (202) 482 0568, e-mail: Danielle_Kriz@ita.doc.gov

 

5-6, Istanbul, Istanbul Trade and Investment Mission. Meet the Turkish corporate community at the highest levels; one-on-one matchmaking appointments. Fee: $80. For more information contact TUSBC/DEIK Washington Office, Lydia Borland, tel (202) 624 0016, fax: (202) 628 0078, e-mail: lborland@erols.com

 

7, Ankara, Turkey. Ankara Conference. General Brent Scowcroft, Chairman, ATC, and Akin Ongor Chairman of TUSBC/DEIK will speak and co-chair the first TUSBC/DEIK and ATC conference in Ankara. An impressive cadre of government and business leaders will attend, focusing on trade and investment opportunities for U.S. - Turkish commercial relations. This is an excellent opportunity to meet industry and government representatives at the highest levels. Other speakers include: Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, Deputy Prime Minister Devlet Bahceli, Economy Minister Kemal Dervis, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Zeki Cakan, Under Secretary for Foreign Trade Kursand Tuzmen, Ambassador Robert Pearson, and others. Agribusiness, Construction, Defense, Energy, Information Technology, Mining, Textiles and Tourism are the sectors which will be focused on. Fee: $115. For more information contact TUSBC/DEIK Washington Office, Lydia Borland, tel (202) 624 0016, fax: (202) 628 0078, e-mail: lborland@erols.com 

 

8, Esbas, Gaziemir, Izmir, (Turkey), Izmir Visit. Visit the Aegean Free Trade Zone and meet the Turkish and American corporate community in Izmir. For more information contact TUSBC/DEIK Washington Office, Lydia Borland, tel (202) 624 0016, fax: (202) 628 0078, e-mail: lborland@erols.com 

 

10-13, Taipei, Taiwan, MediPhar Taipei - American Products Literature Center. Mediphar is a major exhibition for the health care industry in Taiwan focusing on hi-tech products and the latest technologies. This event attracts decision-makers from some of the most advanced health care systems in Asia. American Products Literature Center offers smaller companies new to Taiwan a very cost-effective market introduction to the Taiwanese market. For more information contact: Linda Burlingame: (202) 482-5416, e-mail: Linda.Burlingame@mail.doc.gov

 

13-14 New York, Importing from Asia. This seminar covers considerations leading to sound decisions and what realistic expectations should be. Also includes problems and avoidance. Seminar fee: $895. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

13-14 New York, Introduction to World Trade. This seminar provides beginning knowledge of the series of actions and functions relating to or involving World Trade. Seminar fee: $895. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

15-16 New York, Ocean Shipping. This seminar will analyze the regulatory, documentary and operational aspects affecting the movement of freight from inland origin points and employment of ships. Seminar fee: $895. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

21-24 Dusseldorf, Germany, CEO Medica 2001. This trade mission is a world's forum for doctors' surgeries and hospitals. A Congress will be held in conjunction with this leading international trade fair. For more information contact: Ed Fantasia at (49 211) 737-767-10/80 or e-mail: Edward.Fantasia@mail.doc.gov