Subject: Your Global New North Update: April 2019

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Global New North News


Here's why U.S. small businesses don't export more

The Commerce Department kicks off World Trade Week on Monday. It’s honoring 43 U.S. exporters. Thirty-three of them are small- or mid-sized businesses. But as it turns out, small businesses could be exporting more.

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 HERE.



10 Common Export Documents You Should Know About

Exports of physical goods is very rewarding and lucrative for business. Know your export documents used to ship goods before you start to avoid common pitfalls of those new to exporting.

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Programs and Resources that Spur Economic Prosperity in Wisconsin

Discover the support WEDC and Wisconsin’s statewide economic development network offer businesses and communities by searching the categories below, or find other partnership opportunities, other similar businesses and more.

To find out more, click HERE.
Upcoming Trade Ventures
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is leading the following trade missions in 2019 listed below:

France and United Kingdom: June15-26, 2019

To learn more about WEDC Trade Ventures, click HERE.

Each year, the Council of Great Lakes Governors leads multi-state trade missions to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export their products and services.
 
GSGP announces request for proposals in India and Japan

To learn more about these proposals, click HERE.
Upcoming Trade Events

Protecting Intellectual Property and Foiling Foreign Counterfeits
Waukesha - May 2, 2019

The program runs from 8:30 am - 3:15 pm followed by one-on-one consultations with federal officials on the trademark and copyright process that can be scheduled that day.  The program includes lunch but attendees can also schedule consultations over lunchtime. Standard cost is $95 but you can use the promo code “DECmember” for a discounted price of $50.  

To learn more, click HERE.

55th Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference
 May 8, 2019
          
Canada and the United States enjoy the largest trading relationship in the world. In fact, Canada is Wisconsin’s #1 customer, selling more goods to your northern neighbor than to the next four largest foreign markets combined. Consul General John Cruickshank will speak to this dynamic relationship, new trade agreements and the challenges to our mutual prosperity.

To register, click HERE.
Global Trade Training


Fox Valley Technical College – Global Education & Services

If your business depends on individuals with solid international business skills and experience to successfully navigate the complex world of global business, bridge these knowledge gaps with workshops and training delivered by FVTC. Comprehensive global trade training in topics such as: feasibility of international trade, planning for market entry, intercultural competence, document management, product and service development, international marketing, and others.

To learn more, click HERE.
Still not sure if exporting is for you?

Schedule a Complimentary Export Assessment with Shirley Malski - malskis@uwosh.edu
Shirley has 25 years industry experience including 15+ years with Chrysler Corporation, Oshkosh Corporation and Bemis Company. She has brought her experience to the New North region and works to support businesses as they enter or expand their export activity.
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