Subject: Your Global New North Update: August 2017

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Why Don’t More Small Businesses Export?

Exporting is good for business since U.S. companies that export grow faster and are nearly 8.5% less likely to go out of business than non-exporting ones. Furthermore the study found that 26% of companies that trade internationally significantly outperform their market.

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10 Common Export Documents You Should Know About

Exports of physical goods is very rewarding and lucrative for business, and can be expensive and risky if not done properly; therefore, in every scenario, the exporter must be aware of the export documents used to ship the goods.

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Renegotiation of NAFTA

The U.S. Government is seeking public comments related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On May 18th, the Administration formally notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA. This notification triggers a 90-day period before negotiations with Canada and Mexico can begin, as stipulated by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. As part of this process, the United States Trade Representative has published a Federal Register Notice soliciting public comments on the Agreement – which will assist the Administration in identifying its negotiating priorities. To submit comments, or to request to participate in a public hearing on June 27th at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, DC, please visit the notice on, or go to and search for docket number USTR-2017-0006. 
Upcoming Trade Ventures
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is leading the following trade missions in 2017-18 listed below:

Japan & Korea: September 8-16, 2017
Israel: October 26-November 3, 2017
Mexico: January 27-February 3, 2018
Canada: March 18-23, 2018
China: April 13-25, 2018
Germany: June 23-30, 2018

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. 

Brazil and Argentina: November 5-11, 2017
Mexico: February 26- March 2, 2018 

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

2017 Midwest Buyers Mission
August 2, 2017

Position yourself and your products in front of pre-qualified, experienced international buyers who continue to seek the latest food trends and products from the United States. Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. It’s the perfect low-cost opportunity to meet buyers from established and emerging markets in one place!

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Discover Global Markets: Europe & Beyond
September 18, 2017

Discover Global Markets events focus on helping U.S. small businesses grow their exports. In just over two days, you will have opportunities to schedule one-on-one meetings with procurement contacts at manufacturing OEMs like Airbus, Rockwell Automation and others; hear how NASA is commercializing technology in your sector; meet with U.S. government trade experts to develop strategies for finding new partners in your target markets; and network with exporters and export service providers in your industry.

To learn more, click HERE.

Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Food Ingredients
September 26, 2017

Mexico continues to be a growth market representing one of the best opportunities in the world for U.S. products. Mexico has become one of the largest and fastest growing markets for U.S. agricultural products.U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mexico grew 1% to US$17.8 billion in 2016, ranking it 3rd in the world. Consumers are looking for new food experiences and are open to trying more exotic flavors and ethnic foods.

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