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European Union Market Entry Seminar

November 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The U.S. Commercial Service, the Arizona District Export Council, the Holland International Distribution Council, the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance and the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands invite you to join us for this educational seminar.

This seminar will focus on ways companies can approach entering the European Union market, post Brexit. Participants will learn of services U.S. exporters can leverage from the U.S. Commercial Service, how to set up a supply chain in Europe from the Holland International Distribution Council and hear directly from local companies already doing business in the market.

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Location: SBA Training Center, 2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcome and Introductions – Honorable Siebe van der Zee
10:15 am – 10:50 am How to set up a supply chain in Europe – Jelle de Rooij, HIDC
10:50 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:40 am Export Assistance – Fernando Jimenez, U.S. Commercial Service Phoenix11:40 am – 12:00 pm Arizona Companies doing business in the EU with a presence in The Netherlands and Q & A

The building is located at the Southwest corner of Thomas and Central. Parking is available in the building garage. Garage automatic teller accepts credit and debit cards only, max. fee is $10.00/day.

European Union Market Overview:
The United States and the European Union (EU), with its 28 Member States, enjoy a mature economic relationship that is characterized by the $5.1 trillion in two-way investment as of 2016. In 2017, Transatlantic trade flows (goods and services plus earnings and payments on investments) averaged $5.2 billion each day. U.S. exports of goods and services to the EU-28 in 2017 reached approximately $503 billion and imports from the EU, $623.4 billion.

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce and offers U.S. companies a full range of expertise in international trade. With offices across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, the USCS will help you:
  • Plan and Assess – Evaluate your company’s readiness, develop your strategy, and choose the best market(s).
  • Promote and Expand – Grow your brand awareness, increase market exposure, and find potential partners.
To RSVP, please contact Fernando Jimenez at Fernando.Jimenez@trade.gov.


November 5, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


U.S. Commercial Service


SBA Training Center, 2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004
2828 N. Central Ave. Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States