James L. Taylor & JLT Clamps, 6268; Unique Machine &Tool, 5647; and, Safety Speed Cut, 5935, will receive the level U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Achievement Certificate for making their first export sale into India. C.R. Onsrud, 5013, also sold for the first time into India and previously received the President's "E" Award for a significant effort to increase United States exports. Visit these exporters of Made in the USA products to hear their export success stories.

These WMMA members were assisted by the U.S. Commercial Service office in Bangalore, India, which provided comprehensive research on the Indian market for woodworking machinery and tools.

The awards are being made at IWF 2010 because the show is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Buyer Program (IBP), which used the U.S. Commercial Service network of 1,500 trade professionals in 77 countries to recruit foreign buyers to IWF. The IBP is expecting more than 260 buyers from 14 countries. Accompanying them will be nine U.S. embassy employees each specializing in the woodworking machinery industry sector in their respective countries.

The U.S. Commercial Service network in the U.S. assists small and medium-sized companies with international business counseling, advocacy, market research, trade education, and introductions to qualified overseas buyers through the Gold Key Service.

During IWF exhibitors and attendees can visit the International Business Center for counseling on the export process; to meet our Foreign Commercial Specialists; or, receive counseling on export financing and export risk mitigation. You are invited to attend a Free Export Financing Seminar on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm presented by representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), in the International Business Center located in Building B, Rooms 401/402.

For more information contact:
Mike Thompson, International Buyer Program, Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
George Thomas, Trade Specialist George.Thomas@trade.gov Cell: 980 213 9689
Located in the International Business Center, Building B, Rooms 401/402


George Thomas
Sr. International Trade Specialist,
Charlotte U.S. Export Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Commercial Service
521 E. Morehead St., Ste. 435, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-333-4886 ext 223
www.buyusa.gov/northcarolina <http://www.buyusa.gov/northcarolina>

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