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Graham Catlett steps down as Chair


Chair Graham Catlett, center, was recently recognized for his contribution to ArDEC as he stepped down from his position and was succeeded by Vice Chair William Burgess, on the left. Greg Matheny, on the right, was nominated as the new Vice Chair.

The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) 2015

January 20-23 2015, Las Vegas, NV


The upcoming Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show©)  is the World’s largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries. SHOT will be held January 20-23 2015, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For information on free business matchmaking services available to U.S. exhibitors to help your business connect with foreign buyers during SHOT, please visit http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/SHOT/index.asp


Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series: Sub-Saharan Africa

November 5-6 2014, Atlanta GA

   This premier business conference will help you to transform market potential to market success. The two-day Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa conference has been designed for US executives who want to explore new export market development strategies, innovative tools to promote competitiveness and success, and the dynamic and emerging markets of Sub-Saharan Africa.


   Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa will feature high-ranking U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial diplomats posted to U.S. Embassies throughout Sub_Saharan Africa, and international business leaders from the private sector. Experts on trade finance, market entry strategies, risk mitigation, and a broad array of industry sectors, including oil and gas, agribusiness, healthcare, informaiton technology, franchising, and consumer goods, will alert attendees to recent and anticipated developments that will impact where - and how - to develop new business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Useful Links for Exporters Interested in Russia and Ukraine

Below are some relevant links pertaining to the export of goods and services to those areas affected by economic sanctions in Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia:

Lists of Parties of Concern (BIS).




Export Readiness Assessment


Are you ready to export?  Please review the Export Readiness Assessment & Critical Questions for the Potential or Expanding Exporter icon Export Readiness Assessment (338.42 kB)


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