Friday, May 10, 2013

May is world trade month!

From the Department of Commerce - Austin Export Assistance Center.

May is World Trade Month! This is an occasion to recognize the past year’s successes while looking ahead to new ways to expand exports and build a stronger economy. It’s a month for us to recognize what we know all year long: that exports are a key to our long-term economic health.

To celebrate World Trade Month, export, trade and finance related agencies across the federal government are teaming up to host a series of Twitter Q&A’s for U.S. companies. Businesses can participate by tweeting their questions using the hashtag #TradeChat during the scheduled times.

This Twitter chat series will provide U.S. companies with exporting solutions, including information on the resources available to begin or expand exporting goods and services to overseas markets. The Twitter chats will also provide an opportunity for firms to ask questions and connect directly with the U.S. government agencies that support President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) and – a new one-stop resource for small businesses and exporters.

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