Multi-sector market visit to the USA

06 November 2017 to 09 November 2017

Multi-sector market visit to the USA

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Date: 06 November 2017- 09 November 2017
Duration: 4 days
Admission Fee: This market visit is free for eligible Scottish companies to attend. You'll be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs, however we can provide a travel grant of £500.00 for eligible companies.
Venue: TBC
Places: 15
Eligibility: Open to all companies new to the US market
Disabled access: This venue is accessible - you can tell us about any requirements when you book.

This multi-sector market visit to Chicago is an opportunity to test your product or service in the US market.

The visit will consist of market briefings by the Department for International Trade in the US and our local partners. You will be given an overview of legal considerations of doing business in the US. The visit will also cover financial considerations for trading in the US.

SDI will approach local contacts with a view to book one-to-one appointments with potential clients/partner organisations/importers in Chicago. This will also be done for the extended visit if it is applicable.

The market visit to Chicago takes place on 6-8 November. There will be an opportunity to extend the visit on 8 and 9 November to Kentucky or Denver.

Why the USA?

The United States is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world. US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has consistently seen growth of 1.8% or more since 2011. It is the UK's top export destination.

The US is the world's largest market and it has the world's largest private sector. It also has:

  • Low regulatory barriers
  • Minimal language barriers
  • Access to a global supply chain, which can lead to exports for other markets
  • A strong rule of law

Opportunities in the USA

We will extend the visit to either Kentucky or Denver on 8 and 9 November 2017. Due to its location in the central United States and Bourbon manufacturing, Kentucky is most suitable for products sold via the internet, distribution, food and drink companies. Denver is the location for federal, high-tech, educational, commercial, financial, cultural, tourist, storage, and distribution services.

How to apply

The closing date for registrations is Monday 11 September 2017.

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