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World Trade Week NYC 2013 and SIBL
If you are a businessperson already engaged in international trade or just a small businessperson interested in international trade then World Trade Week NYC 2013 may be of interest to you. The New York international business community celebrates World Trade Week to underscore the importance of the foreign trade in goods and services to the New York City metropolitan area economy.
There is a full calendar of trade focused events in the region including two at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). On Tuesday, May 14, 3:00-4:30 p.m. is a program Navigating U.S. Customs and Border Protection and on Thursday, May 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m. is a presentation on Import/Export Compliance Management.
Since the last time I blogged about World Trade Week NYC, SIBL both won an Export Appreciation Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the trade resources it provides the public and signed a partnership agreement with the Department, more specifically the main New York office of the U.S. Export Assistance Center, to work together to provide New Yorkers the necessary market and industry research and trade data to help them expand their businesses abroad.
Last year SIBL added another high-value electronic database to its current roster of international trade research resources, Panjiva, which tracks the inbound shipments of U.S. importers and their foreign suppliers. In short, there are many free resources available to the New York City area public such as SIBL to help them increase their bottom line by taking advantage of untapped markets abroad.