Listen to a webinar for a special preview of this year’s APBO conference. Three APBO dynamic speakers give you a sampling of the overall program at APBO:
Promises & Uncertainties: America & China
Clayton Dube, Director, USC U.S.-China Institute, a program of USC Annenberg
Beyond Abenomics: The Bullish Case for Japan
Andrew Wylegala, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Japan
How Attending APBO Helped My Company
Marv Sepe, COO, CTC Global
Click here to listen to the webinar
U.S. Commercial Service releases new set of Exporting Basics videos.
Check out a new set of export videos to help your business achieve its exporting success.
To access the U.S. Commercial Service video library, click here.
The International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders.
Learn more here
According the Oct 6, 2016 IMF World Economic Outlook, “following robust growth in the first half of 2016, the near-term outlook for Asia remains strong.
Read more here
A strategic partnership with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management aimed at improving the global competitiveness of the nation’s supply chains was signed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on October 14 at the University Park campus.
Read about it here.
Country Commercial Guides (CCGs)Read more
present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.
The U.S. Department of Commerce posts CCGs on their site as they are released.
Highlights of the 2016 APBO Conference
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A team of 12 USC MBA students led by Carl Voigt
recently traveled to Manila to attend the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting, where they presented to the APEC Business Advisory Council the results from their yearlong research project. The students investigated the effects of cross-border e-Commerce on the performance of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as obstacles to the growth of e-Commerce.
Read more here
China is still behind the curve after removing its one-child policy, according to Clayton Dube
, Professor and Director at USC's US-China Institute. The central government is investing in the current population by expanding higher education and encouraging innovation. Unfortunately, they are struggling to succeed. See more here