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March 30, 2018

The Arkansas District Export Council  is accepting applications for the 9th Annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas small, medium and large enterprises. We strongly encourage Arkansas exporters to apply and receive recognition for there involvement in international trade. Applications are being accepted until April 27.

The award ceremony will take place at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Ro...

March 6, 2018

The Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade recognizes the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas' small, medium and large enterprises. Winners of the award are Arkansas manufacturing or agriculture companies actively selling in international markets. They are presented with a trophy during the awards luncheon and profiled throughout the year as the winner of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade.

The award ceremony takes place on May 30 at the Arkansas...

March 5, 2018

Do you have customers, clients or employees in Europe? Are you interested in selling to customers in Europe in the future?  If the answer to either of these questions is yes, join us and learn how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your business when it comes into force in May 2018. Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in stiff fines as high as 4 percent of your company’s overall revenue. 

The U.S. Department of Commerce will offer a half-day pro...

March 4, 2018

The inaugural U.S.-UK Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue under the auspices of the U.S.- UK Trade and Investment Working Group will be held on Tuesday March 20 in Washington DC. Topics for discussion include doing business in both the US and UK, deepening the benefits of trade before and after Brexit, and promoting innovation for SMEs. Click here to for more information and to see a preliminary draft of the agenda. If you need more information about th...

March 2, 2018

This trade mission takes place from May 6-7, 2018. Caribbean Region as a whole represents a market of about 43 million people who collectively imported over $20.9 billion of U.S. goods in 2016. The Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore six markets in the Caribbean region. Hosted in Miami, FL, the U.S. Commercial Service‘s Trade Americas Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference will focus on regional specific sessions, market access, t...

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