The Export Factor, Bioscience

Selina Marques and Lana Lennberg Selina Marques works extensively in exporting bioscience and agribusiness across Colorado.  Marquez is a senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center in Denver.  Bioscience and agribusiness encompasses medical, dental, pharmaceutical and chemical supplies.  A partnership with the U.S. Federal government has given 1.5 billion in assistance to the industry of exporting these goods.  There are 16,000 jobs in Colorado in this sector.  Developed countries such as the U.K., Germany, Spain and Japan are the most shipped to countries.  The typical process for a company is to sell locally, regionally, nationally and then internationally.  Export centers nationally can facilitate this process.  Regulatory and registration procedures are a challenge for this sector and as such the U.S. Export Center’s focus is on making the procedures doable through Trade Missions and Webinars.

A trade mission to Botaga, Colombia has been developed where the export center matches U.S. companies to vendors in Botaga, Colombia. It will be held on November 15-18, 2011 with a focus on oil and gas, plastics, mining, auto, security, pollution control, tourism, and medical industries.  As of today there are seven open opportunities for companies to meet vendors in Colombia for a more than reasonable price of $1,850 which includes airfare and lodging.  For more information call Selina Marques at 303-844-6623 ext. 215.

Lana Lennberg is a senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce/US Commercial Service (USCS) and has been assigned to the U.S. Export Assistance Center (EAC) in Denver, Colorado since 1998. She invites companies to the Export Center’s webinars, starting Nov. 2nd.  This webinar focuses on exporting plans.  For more information, (303) 844-6623, and ext.: 213; e-mail: lana.lennberg@trade.gov.

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