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RVIA Partners with U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service to Offer Export Assistance

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration in a program to allow RVIA members enhanced access to international trade resources offered by the federal government.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two organizations, RVIA and the U.S. Commercial Service's network of worldwide offices will work together on marketing, education programs and events leveraging both entities’ expertise to help make businesses—and particularly small and medium-sized firms—more export savvy. Joint activities may include building awareness through outreach at trade shows and online registration for resource support.

As a strategic partner with the U.S. Commercial Service’s New Market Exporter Initiative, RVIA member companies will receive:

• Expert advice on new export markets

• Access to free on-line market research reports

• Opportunities for export training

• Access to trade counseling through Commercial Service’s worldwide network by registering at www.export.gov/rvia

• Assistance in complying with regulatory and documentation requirements

• Expert advice, local contacts and market intelligence from specialists located in targeted markets

• Services to connect to local distributors and representatives

“We’re pleased to welcome RVIA as a partner in our efforts to strengthen the U.S. economy and support local jobs through expanding U.S. exports,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez. “With more than 95% of potential customers living outside U.S. borders, it’s imperative that American companies of all sizes consider the benefits of selling their products abroad.”

“The RV industry is growing and thriving in established and new markets in countries across the globe,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “The services and expertise offered through the New Market Exporter Initiative will be very useful to our members who are looking to explore opportunities in global markets. We are very proud to partner with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in this initiative and urge our members to take full advantage of the tools and resources available through the effort.”

For more information about the New Market Exporter Initiative and to begin using the program’s services, go to www.export.gov/rvia. For additional information, contact Craig Kirby, RVIA vice president of international business and general counsel, at ckirby@rvia.org.

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in more than 100 U.S. cities and in more than 70 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. Visit http://www.trade.gov/cs to learn more.

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