Friday, November 30, 2012

Seminar: Complying with U. S. Export Controls

BIS - Houston DEC Seminar 1/29/2013-1/30/2013
Dear Clients and Friends:

The Houston District Export Council (DEC) will be hosting a BIS two-day seminar entitled “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” on Tuesday, January 29th, through Wednesday, January 30th, in Houston, TX, at the Hotel Derek. This two-day program, co-sponsored with the Houston District Export Council, is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Technical, policy, and enforcement professionals from BIS, as well as specialists from other U.S. Government agencies such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Census will participate in certain programs.

Time:  7:30 am breakfast/registration until 4:30 pm.
Cost: $450.00 per person (Includes breakfast, lunch and breaks each day)


Jamie Joiner
Chair, Houston District Export Council
Attorney, Joiner Law Firm

Monday, November 05, 2012

NAFTA - Business Opportunities in North America Webinar

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NAFTA - Business Opportunities in North America
November 6, 2012, 10:00 - 11:30 am CST
Register Online: $45
Registered on See below for special offer.
2012 is the 20th anniversary of the historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Join the International Trade Center and the US Commercial Service to find out how to take advantage of NAFTA. Learn about the newest market opportunities, strategies, and hot industries in Canada and Mexico.

Rick Ortiz, DSCO/Commercial Counselor
US Commercial Service – Canada

John Howell,
Principal Commercial Officer
US Commercial Service – Mexico

Topics Include:
• NAFTA Overview and Impacts in Canada and Mexico;
• Market Overview;
• Best Prospects for US Exporters;
• Regulatory Environment and Market-Entry Strategies;
• Trade Regulation;
• Why You Should Export to Mexico and Canada;
• Border Trade – Initiatives and Opportunities;
• Communicate Directly with Market Experts;
• Q&A.
Attendees will receive an electronic copy of the Country Commercial Guide for both Mexico and Canada, courtesy of the US Commercial Service.
Download Registration Form
US Commercial Service
Learn more about the upcoming NAFTA Summit at

Why Should You Participate?
Stay current and competitive | Learn about new market opportunities | Convenient and easy to access

Sponsor an Event for $300

Sponsorship Includes:

Sponsor logo on event page on;
Sponsor logo on all webinar promotional materials;
Presentation opportunity or company ad at the beginning of webinar;
Complimentary admission for 2 sponsor representatives.
For More Information
phone: 210.458.2470

A partnership program with the US Small Business Administration.

Time and Location

November 06, 2012
10:00 am to 11:30 am CST

Individual: $45

Registered users get two webinars when they pay for one. Contact for details.

Register online
or call the International Trade Center at 210.458.2470

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Fact Friday: Houston's East End

Since we've just moved into the area commonly called the "East End"  I though it might be nice to share a fact or two in our Fact Friday Postings.

East End Industry

Houston’s East End, the original birthplace of business is a hybrid of retail and manufacturing businesses ready to be of service.  The economic engine driving the East End economy is the Port of Houston. The economic effect of the Port of Houston results in a spin-off of related service companies from logistics/warehousing companies to marine related industries supporting the Port.  Food manufacturing giants call the East End home with several companies employing over 3,000 employees with an economic impact of 12,000+ additional indirect jobs in the area.