CEEBIC Program

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David Ponsar
Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: +421 2 5920 5320
Fax: +421 2 5920 5333
[email protected]
www.buyusa.gov/slovakia/en
U.S. Commercial Service
• An Agency of the U.S. Department of
Commerce
• Mission is primarily to help small and
medium size, export-ready companies to
enter new markets, and to protect U.S.
business interests abroad
• Network of 107 domestic offices in the U.S.
and 145 international offices located in U.S.
Embassies and Consulates
How Does the U.S.
Commercial Service
Help U.S. Companies?
• World Class Market Research
• Trade Events that Promote your Product or
Service to Qualified Buyers
• Contacts with Qualified Buyers, Distributors and
Joint Venture Partners
• Business Facilitation Services
• Counseling through Every Step of the Export
Process
• Advocacy and Trade Compliance
Market Research
• General Market Research
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Country Commercial Guide
Nanotechnology
Sporting Goods
Security and Safety Equipment
Environmental Services
Healthcare Services
Franchising Opportunities
Cosmetics
Renewable Energy
Telecommunications Services
Market Research
• Customized Market Research
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Specific Market Research
Competition
Market Entry
Market Size and Trends
Regulatory Issues and Standards
Product Registration
Sales Channels
Trade Events
• International Buyer Program
• Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week and SEMA
Automotive Specialty Show, Las Vegas, Nov. 2006
• Power-Gen International, Orlando, November 2006
• “Showtime” Events at Major Trade Shows
• Aquatech 2006: Process, Drinking and Wastewater,
Amsterdam, September 2006
• electronica 2006, Munich, November 2006
• Catalog Shows
• Variety of Themes and Venues
• Industry Specific and State Trade Missions
• Automation Alley Trade Mission, March 2007
Contact and Screening
Services
You tell us what you are looking for in an agent, distributor,
joint venture, or any other kind of business partner, and we
will help you find a match!
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Screened/Unscreened Contact Lists
BuyUSA Featured Exporters (FUSE)
International Partner Search
Video Gold Key Matching Service
Gold Key Matching Service
International Company Profile
Business Facilitation
Services
• Single Company Promotion. Launch your
product or service through seminars, press
conferences, receptions or other promotional
activities.
• Public Tender Information. Need more
information on a particular public tender? We
will contact the responsible institution, analyze
all available information, provide you with
instructions on how to place your bid and
prepare a brief analysis of the tender for you.
Export Counseling
Individual Business Counseling by Telephone,
E-mail and Meetings, including
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Country Information
Tariff Rates
Banking and Export Financing
Logistics
... and any other questions about the market
Advocacy and Trade
Compliance
• Help to ensure that sales of U.S. products and services
have the best possible chance to succeed abroad.
• Coordinate U.S. Government resources to ensure a
level playing field for U.S. businesses as they compete
against foreign firms for specific international contracts
or other U.S. export opportunities.
• Promote fair competition by providing information
about regulations and product standards that may
otherwise impede U.S. exports
Slovak Republic
Basic Data
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Area (km2):
Population:
Population /km2:
Capital:
Adjacent countries:
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• Religious Denominations:
49,035
5,379,000
109.7
Bratislava
Czech Republic, Poland,
Ukraine, Hungary, Austria
Slovak koruna
Slovak 85.8%
Hungarian 9.7%
other 4.5%
Roman Catholic 69%
Lutheran 7%
Other 11%
No affiliation 13%
Best Prospect Sectors for U.S. Exporters
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Aircraft and Aviation Services
Automotive Parts and Components (>1 million/year)
Chemicals and Plastics
Electrical Equipment and Parts
Information and Communication Technologies
Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies
Environmental Services
Medical Products and Services
Pharmaceuticals
Franchising
Infrastructure (highways, bridges, airports)
Consumer Goods
Principal Industries in Slovakia
• Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
• Automobiles and Components
• Information/Communication Technology
• Fuel and Power Industries
• Heavy Industries
• Chemicals
• Agriculture & Food
• Construction
• Textile, Clothing and Footwear
• Forest Products
• Tourism
Why Slovakia?
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Well educated, skilled, cost competitive workforce
European Union and NATO Membership
Geographical Heart of Europe
Successful Reforms in Employment, Healthcare,
Pensions and Taxes
• Flat 19% Tax (Corporate and Personal)
• Favorable Economic Conditions
• Developed Infrastructure
Top U.S. Investors
The U.S. is the 9th largest investor in Slovakia with $3.5 billion
invested.
David Ponsar
Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: +421 2 5920 5320
Fax: +421 2 5920 5333
[email protected]
www.buyusa.gov/slovakia/en