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Europe Offers Exciting Trade Opportunities

Accounting for 20 percent of the world’s exports and imports, the European Union remains a major world trading power. Specifically, Germany, France and Spain stand out as three EU countries that provide significant opportunities for companies in the U.S., as well as Wisconsin businesses. Germany boasts one of the strongest economies in the world, France imports nearly $500 million in Wisconsin goods every year and Spain’s Basque Country is a promising region for Wisconsin’s advanced manufacturing and energy, power and control sectors. Companies interested in expanding their global reach to these countries should consider joining the Governor’s Trade Mission to Europe, April 12-21

IN-COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE

European Union Holds Opportunities for Trade and Investment

Operating as a single market with 28 countries (18 using the same currency), the European Union (EU) is a major world trading power. With just 7 percent of the world’s population, the EU’s trade with the rest of the world accounts for around 20 percent of global exports and imports. 


CONVERSATIONS WITH…

Peter Sanders
Western Europe Trade Representative

Peter Sanders is the trade rep for WEDC covering Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He is also the managing director and founder of psps consultants, which specializes in working with Dutch and foreign countries on export, marketing and communication strategies. 


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Whether you’re looking for customers or distributors to help you expand your global reach (or both), WEDC’s targeted trade ventures will help you build the relationships necessary for increased international sales. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

Taking Your Website Global
March 10, 2015
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Governor’s Trade Mission to Europe (Germany, France and Spain)
April 12-21, 2015
Location: Hannover, Weisbaden, Montpelier and Bilbao
Global Trade Venture to East Africa
May 11-16, 2015
Location: Kenya and Tanzania
Follow the latest updates and photos from industry events on the new In Wisconsin @ Events blog.

For more information about growing your business through exporting, contact Mark Rhoda-Reis at 608.210.6757 or mark.rhodareis@wedc.org or visit Export.InWisconsin.com.

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