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This week in Really Useful Resources you will learn about:

• The soon to be U.S.-India Bilateral Investment Treaty
Really Useful Links such as Transitions Abroad and International Franchise Association
The latest U.S. Commercial Service events and webinars

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Moving Towards a US-India Bilateral Investment Treaty

In 2011, trade between the U.S. and India reached nearly 60 billion USD, which makes India the sixteenth customer of the United States (with 1.5% of exports) and its thirteenth supplier (1.6% of U.S. imports). It is in this context that Washington has recently advocated the signing of a bilateral investment treaty with New Delhi, a treaty that would open the way for the establishment of a free trade treaty in the next five years. Trade relations between India and the United States have greatly increased under the Obama administration, the latter having made export growth a cornerstone of its economic policy. Indeed, U.S. exports to India have doubled between 2006 and 2011.

Business in India
Mumbai, financial capital

Among the main products exported there are chemical fertilizers, industrial engines, telecommunications equipment, medical equipment, wine and agricultural products.

Despite the fact that India has recently decided not to buy F-16 fighters and F-18s, the defense remains a priority sector for trade relations between the two countries. The U.S. Secretary of State for Defense recently said that India and the United States producing military equipment in partnership is a positive way for the U.S. to approach the largest importer of weapons in the world.

For more information about the commercial relationship between the U.S. and India:
India - US Bilateral Trade on the Indian Embassy’s Website
The US - India trade relations on the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s Website

To help you do business with India:
The American Chamber of Commerce in India
The US Embassy in India
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
International Trade in India on Globaltrade

Upcoming Tradeshows:

ACREX -2013 (Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq.) - Mumbai, India - 3/7 – 9/2013
SOLARCON India 2012 - Bangalore, India – 9/3 – 5/2012

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Transitions Abroad

This website is an online magazine dealing with the issues of living and/or travelling in countries that are not your home country. You can find international job postings, internships abroad, study programs abroad and how to travel on a budget all on one website. The site is based on the 35 year old Transitions Abroad magazine, which is the only publication dedicated to work, study, living, volunteering, and cultural immersion travel abroad.

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International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association, founded in 1960, is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. It is a membership based organization of franchisors, franchisees and suppliers. Their web site provides one-stop shopping for franchise information, such as detailed information about over 1,100 franchises, and the most comprehensive library of franchising information available ranging from basic “how to’s” to advanced regulatory and legal information.

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Stay up to date and informed with U.S. Commercial Service seminars and webinars!


A Basic Guide to Exporting: Satisfying Int'l Product Certification Requirements - Washington, DC, United States - 7/11/2012
Golf Industry China_Maximize Trade Show ROI - Online, DC, United States - 7/11/2012
Mexico's Solar Market Webinar - Mexico City, Mexico - 7/19/2012
A Basic Guide to Exporting: Website Optimization to Attract International Buyers - Washington, DC, United States - 7/25/2012


HS Number, Preference Criteria, NAFTA Certificate and Documentation for Mexico - Washington, DC, United States - 7/11/2012 - (Seminar)
Export University 101 - Introduction to Exporting - Jacksonville, FL, United States - 7/17/2012

Get ready for the next Tradeshows!
Chilventa 2012 - Nurnberg, Germany – 10/9 – 12/2012
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2012 - Nagoya, Japan – 10/9 – 14/2012
4th Shanghai IDRS Exhibition 2012 - Shanghai, China – 10/10 – 12/2012
CanWEA 2012 U.S. Pavilion - Toronto, Canada – 10/14 – 17/2012
GITEX Technology Week 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10/14 – 18/2012
TTG Incontri 2012 (Travel and Tourism Industries) - Milan, Italy – 10/18 – 20/2012
Asia Future Energy Forum - 2012 - Singapore, Singapore – 10/22 – 24/2012

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