Export Financing, Foreign Exchange, and Market Entry Assistance in Canada and Mexico

Thursday, May 25, 2017
08:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH INCLUDED

Increase Your Export Sales with Help from New York State and U.S. Government

This two-part seminar is for companies of all sizes who wish to learn more about increasing their export sales and expanding their international business.

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Part I (9am-10:30am)  Export Financing Tools

Attendees will learn how to obtain working capital loans to fulfill foreign sales orders, offer competitive terms to overseas buyers, minimize risks in emerging markets, protect against buyer default and to enter new international markets with assistance from the State and Federal Agencies and a foreign exchange consultant.

Part II (10:45am-12:30pm)  Export Assistance for Mexico and Canada

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was enacted in 1994 and created a free trade zone for Mexico, Canada, and the United States, is the most important feature in the U.S.-Mexico bilateral commercial relationship.  Mexico is the United States’ third largest trading partner and second largest export market for U.S. products. U.S-Mexico bilateral trade in goods increased from $88 billion in 1993, the year prior to the implementation of NAFTA, to $531 billion in 2015, an increase of 503 percent.  The United States and Canada share a $1.4 trillion bilateral trade and investment relationship. U.S. - Canada two-way trade in goods and services totaled nearly $759 billion in 2014.

Top reasons why US companies should be exporting to Canada and Mexico:

  • Location, location, location – they are literally right next door, and have well-developed supply chains.
  • NAFTA has eliminated most tariffs, reduced paperwork for exporting to Mexico and Canada and increased demand for U.S. goods and services. Mexico continues to experience economic growth.  Canada is our largest trading partner nationally and for more than half of the states in the US including New York.
  • Recent economic reforms in Mexico have liberalized key sectors such as energy and telecommunications.
  • Close cultural, social and economic ties make Canada and Mexico natural markets to consider for first-time and expanding exporters. 



  • Toni Corsini, Regional Manager, US Small Business Administration
  • Richard Foy, Regional Director, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • David Kelmen, SVP, Foreign Exchange Solutions, GPFX Consultants, LLC
  • Efren Flores Rangel, Director Global NY Mexico
  • Jay Amer, Ec.D., Director Global NY Canada


Cost is $45 for CNYIBA Members, $55 for non-Members

Networking lunch is included

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