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Arab Health Trade Show Highlights NH’s Growing Bio-Medical Sector

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Two New Hampshire companies join the Best of New England booth at the 40th annual Arab Health http://www.arabhealthonline.com/ImageGen.ashx?width=389&heigth=94&constrain=true&image=/media/1013/logo-ah.jpgExhibition and Congress in Dubai, the second largest healthcare trade show in the world and the largest in the Middle East, which runs Jan. 26-29.

Intrinsyk Medical of Salem, which designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices related to diabetes treatment, and Lamprey Networks Inc., of Durham, provider of connected health products, solutions and services for remote monitoring, will be a part of the Best of New England booth, which is a partnership of trade offices in the region and US Commercial Service.

This is the first time the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce will have a presence at this trade show, which will give the state an opportunity to tout one of its fast growing sectors.

“About 7,000 people are employed in bio-medical manufacturing and research – that’s 14 percent higher than the national average in this industry,” said Carmen Lorentz, director of the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, which oversees the OIC. “Projections indicate the number of jobs will grow by 10 percent in the next five years. Arab Health is a great place to highlight this important sector in our economy.”

Representatives of the companies participating in the show agree.

intrysik

Salem, NH

“This is a key show because of the potential clientele that visit the show,” said Tom Gannon, Intrinsyk’s vice president for commercial operations. “This is where we can meet decision makers in one place.”

Founded in July 2013, the company seeks to expand its global markets, he said.

Intrinsyk’s products, including blood sampling devices and needles used for insulin pens, will be of particular interest in the Middle East and North Africa, where an estimated one in 10 adults has diabetes, with half of those undiagnosed.

Lamprey

Durham, NH

“There are areas in the region that are remote and our technology can help people there,” Parker said. “This is an opportunity to bring forward our products and find partners in these regions – the Middle East and Eastern Europe.”

While the cost of attending an international trade show like Arab Health would be prohibitive for small New Hampshire companies, funding from the State Trade Export Promotion grant makes it possible for them to participate. The Best of New England booth model further provides exposure to growing sectors in the northeast, which raises the profile of the region.

The Division of Economic Development provides assistance to businesses throughout the state, acting as a single point of contact.

For more information or assistance, contact the Division of Economic Development at 603-271-2591 or info@nheconomy.com. For information about international trade, visit www.exportnh.org.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
NH Division of Economic Development

The Value of the Ex-Im Bank to NH Businesses

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Nathaniel Nelson is an international trade officer for the Office of International Commerce, which welcomed him aboard this fall. He takes a look at the discussion about the Export-Import Bank and how it works for New Hampshire businesses. -Ed.

With its charter set to expire sometime next spring, there is much discussion about the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and its value to American businesses.

Recently, New Hampshire’s Office of International Commerce joined in the conversation by attending a roundtable discussion with US Sen. Kelly Ayotte and the Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President, Fred Hochberg. The roundtable discussion, hosted at Seaboard International Forest Products in Nashua, focused on the impact the Ex-Im Bank has had on helping New Hampshire businesses pursue and finance export opportunities.

The discussion highlighted the importance of reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank’s charter and how Granite State businesses can make that happen.

The Ex-Im Bank is the export credit agency of the United States, providing export financing when there are gaps in what private lenders can provide or situations where lenders are unable, or unwilling, to accept credit risk. Businesses are able to obtain Ex-Im Bank products, such as working capital guarantees and export-credit insurance. Exporting is important to New Hampshire businesses. International trade helps them to reach new markets, increase sales and create jobs.

The long history of the Ex-Im Bank speaks to its value and importance. Over the last five years, Ex-Im Bank resources have supported 1.2 million American jobs, generated $2 billion in surplus for U.S. taxpayers and financed exports with a value exceeding $188 million.

Here in New Hampshire, the Ex-Im Bank has been a tremendous resource to our businesses; its authorizations translate into $375 million of total export value.

In the debate about the reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, there has been great debate. Both sides have valid points.

At the recent roundtable, the consensus was that the Ex-Im Bank provides a great service, especially to small businesses.

For example, international sales at Boyle Energy Services and Technology in Concord have grown about 75 percent in the past few years, according to CEO Mike Boyle, in part because Ex-Im Bank had resources that made it possible.

Another business representative noted that his company’s access to Ex-Im Bank resources reached down the supply chain, helping to finance companies with which it works.

Sen. Ayotte called for the Ex-Im Bank to be reauthorized for a longer period and encouraged businesses and residents to let Congress know of its value.

The global market place is growing, evidenced by the United Nations’ projections that the global economy will grow more than 3 percent by 2017.

Now is the time for New Hampshire businesses to take advantage of the resources, like the Ex-Im Bank, that will launch them into global markets.

Nate

 

 

 

 Nathaniel Nelson
International Trade Officer
Office of International Commerce

ITRC Plans Intro to Exporting Seminar

Friday, March 18th, 2011

In cooperation with the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) will hold a seminar, “Introduction to Exporting,” on Tuesday, March 22 from 3-5pm at the Roundabout Diner, 580 US Highway RT 1 Bypass in Portsmouth.

export-classic“Since 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States, developing an international business plan can be key to a company’s success,” New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center Director Dawn Wivell said. “Currently more than 2,200 New Hampshire companies export and the majority of them are small or medium-sized businesses. In 2010 alone, the Granite State exported $4.4 billion in goods and services, surpassing its previous all-time record. New Hampshire is number one among the states in rate of export growth, and we’re well above the national rate of 21.31%. That’s why this is an excellent time for businesses in New Hampshire to make exporting a part of their business plan.”

The seminar will cover researching international markets, developing an international business plan, international pricing, taxes and tariffs, logistics, financing and much more.

The event, which is sponsored by ITRC, the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, People’s United Bank and the U.S. Commercial Service, is free to Chamber members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to register, please email info@portsmouthchamber.org.

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org

Export Licensing Seminar Scheduled

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Companies interested in shipping goods overseas are invited to attend an EAR and ITAR Licensing Issues workshop at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development (172 Pembroke Road) on Thursday, October 21st from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

international-trade-11Presented by the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center, this seminar will include a discussion of licensing issues affecting both non-military products (regulated by Export Administration Regulations – EAR) and military products (regulated by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations – ITAR).

This session is perfect for businesses trying to determine whether a license is needed for shipment of products overseas and how to use the correct Export Control Classification Numbers on export documents.

EAR licensing issues will be covered during the morning session from 9 a.m.-noon while the ITAR licensing session takes place between 1-3:30 p.m. Registrants may sign up for just the morning session, just the afternoon session or both. Both sessions will include lunch from 12-1 p.m.

The cost of single sessions is $55 while the cost to attend the entire day is $95. To register, please contact Leanne Spees at (603) 271-8444 or leanne.spees@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org

“Opportunities in the Canadian Market” Focus of Seminar

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Recognizing that U.S. agricultural exports to Canada have increased nearly 62 percent over the past five years, the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center will present a seminar titled “Opportunities in the Canadian Market” on Friday, June 25th from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University Seacoast (231 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth).

canada1Co-sponsored by Food Export USA-Northeast, this seminar will provide an overview of the Canadian market by In-Market Representative Kathy Boyce including discussions on the economy, geography and demographics. In addition, participants will receive the latest information on consumer trends in Canada, market entry strategies for U.S. food companies, Canadian packaging and labeling regulations and an explanation of NAFTA rules.

The price of the seminar is $85 per person and breakfast and lunch are included. For registration details, please visit www.exportnh.org/calendar/registration.aspx. For questions, contact Katerina Papaioannou at (603) 271-8444 or katerina.papaioannou@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org

A Job With an International Flair

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Do you have six years of experience in international trade? Interested in helping New Hampshire companies to export their products and services abroad?

international2The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce is currently seeking a Global Marketing & Export Compliance Manager (International Trade Officer) to work at our Concord office. Qualifications include a Master’s Degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in international trade, marketing, business, economics or government.

To learn more, visit www.admin.state.nh.us/hr – I’m just giving our blog readers a quick advanced notice on this one; the actual posting of the job should happen either tomorrow or Monday at the latest.

ITRC Seminar to Center On Global Intellectual Property Protection

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Recognizing that protecting property rights abroad can present challenges, the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center will present a seminar titled “Global Intellectual Property Protection” on Thursday, April 1st from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development (172 Pembroke Road).

intellectual-property1Co-sponsored by Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA, this seminar will compare U.S. and foreign patent, trademark and copyright protection, paying special attention to how rights can be protected. Other topics to be discussed include intellectual property licensing considerations, how the Internet has changed the landscape for intellectual property issues, what general costs exist for U.S. and foreign patent protection and what issues can prevent securing a patent. Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA Attorneys Doug Verge, Peter Nieves and Daniel Fink will be the day’s guest speakers.

The price of the seminar is $40 per person. For registration details, please visit www.exportnh.org/calendar/registration.aspx. For questions, contact Katy Reno at (603) 271-8444 or katy.reno@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org

International Protocol to be Explored at Seminar

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Looking at someone directly in the eyes might result in a hostile situation in some countries while in other countries, avoiding direct eye contact might provoke the same response. To ensure that New Hampshire business owners are knowledgeable about business customs abroad, the International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) will be holding an International Protocol workshop on Thursday, February 11 from 9 a.m.-noon at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, 172 Pembroke Rd. in Concord.

business_etiquette_training2ITRC Director Dawn Wivell will provide an overview of what cultural aspects are important to know as an American engaging in business and formalities with delegations, business clients and families from different countries and cultures.

For instance, did you know that:
• If you are interacting with the Japanese, it is important to understand that they make decisions by consensus, starting with the younger members of the group;
• The Germans give a firm handshake with one pump while Middle Eastern people will continue to shake your hand throughout a meeting;
• You should always use both hands to present your business card to visitors from Japan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore;
• In Turkey, if taken to a restaurant, it is customary for the person who extended the invitation to pay;
• In Japan, it is considered improper to point with your chopsticks during dinner.

The cost of the program is $40 per person. To register, please visit www.exportnh.org. For questions, contact Katy Reno at (603) 271-8444 or katy.reno@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org

ITAR Licensing Issues Workshop Scheduled

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Companies exporting defense related goods are invited to attend an ITAR Licensing Issues workshop at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development (172 Pembroke Road) on Tuesday, October 20th from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  

Presented by the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center in partnership with Kazakis International, this seminar will include a review of export licensing considerations for weapons and defense related products as well as an explanation of registration requirements, license types, the license review process, exemptions and record keeping. 

flagThe International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) covers tanks and military vehicles, aircraft and associated equipment, vessels of war and special naval equipment, military training equipment, protective personnel equipment, military electronics, fire control, auxiliary military equipment, toxicological agents, spacecraft systems and nuclear weapons.

The cost of the program is $95 per person. To register, please contact Katy Reno at (603) 271-8444 or katy.reno@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org.

“Doing Business With Saudi Arabia” Seminar Scheduled

Monday, August 17th, 2009

With more than $12 billion in exports flowing from the United States to Saudi Arabia in 2008 alone, there is perhaps no better time to explore business opportunities with the Middle East’s most import-intensive market. With that in mind, the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center will be holding a “Doing Business in Saudi Arabia” workshop at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development (172 Pembroke Road) on Thursday, August 20th from 9 a.m.-noon.

saudi_arabia_flag_mapSaudi Arabia features a vibrant business atmosphere, especially for U.S. companies in the following sectors – power generation, water, education, medical equipment, technology and IT as well as transportation and related logistical services.

Participants in this conference will receive an overview of the Saudi market including the logistics of exporting products and any unique characteristics distinguishing Saudi Arabia from other exporting partners. Panelists, including the President of the U.S. Saudi Business Council, will share their personal experiences of working with Saudi Arabian companies, offering firsthand insight into Saudi culture, business protocol and overall country customs.

The cost of the program is $40 per person. To register, please contact Katy Reno at (603) 271-8444 or katy.reno@dred.state.nh.us

Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org.