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California Companies Eligible for Additional Grants for SEMA China Tour

The California State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program organizers have just announced the provision of $1,000 grants to qualified California-based companies participating in the September 2–7, 2012, SEMA China Business Development Tour to Shanghai and Beijing.

China's Growing Jeep Sales Create Niche Opportunity for SEMA Members

Jeep sales in China rose 81% in 2011 to 22,294 units, and 2012 is off to a good start with Jeep sales rising 52% in the first four months of this year to 7,887 units, according to LMC Automotive Ltd.

Dubai Unveils Special Registration Plates for Classic Cars

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has teamed up with the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) to offer unique classic car registration and plates for vehicles older than 30 years.

Slots Filling Up Quickly for 2012 SEMA China Business Development Tour

From high-performance suspensions to under-the-hood goodies, the specialty-equipment market's luxury segment has a lot of potential for SEMA members, who can learn about these opportunities and meet with potential customers by participating in the September 2–7, 2012, SEMA China Business Development Tour to Shanghai and Beijing.

Register Now to Measure the 2012 Toyota Hilux

Through a U.S. Commerce Department grant, SEMA members will have access to vehicles popular worldwide that are not sold in the United States in order to prototype product.

Registration Now Open for 2012 SEMA China Business Development Tour

The SEMA tour, from September 2–7, 2012, to two of the most important cities in regards to customization—Shanghai and Beijing—allows participants to gain insight into the growing specialty market for the 1.3 billion Chinese consumers. Learn what products sell, what products are in demand, and for which applications, through networking opportunities with retailers and wholesalers.

Upcoming Show Highlights Market Potential in Mexico

Explore opportunities to develop business in Mexico and Central America by exhibiting at or attending the upcoming PAACE Automechanika Show taking place July 18–20, 2012, in Mexico City.

Specialty-Equipment Opportunities: Jeep Sales Rise in China and Russia

Chrysler’s Jeep brand has seen a resurgence in recent years, winning awards that range from the Grand Cherokee’s 2011 Urban Truck of the Year to the Wrangler’s 2012 Four Wheeler of the Year.

California Manufacturing Technology Center Offers Free Export Workshop

The California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) is sponsoring a half-day complimentary export workshop April 3, 2012, from 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce in Irvine, California.

Turn International Event Leads Into Sales

The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a webinar next Tuesday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) designed to maximum U.S. company sales with  international buyers at trade shows.
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