Barry Adler (second from left), president of Quick Time Performance, a manufacturer of electronically controlled exhaust cutouts, said that it is important for the company to be in at the early stages of the Chinese specialty-equipment market. “We can help educate them with our products,” he said, “and exporting is the largest growth potential we have. We are putting more money and time into developing this overseas business than in growing our domestic sales.”
Manufacturers of suspension, air-intake and performance exhaust systems, among other products, have already registered to participate in the 2013 SEMA China Business Development Tour in Beijing, September 11–14. Grants from the United States government to help defray costs are available for qualified companies. The three-day program includes exhibiting at a trade show open only to pre-qualified buyers from throughout China, touring retailers and wholesalers of specialty products and a briefing by United States government officials.