Global Vehicles Available to Members In Order To Create Export Ready Product
Through a special partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, SEMA has imported globally popular, accessorization friendly vehicles not available in the US order to help SEMA-member manufacturers create export-ready products.
These vehicles are now available to member manufacturers at the new SEMA Garage. (More information on the fully equipped SEMA Garage is available at www.SEMAgarage.com). The vehicle can even be delivered to a SEMA member’s facility for those who need that sort of access. To sign up to measure a vehicle included in this program contact Jim Moore at email@example.com or (909) 978-6739.
Market Development Cooperator Program Grant
SEMA was just awarded a second Market Development Cooperator Program Grant by the US Department of Commerce. These funds will enable SEMA to expand our overseas program and hold such measuring sessions in each market, augmenting its popular three year program of importing non-U.S. vehicles to the SEMA Garage at its Southern California headquarters under special exemption.
A partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce enhanced with a the initial 2011 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award was a key factor to growing the range and depth of SEMA's programs beyond the traditional markets to which U.S. manufacturers export such as those in Europe, Australia and Japan. Since the beginning of the initial grant nearly 300 U.S. companies have traveled to China, Russia and/or the Middle East with SEMA, and/or have measured vehicles popular in key overseas markets but not sold in the United States in order to create export-ready product. Export sales, by participants in our one-on-one programs in the Middle East and China has resulted in nearly $50 million in export sales.
Upcoming International Events
2015 SEMA Middle East Business Development Program
March 24-28, 2015
2015 SEMA Russia Business Development Conference
May 17-20, 2015
2015 SEMA China Business Development Program
September 16-20, 2015