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International Business Luncheon in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Wilmington 
January 28, 2010
Mr. Frank Januzzi
Senior East Asia Advisor of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Hotel Dupont - du Barry Room
11th & Market Streets
Wilmington, DE 19801
12:00 - 1:30pm
Join WTC Delaware and the Rotary Club of Wilmington on Thursday, January 28, 2010, for an informative program focusing on U.S. relations with North Korea and also with China during the economic slowdown.
Advance RSVP required 
February 2, 2010
8:00 - 10:00 am
Speaker:  Dr. David Pensak
Co-Author, "Innovation for Underdogs"
Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
               Newark, DE

Cost:  WTC Members - free
          Non-members - $40
          Students - $20
This workshop is part of our new Global Competitiveness for Delaware's Small Businesses program.
In his book, and in this workshop, David "shows the underdog (that would be you) how to dig to the root of things and surface with solutions.  Innovation is explained as a practical process, not some miraculous insight.  Everyone can innovate!"
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WTC Members - Email Registration to info@wtcde.com
February 9, 2010 -   Hong Kong:  Asia's Business Capital for China and Beyond 
8:00 - 10:00 am
March 8, 2010 -       Middle East Business Roundtable
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information on any of the above events, please contact WTC Delaware at 302-656-7905 or info@wtcde.com

Categories this week include:

Environmental Consulting, Water Activated Gum Tapes, Real Estate Services, Solar Street Light, Passport/Visa Service, Real Estate, Strategic Advisory Services, Business Research Services, Scientific Instruments.

Are you a Supplier,Exporter, Manufacturer, Importer, Buyer or Trading Company?  If so, please see our Delaware Trade Leads January 18 Bulletin.
companies - this is a great way to get your company's information to overseas buyers, sellers, or distributors - at NO COST to you!

Non-Delaware companies - this is a great way to see what opportunities Delaware companies may have for you!

If you are interested in posting a lead, contact Sean Kathleen Curran at 302.656.7905 or scurran@wtcde.com.

The Delaware Trade Lead Bulletin is published twice monthly and is sent out to other World Trade Centers, American Chambers of Commerce, and other business organizations, in addition to being posted on our website.
Delaware Trade Mission
to Israel
Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock led a trade mission to Israel January 2-7, 2010.  Organized by the State of Delaware's Middle East Trade Office, the delegation represented Delaware's business, legal and academic communities.  The office organized targeted business appointments for the Delaware participants with potential Israeli partners. 
Based on the specific needs of the Delaware companies, the Middle East office pre-qualified the Israeli companies and provided meeting support during the mission.  Secretary Bullock met with leading Israeli law firms to discuss why Delaware remains the number one location for corporate law.  Delaware State University and the University of Delaware had a number of meetings with Israeli unversities.  Israel is world-renowned for its high technology companies and its entrepreneurial spirit.  The delegation was able to visit with a number of leading Israeli technology transer offices as well as business and science parks.  Technology transfer and research collaborations were discussed in meetings with Hebrew University and Technion.  Both DSU and UD are following up with the leads generated during the mission.  The Delaware Bioscience Association participated in the mission as well.  A number of linkages between Israeli biotechnology companies and Delaware companies are currently being pursued. 
Delaware's Middle East Trade Office provides assistance for Delaware companies interested in business opportunities in Israel, Jordan and Turkey and the greater Middle East.  Delaware companies interested in expanding their businesses in the region should contact David Mathe via email at David.Mathe@state.de.us or by phone at 302-577-8467.
Pictured above:  From left, Havidan Rodriguez, Deputy Provost, University of Delaware and Noureddine Milikechi, Director of the Applied Optics Center, Delaware State University, speak with Technion Scientists on new diagnostic technology for cancer.
WTC Instanbul Vice President re-elected president of Association ofNutter Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry
ISTANBUL - Mr. Murat Yalcintas, vice president of WTC Istanbul, was recently re-elected for a two-year term as president of the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME.)
The association was founded in October 1982 as an initiative of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce with the support of various Mediterranean countries.  ASCAME now represents more than 200 chambers of commerce from 22 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 


WTCA Online - A Service of the World Trade Centers Association 

All members of the WTCA have FREE access to WTCA Online, a cutting-edge trading communications service. You can advertise your product or service, view offers to buy or sell, and inquire about other business opportunities on the "Trade Opportunities Bulletin Board". In addition, WTCA OnLine maintains several databases giving you instantly the crucial information you need to verify company background, get the latest business news, analyze country information and financial data, review upcoming trade fairs and much more.


The WTCA's internet website (http://www.wtca.org) is a one-stop trade information hub for posting and reviewing trade opportunities, and communicating easily with newly found business prospects. Its strength comes from the combined power of nearly 300 WTCs producing trade leads and other vital information.

ATID, E.D.I.'s "Fortnightly"
A Review of Israeli & Regional Business, Developments & News for 20 January 2010
Including information on:
  • Israel Government Actions & Statements
  • Israel Market & Business News
  • Regional Private Sector News
  • Clean Tech & Environmental Developments
  • Arab State & Pakistani Developments
  • Turkish, Cypriot, Greek & Bulgarian Developments
  • General News & Interest
  • Israel Life Science News
  • Israel Product & Technology News
  • Israel Economic Statistics
  • In Depth Analyses Around the Region
NutterPhiladelphia Regional Port Authority Launches Website in Support of Delaware River Deepening
New site will detail benefits and counter misstatements
PHILADELPHIA - On Tuesday, January 19, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) launched a website in support of deepening the Delaware River to 45 feet.  The new website - www.supportthedeepening.com - details the economic benefits of the project, specifies the facts about its environmental impact and counters the sometimes false and misleading claims of opponents.
"We are very pleased to announce this new public resource," said John H. Estey, chairman of the PRPA, today.  "Given the facts about the project and its economic benefits, we believe that fair minds will see the overwhelming need for the deepening project and the tremendous benefits it will bring to the region.  That's what this site will do:  give people the facts about this important project."
                            ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
January 28, 2010
William Wechsler
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats

For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact the World Affairs Council of Wilmington at info@wacw.org.
World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia and
Drexel's LeBow College of Business present the
7th Annual Global Business Conference
February 3, 2010
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
How the financial crisis has realigned regional economies and the strategies of companies that are prospering despite the financial slowdown.
Luncheon Keynote:
Dennis F. Hightower
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Panel Discussions:
Regional Realignments: A New Global Order
An expert panel of speakers will present current developments in the Americas, Middle East, China and India.
Rising to the Challenge: Success Stories
Panel discussion on new technologies and growth drivers for the economic rebound.
WTC Delaware members are eligible for WTCGP member rates.
More events to keep on your radar...
January 22, 2010 - U.S. Diplomacy in the Americas: A Conversation with the Diplomatic Corps; Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Ambassadors to Central America, Washington DC - More information
January 22, 2010 - Charlotte Gainsbourg concert at the TLA, Philadelphia - More information
January 27, 2010 - AICC Reception, Book Signing and Presentation by Dan Senor, Co-Author of "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle," Philadelphia - More information 
January 29, 2010 - Junior Achievement of Delaware Innovation Hub "Ground Breaking"
February 17, 2010 - WTCI Reception "A Taste of Business in the UK," Baltimore - More information
February 24, 2010 - NCCEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon, Newark, DE
February 24, 2010 - Trade with Canada Breakfast Reception & Panel Discussion, Philadelphia - More information 
January 28, 2010  1:00 - 2:30 pm
Beginning in 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) required an electronic Importer Security Filing (ISF) for every ocean import under its "10+2" Initiative. This program required certain cargo information to be transmitted to the CBP at least 24 hours before goods are loaded onto an ocean vessel for shipment to the U.S. The new rule went into effect on January 26, 2009. With respect to enforcement of the new program, the CBP used a phased-in approach. During the first 12 months, importers were only warned of infractions instead of being fined to give importers time to establish an electronic filing system in-house or through a forwarder or broker. Starting on January 26, 2010, however, the 10+2 Initiative will become official, and importers can face fines up to $5,000 for each violation.
Dilworth Paxson
The webinar will cover the new 10+2 program in detail, and will discuss what data elements are required to be submitted, when they are required to be submitted, and who is responsible for their submission. The webinar will also discuss the effect this new rule will have on importer's business activities, and the impact of non-compliance. Lastly, the webinar will discuss how the new rule affects shipments consisting entirely of foreign cargo remaining on board (FROB), intended to be transported in-bond as an immediate exportation (IE), or for transportation and exportation (T&E).

The webinar program is free of charge. Webex meeting invitations (which will include dial-in information, pass codes, etc.) will be sent to all registered attendees several days prior to the event. 

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    Trade Mission:  Shanghai and BeijingNutter
    Sponsored by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
    March 13 - 22, 2010
    The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) will lead a business development mission to Shanghai and Beijing in conjunction with Drexel University LeBow College of Business.
    This mission gives participants a tremendous opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective pre-screened business partners, explore export opportunities for their products and services, and get first-hand experience in the business environment of these rapidly growing markets.
    Participants will receive:
    • free market research from Drexel LeBow MBA college students
    • pre-arranged one-on-one business apointments with prospective business partners based on your criteria
    • detailed information on prospective business partners
    A limited number of spaces are being made available to Delaware companies on a first-come, first-serve basis through the World Trade Center relationship. 
    Sponsored by the Eastern Trade Council
    March 15-19, 2010
    The Eastern Trade Council and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service are organizing this business development mission to Turkey in order to provide Northeastern companies with an opportunity to experience first-hand the substantial opportunities that exist within this dynamic market.  
    This Mission will assist participants in initiating or expanding their market presence in Turkey's leading industry sectors by business-to-business meetings, providing market access information, and offering access to key officials at relevant ministries within the Turkish government.

    For More Information
    Issues Impacting Global Business
    January-February 2010 Issue

    As we enter 2010, it's important to grasp new global realities and their impact. For example, the United States and China are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. Recognizing this fact with a policy of constructive engagement is essential. (p1-2)

     Today's factory floor spans the globe. Consequently, it's no longer us against "them" because we are "them." Understanding this new order and its process must become second nature to policymakers and the public if American companies are to succeed. (p3-7) 
    America's unmatched economic achievements have depended primarily on U.S. creativity, innovativeness and entrepreneurialism. But will America's workforce be able to supply the necessary skill sets in 2010 and beyond? (p8-9)
    Impact Analysis
    The January-February 2010 Issue of Commercial News USA is now online.
    U.S. exporters can advertise for as little as $399.
    For advertising information or to subscribe, please visit www.thinkglobal.us

    WTC Delaware members are eligible for a 17% discount on any international credit report.  An international credit report is a great way to determine the stability of a potential business partner in another area of the world. 
    January 2010

    DF Young International Logistics is a wholly U.S.-owned Corporation operating as a Custom House Broker, Ocean Transportation Intermediary and Foreign Freight Forwarder (Federal Maritime Commission License Number 656-R and CHB License 1259) since 1903.
    They're right about experience being the best teacher. DF Young is living proof. In their 100-plus years, DF Young has learned every lesson international logistics has to offer. The most important one? Putting the entire focus on you, the customer.
    NEW & RENEWED MEMBERS - December 2009
    Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
    BEC & Things, Inc.
    Free World Enterprises, LLC
    Honson Associates International, Inc.
    Integra Medical, LLC
    Kapejo, Inc.
    Martinez Scmitt
    DEGHYS, Corporation
    Global Auto Logistics, LLC
    NICPA, Inc. (NV)
    NMBD Corporation
    The Bio Lab, LLC
    Work in Progress, LLC
    What physicist's last words were not understood because his nurse did not speak German?
    A. Albert Einstein                                   
    B. Aristotle
    C. Luis Walter Alverez                              
    D. Manfred von Ardenne
    Answer: A) Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein died in his sleep on April 18, 1955 at 1:15 a.m. at the age of 76.  Shortly after midnight he muttered a few sentences in German. The night nurse could not understand, and the last words of the modern world's greatest scientist were lost.  
    WTC Delaware 
    Sustaining  Corporate Members
    Creative Communications 
               Citizens Bank
    The World Trade Center Delaware is a non-profit organization that assists small and medium-sized companies in expanding their markets overseas, as well as raising awareness of international issues and their importance in regards to international growth.

    World Trade Center Delaware
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