Oklahoma firms have many opportunities in Germany

In another fantastic globaltrade.net round up, potential for partnerships with Germany and Oklahoma-based firms are great. According to a recent release from the Federation of International Trade Professionals, “The United States are the second biggest destination for German goods after the European Union and the United States are the fourth largest supplier of Germany. The U.S.-German Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation guarantees investors in Germany national treatment and allows…

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OSU, UCO and OU invited to International University Fair in Peru

Given the vast distances between Oklahoma and Peru, one wouldn’t readily consider academic and professional exchanges between the two to be prominent. Yet that discounts one of Oklahoma’s hardest working honorary consuls, Peru’s Enrique Villar-Gambetta, who recently announced that three Oklahoma-based higher education institutions had been invited to the 2016 International University Fair in Cusco, Peru on November 25-26. According to Villar-Gambetta, there are only 80 universities invited to the…

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Oklahoma-based consul helps count votes of Peruvians abroad

With a country as large as the United States, diplomatic representatives from other nations must allot time and money in major American cities to post their professional diplomatic corps. Whereas embassies are located in the capitol of Washington D.C., places like New York City, Los Angeles and Houston are common locales for foreign diplomats called Consul Generals. Yet another layer of contact also exists for these nations, with a corps…

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Consular resources for Oklahoma

The OKGIT has a host of resources available for international visitors – both business, academic and cultural – amongst our members. Check out our list of honorary consuls who are GIT members here. If they can’t help you, we have ample resources to point you in the right direction through our numerous partners in the region. Check out our diplomatic page, as well as this great resource at the World…

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New British Consul General in Houston, Karen Bell, visits Oklahoma State Capitol

Just two short months after her posting as the new British Consul General to Houston, Karen Bell visited the Oklahoma State Capitol on October 6, 2015 for a meeting with state leaders and officials, including members of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. The visit, which included a meeting with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, and luncheon with members of the state house, senate and supreme court and other cabinet members took…

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Oklahoma Honorary Consul feature: Roger Randle

 While many their counterparts near international borders or the coasts have a distinct advantage to forging international ties, landlocked states like Oklahoma often rely on building on personal connections through well-known public servants and private citizens. One former Oklahoma politician, Roger Randle serves just such role as the honorary consul for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Tulsa-born Randle first went abroad as a member of…

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