While the campaign trail has been littered with debates about the efficacy of free trade agreements, including the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, the details of these agreements are difficult to decipher for the average Oklahoman. Thanks to our partners at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Oklahoma City office, the numbers and details of Oklahoma’s connections to TPP countries is visible.


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Some of the more interesting figures include:

  • 52 percent of Oklahoma’s goods exports went to TPP countries in 2014
  • 1,780 companies from Oklahoma exported goods to TPP countries in 2013 – 83 percent were small and medium sized companies

To learn more about the potential impact that the TPP will have on Oklahoma, click on the image for the full infographic. To learn more about the Oklahoma’s U.S. Export Assistance Center, get in touch with OKGIT member Marcus Verner.


There is an excellent opportunity for Oklahoma businesses to send a delegate to the 10th Global Project Plaza in Seoul, South Korea on May 24-26, which includes a free round trip flight and three night stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX.

Global Project Plaza is the principal global platform for industry/resource cooperation. Held every year since 2008, the event is designed to develop a more concrete business relationship and explore potential contract opportunities between guests from overseas and Korean contractors. GPP is designed to nurture stronger relations with reputable Korean companies in the construction, energy, plant, engineering (EPC) and finance industries.

The deadline to apply closes Friday, April 15, so don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring for this exciting opportunity shared with us from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

For more information or if interested in attending, please contact Benjamin Brand from the KOTRA North America HQ office in New York City at 212-826-0900 ext. 225 or by email Deadline for applicants is April 15th.

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From our friends over at the U.S. Commercial Service, signups are now ongoing for the 2016 Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference taking place on April 18-19 in Los Angeles. Its the

Learn more about 18 Asia-Pacific economies key for U.S. exporters.

Learn more about 18 Asia-Pacific economies key for U.S. exporters.

conference’s twenty ninth anniversary where trade and business executives from across the world meet to explore the commercial environment in the world’s fastest growing region.

The conference also provides an opportunity for attendees to meet in person with the senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 18 economies. Part of these consultations will be market assessment reports specific to your company in each of the international markets of interest, though an early sign up is encouraged so that experts have time to asses just what each firm needs.

To learn more about the conference or for more information, email U.S. Commercial Service Representative Daniel Lew or register here. For questions regarding one-on-one meetings with commercial officers, contact U.S. Commercial Service Representative Jason Sproule.