Oklahoma’s views on NAFTA needed by June 12

After more than two decades of existence, the leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico are open to updating the free-trade agreement to stay caught up with the digital age. President Donald Trump notified Congress on May 18 of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA, which triggered a 90-day period before negotiations with Canada and Mexico begin. In an effort to hear from Oklahoma businesses, farmers and manufacturers who will be…

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Insurance and tax credit assistance available to Oklahoma exporters July 26

Available through the EXIM Bank of the United States of America on July 26, Oklahoma exporters can log in from the comfort of their offices or home to learn about credit insurance and tax credit assistance when shipping their products abroad. Register for this free webinar taking place at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time here. EXIM will host a brief, one hour webinar on IC-DISC and Export Credit Insurance. For…

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CCK Strategies receives Presidential Award for Export Service

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented CCK Strategies with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 16. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. “Congratulations to CCK Strategies being honored today for its achievements in exporting,” said Secretary Pritzker of the Tulsa-based global tax and…

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2016 is year to do business with South Korea

Shared from our friends over at GlobalTrade.net, Oklahoma businesses have a ready and willing partner in commerce with the U.S.’ sixth largest trading partner, the Republic of South Korea. Operating under a free trade agreement since 2012, the U.S.-South Korea relationship looks to grow as 95 percent of tariffs on American imports are expected to be eliminated by March 2017. According to the latest GlobalTrade report, opportunities to contribute to…

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Oklahoma exporters to benefit from Port of Catoosa boon in latest omnibus funding agreement

Manufacturers and exporters in the Sooner State are set to benefit from the recent passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget agreement passed on Dec. 18, 2015. As noted in an editorial in the Tulsa World, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive a $1.2 billion budget increase, some of which may be used to upgrade the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, of which the Port of Catoosa is…

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Oklahoma exporter spotlight: Mills Machine Co.

One of the more common questions a drilling manufacturing company head always gets in times of cheap oil is how badly is it impacting their business. Yet Oklahoma’s Mills Machine Co. faces no such problems, as the company’s diverse product line for all earth drilling needs, from the water well to mining industries keeps it in a regular supply of customers. We spoke with OKGIT member and Mills Machine Co.…

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OKGIT member and Oklahoma export advocate Barbara Charlet profiled in the Journal Record

Another great article about Oklahoma’s international commercial ties from The Journal Record‘s Brian Brus on Jun 18, as he profiled OKGIT member and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture International Marketing Coordinator Barbara Charlet. Working under the department’s “Made in Oklahoma” coalition, Charlet is a regular attendee at trade shows and export conferences in Canada, Europe and Asia where she spreads the good word about Oklahoma’s food offerings. “I basically encourage our…

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Oklahoma exporter profile: Head Country

Started from a family BBQ recipe in 1947, Ponca City, Okla.’s Head Country is a well-known commodity in the country’s grocery stores and dinner tables. Yet this domestic success is just one facet of this Oklahoma exporter’s story. Under Vice-President Paul Schatte, Head Country began to explore expanding into global markets. “Outdoor cooking is the oldest form of food preparation in the world,” said Schatte during a presentation to the…

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Oklahoma exporter profile: Electro Enterprises Inc.

Oklahoma City- based Electro Enterprises Inc. was recently awarded the Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Commercial Service. We sat down with Electro Enterprises’ Mitch Enright to discuss the military and aerospace company’s work in Oklahoma and the challenges and benefits of exporting from the Sooner State. What does Electro Enterprises Inc. do? “Electro Enterprises is stocking distributor of interconnect, electro-mechanical, wire and cable, and wire harness management products for…

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Oklahoma’s Sawyer Manufacturing Co. named SBA’s National Exporter of the Year

Oklahoma firms continue to show why they can compete with firms closer to the coasts through a spirit of innovation and determination to grow their businesses overseas. Several Oklahoma firms were recognized for their exporting achievements during last month’s Oklahoma World Trade Conference, while Tulsa-based Sawyer Manufacturing Co. recently received an honor from the U.S. Small Business Administration, as it was named the national Exporter of the Year. Sawyer Manufacturing…

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