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  February 15, 2008  
2008 CAST - USA Annual Convention in Utah
Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM

Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City.
Register online at: Registration fee: CAST-USA Members $20, Non-members $40.


For more information about the convention, please contact Bill Jiang (, 801-556-7800) or Xiaoming Sheng (

For more information about CAST-USA, please visit

Global Trade Logistics: Roadmap for Success
Friday, February 22, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Annual World Trade Gala
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 6:30 PM
more details coming soon

Sponsored Resources

State of Utah International Business Development Office

Since 1982, the International Business Development Office (IBDO) of the State of Utah has assisted Utah companies to develop markets for their products and services in foreign countries. The IBDO is a program of the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) under the Division of Business and Economic Development (DBED). The IBDO leverages an in-house team of trade experts and an international network of trade representatives to prepare and introduce Utah companies to foreign marketplaces.

 Utah Business Magazine

Utah Business Magazine is Utah's only four color, monthly statewide glossy publication and the state's premier monthly source of business coverage and news. With 100,000 readers, and over 76% of our subscribers in senior level management, these facts combine to suggest an overwhelming acceptance of the magazine as the ultimate resource for the Utah business professional. Utah Business has a focus on this demographic unmatched by any other advertising medium in this market.
 Salt Lake City U.S. Export Assistance Center

This office is dedicated to helping Utah businesses realize their export potential. Part of an extensive network of domestic and international offices staffed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Salt Lake City USEAC assists Utah firms in exporting by providing expert counseling and advice, information on foreign markets, international contacts, and advocacy services. The Salt Lake City USEAC office can provide 
                           information on all Federal programs designed to support
                           international trade., 801-255-1872
Connect Business Magazine (Utah)

Connect offers an inside look at the regional economic landscape and the people driving its development. Connect profiles innovative companies with ties to Utah and Idaho so you are aware of the major players in the region. Connect covers topics that current and future entrepreneurs need to know about. Connect also keeps you up-to-date on funding issues.,
Utah Web Services

Building professional websites since 1998 the Utah Web Services team has become one of the premier design studios in Utah with an impressive list of local and national clients including the PGA, Zion's, Tucci's, Wingers, Cream O' Weber and the World Trade Association of Utah! If you would like a free bid on your web project visit us at:
Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank supports the financing of U.S. goods and services, turning export opportunities into real transactions, maintaining and creating more U.S. jobs. We assume credit and country risks the private sector is unable or 
                                                  unwilling to accept. 
International Trade Administration

US Commercial Services. Provides website links, trade missions, press releases, trade stats, etc.
Office of the United States Trade Representative

The USTR office and staff are responsible for developing and implementing trade policies which promote world growth, and create new opportunities for American businesses, worker and agricultural producers. USTR has permanent office at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, as well as in Washington, D.C. Provides information regarding: Trade & Environment, Trade & Development, Outreach, World Regions, etc.
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)  

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission.
Global Edge Website

MSU's Center for International Business Education & Research. One of the most extensive websites on international business. Includes an international resource section, academic resources, community information, news links, etc.

International Hunting & Trading (IHT)

International Hunting & Trading (IHT) is an international business and academic opportunities hunting and trading company. IHT is a U.S. based international business consulting company that specializes in helping U.S. and Asian companies open new markets, expand sales and develop business relationships.

Global Emerging Market Database (GEM)

The GEM database is a repository for information on academic experts from around the country, course syllabi providing current literature in the field of emerging markets, and a comprehensive political economic and cultural overview of select emerging market countries. In addition, GEM will include links to local newspapers and daily indicators for each country represented. The emerging market, the most exciting frontier in international trade, provides unique opportunities for businesses to venture into markets not previously explored. The GEM database provides you with the tools to navigate into these uncharted markets.

International Business Resource Center

Website Providing information on: international business, trade resources and much more. Directed toward: small and medium-sized businesses. 
Market Access & Compliance

MAC's overall objectives are to obtain market access for American firms and workers and to achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with our country. US businesses and workers are the most productive in the world, but often find difficulties exporting their goods and services because of foreign barriers to trade. MAC can help. Once a problem is identified, MAC uses all available resources to assist American businesses and workers in finding a solution. To help U.S. companies and workers obtain the fullest market opportunities, the MAC team is divided into country and regional experts and staff specializing in specific trade agreements.

Created through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, MyExports gives US exporters a simple way to establish contacts and conduct global business. Includes a US Exporters' Yellow Pages and an assistance directory of US Export Service Providers.
Export America Magazine

"The Federal Source for your Global Business Needs". Online magazine to highlight success stories, market information, insider tips, etc.
Export Process Assistant (ExPA)

The Center for Information Technologies in Management's Export Process Assistant (ExPA) could prove valuable to small and medium - sized firms planning to begin exporting. This electronic guide helps educate users on the export process. It can help businesses and individuals understand the complexities of the lucrative export market and the domestic and foreign issues that exporters face. For those firms that are currently exporting, the Assistant can be used as a training tool, both for new employees and as a refresher course. The ExPA also gives easy access to the vast amount of export - related information on the Internet. This information covers overseas markets, trade data, trade leads, overseas business practices, and sources of assistance available to the exporter.

 The Merced College Center for
International Trade

 The University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC International Trade Center

 Illinois College of Dupage International Trade Center

 Hinds Mississippi Community College
International Trade Center

 The International Trade Center at the University of Illinois

 Radford VA University International
Trade Center

 The Maine International Trade Center

 The Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade

 The Northwest Texas International
Trade Center

 The Louisiana International Center

 The Dallas International Trade Center

 The Kansas World Trade Trade Center

 San Francisco Center for International Trade and Development

 The International Trade and NAFTA Center at Bradley University

 Silicon Valley Center for International Trade

 New Hampshire International Trade Center

 Global Resources Steel Export

 Done Simply Exporters http//

 The Charlotte International Trade Center

 The Tennessee International Trade Center


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