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Kringstad Ironworks Uses STEP in Tatarstan, Russia

Kringstad Ironworks is closing in on deals to sell more sugar beet pilers in Russia. Their latest trip was to the Republic of Tatarstan and was partially funded by the North Dakota Trade Office's State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant, a reimbursement program currently open to North Dakota exporters. The reimbursement program assisted Kringstad Ironworks in traveling to meet potential Russian customers as well as learn more about the agricultural needs of the Volga region.

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Attend the December Trade Talk: Basic CE Marking for Machinery 

Is your company looking to CE-mark your machinery? Curious about the latest in declarations of conformity / incorporation from suppliers? Not sure what you need to know about the ROHS2 Directive? If so, this seminar is for you!  Join us on Thursday, December 14 and learn from CE marking expert Yvonne Halpaus of QNET LLC.  Yvonne will assist machinery manufacturers with an overview of what is involved when they decide to CE-mark their machinery, provide NEW information about reviewing declarations of conformity / incorporation from suppliers and what they need to know about the ROHS2 Directive.

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FCPA Penalties Just Got A Little Clearer

The Department of Justice announced last week that they've made a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pilot program a permanent fixture. The pilot program had offered declinations - case closures without prosecution or criminal resolution - if a company had voluntarily disclosed a potential violation along with three other contingencies. Now that the program is permanent, it marks the Department of Justice's first explicit rule on how to receive an FCPA declination through voluntary disclosure.

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Save the Date: Global Business Connections 2018
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Global Business Connections Conference, the largest international business event in the state.  GBC 2018 will be held  Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 in Fargo, ND  at the Delta Hotel. In addition to keynote speeches and networking opportunities, this two-day event is packed with training sessions, panel discussions, one-hour breakout sessions, and an industry trade show, all designed to move your international business forward.  The focused sessions will give exporters the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics ranging from specific market opportunities to various export issues. 
Click here to learn more about GBC 2018.

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