August 2021 Updates
PRESIDENT'S NOTES
In Memorium...
 
It is my sad task to tell you that World Trade Center Delaware Board member Dennis Rochford died on July 31st. People in so many communities benefitted from his experience and wise counsel. Known throughout the maritime and international trade community, others in in the region knew him from his political involvement from the local to the national level, or as a commentator on a weekly news roundup on WHYY television. He also was active in the Wilmington education and arts communities. At World Trade Center Delaware, he always volunteered beyond his Board membership to speak at our events about shipping along the Delaware, supply chain, or customs and tariffs matters.   One always learned so much from this man of many gifts. We will miss him. 
 
To learn more about Dennis, please read the tributes published in Delaware Business Times: https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/news/maritime-exchange-president-dennis-rochford-dies-at-73/ We extend our condolences to his surviving brother Stephen and his many cousins. The family requested, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory for Seamen's Center of Wilmington, PO Box 405, Wilmington, DE 19899, or email scw@scwde.org.
Carla Sydney Stone
President
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation
Thank you to Port to Port for Renewing Your Membership to WTC Delaware!

World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to renew the premier membership of Port to Port International, a maritime transport, loading, shipping and storage company at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.

Port to Port International offers weekly service for maritime transport of different types of cargo from the Port of Wilmington, DE, Port Everglades, FL and Miami, FL in the United States to the main ports in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. It also offers maritime service to Panama, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America and Africa.

Its land crane team is able to move vehicles from different auction and dealer locations in the United States to its terminals at New Castle, Delaware, Davie Florida and any export port designated by its clients. They also offer towing service, vehicle cutting and shipment of auto parts upon request, storage and loading service, sea insurance, cargo consolidation in its warehouse in New Castle, and sea shipping from Central America to different ports in the US.

"We are thrilled to continue to have Port to Port as one of our premier members,” said WTC Delaware President Carla Stone. “Our state is extremely fortunate to have such a great port and we want to further strong bonds between the port and the rest of the business community to foster bigger and better local, regional, national and international trade.”
Learn more about Port to Port International: http://www.ptpshipping.com/?lang=en
STAT International
Are your children going back to school and now you’re tired of working from home? STAT International is the new place to be! Our non-traditional business options are here to help you return to a happy work life! We offer fully furnished offices, a gorgeous coworking space and additional services that can make your business look more polished and professional. A move to STAT International is the kick start to a happier business life. Visit our website https://stat.international or call us at 302-884-6746 and schedule a tour. We can make sure you get the most bang for your buck!
Learn more about STAT International: https://stat.international/
Delaware Business Times
Learn more about Delaware Business Times: https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/
Thanks to Our Other Renewing Members:
Fulton Bank
Thank you to Fulton Bank for Renewing Its Membership

We’d like to thank Fulton Bank for renewing its membership with World Trade Center Delaware! As one of the leading financial institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region, they provide consumer and business customers with banking, lending and investment services. “They have been a valuable partner to the World Trade Center’s Export-Import Bank of the US (EXIM) and ExporTech training for small business for many years,” said Carla Stone, president of WTC Delaware.

Since Fulton Bank opened its doors in 1882, they have strived to deliver the best banking experience for their customers. Today, as part of Fulton Financial Corporation, a $25 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank offers a broad array of financial products and services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia through over 200 financial centers and specialty offices and almost 300 ATMs.

The bank joined World Trade Center to expand the resources and services it offers its customers. "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with WTC Delaware and the indispensable resources they provide to the Delaware business community," said Janet Dougherty, Fulton Bank Team Leader in Wilmington.

Fulton has participated in various community outreach programs including fostering culture and diversity through a partnership with the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America and stepped up to the plate with COVID situation with a donation of $20,000 to The Church of Christian Compassion’s “Stock the Freezer” initiative. The initiative provided healthy and nutritious food to West Philadelphia families who were experiencing hardships due to the current pandemic.

Fulton Bank has also been recognized as one of the “World’s Best Banks” by Forbes Magazine. For more information visit https://www.fultonbank.com/
Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon Insurance Inc.
Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon Insurance Renews Its WTC Delaware Membership

We are proud to announce that Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon Insurance Inc. has renewed its World Trade Center Delaware membership! As one of the region’s premiere insurance institutions, Weymouth, Swayze & Corroon Insurance, Inc., is a full-service property, casualty and specialty insurance brokerage firm with coverage that spans the globe, backed by personal service and premier insurers.

WS&C Insurance has helped its clients protect their business and personal assets for over eighty years and does business around the globe providing personal and commercial insurance including international insurance.

“As the last year has shown, risks to a local business can be the result of incidents taking place across the globe, from a ship stuck in the Suez Canal to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is incumbent on all companies to be prepared," said WTC Delaware president Carla Stone. "We are fortunate to have Weymouth, Swayze and Corroon on board to meet those needs."

The firm creates sophisticated risk management strategies to address business goals at the highest level including property, products liability, environmental, marine, aviation, cyber liability, workers compensation, global property casualty and more.

For more information visit https://www.wscins.com
ANNOUNCEMENTS
World Trade Center Delaware Gala

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021

Hotel DuPont / Gold Ballroom

Honoring

Secretary of State 
Choir School of Delaware to Perform at Gala
Welcome to our New Partner, Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce - Joint Event Oct. 12
World Trade Center Delaware is proud to announce that our newest partner is the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (DEBCC). Founded in 2020 by ExporTech mentee and graduate Ayanna Khan, its vision is "to serve the needs of Black owned businesses and provide economic opportunity and support to them as well as the communities they serve." Please join me in welcoming Ayanna and all of her members to our global community. Black businesses are underrepresented in international trade programs and our partnership with the DEBCC seeks to correct that and expand our work within the black business community.  Our first program with DEBCC will be October 12th, a virtual lunch and learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You May Be In International Business And Not Know It: Getting Ready To Enter International Markets

More Details Below - Mark Your Calendar, Registration Open Now!
TRADE LEADS & TENDERS - August, 2021
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.

These pages contain brief information on opportunities that could offer exciting possibilities for U.S. companies in a variety of industry sectors.

Further information on these partnership opportunities can be obtained by contacting Carla Stone at (302) 656-7905, or by email at cstone@wtcde.com.  

AUGUST 2021 LEADS:

MEXICO: Upcoming UNOPS Tender

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed an agreement with the Mexican Institute of Health for Wellbeing (INSABI) for the procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies for 2021-2024. UNOPS seeks to encourage effective competition, equal participation, and transparency through the modality of international tender bidding, all while ensuring the best price and quality conditions.
For more information, contact Marixell Garcia Marixell.Garcia@trade.gov

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THAILAND: Medical Tattoo Machine & Stretchmark Tattoo Machine

Thai company M.P.by Dr. Maprang, a cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok, is looking for a medical tattoo machine and stretchmark tattoo machine.

Please contact Kornluck (Fame) Tantisaeree, Kornluck.Tantisaeree@trade.gov, CS Bangkok, with details on any leads you may have, as she can make introductions to the Thai company. 

PARTNER EVENTS
OUR PARTNERS
MEMBER BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
STANDARD - $475 (1-49 employees), $825 (50-99 employees), $1,375 (100+ employees)

PREMIER - $2,675 

STUDENT - $100
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a member of World Trade Center Delaware. 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIP
On June 15th, 2021, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the U.S.-E.U. Cooperative Framework for Large Civil Aircraft that mutually suspends retaliatory U.S. and EU tariffs for a period of five years. The tariffs that will be suspended relate to EU punitive tariffs on $4 billion of U.S. exports to the European Union, including 25% tariffs on U.S. agribusiness goods such as tractors, ketchup, chocolate, cheese, and sweet potatoes, among other goods. For the full list of agribusiness goods that had been subject to additional EU tariffs of 25%, see: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R1646&from=EN
WEEKLY INT'L JOB POSTS
Weekly International Job Posts: The latest 300 job opportunities posted on DevelopmentAid

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, USAID/Georgia Civic Education Project, Georgia
  • Technical Director, Resilient Agriculture, Africa, Northern America
  • Chief of Party – Mozambique – Early Grade Reading, Mozambique
  • Financial Specialist, National Conveyor Project Management Unit, Jordan
  • Finance Manager (75%), USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support Activity (MELSA), Nigeria
  • And more!

To view all the up-to-date jobs, please click the link below:

INTERNATIONAL DELAWARE
International Delaware Magazine Released by World Trade Center Focuses on FinTech in the First State

The World Trade Center Delaware has released its fourth edition of International Delaware Magazine which focuses on Delaware's growing FinTech industry.

“Little did we know when we first discussed the theme for this issue just how timely this edition would be,” said World Trade Center Delaware President Carla Stone. “The use of IT and e-commerce exploded during the past eight months as people sought to limit contact with others in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It is clear that financial technology services, or FinTech, is here to stay and will only grow in the future.”

The foundation for FinTech in Delaware was laid in 1981, when then-Gov. Pierre S. du Pont IV signed the Financial Center Development Act, legislation designed to increase employment in the banking and financial services sector by attracting out-of-state institutions to establish subsidiaries in Delaware. Today, Delaware, despite its tiny population, is one of the world's great financial centers. Over 75% of all FinTech investment in the Philadelphia region is found in Delaware and it has the highest concentration of financial services employment in the entire country according to a study by Delaware Prosperity Partnership. The study, "Delaware in a FinTech Future," reported that Delaware ranks No. 1 per capita for the number of FinTech patents issued over the past ten years in the U.S. and No. 5 overall. 

Discover Bank, this issue's presenting sponsor, is making a significant contribution to Delaware's FinTech future. In partnership with the University of Delaware and Delaware Technology Park, Discover is building a new 100,000-square-foot center for FinTech innovation on the university's Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus that will combine the prowess of academia, government, and industry to support and grow FinTech's future in Delaware. “We thank Discover and all of our partners who have made this issue of International Delaware possible,” Stone said. “Tens of thousands of readers around the world will learn what we already know: FinTech is the future of commerce and Delaware is its home.”

To read/download your copy, please click the image above.
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