Considerations for Leveraging the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement “USMCA”
May 11 and 18, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Virtual platform via Microsoft TEAMS
Registration: Email Tammi Parsons, SBA at
Join us for this two-part webinar series to learn what changes this new Free Trade Agreement has for your business, how to qualify your goods, and properly declare them. See below for topics in each part.

Part 1:
• Understanding USMCA – What’s new & different?
• Lessons learned
• Informed compliance

Part 2:
• New procedures – Qualifying your goods & navigating rules of origin
• What data elements are required on the certificate of origin
• What supporting documentation you will need from your suppliers

Virtual India Trade Mission
May 26-27, 2021
The USDOC Commercial Service Offices in New York State and Global NY are teaming up to help your company find customers and partners in India through a virtual trade mission. This two-day event, hosted by U.S. Commercial Service India, will help New York State companies find and meet with prospective partners in India all from the comfort of your own home or office through a virtual platform. We’re actively recruiting interested businesses in the following sectors: Aerospace and defense, Environmental technologies, Renewable energy, Education tech.

How can STEP help?
Qualifying companies can apply for STEP 8 grant funding to offset up to 70% of the cost of $1,000 or $700 in reimbursement. Education tech does not qualify for STEP funding.

Multi- Sector Virtual Trade Mission to Mexico
Hosted by Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors’ & Premiers’ (GSGP)
Monday, June 21 – Friday, July 2, 2021
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021
GSGP is leading a multi-sector virtual trade mission to Mexico. Similar to an in-person trade mission, each participant will receive a customized schedule of B2B meetings to meet with prospective customers and business partners.

How can STEP help?
Through use of the STEP Grant, 70% or $700 of the $1,000 participation fee will be reimbursed. Additionally, the market research and customized appointment setting (typically a fee of $2,900) will be provided complimentary.


Webinar: The Basics of ITAR
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. EST
Avoid costly penalties by getting a grip on the basics of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). During this seminar you will gain a better understanding of how the ITAR affect your international shipments, technical data, and employee travel.

You will learn:
USML classification
Licensing and exemptions
What specially designed and SME mean
How to manage inventories
How to meet the requirements of being an ITAR registered entity

MEDinISRAEL Conference – NY Payer Panel
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:20 – 1:10 ET
Israeli digital health startups are transforming healthcare with amazing technical breakthroughs, primarily through solutions sold to providers and bio-tech. Health plans can also attain significant financial gain, but to-date there has been far less engagement between this sector and the Israeli digital health sector. This panel will provide a discussion with senior executives from significant payers operating in New York on the challenges and “pain points” they face, and some of possible ways in which the Israeli digital health ecosystem may be able to address these pain points. For more information on the MEDinISRAEL Conference please view the full agenda here.

‘RAISE’ Market Intelligence to Grow Your Exports – Webinar for New York State Rural Businesses
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a complimentary webinar to learn about services offered for rural exporters, including Rural America’s Intelligence Service for Exporters (RAISE). RAISE market research reports can offer your company targeted intelligence to help maximize your export sales. In addition, learn how Empire State Development/Global NY can assist with grant funding to reimburse your company for using RAISE and other CS services, participating in trade events, and more.

Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator Summer Program 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021 – Friday, October 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Monday, April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
The companies selected to participate in the four-month program will receive a $100,000 investment and the potential for follow-on funding from ERA’s Fund. As entrepreneurs with decades of experience in business, technology and early-stage venture capital; ERA has successfully founded, built, run, sold and financed businesses. Through ERA you will have access to the most experienced entrepreneurial experts in NYC, all of whom are on deck to help solve every type of operating and strategic problem startups encounter.

Grow-NY Food & Agriculture Business Competition
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST
The Grow-NY competition is for start-ups with growth potential in food and agriculture. Applicants must be an established business entity in the food, beverage, and/or agriculture space. Examples of food and agriculture startups include, but are not limited to, companies that: Research and design new crop varieties; Offer new methods and/or tools to support the efficient growing, monitoring, and harvesting of crops and livestock; Offer new and/or improved methods for producing, preparing, and packaging food and beverage products or ingredients; Represent high-growth opportunities for new and innovative food and beverage products or ingredients.