Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Wisconsin companies can supply to, and collaborate with, companies in one of the world's most active and diverse bioscience clusters.
Environmentally friendly plastics are a particular area of opportunity.
Drinking water access in rural areas is less than 80%, and less than 50% of Mexico's collected wastewater receives treatment.
Wisconsin companies are recommended to work with a local partner when entering the market.
In particular, government incentives for sustainable upgrades are driving strong demand.
Under the new trade deal, both sides agreed to purchase specific types of goods from one another over the next two years.
Some use the vehicles for camping, but a rise in nomadic lifestyles is contributing to the growth.
Wisconsin companies can be part of the transition.
The center of gravity for Europe's economy is expected to shift eastward.
The U.S. is the second-largest supplier of food ingredients to Australia, and Wisconsin companies can help meet rising demand.
While international trade deals must still be negotiated, the UK can now turn to domestic matters that had been placed on the back burner.
The government has set goals of improving infrastructure and modernizing technology.
Entering the market at its current stage, while global supply chains are still building, is a promising opportunity.
Production from facilities regulated by the Federal Electricity Commission largely powers the domestic market, but competitors have been allowed to produce and sell energy since 2014.
Both markets rely on imports to meet demand.
Wisconsin companies can help supply Indian manufacturers with machinery and technologies
The changes apply to more than 850 product categories.
Online shopping increased 58% over two years, and there is room for more growth.
Various opportunities exist in this growing industry.
The UK is highly depending on food from EU sources, which would be subject to tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Companies in the automotive, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries are broadening their focus across multiple industries and seeking opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.
The industry is sizable but needs help modernizing and transitioning to value-added paper products.
The South American nation needs help in complying with global commitments against climate change.
Increasing disposable income means Mexican consumers have more to spend on decorating for holidays.
It is already the fourth-largest medical device market in Asia, and is growing at a rate of 28% annually.
Wisconsin companies can help German companies get up to speed with cybersecurity and automation/robotics in particular.
China's 2019 retail sales are estimated at $5.6 trillion, versus $5.5 trillion for the U.S.
An estimated 10% of all Canadian retail spending took place online in 2019, up from 6% in 2014.
Its population is expected to double by 2070, and Wisconsin companies can help meet the transportation needs that accompany this growth.
As clean water for human consumption becomes a rare commodity, demand is growing for products and services to more efficiently recycle wastewater as well as purify rainwater and saltwater.
Companies exporting goods to EU markets must designate an economic operator to serve as a clear point of contact for questions or problems with the product.
China also made recent moves to better protect intellectual property.
An overall positive economic climate is leading to housing construction and the expansion of public services.
As farmers upgrade their poultry housing systems, Wisconsin companies can help fill the demand.
The federal government is in investing in artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning.
By becoming acquainted with trends in South Africa’s automotive market, Wisconsin machinery manufacturers and component manufacturers can take advantage of market opportunities.
It is projected that 7 million new solar panels will be installed in Dutch homes in the coming year.
Domestic production surpasses demand and Mexico is an exporter in this category, but Wisconsin companies can support domestic production with raw materials, machinery, packaging, etc.
The Japanese government is implementing new measures to support foreign companies considering investing in Japan.
A government focus on expanding digital infrastructure and digital empowerment of citizens creates opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Bags, pouches and spill-proof packaging, as well as on-the-go personalized packs, are all especially in demand.
Wisconsin companies can contribute to the growth of these priority industries.
Water technology companies in Wisconsin can take advantage of synergies with this industry cluster.
Wisconsin companies can help meet the demand for solutions to fight shoplifting, terrorism and cybercrime, and meet needs for airport surveillance and electronic scanning entry devices.
The principal food products imported from the U.S. are pet food, meats, chocolates and bakery ingredients.
The convention highlighted China's hubs for machinery, aviation, biomedical and advanced materials manufacturing.
Wisconsin food producers and processors can help meet the need for meat alternatives.
Australian businesses have expressed a commitment to sustainability throughout their entire supply chain, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
A lack of domestic bauxite mines means Mexico can't make enough aluminum domestically to meet demand.
Supplements and food ingredients that target eye health, joint health and menopause are in particular demand.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies
The sector is seeing strong growth in companies that buy and sell dollars without the risk of theft.
Wisconsin companies can respond to the growing demand for higher-quality products that promote health and wellbeing.
Wisconsin companies can help France achieve its targets.
The center is part of the Qianhai special economic zone in Guangdong Province.
The development is being designed as a model for the smart and sustainable cities of the future.
No other nation has more franchises per capita, and opportunities exist in retail, food, healthy and beauty, and business-to-business services in particular.
With high demand from both private companies and education institutions, this rapid growth is expected to continue.
The industry's diverse needs range from pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals and beyond.
Wisconsin companies can partner with Dutch companies as this trend drives change in multiple industries.
A recent boom in production and increase in the value of metals and precious metals have attracted foreign players to the market.
Civil aircraft, defense and space-related projects all pose opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Wisconsin companies that can aid in the development of electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles should pursue connections in the market.
Biotech and pharmaceuticals, information technology and energy technologies are particular areas of focus.
This report highlights major projects in Metro Vancouver that Wisconsin companies can take part in.
The market value is estimated at $1.5 billion.
The Australian government has declared this a priority and is allocating funds to assist companies.
With a growing and diversified economy, Japan offers excellent opportunities for companies looking to grow globally. Learn more about exporting to Japan from WEDC’s international business development team.
Panamanians are consuming more of both convenience foods and health foods, creating opportunities in both segments.
More than 1,200 biotech companies are located in the UK, and these companies are currently developing 900 biopharmaceutical products.
This trend is driving demand for medical equipment and injectable insulin.
Innovative technologies are especially in demand as the industry moves toward sustainability.
China is also expected to release revised negative lists that will expand the fields open to overseas investment.
Businesses across all sectors are focusing on the customer experience as a way to differentiate themselves from competitors.
Australia is a leading producer of several key minerals.
Imports of industrial machinery are rising along with this trend.
The national strategy calls for 50% of all energy to come from clean sources by 2050.
The UK industry is the largest in Europe and second-largest in the world.
Wisconsin companies can get involved in plans to use artificial intelligence and data analysis to better understand rare diseases.
Wisconsin manufacturers can supply equipment to the world's eight-largest food market.
Growth in the automotive sector is driving demand, and the country is reliant on imports to meet the gap in domestic production.
Chile, Colombia and Argentina are leading the way.
The country is already the world's third-largest consumer of electricity, and is adding capacity under the "Power for All" initiative.
Longer lifespans and increased expectations for quality of life are driving continued growth.
The tariffs are scheduled to take effect June 1.
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Australia already exports two-thirds of its agricultural produce, and is looking to increase output as demand continues to grow.
Wisconsin companies in water technology can connect with Japanese companies at an upcoming trade show.
The agency is also making plans for possible Brexit scenarios.
Initiatives in South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Tanzania
Domestic supply cannot keep up with demand, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Depending on how Brexit plays out, companies with a presence in the UK may be looking to move to mainland Europe.
These include efforts to attract specific types of FDI and enhanced technology for customs.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to assist in the project
A rising need for food that can be eaten on the go is creating opportunities for Wisconsin food product exporters.
Because of the reserves' location in the deep sea, research and development is needed along with related equipment, goods and services.
Australian government spending on information and communications technology is steadily increasing.
The industry supports several other key sectors, including automotive, construction, consumer goods electronics and health care.
It ranks as the seventh-fastest-growing aviation market in the world, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies to provide parts, supplies and services for infrastructure construction and upgrades, air traffic enhancements, maintenance and repair operations, and capacity building.
The country's diversity creates opportunities for exporting a broad range of foods, and the UAE also re-exports food elsewhere within the region.
Wisconsin companies can help meet the demand for food processing machinery and food imports.
The country is a medical device hub for Central and South America, but is reliant on imports since it has no domestic production of these devices.
Coupled with rapid economic growth, these reforms are raising the country's profile as an economic powerhouse.
In particular, devices and supplies for retirement homes are needed.
Premier Li Keqiang also announced measures to further open the economy to foreign investment.
Wisconsin dairy producers can help bridge the gap.
Pet insurance, pet food and pet care products are among the growth categories.
France is one of the world’s most advanced economies and is a leader among European nations. Guillaume Lacroix, the consul general of France to the Midwest, offers insight into this important export market.
Wisconsin companies wishing to enter the market must understand cultural norms and consumer preferences.
An estimated 80% of the plants are in need of modernization.
Prompted by the 2018 elections, the realignment creates opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
The industry's rapid growth presents opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Self-controlling machinery, sensor-aided production systems, automated data generation and cybersecurity are current areas of opportunity.
While some orders were canceled, increases in production of other models provide opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers.
Priorities include eradicating poverty and diversifying imports.
The project also includes construction of a photovoltaic power plant.
Wisconsin technology companies can find partners and customers in Waterloo, Ontario.
Wisconsin companies can assist in the construction of new facilities.
Wisconsin companies can help the European nation expand its capacity for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.
In addition to its domestic security needs, the country plays a role in regional security.
Mexico produces very little in the way of high-tech machine tools, automation equipment and robotics, creating an opportunity for Wisconsin companies.
By understanding current trends, Wisconsin companies can meet the needs of Japanese consumers.
With the country no longer able to export waste to China, opportunities abound for companies offering solutions.
The government aims to add 200,000 more kilometers over the next five years, as well as restoring or replacing 147 bridges.
The marking indicates that a product has been assessed to meet the European Economic Area's standards for safety, health and environmental protection.
The Balkan state is planning major investments in hydropower, solar and wind.
The talks addressed the trade balance, trade barriers, agricultural trade, intellectual property and technology transfer, among other issues.
Communities in the municipal and green technologies spaces may wish to tap into the Canadian supply chain.
Hospitalar is the largest medical industry fair in Latin America and the third-largest in the world.
As part of the country's effort to open its economy, the Chinese government held the China International Import Expo in November 2018, its first expo dedicated to promoting imports into the country.
This creates opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of innovative products or solutions for the energy sector to collaborate with UK companies involved in these initiatives and distributors that are actively seeking new technologies in this industry.
Renewable energy will play an important role in meeting these targets.
Access to clean water and sanitation is still varied among the country's many island economies, and overall strong economic growth is driving rapid development.
Wisconsin suppliers of food processing equipment, as well as providers of production, processing, packaging, technology, storage, logistics and retail, will find opportunities in the market.
The strong growth of the overall economy is creating demand for imported products.
The Costa Rican government recognizes approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, streamlining the path for U.S. exports into the market.
China also made a major purchase of U.S. soybeans—a positive sign in a market that had been disrupted for several months.
Companies that can provide retail analytics, predictive modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence are in demand as the industry changes.
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Growth is being driven by increased sales by online retailers and convenience stores.
More than 90 percent of woodworking equipment in Russia is imported, and Wisconsin manufacturers of this equipment can help meet the need.
Peru is currently the fastest-growing economy in South America.
The market is witnessing significant growth and also shifts such as increasing interest in organics and increasing use by men.
India is already the world's third-largest producer of electricity, and will need to increase production—and rely heavily on renewable energy—to achieve the goal of providing 24/7 power for all homes, factories, businesses and agricultural operations within one year.
These hospitals will need equipment and supplies, and the country imports the majority of its medical technology, creating opportunities for Wisconsin exporters.
The event, intended to be held annually, drew nearly 180 U.S. companies, including a delegation from Wisconsin.
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Growth in these sectors is being driven by an aging population, increasing incidence of chronic and degenerative diseases, and changing lifestyle behaviors.
As consumers' tastes shift and prepared meals become more popular, Wisconsin companies can capture a piece of the market.
Wisconsin companies can provide agricultural technology to support the current focus on efficiency, cost savings and sustainability.
Indian Railways is the fourth-largest railway system and the seventh-largest employer in the world, and will see a projected $131 billion in investment in the next five years.
The German water technology market is the largest in Europe, and is still growing. Wisconsin companies can benefit from the strong partnerships that already exist between Germany and Wisconsin.
China also warned the U.S. after new restrictions were imposed on semiconductor imports.
Wisconsin companies can act as suppliers for retailers' private label products.
Jair Bolsonaro and his minister of the economy, Paulo Guedes, have promised to slash the public debt and overhaul the pension and income tax systems.
Wisconsin companies can provide the technologies to help Australia become a leading player in financial technology, precision agriculture, agribusiness, health care and senior care.
The UAE government is enacting policies and programs to help it become a hub for pharmaceuticals and is establishing medical research and development centers across the country.
These stable and growing markets are eager for U.S. exports.
By supplying Mexican manufacturers, U.S. companies can tap into the larger Latin American market.
The sector is experiencing double-digit growth that is expected to continue for at least the next five years.
Germany is home to more than 150 international trade fairs that attract up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually.
Pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism, automotive parts, packaging and food processing equipment, printing and graphics, safety and security equipment, and renewable energy are the most promising industries for this growing market.
The reduction in red tape is expected to reduce processing times by one-third.
The number of projects using this technology was expected to double from 2017 to 2018, and double again by 2020.
A recently released plan calls for spending $3.6 billion on infrastructure upgrades in the state of New South Wales over the next five years.
Despite concerns about Brexit's impact on the economy, the growth of this industry indicates it is still a solid area for investment.
In particular, South Korean consumers are interested in dairy products and baked goods from abroad.
Despite the sanctions currently in place, opportunities exist to supply products not subject to sanctions, such as tea, coffee, wine, beer, spirits, baked goods and candy.
As part of this investment, the country aims to increase the amount of clean energy it produces.
With more liberal regulations than the rest of the country, these zones were created by the Indian government to attract investment and promote export-led growth.
China's demand for imported food is increasing, and there is hope that tensions can be resolved so U.S. exports can help meet this demand.
The South American nation will be investing in urban roads, education, telecommunications, water resources and more.
Subcontracting opportunities are available for replacing cars on the Windsor-Quebec corridor.
Companies are encouraged to take advantage of WEDC's services for market intelligence, including company-specific research and global trade ventures to the market.
Sustainability and connected systems are especially in demand.
Opportunities exist in the office, residential, retail and industrial subsectors.
The country is seeking to become more self-sufficient in its food supply, and Wisconsin firms can provide the agricultural technology to help.
The Indian government is focusing on developing logistics and transportation and is seeking increased international investment.
There are opportunities for Wisconsin firms in aircraft interiors and aerospace energy efficiency.
The situation is complicated, and one new measure being considered could improve the investment climate.
Bean-to-bar companies require specialized equipment that Wisconsin makers may be able to provide.
Cracking down on corruption is seen as a positive step for foreign investment.
Wisconsin exporters can get involved in providing intelligent transportation solutions, connected and automated vehicles, and mobility as a service.
The Middle Eastern nation has created the world's first Minister of Artificial Intelligence position, and both the public and private sectors are investing in AI research and development.
Wisconsin auto parts suppliers can serve the large and growing market, which is shifting its focus to green automotive production.
Mexico's market is the second-largest in Latin America, after Brazil.
Wisconsin exports of agricultural products are a good fit for this market, since Jamaica imports products that cannot be grown domestically because of the climate.
To encourage domestic product, 100 percent foreign direct investment is allowed under the automatic route; India currently imports paper from the U.S. and Europe as well as the UAE and Singapore.
The Baltic nation plans to produce excess renewable energy so it can trade with EU member countries that are not on track to achieve the 2020 renewable energy targets.
The dialogue is remaining positive, with negotiations still under way and hopes expressed that a win-win solution can be reached.
By staying abreast of trends in consumer demand, Wisconsin companies can benefit from the growth of this market.
Australian consumers are comfortable purchasing internationally online, and regard U.S.-based websites as among the safest to purchase from.
Approximately 10 percent of South Korea's growing elderly population is living with dementia.
This strong growth is creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
The Latin American nation needs assistance with rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure after the 2017 floods.
With domestic manufacturers unable to keep up with this demand, Wisconsin companies can help supply the needed tools.
With a growing consumer appetite for fitness, the sector is growing at 20 to 30 percent per year.
The European nation has set targets to put less waste in landfills and increase the use of incineration and waste-to-energy plants.
The plan includes several measures to improve the trade and economic relationship between the two countries.
As Canadian men branch out to use a wider variety of products, there is room in the market for U.S. exports.
The planned investments are expected to lead to increased demand for construction machinery, equipment and services, in addition to creating new opportunities for collaboration on geoscience and aerospace research.
China's trade surplus with the U.S. is narrowing, and along with it, opportunities are rising for Wisconsin companies to export to China.
Regulatory measures are putting pressure on the industry to reduce its environmental impact while continuing to ramp up production.
Indicators for construction, agribusiness, real estate, FDI, and entrepreneurship are all pointing in a positive direction.
As a world leader in the higher education sector, Wisconsin can contribute to South Africa's desire to expand the reach of higher education and implement innovative technologies.
Trends including an aging population, growth in private health care, and increasing life expectancy are creating opportunities.
The country has become dependent on imports of fossil fuels since reducing its nuclear capacity in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Australia is one of only two OECD nations that does not yet have a space agency.
Less than 20 percent of residential wastewater and less than 60 percent of industrial wastewater is currently treated.
Hospitals and other health care facilities have room for improvement in the food they serve to patients, and Wisconsin companies can be part of the solution.
Sectors of opportunity include energy, water, waste and transportation.
China's retaliatory tariffs will affect several important categories of Wisconsin exports.
This trend is especially prominent in electronics manufacturing.
Buildings can be certified based on their design and actual performance; Wisconsin companies will be able to assist in the construction of buildings that meet this new standard.
The Middle Eastern nation has set a goal of 27 percent of its energy coming from "clean" sources by 2021.