ABOUT THE U.S.A. REGIONAL TRADE CENTER
The U.S.A. Regional Trade Center (USARTC) is a Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sharjah and SS General Trading LLC, a division of NASCO with offices in Sharjah, Dubai and the USA. The USARTC is located at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo center Complex and is sponsored by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).
The USARTC is a centrally located regional base of operations - a "one-stop shop" for participating US federal and state government representative offices, non-governmental organizations (NGO), non-profit organizations, export loan providers, etc. The USARTC helps US SME's seeking to do business, those new to exporting and more experienced exporters to the UAE and greater region.
The USARTC is aligned with the stated objectives of President Obama in his National Export Initiative which seeks to double U.S. exports by 2015. According to the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce, by 2013 exports to the MENA region are expected to reach US $1 trillion, sustaining over 1 million jobs. The USARTC is a win-win proposition for US SME's and our trading partners throughout the region. In addition to being a "one-stop shop" for US government and state services, the USARTC will offer serviced office and virtual office services to US SME's as an affordable means to explore opportunities, enter and establish a presence in regional markets.
The USARTC will enhance US companies, and particularly SMEs' ability to enter and stay in regional markets by providing a cost-effective, centrally located venue with excellent infrastructure and a skilled workforce, to allow federal, state, NGO's and non-profit services to have a physical presence on the ground co-located with SME's, and within export markets.
MISSION STATEMENT"To enable business, trade and cultural understanding between the USA , UAE and greater region, by facilitating service, trade, manufacturing and agricultural export opportunities for US Small and Medium size Enterprises (SME's) to the region, which will ultimately create US jobs through US exports."