“Exporter of the Year” Award Nominations due Sept.
September 24, 2012 | The U.S Commerce
department’s official export promotion magazine, Commercial
News USA, is accepting nominations through Sunday, September 30th
for the 2013 USA Exporter of the Year Awards. Toys will be
considered under the “Consumer Goods” category.
To be eligible for the award, companies must export from the U.S.
Companies may nominate themselves; there is no cost to
Winners will be selected in each of the industry categories included
in the magazine based on the following:
- the total number of documented export deals completed (in 2011)
- total percentage increase in sales (from 2010 to 2011)
- exports as a percentage of total sales
- the company’s commitment to exporting
- the company’s commitment to customer service
- the company’s innovation and originality in marketing products
“Innovation, originality and quality are the calling cards of
the toy industry,” said Marian Bossard, Toy Industry Association
vice president of meetings and events. “Fifteen percent of
the exhibitors at Toy Fair actively promote their ‘Made in the
USA’ products. TIA is pleased to pass along this
information about the opportunities for additional recognition of these
manufacturers – and their products – by Commercial News
USA and the U.S. Commerce Department.”
Retailers from more than 100 countries attended TIA’s American
International Toy Fair in 2012 … contributing to the 5% increase
in international participants.
“These retailers are keen to tap into the creative pulse of the
North American marketplace,” added Bossard.
Exporter of the Year award winners will be recognized in a special
section of Commercial News USA, a catalog-style
magazine distributed to a quarter million international buyers in 178
countries and to 25,000 buyers a month online. Winners will also
have the opportunity to promote their products and services to
international buyers in an online streaming media presentation.
The program is presented by ThinkGlobal, Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA. More information,
including a nomination form, can be found online. Nominations may be
submitted through September 30.