Seminar Series Schedule
The International Business Seminar Series consists of half day seminars around the state of Montana focused on timely topics, technical and strategic information related to international trade and development. Below is the list of recent and upcoming seminars. Please stay tuned to the website for news on upcoming seminars. If there is a trade topic that you would like to see included in the seminar series please email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar Topics / Webinar Topics
How to Find Distributors & Effectively Market Your Company/Product in International Markets
The tools offered in this seminar will help you effectively develop a marketing strategy to complement international business development goals. The session will focus on how to increase your competitive advantage with effective marketing vehicles to attract new international business opportunities. (Speakers to be announced)
Export Documentation and Procedures & Tariff Classification
This seminar can help you expand your export business and provide stellar service to your foreign buyers. In-depth understanding of the export procedures along with studying the appropriate documentation offers the best advantage in making international trade successful. A seminar recommended for Exporters, Importers and also for NAFTA qualification to determine the correct Tariff Classification Number and Schedule B Number. The classification and valuation of goods are a major decision for exporters and importers. Classifying goods is important not only for duty purposes, but also to determine whether the goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions. This seminar interprets the HTS, therefore clarifying how to choose the tariff or Schedule B number.
Letters of Credit & International Payment Protection
, including UCP 600 and Alternative Payment Methods
Why guess about how to fully comply with Letters of Credit requirements when this seminar will help you get involved in the set-up process of the L/C. Learn the basic terminology, the significance of various documents, how to prevent and handle discrepancies.
NAFTA, and Freight and Logistics
Management for the International Supply Chain
Learn to control your international shipments by directly coordinating your documents with transportation rules and procedures. This seminar will take the fear out of international shipping.
Rules of Origin & Record Keeping
Know if your product should be shipped under the NAFTA Rules. Learn the rules to qualify and classify your goods under the NAFTA Agreement at this seminar. Then review in detail the NAFTA Certificate of Origin. This seminar prepares a company for shipping into Mexico and Canada under the NAFTA rules.
Gain the tools and resources to establish a successful exporting strategy and increase global sales. The Consulate of Mexico will give a special presentation for Idaho and Montana on the fundamentals of doing business in Mexico and business opportunities for Montana companies.
Using Export Data to Find Markets and Price Your Products (May 8): Learn how to use U.S. Government data to analyze country markets for your products and how to create customized reports. Registrants receive free access to the data.
Using eCommerce and Social Networking to Increase International Sales (May 11): This webinar will help you attract international buyers to your Website where they can purchase your products and services.
Financing Your Exports and Getting Paid (May 25): Understand the different options for methods of payment in international transactions; learn about how letters of credit can ensure payment for exports and how the U.S. government provides direct financing, guarantees, and credit insurance in support of exports.
Documentation for New to Export (June 8): This Webinar is designed for the entry level exporter. The webinar will focus on basic export documentation. It will include an overview of export documents, guidance on how to complete them, and other critical information.
Filing in the Automated Export System (June 15): Learn how to file in the Automated Export System and to use ASEPcLink.
How to Ship Your Product (July 6): Get familiar with common shipping documents, letters of credit, how to avoid customs problems, and the role of freight forwarders.
New INCO Terms for 2011 and How to Use Them (July 20): This webinar will help you make the right business decisions in negotiating your sales contracts/transactions in 2011.
How to Find Valuable Stuff on Export.gov (July 27): Save time and help generate sales by learning your way around this valuable U.S. Government Website.
Understanding Export Controls (November 30): Learn how to avoid shipping to denied parties, whether your product needs an export license, and how to apply for one.