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Export Trade Assistance Partnership 2019 (ETAP)

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Rustin Conference Center

2085 Rustin Avenue

Riverside, CA 92507

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The Export Trade Assistance Partnership is an exclusive training program carefully designed to give business executives strategies, insights, and a ready network of contacts necessary to successfully expand sales globally. If you believe exporting could be part of your growth strategy, these courses will provide you with the hands on tools and the latest information necessary to succeed. In addition, through this course, you will become informed about the effective finance and marketing assistance currently available through both state and federal agencies and walk away knowing precisely how to leverage these resources.

Session 1: Global Business Opportunities for Small Business | May 30, 2019: Participants will learn about Foreign Trade Zones and how to utilize databases to determine best markets, benefits of trade agreements, classify a good and determine the duty rates for specific products, export distribution considerations, and locating foreign representatives and buyers.

Speakers:

  • Norman Arikawa - Port of LA
  • Chris Lynch – Civic 180
  • David Harlow - ITC Diligence
  • Robert Corona - Crown International

Session 2: Market Research and Cross Cultural Communication | June 6, 2019: This course introduces learners to the concept of cross-cultural communication and its importance in the modern globalized workplace. Strategies for identifying both similar and divergent cultural characteristics across different cultures, and why they play an important role in Global Trade.

Speakers:

  • Robert Corona - Crown International
  • Chris Lynch - Civic 180
  • Piet Lesage - GB5D
  • Jonathan Watson, CIEDEC
  • Erica Ramirez, US and Foreign Commercial Service

Session 3: International Trade Finance and Methods of Payment | June 13, 2019: Understanding how to get paid for an export sale is crucial. This training discusses how your organization can finance the transaction and related business costs from the time you obtain the order, through the production cycle to the time you receive final payments.

Speakers:

  • Martin Selander - Small Business Administration
  • Sandra Donzella - Exim Bank
  • Dave Josephson - GBC Bank

Session 4: International Shipping and Legal Issues | June 20, 2019: This session covers export distribution consideration, direct exporting, and various components of agency and distributor agreements.

Speakers:

  • Margaret Brunk - BGI Worldwide
  • Ken August - August Law Group

Session 5: E-Commerce | June 27, 2019: This session covers e-commerce, how it has evolved in international trade, and how your business can use it for exporting.

Speakers:

  • Hema Dey - Iffel International
  • Mustafa Arat - Turkish Coffee World

Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the last session.

All sessions run from 8 AM to 1 PM. Free Parking.

Contact:

Veselina Farooq
vfarooq@rivco.org
951.955.4262

Paul Smith
paul.smith@sba.gov
714.560.7448

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