International Trade Risk Management Seminar

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December 10, 2004 - The Oakland Export Assistance Center organized an International Trade Risk Management Seminar. The event focused on how to mitigate risk when doing business abroad for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a special emphasis on China. The event was largely attended, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee highlighted the event by presenting an Export Achievement Certificate to Jody Terazzas of The Griffin Company. This company was recognized for its export success to Jordan. The Griffin Company was also a recipient of the Free Gold Key Service in Spain as part of the U.S. Commercial Service's Global Diversity Initiative.

The topics that were covered at the International Trade Risk Management Seminar included:

Finding the Right Business Partner Overseas - Mr. Rod Hirsch

Intellectual Property Right Protection - Ms. Jennifer Boger

IT/Telecom Industry Sector Perspective - Ms. Danielle Kriz

Patent and Trade Mark Issues - Ms. Elaine Wu

FedEx Services - Mr. Ray Brown

Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Investment Insurance Programs - Mr. Forrest Metz

EXIM Bank: Export Financing - Mr. Jim Lucchesi

China Trade Risk Management - Mr. Sean King

China Legal Aspects of Doing Business - Mr. Zhaoyang "Paul" Li

Reducing Risk in Doing Business with China with Hong Kong as a Trade Portal - Mr. Anthony Wong

Grease-Le$$: How to Thrive without Bribes in Developing Countries - Ms. Loretta Graziano-Breuning

Click here for the speakers' biographies and a detailed agenda of the event.

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