WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES

November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Temporarily Moving Capital Equipment & Tools Across the Border – Free Webinar
Temporary workers entering Canada are often required to bring tools and equipment with them across the border to complete their work. This webinar will address the following questions and more:

  • How do I get my capital equipment/demo products across the border efficiently and then bring it back to the U.S. at the conclusion of the project/trade show?
  • Are there tax implications for sending equipment to Canada?
  • What are the import requirements and documentation?
  • Are NAFTA & Certificates of Origin applicable?
  • What goods are prohibited from being imported into Canada?

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q07.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

November 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: How to Find HS Codes & Calculate Duties & Taxes – Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will focus on how to: choose the correct Harmonized Tariff Number (HTS); deal with Mexican Customs on HTS controversies; calculate duties and taxes for your exports. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35542&InputType=EVENT.

November 20, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT: Department of Commerce/Trade Technologies: Letter of Credit Discrepancies - Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will provide practical, step-by-step guidance and tips for minimizing discrepancies in international letters of credit. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CDT. Fee: $15. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35525&InputType=EVENT.

November 20, 2014 @ 2:00pm CST: Forecast for International Travel 2014-2019 - Webinar
The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team of the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a webinar on the new forecast for international travel and tourism. The focus of this webinar is NTTO's 6-year Travel Forecast for International Travel developed for 2014-2019. The Forecast for International Travel is prepared by NTTO staff using economic/demographic/social factors, Commerce historical visitation trends, and other numerous and varied sources. The Forecast is for the top 20 visitor origin markets, which account for 88 percent of total international arrivals. The webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the Forecast for each of the top visitor origin markets, including the assumptions behind the forecasts and comparisons to others who also issue international traveler forecasts.  Fee: $50. Please register at: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q1R Webinar call-in & log-in information will be sent after registration is received. For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias at anastasia.xenias@trade.gov, Robert Stackpole at robert.stackpole@trade.gov or Mark Brown at mark.brown@trade.gov

November 21, 2014 @10:00am CST: Nigeria: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles – Free Webinar
Doing business in Nigeria can pose challenges including logistics, governance and crime. Nevertheless, those U.S. companies that take a careful and informed approach to the market can do well and develop longstanding and profitable business relationships and operations in Nigeria for the West African markets. Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, averaging over 7% growth in the past decade and is ranked among Africa’s largest consumer markets. It also accounts for over 40 percent of imports in West Africa. Join us for this no cost informational Webinar to hear about the key economic indicators that poise the Nigerian economy for great growth in the next few years. Also, you will have the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Embassy NUSA Program and how it can help you conduct due diligence and connect you with vetted Nigerian partners. Please register at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q0X

December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada – Free Webinar
Canada has recently seen some changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. This webinar will assist U.S. service companies, such as architects, engineers and technicians in identifying the new process for sending temporary workers to Canada to perform after-sales warranty repairs, business development and other tasks. Questions covered, include:

  • What changes have been made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program?
  • Do I need to get a visa to do temporary work in Canada?
  • Does NAFTA apply to my company?
  • What documentation is required to send a temporary worker to Canada?

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q08. For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

December 4, 2014 @ 10:00am CST: Foreign Exchange Management for Exporters – Webinar
Hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service-Wichita and the International Trade Administration’s Global Finance Team.  In cooperation with Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC, a non-bank provider of foreign exchange wire and risk management services, this webinar will provide an introduction to U.S. exporters on the foreign exchange component inherent in every international trade transaction and how to better manage that risk.  Mr. Drew Collins, Managing Partner, and Ms. Mehgan Flynn, Partner, both with Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC will cover factors which every U.S. exporter should take into consideration when developing export sales and payment strategies. Specific topics covered include:

  • How fluctuating exchange rates affect your business;
  • Cash management for collecting foreign currency payments;
  • Setting invoice pricing in foreign currencies;
  • Risks and rewards of a strengthening U.S. Dollar;
  • Strategies for managing exchange rate fluctuation when accepting foreign currency payments (hedging);
  • Case studies of companies using USD or FX, hedging or not

Click here to register for this webinar. Fee: $25. For more information or registration assistance, please contact: Andrew Anderson, U.S. Commercial Service-Wichita, Andrew.Anderson@trade.gov or 316-263-4067.

December 10, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: The logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Handling Duties and Taxes- NAFTA, HST, Income Tax & Payroll Considerations – Free Webinar
This webinar will provide U.S. exporters with background on NAFTA and identifying duties and taxes that may be applicable on sales. For product-focused companies, understanding the ‘hidden’ costs of doing business cross border can be a daunting task for the U.S. shipper and a surprising cost for the importer. Understanding what these costs are and being able to provide a transparent sale to your Canadian customer can be the key to successfully doing business in Canada. For service providers doing business in Canada, understanding the various tax withholding and compliance requirements as well as waiver eligibility will ensure that you avoid penalties and minimize the potential cash flow impact. Topics covered, include:

  • Identifying applicable duties
  • The Non-Resident Importer Program
  • Provincial and federal taxes
  • Registering with Revenue Canada

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q09.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

December 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: Labeling Requirements for Personal Care Products - Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will focus on: market access issues; Mexican regulations (NOMs), including labeling standards; border clearance and logistics for this sector. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35543&InputType=EVENT.

January 21, 2015 @ 10:00am CST: Healthcare Opportunities in Egypt, Jordan, Israel & West Bank – Free Webinar
Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Bilateral U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce to learn about the healthcare market in Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the West Bank.  U.S. Embassy-based representatives will discuss plans for expansion and upgrading of healthcare systems that are needed to meet the growing demand of the fast-growing population in Egypt and Jordan.  Companies will also learn about Israel’s particularly technologically advanced healthcare setting, with opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Cost: FREE.  Contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov or register here: http://go.usa.gov/7r5h.

January 21, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: NAFTA Certificate of Origin – Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will describe the difference between a NAFTA Certificate of Origin and a regular Certificate of Origin, and how to determine the origin and fill out a NAFTA Certificate of Origin as Producer or Exporter. 1:00–2:00pm CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35544&InputType=EVENT.

February 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: ATA Carnet – An Option for Temporary Importations – Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will describe when an ATA Carnet is used and how to apply for an ATA Carnet for temporary importation of professional equipment, samples and other commodities. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35545&InputType=EVENT.

March 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: Mexican Labeling Requirements – Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will focus on: the importance of label requirements in Mexico; how to comply with these rules; how to determine who is responsible for complying with these labeling standards and rules. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35546&InputType=EVENT.

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