Local Trade Events

The Mississippi U.S. Export Assistance Center organizes and supports a host of trade events throughout the state. Learn more about how you can register to attend one of our trade events today!

Upcoming Seminars

Event: International Shipping & Documentation Workshop

Date: April 3, 2012

Time: 9:30- 11:30 a.m.

Location: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Cost: $35.00 includes breakfast, parking, and materials. (*Optional cargo facility tour immediately following presentations.)

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=2Q6H

Overview: This seminar is designed to educate participants on global shipping considerations for international sales orders and how to properly prepare and complete export documentation requirements. A panel of freight forwarders will discuss the fundamentals of export documentation with an overview of export documents, guidance on how to complete them, and other key information that shippers must know.

Who Should Attend:

Traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officers, sales managers, customer service managers and anyone involved or concerned with international shipments.

Main Topics Include:

  • a freight forwarder;
  • Shippers Export Declarations (SED) and Electronic Export Information;
  • how to correctly fill out: Commercial invoices, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin;
  • the significance of using a Declaration Control Statement (DCS) on all of your invoices both domestic & international;
  • which countries require various types of certificates (i.e. wood, phytosanitary, etc);
  • for temporary exports;
  • Inspection’s – Which countries require them and how they are conducted; and
  • Certificates of Origin’s – common errors, when you should/ shouldn’t fill one out.

Questions: For more information, please contact Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or 601-373-0784.

Event: Website Design for a Global Marketplace

Date: TBD

Event Description: Many small and medium-sized businesses have become savvy in finding customers and selling their products through their websites. However, with the high-speed and expanding reach of today's business environment, companies are finding it necessary to continually adapt, improve, and more effectively use, their websites to appeal to and accommodate international customers. Join this seminar to learn simple, inexpensive modifications that will improve your website’s ability to attract and retain customers and how to refine your website to specifically target international customers through website internationalization, regionalization, and localization.

Questions: For more information, please contact Carol Moore at Carol.Moore@trade.gov or 601-373-0773.

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