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Breaking Borders: Understanding Free Trade Agreements

March 10, 2015

Bethlehem, PA

Join the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center for this FREE event to learn how to make Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) work as a competitive weapon to increase sales. The United States is experiencing trade growth and regulatory changes with regards to Free Trade and Tariff Preference Programs. This session will offer an overview of the current and pending agreements, what you need to know in selling to FTA countries and the potential benefits they offer.

For more information, please see the registration and event flyer, or visit the Lehigh SBDC website.

 

12th Global Business Conference

March 12, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Each year, the Drexel University Lebow College of Business and World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia present the latest information on market trends and strategies to prepare local businesses for success in global markets. In keeping with this year's theme of the benefits of free trade markets (which account for 47% of Pennsylvania's and 37% of New Jersey's goods exports), senior U.S. trade policy and corporate leaders will demonstrate why both current and future trade agreements matter and how the region's businesses can tap into their practical benefits. After assessing, reevaluating, and strengthening international business strategies, Gaining the Global Advantage: Making Free Trade Agreements Work for You is a conference you won’t want to miss!

For more information, please see the event flyer and register today!

 

Value Stream Mapping Your International Sales Process

March 17, 2015

Harrisburg, PA

World Trade Center Harrisburg is partnering again this year with MANTEC's annual Business Growth Conference to bring you the 'International Trade Track'. This year, the international track will be focused on value stream mapping in the international sales process.

 

Value Stream Mapping is a powerful tool in the LEAN Toolbox. These principles can be applied to the international sales process, starting with the market entry strategy, through all the steps of the export transaction, and ending with delivery and after sales support. This workshop will explain how to map the current state of your process and evaluate what is value added and non-value-added. Participants can determine a future state to eliminate costly mistakes, wasted time, ensure compliance, faster delivery and payment.

For more information contact Jan Kreidler (jan@wtccentralpa.org).

 

Europe Roadshow: Philadelphia

March 27, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

The 28 countries of the European Union are the largest destinations for U.S. exports of goods and services, and the second largest export market for Pennsylvania. In 2014 alone, the U.S. exported $262 billion in products and services to the EU.

In this half-day event, panelists highlight market opportunities, discuss market entry strategies, and provide guidance on EU-specific certifications and regulations. Other topics to be discussed include the TransAtlantic Partnership (TTIP), Intellectual Property Rights, Risk Mitigation, Trade Finance, Certification, Regulations, and more. Panelists include:

  • James Fluker, Senior Commercial Officer, US Embassy- Belgium
  • Dr. Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative- SME Competitiveness, USTR
  • Rob Nemchik, Director, Porsche Logistic Services, LLC
  • Joseph Zeccardi, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank
  • Gary Biehn, Chairman, White & Williams, LLP
  • Barbara Grabowska, Commercial Specialist, US Embassy- Poland
  • Philip Hammerstein, Commercial Specialist, US Embassy- The Netherlands

See the event flier for more information or contact Kennia Somerville (Kennia.Somerville@trade.gov)

 

Automated Export System Compliance Seminar: Philadelphia

June 9-10, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

How well do you know the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Automated Export System (AES)? Are you up to date on recent clarifications? Do you understand how to classify your commodities?

As of April 5, 2014, new export requirements were implemented that amend the regulations published in 2008.This export compliance seminar is a one day program, followed by a half day training, bringing together experts from the Department of Commerce to provide training on export filing requirements. All those involved in the export process such as U.S. Principal Parties in Interest including Manufactures and Suppliers, Export Compliance Managers, Freight Forwarders, Exporting Carriers, Consolidators, and U.S. Customs Brokers should plan to attend this valuable event.

For more information and to register, visit our AES homepage.



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