International Trade Webinars

Get the compliance training you need from the industry experts right at your own computer!

The webinars are on average around ninety minutes and contain the most current information available. These are excellent for brushing up on specific topics. Attendees are encouraged to ask general questions related to the topic prior and during the program. The questions will be answered as time permits.

These webinars are a cost-effective way to learn and update your skills. Stay current with international trade and dangerous goods transportation regulations. Plus no time away from the office needed!

Upcoming Webinars...

Complying with the Requirements of a Letter of Credit
Wednesday, September 18, 2014 (1PM EST)/  $175*
(12PM CST, 11AM MST, 10AM PST)

Properly drawn Letters of Credit reduce the risks of International Sales Transactions. Our expert will discuss definitions, types, functions, transaction parties as well as the transaction cycle. Most importantly, you will learn the basics of how to prevent the Letter of Credit from going wrong and your company not being paid in an international transaction.

This 90-minute webinar will cover the following topics and more:

  • Discover how to negotiate a letter of credit
  • What to do when you receive an advice of confirmation
  • Learn what the common discrepancies are and how to avoid them
  • Critical elements to look for in a Letter of Credit
  • Costs associated with a Letter of Credit
  • Hear how Incoterms relate to letters of credit
  • Learn about the various types of letters of credit
Who should attend
  • International Sales and Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • International Customer Service
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Risk and Finance Management
  • Contract Administrators

Unable to attend? Check our website for a schedule of the International Logistics one-day public seminars. This class is also available as an in-house seminar.

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Basics of Exporting
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (1PM EST)/  $175*
(12PM CST, 11AM MST, 10AM PST)

Join our knowledgeable industry expert on this informative and interactive webinar focusing on the fundamental steps involved in selling and transporting goods to foreign buyers. This overview will provide a general understanding of the key transactional elements necessary to successfully complete international transactions.

This 90-minute webinar will cover the following topics and more:

  • What are the Four Steps to a Successful Export Transaction?
  • What are Export Control Considerations?
  • What is involved in creating an Export Quotation Worksheet?
  • Why should I know about Incoterms?
  • How do I decide what Terms of Payment to use?
  • Why is Proper Classification under the Schedule B important?
  • What other Commercial and Transport Documents do I need to understand?
  • What is involved with the Export Clearance Process (AES/EEI)?
  • How is the Principal Party in Interest determined?
Who should attend
  • Those new to exporting
  • Exporters and professionals involved in the Sales, Marketing, Traffic, Logistics, Documentation or Credit Departments of firms doing business internationally
  • Manufacturers and distributors who are looking to expand their markets abroad

Unable to attend? Check the Export Operations & Procedures two-day public seminars. The class provides a hands-on, comprehensive understanding of what is involved in selling and transporting goods to foreign buyers. We'll take you through the entire process from negotiating terms of sale and payment with a prospective customer to the delivery of goods to their final destination. This is also available for inhouse programs.

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Routed Transaction: Responsibilities of the USPPI
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (1PM EST)/  $175*
(12PM CST, 11AM MST, 10AM PST)

Routed transactions are common occurrences in International Trade. A "Routed Transaction" means that the customer or buyer is in control of the export purchase, from the seller or U.S. exporter's shipping point to the ultimate consignee. However, the U.S. seller still has regulatory compliance responsibilities even though the buyer, through their designated agent, may be responsible for the routing and actual electronic export information (EEI) filing. Penalties for incomplete, inaccurate or deceptive filings can be significant and are still the responsibility of the U.S. exporter.

This 90-minute webinar will cover the following topics and more:

  • What is a Routed Transaction?
  • The responsibilities of the Seller, Buyer, and Forwarder (Agent)
  • Information required from the Seller to Buyer/Designated Agent
  • What the Seller needs to do if they want to file the EEI?
  • What information does the Seller need from the filing agent?
Who should attend
  • Export Compliance Staff
  • International Sales Personnel
  • Export / Logistics Supervisors and Managers
  • Persons in charge of filing EEI

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Classification Under Harmonized Tariff and Schedule B
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (1PM EST)/  $175*
(12PM CST, 11AM MST, 10AM PST)

U.S. Exporters and Importers need to understand the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) of internationally traded goods. Proper classification is the starting point of compliance. Correct classification can help avoid fines and penalties, excess duty payments and be a benefit to our overseas customers. Our customer broker will explain the proper application of the rules and best practices for proper classification, as well as real life examples. Finally, our expert will explain when to use, and the difference between the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Schedule B.

This 90-minute webinar will cover the following topics and more:

  • Your company, not your agent, has the regulatory responsibility to classify products for both exports and imports
  • If your goods are not properly classified, you are subject to significant fines and penalties
  • Understanding the Harmonized System can reduce tariffs, provide the basis for tariff engineering and preferential treatment under the U.S. Free Trade Agreements
Who should attend
  • International Trade Coordinator
  • Documentation Personnel
  • Logistics and Transportation Staff
  • Treasurers, Controllers and Accountants
  • Materials Management Personnel
  • Sales, Purchasing and Procurement Staff

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*More Attendees, More Savings...

Multiple Attendee Discount 

Each additional attendee from same company pays only $75. You can either call to register the additional persons OR you can register them online. Good for Webinar Programs only. Offer Expires: Dec. 31, 2014. Only one discount per registration. Can't be combined with any other offers.

You WILL NOT receive the automated access email code to the webinar until payment is received.

All webinars start at 1pm Eastern and are approximately 90 minutes in length. Registration will close the day of the webinar at 12n. You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. Or, you may select "Use Telephone" after joining the Webinar. A handout copy of the PowerPoint slides will be emailed after the webinar presentation. These webinars will not be archived. Make sure that your computer complies with all software requirements. Log in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.

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