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International Education Calendar

This International Education Calendar is a compilation of export/import education events in Iowa and surrounding areas.

An import/export event calendar is also available at IASourceLink  an online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa.


The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) has posted its FY19 schedule for seminars and trainings on U.S. export controls at 


"U.S. International Tax: Structuring Opportunities and Pitfalls" with Jim Lizeaux of Clifton Larson Allen LLP, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 16, 2019.  Sponsored by the International Traders of Iowa, register today:

"Trucking and Global Trade" on January 17, 2019.  MITA will bring together national experts involved with this critical area of our international trade support. Registration at 8:00AM, program through 11:30AM.  Register online now:

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events organized by MITA:

"Letters of Credit 101 - Taking the Mystique out of Letters of Credit" on February 21, 2019

"Entering into New Markets" - March 21, 2019

"Meeting/Tour - Lincoln (TBA)" - April 18, 2019

"MITA's World Trade Conference" - May 22, 2019


"A New NAFTA- USMCA" by Scarbrough on February 6, 2019 at 1:30PM. Learn about the new North American agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  What changes were made?  How does it benefit each country involved?  What can we expect from it?  When will it be enforced?  Join to find out! hosts free on-line export training at Export-U2  Topics include export planning and strategy, documentation and regulation, and resources.  The U.S. Commercial Service is collaborating with the National Customs Brokers Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute to present an exporting mechanics webinar series. 

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) posts upcoming webinars and events on topics addressing how U.S. exporters can access financial products that protect against foreign buyer nonpayment and increase competitive positioning in foreign markets at  Past recorded webinars can be found at

The Department of State’s Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies, which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves, or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. There is a calendar of calls at and businesses can sign up for alerts. 

The U.S. Census Bureau's International Trade Management Division has archived their in-depth webinar series, The Fundamentals of Exporting, which provides the tools necessary for a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting. Topics include trade data, export regulations, electronic export reporting FTZs and much more. Webinars are available at Their Outreach, Education and Training site at offers webinars and presentations on various topics including ACE. 

Food Export-Midwest offers a variety of programs and services to help grow exports of value-added food and agricultural products including a series of educational webinars. These webinars focus on various export topics such as:  How to Become Export Ready; Putting Free Trade Agreements to Work for You, along with country-specific webinars, preparing for meetings, fraud, and a series on accessing the Food Export’s various programs available to Iowa food companies.  Webinars and recorded webinars are complimentary to interested individuals at   They also offer some country profiles on their web site at


See the Educational Resources section in IEDA’s online Trade Resources at for a list of government agencies, publishers, service providers and private training companies who provide training, resource materials, webinars and/or newsletters on a regular basis.


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