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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 http://www.iasourcelink.com  an online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

IEDA International Offices Roadshow – July 22-25, 2019 in Fort Dodge, Pella and Clinton.  The IEDA International Trade Office works with international offices across the globe to help support global exports for Iowa companies.  Representatives from these international offices will be Iowa the week of July 22, providing an opportunity to hear and learn about the resources available to Iowa companies.  Find the nearest seminar and register today!  http://bit.ly/iedaroadshow

August 15, 2019 – FTZ Seminar, Des Moines.  Scott Taylor, partner at Miller & Company P.C. will present a morning seminar and overview of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ), including how companies benefit, potential financial savings, types of zone operations, Alternative Site Framework and the activation process for an FTZ.  This event will be held at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  Details and registration are available at www.dsmpartnership.com/calendars/partnership-events

September 10, 2019 – registration is now open for the International Documentation Training presented by Mr. Mike Allocca.  If you’re involved in international exports, this training is for you!  Topics include understanding how to correctly fill out commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, dock receipts and Electronic Export Information, why to use a DCS statement, legalization of documents, NAFTA Certificates of Origin and more.  Register soon before it sells out! www.regonline.com/19intltrain

Duty Avoidance & Recovery Strategies on October 10, 2019 at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  Join U.S. Customs and International Trade Expert Adam Hill of Scarbrough International to learn about legal strategies to avoid or recover duty paid to U.S. Customs.   He will discuss duty drawback, product exclusion and exemptions, foreign trade zones, free trade agreements, the generalized system of preference, and Section 232, 301 or any other future tariffs.  Register today at: https://members.dsmpartnership.com/events/details/u-s-customs-training-10-10-2019-57680

INCOTERMS® 2020, October 17, 2019.  The IEDA International Trade Office and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are pleased to host Mr. Frank Reynolds who will provide a timely and informative update on the new INCOTERMS® 2020, which will be implemented later this year.  Mr. Reynolds is a leading authority on the subject and represented the United States during the 2000, 2010 and 2020 revisions.  Registration will be available at www.incoterms-for-americans.com

REGIONAL SEMINARS:

The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) has posted its FY19 schedule for seminars and trainings on U.S. export controls at http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/compliance-a-training/current-seminar-schedule. 

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Export.gov hosts free on-line export training at Export-U2 http://www.export-u2.com/.  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 https://www.exim.gov/events.  Past recorded webinars can be found at http://grow.exim.gov/videos.

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 http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/ 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 http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/webinars_exporting.html. Their Outreach, Education and Training site at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/outreach/index.html 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 https://www.foodexport.org/programs-services/export-education/webinars/.   They also offer some country profiles on their web site at https://www.foodexport.org/get-started/country-market-profiles/.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

See the Educational Resources section in IEDA’s online Trade Resources at http://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/userdocs/documents/ieda/onlineresources.pdf 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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