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  • Automated Export System Conference in English & Spanish: The U.S. Commercial Service in South Florida is partnering with the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and port officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to offer two engaging days of learning. Census Bureau experts will cover the filing requirements of the FTR, how to classify your commodities by providing an understanding of the Schedule B classification requirements, as well as provide a thorough overview of the AES. The CBP experts will cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and international narcotics trafficking. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officers will highlight export control requirements. The Conference will be offered in English and Spanish, for more information please contact Leandro Solorzano at or by phone at 954-356-6647 or Martina Echevarria at or by phone at 305-526-7425 x 26

Venue: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Spanish Conference: March 5 & 6, 2013

English Conference: March 7 & 8, 2013

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  • Small Log Conference: A partnership with the Montana office of the World Trade Center (MWTC) and other trade experts will help conference attendees discover how their forest products business can take advantage of wood exports and new markets overseas. We will also host a delegation of international wood products buyers at the conference to meet attendees and foster quality relationships that can lead to new business overseas. For more information please contact Tom Waddell at or by phone at 406-546-5977. 

Venue: Coeur d'Alene Resort, ID

Date: March 13-15, 2013

Cost: $295 (early bird special until 2/13), $345 (register from 2/14-3/10), $425 (register 3/11-3/15)

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  • 7th Annual Hot Market Watch Conference: Selling to India, Indonesia, Russia & South Korea: The “Hot Market Watch” Conference is an annual event organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. This year’s conference will focus on the “hot markets” of India, Indonesia, Russia & South Korea, and will provide market updates, tools, & resources for U.S. companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries & regions. There will also be an evening networking reception the night before (April 3) and is included with conference registration. Presenters will include our U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officers from the U.S Commercial Service: David Gossack (Indonesia); Judy Reinke (India); John McCaslin (Russia); and Jim Sullivan (South Korea). In addition to plenary sessions, there will be several break-out sessions to choose from! Selected topics for each country/region include: market overviews; corporate perspectives; economic outlooks; customs, tariffs & logistics; financial considerations; legal considerations; taxation/accounting; and more! For more information, contact: or call: 513-684-2944.

Venue: Cincinnati, OH

Date: April 4, 2013 (networking reception April 3)

Cost: $90

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  • USA Investment Center at Hannover Fair 2013: The Hannover Fair is the world's largest and leading industrial technology event. The Commercial Service/SelectUSA's "USA Investment Center" offers U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) an opportunity to share a supported turnkey inward investment pavillion and in the joint promotion of the United States as the world's most attractive business location to over 6000 industry exhibitors and 200,000 trade visitors by the U.S. Commercial Service in key international markets. 

Venue: Hannover, Germany

Date: April 8-12, 2013

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Webinars and Other Export Training  

  • Webinars 


    • How to Sell Medical Technologies in Brazil: Join the U.S. Commercial Service’s How to Sell Medical Technologies in Brazil Webinar.  With an estimated market size of US$16.5 billion in 2012, Brazil is the largest market for instruments, medical equipment, disposables, and diagnostic kits in South America. This webinar , geared to U.S. medical equipment and device companies, will provide  a hands-on review of the regulatory process, classification of products, requirements for GMP inspections, distribution channels, and best practices.  Import duties and taxes as well as Intellectual Property Rights will also be discussed.  Pharmaceuticals will not be included.  To sign-up please visit For further information, please email or  Via phone, Pompeya can be reached at 703.756.1707 and Melissa at 216.522.4740.

      March 19, 1:00 PM

      When: March 9th, 1:00 PM (EDT)
      Where: Your desk
      Cost: $75 per participant, payable online via credit card


    • Webinar Series: A Basic Guide to Exporting: In this webinar series you will learn about current compliance and regulatory concerns, most common problem areas in customs clearance and how to avoid penalties and delays in shipment from customs officials and logistics professionals. Learn about the benefits of using export credit insurance. You will learn how credit insurance allows you to increase your export sales by limiting your international risk, offering credit to your international buyers, and enabling you to access working capital funds, learn how to maximize international exposure for your products and services. This webinar will discuss using websites as an effective marketing channel, making your site “visible” to customers, comparing Search Engine Optimization to Pay Per Clicks, and attracting buyers from different countries to your site. You will learn how to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). FTAs can reduce your exporting costs, making your products more attractive to foreign buyers. United States’ exports to free trade agreement markets are growing faster than to other trading partners. You will learn how to create an effective compliance program, the core elements all effective compliance programs should include, as well as the benefits of implementing a compliance program in your company. Learn how to classify your products for customs and to calculate the full landed cost for your buyers. You will learn about the ten-digit or Harmonized Code (also known as the tariff code), how it is used and how to find the Harmonized Code using available on-line tools. With this information, you can accurately price your product and avoid unpleasant surprises and difficulties with customs officials, learn how products are tested and certified in the United States to American standards and how they are retested and re-certified in other markets. You will learn about the tools and resources to help your firm find, understand, and comply with international certification requirements. Learn how to confirm if your product will require an Export Health Certificate or Certificate of Free Sale when exporting. You will also learn the difference between certificates, which applies to your product, and what agency to approach. In addition, you will understand the role of the buyer/importer in confirming import requirements for their country and how that translates into documents you need to prepare. For more information, please contact Linda Abbruzzese at
  • Free EXPORT BASICS Web Training 

  • Part of the National Export Initiative - No Cost
    • How to write an export plan
    • How to ship goods to international buyers
    • How to classify products under the harmonized system
    • Estimating the full cost to the buyer of delivering your produts to a foreign destination

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ExportU Free Web Training

U.S.Commercial Service Webinars 

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Export Training from SBA - Where Will Your Next Customer Come From? Look Around the World – Check out SBA’s video, podcasts, and free courses that walk you through the export process 

Export Training from the U.S. Census Bureau, in conjunction with the International Trade Administration - Video topics include “The Basics of Exporting”, “A Complete Overview of AESDirect”, “NAFTA” and “Taxes and Tariffs” 

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The Americas Business Forum 2012 - Creating Jobs Through Exports

September 12-13, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

When: September 12th - 13th, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM 
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $199 (before August 15th); $250 (after August 15th)

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FORUM HIGHLIGHTS: Learn what to do and what not to do when doing business in Americas and hear about the Asian presence in the region. Participate in roundtable discussions on economic and political assessments; legal considerations; finance and logistics.


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