Export Training

The Washington Small Business Development Center has export readiness centers in Seattle and Spokane with trade specialists who do periodic training. They are part of the Washington Export Outreach Team which offers Export 101: Your Door to the World seminars throughout the state.

The Export Readiness Center produced a series of short export entry videos to help businesses assess their readiness and begin planning to enter new markets overseas. Please check them out at our Export Video Series page

Statewide Export Training Links

 

EFACW

Export Finance Assist. Center of WA

  • Export Finance
  • Export Entry
  • Events

Export WA

WA Department of Commerce

WTC Seattle

World Trade Center Seattle

WTC Tacoma

World Trade Center Tacoma

National Export Training Links

The tabs below contain links to additional export training primary online. Links on this page go to sources outside the WA SBDC. Inclusion of training events by outside organizations is not an endorsement of their products by WSBDC or its resource partners.

Exporter

Export.Gov – Live industry and country specific webinars

U.S. Census Bureau, International Trade Management Division Electronic Export Information & Compliance

Nasbite CGBP Re-certification Courses (CEUs)

Global Training Center Webinars – Subjects covered vary by day. Please see online schedule. Cost Varies | Online | Global Training Center

US Export Control Training E-Seminars offers seminars in US Export Controls (EAR) Training, Defense Trade Controls (ITAR) Training, US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes (EAR) Training and US Defense Trade Controls (ITAR). Cost varies |Export Compliance Training Institute

ctexporters.com Compliance Program Webinar Series – 13 Webinar Series from Connecticut District Export Council is very low cost. Includes complying with ITAR; EAR; Trade Embargoes; Distribution, Technical Assistance & Manufacturing License Agreements; FCPA; MRO; Cybersecurity; Deemed Exports; Government Contracting; Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures; Considerations for Exporting to China; Compliance at Trade Shows; EMCP

EAR and OFAC Fundamentals – Export Control of Dual-Use Equipment, Technology and Services includes coverage of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and various U.S. sanctions laws and regulations. $1180 for live conference. Federal Publications Seminars

International Business Training – Register for one or more of the two-hour webinars that focus on the core issues of exporting, importing, product classification, and Incoterms® 2010 rules and definitions. $545 | Online | International Business Training

No Cost Exporter

Export Confidential: 5 Things You Need to Know About Export Compliance

  • Panel webinar from IndustryWeek, EXIM Bank and USDOC

Export Portal – Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce

Export Training Videos & Webinars U. S. Census Bureau provides information on using a free system to record shipments (AES Direct). The training videos offered through the census bureau also provide training on how to classify shipments. Training videos also provide information on taxing your produce and how to comply with foreign trade regulations. Free | U. S. Census Bureau

Export.gov – Planning & Strategy, Regulations: Part A. Export Compliance and Regulations Part B. Reporting Electronic Export Information (EEI)Part C. Using Trade Data for Export Planning and StrategyPart D. Trade AgreementsPart E. Mandatory AES. Free | US Census Bureau

globalEdge The “Exporting” module series has been produced in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service. These modules were developed from the 2008 edition of A Basic Guide to Exporting and each module represents one of the book’s seventeen chapters; the modules are listed by chapter in chronological order. This series provides aspiring and seasoned exporters with a wealth of resources and tools that may benefit even the most experienced international business connoisseur.

Centre for Intercultural Learning Established in 1969 by the Canadian International Development Agency, the Centre became part of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, in 1996. Both the Institute and the Centre are internationally recognized in the area of training and human resources. The Centre is Canada’s largest provider of intercultural and international training services for internationally-assigned government and private sector personnel. The Centre works with government departments and agencies, NGOs, as well as private sector enterprises with international involvement.

Export Entry

Essential Considerations for Global Trade  Taking your business global can increase sales and open up new, vital markets. Understanding the essentials of global business management, global marketing, supply chain management and trade finance establishes the foundation for answering the question “is my business ready” and setting the stage for movement into the global market place. $297 | Webinar | Oregon SBDC

Guide to Exporting A basic guide to exporting – the official government resource from small and medium-sized businesses. 10th Revised Edition contains a complete overview of the basics of exporting. $22.00 | Purchase online | US Government

No Cost Export Entry

Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce

  • Take advantage of BIS’s free on-line training, which is available in a variety of electronic formats.
  • Export 101 Training Videos

BusinessUSA

Explore Your Exporting Opportunities Doing business internationally may seem overwhelming at first. However, there are a number of government programs that offer training, counseling, and financial assistance to small businesses wanting to export their products and services. Small Business Administration

Export Training Videos & Webinars U. S. Census Bureau provides information on using a free system to record shipments (AES Direct). The training videos offered through the census bureau also provide training on how to classify shipments. Training videos also provide information on taxing your produce and how to comply with foreign trade regulations. U. S. Census Bureau

Export.gov – the Export University 101 Webinar – presents basic information, methods and strategies to help you export your products successfully abroad. Export.gov

Exporting Your Products & Services Western Washington University’s Center for Economic Vitality assists Washington State companies who are looking to increase their sales by developing export markets. Video | Western Washington University’s Center for Economic Vitality

Global Edge The Exporting module series has been produced in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service. These modules were developed from the 2008 edition of A Basic Guide to Exporting and each module represents one of the book’s seventeen chapters; the modules are listed by chapter in chronological order. This series provides aspiring and seasoned exporters with a wealth of resources and tools that may benefit even the most experienced international business connoisseur. Michigan State University

  • The World is Open for Business:  Why you should sell globally; agencies that help; how to transform yourself and your business through exporting
  • Developing a Marketing Plan: How to formulate a marketing strategy; researching foreign markets
  • Export Advice: Types of assistance available from various agencies
  • Methods and Channels: Finding the best approach to exporting your company
  • Finding Qualified Buyers: U.S. Commercial Service programs to help you find buyers and other agency assistance available
  • Using Technology Licensing and Joint Ventures: Methods of obtaining foreign trade income; advantages and disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures
  • Preparing Your Product for Export: Adapting your product to meet government regulations; country conditions; labeling and packaging
  • Exporting Services: Role of the service sector in the U.S. and world economies; where to find assistance
  • International Legal Considerations covers regulations you must follow to comply with US Law; programs and tax procedures, as well as information on intellectual property rights. Video | Michigan State University, International Business Center
  • Going On-line: E-Exporting Tools for Small Business:  E-Commerce defined; your company’s readiness to export; steps to going online
  • Shipping Your Product:  How International Freight Forwarders can help you; how the product should be packaged and labeled; what documentation and insurance is needed; international shipping companies and offered services
  • Pricing Quotations and Terms: Determining the best price for your product internationally; handling requests for quotations and the pro forma invoice; defining the terms of sale
  • Methods of Payment: Different ways to receive payment when selling internationally; selection of payment method; currency issues and payment problems
  • Financing Export Transactions: Factors to consider in making financial decisions; private sources of financing; government sources of financing
  • Business Travel Abroad: Necessary international documents and travel tips; cultural factors
  • Selling Overseas and after-Sales Service: Establishing a policy to deal with international inquires; researching an international company before conducting business; customer relationships; service delivery options
  • Analyzing a Company’s Ability to Export: CORE software tool to help determine competitive capability; organizational readiness; product readiness; motivation and commitment

Export-U2 Webinars cover:  Are You Ready?; Market Intelligence; Costing/Pricing; Market Approach; Trade Shows; Incoterms; Payment Terms; SBA Financing; Websites; Risk Management and Pro-formas. Atlanta USEAC

Freight Forwarding explains why to use a freight forwarder in your business for international clients. Video | North Carolina Department of Ag & Consumer Service