SBDC Hosts Free Webinars in May for World Trade Month

To help celebrate World Trade Month, the Illinois Small Business Development Center will be hosting three FREE webinars during the month of May. Click the links below for more information and to register.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Trade Show Participation | May 22, 2019 | 2-3:30 PM
Trade shows can be an excellent venue to find new buyers, promote your products, and increase awareness of your brand. Learn the dos and don’ts of international trade shows, including preparing for, attending, and turning prospects into buyers after the show.

Introduction to Importing | May 30, 2019 | 12-1:30 PM
This webinar will cover all of the essential elements involved with importing goods into the U.S., including key topics such as finding a qualified supplier, tariff classification (HTS), logistics, import documentation, and customs procedures and compliance. This webinar aims to increase your confidence and awareness in working with overseas suppliers, freight forwarders and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Introduction to Export Controls Under the EAR | May 31, 2019 | 12-2 PM
This webinar will provide information on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which are administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It will cover basic export control concepts one needs to understand in order to execute essential global business operations in a compliant manner. Subjects include who needs to comply, general prohibitions, record keeping, navigating the Commerce Control List (CCL), how to classify items on the CCL, how to determine license requirements, applying license exceptions, and more. The webinar will include examples and interactive Q&A to ensure participants leave with a working knowledge of the regulations to immediately apply to their own processes.