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Business Expo, Fall 2001

"Energize Your Business" Trade Show/Business Expo hosted by Torrance Chamber of Commerce.
Stop by and visit the CITD/CMTAC booth! Great opportunity to network with other local businesses as well.
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10/30/01 Tue 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Torrance Marriott  


Is Exporting for Me? Getting Started
Learn about the benefits, costs and risks of exporting, what it takes to export successfully, how to assess your export potential, set up your export business, conduct market research and get the on-going help you need to keep you on track.


10/19/01 Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35
11/09/01 Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35


Finding and Entering New Export Markets

Learn how to identifyhigh potential export markets, develop market plans and entry strategies, advertise and promote your products, attract inquiries and leads, find customers, and screen and appoint distributors for on-going sales.

10/19/01 Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35
11/09/01 Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35

Making Export Sales
Learn how to turn export inquiries into sales, calculate and quote export prices, negotiate terms and invoice buyers, comply with documentary and regulatory requirements, deliver the goods, and get paid.

10/30/01 Tue 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35
11/29/01 Thu 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35


Exporting Across the Multi-Cultural Divide

Learn how cultural differences in many countries can make or break an export sale. Laugh at the blunders made by others. Learn the do's and don'ts for your own situation and what, when and how to adapt.

10/30/01 Tue 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35


Internet Resources for Exporters

Learn about the incredible resources on the Web to support every phase of the export process - from getting ready to getting paid. Learn how to find just the nuggets you need to be a smarter exporter, pinpoint and assess your best markets, post and search for specific trade leads, close the deal, then finance and deliver the goods. (Live Internet Demonstration)

11/13/01 Tue 8:30 pm -12:30 pm Torrance $35

Internet Export Marketing

Learn how to market and sell your export goods through the Internet, including adaptations that can make your website more appealing in culturally diverse markets. Learn about the emerging Web technologies to electronically process trade documents, how to manage logistics.

11/13/01 Tue 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35


Export Regulations and Compliance

Learn about the Ten Prohibitions for U.S. Exporters, how to know when you do or don't need an export license, and how to get one if you do. Learn about required regulatory documents, including the Shippers Export Declaration, and how to fill them out.

12/04/01 Tue 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35

International Contracts & Law

Learn how to draft trouble-free international contracts and cover legal implications of various distribution methods. Includes representation agreements up to the establishment of overseas branch offices, ways to identify legal pitfalls and establish scalable business relationships.

11/15/01 Tue 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35

International Methods of Payment & Collection

Learn safe and effective methods of collecting money, how to process letters of credits and other instruments, ways to sell more by financing buyers and goverment loan warranties for exporters, foreign exchange and currency hedging.

10/18/01 Thu 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35
12/13/01 Thu 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35

International Transportation & Logistics

Learn about international air, ocean and inter-modal transportation. Examine how to choose a freight forwarding company, cut transportation costs, make arrangements for transportation and insurance including hazardous materials.

10/18/01 Thu 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35
12/13/01 Thu 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35



Fundamentals of Import
Learn about the basics of import, how to source products overseas, conduct market research and establish U.S. distribution. Case studies highlighted.


10/11/01 Thu 8:30 am- 12:30 pm Torrance $35
12/06/01 Thu 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Torrance $35


Import Regulations and Customs Clearances

Examine import regulations, documentation, entry clearance process, negotiating with U.S. Customs and choosing a customs broker. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Import

10/11/01 Thu

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Torrance $35
12/06/01 Thu

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Torrance $35


Advanced Regulations and Customs Clearances
In-depth examination of dealing with U.S. Customs, pre-authorization of duty rates, selecting correct harmonized product codes and calculating duty rates, discussing country of origin and labeling requirements. Prerequisite: Import Regulations & Customs Clearances.


10/25/01 Thu

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Torrance $35




Trade with Mexico Workshops

Manufacturing and Assembly in Mexico and Latin America

Learn about new developments and regulations in Mexico and Latin America. Explore the changing economic climate of NAFTA and the Maquiladora Industry in Mexico, as well as developments and opportunities in the Caribbean Basin Initiative. Learn how to manage partnerships, logistics, new laws and quality control.


11/06/01 Tue 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35


Exporting Your Products to Mexico

Explore strategies on how to increase your sales in the Mexican market. Learn how to find customers, set up the most beneficial distribution structure, and discuss sales strategy, pricing, promotion and negotiation techniques.

11/08/01 Thu   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Torrance $35


EXINTEX Textile Trade Show/ Puebla, Mexico

Attend one of the largest textile trade shows in Mexico! Meet Mexican manufacturers and Maquiladoras as well as potential buyers. Conferences will also be held on the state of the textile industry in Mexico. The CITD-CMTAC will assist you with show and travel information and arrange meetings with potential Mexican partnering companies.


11/13-16/01 Tue - Fri

Exhibition hours:
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Puebla, Mexico

Center for International Trade Development California-Mexico Trade Assistance Center
2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. #120 Torrance, CA 90501
Tel: 310-381-0577 " Fax: 310-782-8607
E-mail: [email protected]