Register to join experts in trade compliance, logistics, finance and international law to learn from their experience the basic concepts of exporting. Topics will cover product classification, INCOTERMS, logistics and shipping, getting paid and compliance and legal considerations. In the afternoon, hear from your peers who have successfully exported to new markets and enjoy the small group discussion setting to address questions that pertain specifically to your company.

Presenters will include the U.S. Department of Commerce, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, South Carolina Department of Commerce U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Small Business Administration and others.
Export 101 is an introductory training which is a first step in a series of courses on exporting that are offered to South Carolina companies throughout the year to help your company begin or expand export activities and to gain skills that will assist you in growing your international sales.

Harmonized System (HS) and Schedule B Classification

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This ten‐session course spanning over the course of a year will provide individualized attention and customized guidance to your business on all major trade topics. Taught by experts from the public and private sector, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed, then test you with practical exercises to refine your strategy.

WE PROVIDE:

  • Access to experts to guide you along the way and help you to design and implement your export plan
  • Access to new markets. Did you know the U.S. Commercial Service has staff in more than 70 countries?
  • A unique learning environment; you will not just learn about it, you will also practice doing it!

Participation is limited to eight companies!

Date:
Friday, June 30
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:
U.S. Commercial Service, 1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 100 North Charleston, SC 29405
Cost:

$55, lunch and materials provided.

Contact:
Phil Minard, (843) 746-3404, Phil.Minard@trade.gov
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Upcoming Events

​If you are a DEC member and wish to pay the annual meal fee, click here.

This program will help you understand the Harmonized System and the Schedule B listing for exports. We will learn and review the 6 GRI (General Rules of Interpretation) used to classify every product. We will go through instructor & CBP based sample classifications using each of the GRI’s. By using the CROSS system, we will show how CBP reviews binding ruling requests and what that means for your products. After the training, you will know where to go for help and what to look at when beginning to look at your own products. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily by not regularly reviewing or understanding their own classifications. Exporters are required to use reasonable care and due diligence in determining accurate classifications. Why not learn how to begin that process and keep your company in compliance?


Industry trade shows are a key component of many companies’ annual marketing budget and business development strategy.  They are the marketplace for your business where competitive comparisons take place, where new customers are met and existing ones expect to see you, where new technologies are launched.  


How do you effectively communicate your message to foreign cultures? How do you maximize the productivity of your staff and resources to get the most out of your investment?  These are the questions we aim to answer during this seminar.

Featured Speakers:
Ray Bianchi, Vice President, Events & Business Development, Hannover Fairs USA Inc
John Lee, CEO, Carolina Trade Show Exhibits/Designs
Craig Wooten, Director of Business Development and Government Relations Tactical Medical Solutions
Norris Thigpen, South Carolina Department of Commerce
Phil Minard, Director, U.S. Commercial Service - Charleston 

 EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This one-day workshop will be led by experienced export policy specialists that will provide professional counseling and an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.  Emphasis on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; and real life examples in applying this information.  This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.  
About the Instructors
•    Adam Krepp, BIS Outreach Professional, Bureau of Industry and Security
•    Buzz Burwell, Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
•    Pat Fosberry, Corporate Export Transportation Manager, John S. James Co
•    Craig Wooten, Director of Business Development, Tactical Medical Solutions Inc.

Export Leadership Academy

Export Leadership Academy - beginning Jan. 10
EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting Rock Hill SC - May 9

Complying with U.S. Export Controls - June 6
HS/Schedule B Classification - June 15

Optimize Your Trade Show Exhibit - June 30

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Date:
Tuesday, June 6
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Upstate SC Alliance, 124 Verdae Blvd #202, Greenville, SC 29607                
Cost:

$95

Contact:
Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov or 864.250.8429
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Optimize Your Trade Show Exhibit

Date:
Tuesday, May 9
Time:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:
Winthrop University, Thurmand Building, 1708 Memorial Cir., Rock Hill, South Carolina
Cost:

$45 per person. Space is limited!  Please REGISTER by April 25th.

Contact:
Anastasia Mukherjee, U.S. Commercial Service, anastasia.mukherjee@trade.gov or 803-312-5059
Register:
Registration is closed.  Email anastasia.mukherjee@trade.gov if interested in attending Export 101 at a later date.

 

Date:
Starting Jan. 2017 - Second TUESDAY of each month (except July and December)
Time:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
1301 Gervais St., suite 1100, Columbia SC
Cost:

$1450. Includes monthly Export Leadership Academy sessions, “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” materials and lunches. Grant money available for qualified South Carolina companies. Participation is limited to eight companies!

Contact:
Dorette Coetsee at 803-397-4590, dorette.coetsee@trade.gov
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Date:
Thursday, June 15
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
SC Department of Commerce, 1201 Main Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Columbia, SC 29201
Parking Avaliable in the Lady Street Garage

Cost:

$250 per person if registered by June 1; $295 after June 1. All reference material, beverages, and lunch are included. SC District Export Council will offer this class at a special rate (normal price is $350), so seating is
limited. Registration and payment are required to guarantee seating.

Contact:
Norris Thigpen, 803-737-0598, nthigpen@sccommerce.com
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