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 May 15; $295 after May 15. 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
Register:
COMING SOON

 

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!

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?


 EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting

Export Leadership Academy - beginning Jan. 10
Complying with U.S. Export Controls - POSTPONED

Exporting to our Neighbors: Mexico and Canada - April 13
EXPORT 101: Learn the Basics of Exporting Rock Hill SC - May 9

HS/Schedule B Classification - June 15

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Date:
TBA
Time:
TBA
Location:
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 37 Villa Rd, Suite 500, Greenville, SC 29615
Cost:

$225

Contact:
Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov or 864.250.8429
Register:
Coming soon

 

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:
Click here

 

Harmonized System (HS) and Schedule B Classification

Date:
Thursday, April 13
Time:
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Location:
SCMEP, 37 Villa Road, Suite 500, Greenville, SC 29615
Cost:

$45 per person if registered by March 13; $75 if registered after March 13

All reference material and drinks are included. Registration and payment are required to guarantee seating.

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

 

Exporting to our Neighbors: Mexico and Canada

Upcoming Events

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

Complying with U.S. Export Controls - POSTPONED

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

Mexico and Canada are two of South Carolina’s largest export markets. Often one of the first markets entered by new exporters and a crucial market for experienced companies, their close proximity to the USA ensures close customer relationships and often relatively low freight costs. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) plays a crucial role when exporting to these countries. However, these two markets each have their unique challenges ranging from cross-border entry to dual-language labeling. Learn about these markets and hear how you may be able to take advantage of NAFTA.

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.

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
Register:
Click here