Date:
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Time:
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Location:
1201 Main Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Columbia, SC 29201
Parking Available in the Lady Street Garage

Cost:

$45 per person if registered by January 16; $75 if registered after January 16

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:
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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.

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:

$195 per person if registered by May 15; $225 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
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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!

China and Intellectual Property

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?


Exporting to our Neighbors: Mexico and Canada

Export Leadership Academy - beginning Jan. 10

China and Intellectual Property - Feb. 7

Exporting to our Neighbors: Mexico and Canada - April 13
HS/Schedule B Classification - June 15

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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:
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China is South Carolina’s largest export market buying over $2.4 billion worth of products from the state in 2015. Companies from the state export a number of products; the most prevalent sectors are those related to aerospace, automotive, machinery, wood pulp, plastics, chemicals, and paper. However, China has unique challenges which may cause trepidation. In this program you will learn the facts about the Chinese market, learn about programs which may ease your market entry, hear how intellectual property works, and obtain tips to keep your intellectual property safe.

Upcoming Events

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

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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