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The U.S. Census Bureau provides valuable resources and training on understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations, classifying your commodities, filing export information, and utilizing international trade data. Learn more about these topics through our webinars, tutorials, training videos, seminars, conferences and other useful tools to help you build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.

2018 To Present - International Trade Webinar series:


 

Presented by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Management Division

This webinar series provides training and updates on features within the Automated Commercial Environment(ACE), the Foreign Trade Regulations(FTR) and MORE!

All webinars are FREE and start at 2pm EST. No pre-registration is required.

Agency Collaboration Webinar
Trade Trends and Resources for U.S. Chemical Manufacturers
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Celebrating Manufacturers and the Resources They Use for Growing Global Sales
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Federal Governemnet Resources for Growth in Global Markets
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Trade Regulations Branch (TRB)
Roadmap to a Successful Voluntary Self-Disclosure
Date: January 25, 2018
Instructor: Jessica Mangubat
Description: This webinar will provide information about the Census Bureau's voluntary self-disclosure (VSD) process. This webinar will cover what can be included in a VSD, when you should consider submitting a VSD, what is required in a complete VSD, and what you can expect in the process.

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Data Collection Branch (DCB)
  • ACE AESDirect Demonstration (Spanish)
    Date: April 19, 2018
    Speaker: Eric Gauthier
    Description: This webinar will provide a step-by-step demonstration of filing Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES) using the ACE AESDirect portal and highlight the portal's recent enhancement of additional shipment filters for retrieving previously filed ACE AESDirect shipments.

    Este webinar demostrará paso a paso como reportar Información de Exportación Electrónica (EEI) al Sistema Automatizado de Exportación (AES) utilizando el portal de ACE AESDirect. Además, se explicarán los nuevos filtros añadidos al sistema para recuperar envíos anteriormente transmitidos a través de ACE AESDirect.

    ACE AESDirect Demonstration Presentation (Spanish)

    AES Response Messages with a Focus on Fatal Errors
    Date: March 8, 2018
    Speaker: Adam Nave
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the various Automated Export System generated response messages a filer may receive when filing Electronic Export Information to the AES. Examples of the most common response messages with a focus on Fatal Errors will be discussed along with tips to help determine the reason and resolution for those errors utilizing Appendix A: Commodity Filing Response Messages of the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements

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    Export Import Bank (EXIM)
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    Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds
    Date: February 20, 2020
    Instructor: Stephen Maroon
    Description: Money Makes the World Go Round. Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds.

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    Export Credit Insurance
    Date: May 7, 2019
    Instructor: Elizabeth Thomas (EXIM)
    Description: Exporters will often require cash-in-advance from foreign buyers. While this is good for the exporter, its' high risk from the buyer's point of view. Requiring cash-in-advance may be restricting an exporter's overseas business. Learn why open account credit terms are important and how to ensure that you get paid.

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    Export Competitively and Increase Your Sales with Government Support
    Date: January 11, 2018
    Instructor: Elizabeth Thomas (EXIM Bank)
    Description: Many authorized agents, U.S. Principal Parties in Interest and U.S. companies are not aware of the best kept secret within the federal government - the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). This independent agency of the federal government helps thousands of businesses expand and grow by selling their products and services internationally. That's why the U.S. Census Bureau and EXIM are collaborating to make you aware of this opportunity. EXIM knows competing in foreign markets can be challenging and risky. This webinar will discuss how to take the worry out of exporting and grow the international sales of U.S. based businesses. In particular, the webinar focuses on the three benefits of EXIM's export credit insurance:

    • Minimizes the risks of buyer nonpayment (up to 95%)
    • Allows exporters to extend attractive "open account" credit terms to customers
    • Increases an exporter's borrowing capacity
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    Directorate Defense Trade Control (DDTC)
    Agreements: Tips, Tricks and Tradecraft
    Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    Presenter: DDTC Staff
    Description: Join DDTC's IT Modernization team and DDTC-Licensing for a discussion on submitting Agreements. As described in §124.1, an agreement approved by DTCL is required for a U.S. person to provide a defense service to a foreign person, an authorization to manufacture defense articles abroad, or to establish a distribution point abroad for defense articles of U.S. origin for subsequent distribution to foreign persons. In this session, we provide answers to common questions users face when submitting Agreement requests to DDTC, review the submission process within DECCS, and walk through the tools available to all users when looking for additional support. And as always, we leave plenty of time for Q&A.

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    Defense Export Control Compliance System (census.gov)
    Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Description: Please join DDTC's IT Modernization team to discuss the core topics facing DECCS users today. In this session, we will demonstrate some DECCS tips and go over the tools you can use to find the answers you need when working in the system. And as always, we will leave plenty of time for Q&A.
    Topics to be discussed:
    • How to upload documents to DECCS Registration and Licensing
    • How to set up and configure License Access Groups
    • Review Digital Certificate requirements for Empowered Officials
    • How to track your licenses in DECCS
    • Review Self-Service and the best way to get in touch with DDTC for questions
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    DECCS Tips and Tricks
    Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Description: Please join DDTC's CIO for our next DECCS Tips & Trick webinar. In this session, we will address topics for all users, including updates to the system applied since the last webinar. We will go over commonly asked questions, best practices and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

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    DECCS Tips and Tricks Refresher Webinar
    Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Description: Join DDTC's CIO Karen Wrege and members from the Licensing team for our next DECCS Hot Topics webinar. In this session, we will focus on how to use the DECCS licensing application- including best practices and tips. We will review the best way to contact DDTC's Response Team and Help Desk.

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    Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS) Tips and Tricks Webinar
    Date: June 10, 2020
    DDTC Presenter: Karen Wrege
    Description: Now that the Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS) is deployed, find out the tips and tricks to get your company set up for success in the new system. We will go over commonly asked questions, best practices and there will be plenty time for Q and A..

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    Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) New Online Registration and Licensing Applications
    Date: December 4, 2018
    Speaker: Karen Wrege
    Description: As part of its IT modernization effort, Directorate Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is testing its new online applications, which will provide industry with user-friendly, cloud-based solutions for submitting required documentation and fees. During this webinar DDTC’s CIO, Karen Wrege, will discuss current status and next steps for DDTC’s new Registration and Licensing applications.

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    Directorate Defense Trade Controls IT Modernization Project
    Date: August 8, 2018
    Speaker: TBD
    Description: The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, a Department of State organization responsible for developing and enforcing regulations that oversee the commercial export and temporary import of defense articles and services, is undergoing a major IT modernization effort to replace legacy systems with modern Cloud technologies. The new Cloud-based system, the Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), will provide industry access to a number of DDTC applications through a single online portal that offers collaborative case management tools. Additional benefits include improved security, consolidated forms with guided data entry features, and online payment through Pay.gov.

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    Directorate Defense Trade Control Overview
    Date: February 22, 2018
    Instructor: Kimberly Hancher (DDTC)
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview on export compliance for Directorate Defense Trade Control licensing shipments.

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    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
    Creating an Effective Export Compliance Program and Actions to Take if an Export Violation Occurs.
    Date: March 22, 2018
    Instructor: Bryce Bewley (BIS)
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the eight elements of an effective Export Compliance Program recommended to prevent export violations and ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Included will be a look at BIS Regulatory help available if a company has committed a violation of the EAR.

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    Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Grants for U.S. Small Businesses to Sell Overseas
    Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    Description: ​Now is the time for small businesses to develop an international e-commerce platform to reach international buyers. Learn how STEP provides companies like yours with grants to increase exports.

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    Discover Federal Government Resources to Grow Your Export Sales! Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2020
    Date: October 1, 2020
    Description: Join us in celebrating Manufacturing Day for a virtual round-table with accomplished small business manufacturers. Hear their secrets to success to help grow your company's international sales. This webinar will feature U.S. manufacturers explaining their successful experiences working with multiple government agencies to boost their international sales.

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    2020 Small Business Exporter of the Year Strategies For Global Success
    Date: September 24, 2020
    Description: Join SBA's Office of International Trade's Associate Administrator Lorretta Greene for a celebration interview with SBA's 2020 Exporter of the Year. Hear How they're finding success in the global marketplace and their business strategies in the face of COVID-19 .

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    SBA CARES Act Support for Manufacturers and Global Supply Chains
    Date: August 27, 2020
    Description: This webinar will highlight the SBA Debt Relief component of the CARES Act and implications for SBA international trade finance products and other resources available to U.S. manufacturers. You will hear from a Wisconsin manufacturer who has leveraged ExporTech training and SBA grants and financing to achieve global market sales growth.

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    Helping Small Businesses Go Global
    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
    Description: United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA and Opportunities to increase Sales to Mexico and Canada).

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    Financing Export Develop Activities
    Date: June 20, 2019
    Instructor: William Houch (SBA)
    Description: The webinar topic will discuss financing export development activities. Learn from other companies that faced export challenges and hear their best practices that will assist you in overcoming those hurdles.

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    Financing That Takes You Global
    Date: March 29, 2018
    Instructor: William Houck (Small Business Administration)
    Description: The webinar will cover "Financing that takes you global". Companies can experience sustainable revenue growth by exporting their goods or services. The US Small Business Administration has loan guarantee programs that support bank financing of all export promotion activities, export sales transactions and expansion of your US operations.

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    Micro Analysis Branch
    Export Classification (Spanish)
    Date: April 5, 2018
    Instructor: Caroll Camacho
    Description:This Spanish webinar will include a live classification demonstration, provide tips for using the Schedule B search engine, and explain the international and U.S. rules of classification. It will mention some common classification challenges, including essential character, kits and sets, and parts. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session as time allows.

    Este seminario en línea incluirá demostraciones en vivo de como clasificar sus productos correctamente. Les proveerá ayuda sobre como utilizar el sistema de clasificacion utilizando la herramienta de búsqueda de Schedule B y se explicarán las reglas de clasificación tanto para los Estados Unidos como a nivel Internacional. Se mencionarán algunas reglas básicas de clasificación, además se explicará como poder clasificar productos tales como los sets o kits y las piezas. La presentación concluirá con una sección de preguntas y respuestas siempre y cuando el tiempo lo permita.

    Export Classification Presentation (Spanish)


    International Trade Administration (ITA)
    Top Markets for U.S. Exports Related to Design and Building Products
    Date: March 7, 2019
    Instructor: Cody Dietrich (ITA)
    Description: The webinar topics will include:

    • An overview of market opportunities in China and Mexico
    • A summary of U.S. competiveness in the Design and Build sector
    • U.S. Government export assistance to help companies sell Design and Building Products
    • Assistance offered by U.S. Commercial Services
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    Is the world passing you by as competitors expand abroad? Convinced foreign buyers would love your
    product – if only they knew? Concerned about cost, complexity or risk? We can provide the help and
    guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE four-part
    webinar series to help you go global. Download the series flyer. All webinars are at 2:00 pm (EDT).
    No pre-registration is required.

    Get Started

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Presenters: TBD

    Description: How do I know I am ready to export? Who can help me, and where do I start?
    How do I target markets and find foreign buyers? Prepare your company to export, learn how
    to tap the expertise of international trade experts, and connect with foreign buyers.

    Get Started (World Trade Month Go Global Webinar series) Presentation

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    Get Paid

    Date: May 16, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Presenters: TBD

    Description: How do I get the money I need to grow and manage cash flow? How do I make
    sure I get paid and not just ripped off? How do I know if I can trust a foreign business partner?
    learn how to get the working capital you need, manage risk, and protect your financial interests
    in international markets.

    Get Paid (World Trade Month Go Global Webinar series) Presentation

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    Prepare to Ship

    Date: May 23, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Presenters: TBD

    Description: How do I follow all the rules? What does it look like to sell abroad? How do I
    ensure a nice profit? Learn about the key U.S. regulations you need to abide by, tips for smooth
    shipping, and getting ahead of foreign market standards or requirements.

    Prepare to Ship (World Trade Month Go Global Webinar series) Presentation

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    Manage Challenges

    Date:May 30, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Presenters: TBD

    Description: How do I keep my product from being copied or pirated? How do I protect my
    brand? What if my product is held up at customs or blocked? Learn how to protect your
    intellectual property, get quick help from our U.S. embassies, and get the government behind
    resolving unfair trade barriers.

    Managing Challenges (World Trade Month Go Global Webinar series) Presentation

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    Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 10, 2021