Whether you are sourcing parts from outside the US or shipping product to customers in another country, you need to be on top of paperwork, regulations and keeping costs to a minimum whenÂ importing and exporting. Â Come hear how to get it right fromÂ Rick Martin, the Director of the International Trade Center at UGA’s SBDC. Â This class will cover your legal obligations, rules andÂ regulations to comply with, how to find the best partners abroad and best practices around controlling your costs, streamlining your activities and reducing your risk and liabilities.
Since 1960, international trade has grown from just 9% to almost 30% Americaâs economy. In 2016, the United States exported $ 1.45 trillion and imported $2.19 trillion worth of goods.Â Yet many businesses are hesitant to enter the global marketplace. They just donât understand the process, and perceive it to be too risky.
During this session, we will cover:
- small business in America and its position in the global market,
- changes in international market accessibility,
- sourcing products internationally,
- connecting with international partners,
- creating a trade support team at no cost, and
- legal considerations in international trade.
The objective is to make you feel comfortable interacting in the international arena.
About the Presenter Rick Martin:
Rick is Director of the International Trade Center of the University of Georgia SBDC.Â His organization provides one-onâone trade consulting and delivers export training to Georgiaâs business community.
Rick has over 30 years of experience in international business in both the public and private sectors. In the private sector, he established and developed distribution networks in Latin America and the Asia/Pacific region spending most of his time in those markets.