World Trade Center Arkansas

2019 Summer Export Series

The World Trade Center Arkansas is partnering with multiple organizations to bring Arkansas companies a series of matchmaking, training and educational events designed to equip them with resources and position them favorably to grow their international sales. Read below to find out which events can help you meet your international export goals.

Export Fair


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9 am – 11:30 am

World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers

No Cost to Attend



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The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is presenting the Export Fair at the World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers on May 7, 2019. Join the Fair and meet successful exporting companies and multiple organizations dedicated to helping companies supercharge their export growth.


The Fair will also feature a series of micro workshops in the following areas:

At the fair you will: Meet and learn from exporting businesses; Speed network with business consultants; Participate in micro workshops; Be introduced to exporting resources; Learn about export funding opportunities. Download the flyer here.

Grow Your Exports


Thursday, June 6, 2019

1 pm – 4:30 pm

World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers

$79 Registration Fee


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This course covers the basics of the exporting process and is presented by the Arkansas District Export Council. It is ideal for import/export operations personnel, those in marketing and sales management, purchasing or logistics, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the exporting process generally.

Topics covered include Getting Ready to Export, Developing Customer Relationships, Building a Global Infrastructure, International Logistics, Managing Payments & Financing, Export Assistance and Trade Regulations & Legal Issues. The presenters are international trade practitioners and members of the ArDEC, a group of private-sector individuals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide mentoring on exporting.

They will present the course material based on their extensive expertise in international trade. The registration fee covers a copy of the latest version of A Basic Guide To Exporting. Download the flyer here.

Fundamentals of Classification

Boot Camp


June 27-28, 2019

9 am – 4 pm

World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers

$135 per Person



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As U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires importers to provide the appropriate ten-digit duty rate when an entry declaration is filed, inaccurate classifications may lead to incorrect duty payments, additional regulatory requirements, and when reasonable care is not exercised, even fines and penalties.
Therefore, understanding the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, the principles and legal text that governs the classification of the merchandise and the resources that are available to help determine the correct classification is essential. 
The Fundamentals of HTS Classification Boot Camp offered by Christy Poindexter of C.P. Trade Consulting will provide participants with a solid foundation to help ensure that classifications assigned to their merchandise are accurate. This event fulfills 11 CCS NEI/NCBFAA credits and provides an overview of the HTS system and the principles and tools used accurately classify merchandise.

Go Global: How to use your

website to grow your exports webinar


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

9 am – 11 am

via Desktop

No Cost

Is your small business ready to go global? It may be an easier step than you think. Advances in technology have put foreign sales opportunities well within the reach of many small businesses. Selling online is the easiest way to export. During this informative two-hour webinar with IBT Online, you’ll learn how to make your website effective and compliant for international markets. Download the flyer here.