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How to Mitigate International Contract Problems During and After the Global Crisis

Exporters across the U.S. have been impacted by the current crisis. Supply chains, workforce issues, and local health rules may impact your ability to meet requirements of existing international contracts. This webinar is designed to help.
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Selling Online Globally: eCommerce Channel Mix

Choosing the right eCommerce sales channel mix depends upon understanding the online purchasing habits in your target market. In this webinar, you’ll learn what considerations have most commonly led to success in the online business world.
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Cross Border eCommerce: Overcome Digital Roadblocks

The second installment of three part webinar series organized by the U.S. Commercial Service eCommerce Innovation Lab focuses on overcoming Digital Roadblocks. Learn how to optimize international transactions for higher cart conversion.
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Selling Online Globally: Five Steps to A Digital Strategy

Global cross-border eCommerce sales alone total some $2 trillion annually and are expected to exceed $6 trillion by 2021. Are you ready to take advantage of growing international selling opportunities?
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USMCA: Documenting Origin (Part 2)

Starting July 1, 2020, the USMCA Free Trade Agreement goes into effect. If your goods qualify for the USMCA, then they may be exempt from Canadian and Mexican duties.
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USMCA: Qualifying Your Goods (Part I)

Starting July 1, 2020, the USMCA Free Trade Agreement goes into effect. If your goods qualify for the USMCA, then they may be exempt from Canadian and Mexican duties.
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Prepare for the Revival of Italian Wine in the USA

Pending the release of the Horeca channel in the US, companies, distributors and importers meet to plan the development of the Italian agri-food sector in the post Covid-19
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PPP Loan Forgiveness: What We Know

The free webinar will focus on what expenses are eligible, how owners can best account for those expenses and what guardrails and restrictions should be considered when seeking forgiveness.
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The New Normal For Doing Business In Latin America

COVID-19 is disrupting business as we know it, but Latin America remains a huge market for exporters. Join our webinar to learn how to boost your export sales, brands and business in Latin America in a COVID-19 age.
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era

A webinar series on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the After COVID-19 Era, featuring top food and wine importers, distributors, and buyers from across the U.S.
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Why Isn't Your Business #1 On Google?

Flex360 Executive Director John Tucker and Digital Marketing Manager Aly Smith join Tre Baker of Arkansas Business to discuss the truths and misconceptions of SEO.
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Get Your Business Ready for Severe Weather - How to Prepare, Respond, & Recover

Join the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Insurance Information Institute (III) for a live webinar on how to help your business prepare for, respond to, and recover from severe weather.
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Mexico's Auto Industry During Covid-19 & USMCA Times

You cannot miss this FREE webinar with the greatest names in the automotive industry.
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Collision From Home

Collision From Home is North America’s fastest growing tech conference and one of the few major tech conferences to move fully online. This virtual conference will serve as a critical platform to connect with key decision-makers and entrepreneurs in the technology sector.
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Opportunities in the ICT Sector in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

In this webinar, learn about the challenges and opportunities for U.S. companies in the ICT industry in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay from local sector experts.
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Market Opportunities in Brazil's Water and Wastewater Sectors

This webinar will highlight the opportunities in Brazil’s water and sanitation sectors as presented by local experts. Learn about the business environment, common pitfalls, and advice for succeeding in Brazil.
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The Mexican Fintech Market: Mexico's Road to Open Banking

With over 158 fintech start-ups, Mexico is currently the largest fintech market in Latin America after Brazil and Colombia. This webinar will provide information on the Mexican market and key opportunities for U.S. companies.
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How to Mitigate International Contract Problems During and After the Global Crisis

Exporters across the U.S. have been impacted by the current crisis. Supply chains, workforce issues, and local health rules may impact your ability to meet requirements of existing international contracts. This webinar is designed to help.
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Japan Market Entry Resources

JETRO, a non-profit that provides an array of services to American companies seeking to enter the Japanese marketplace, has assembled a team of advisors that can answer your questions about launching advanced products and services in the world’s third largest economy. JETRO also provides consultations with experienced advisors in several industries, including automotive, machinery, electronics and more. Contact Boon Tan, senior director of global trade strategy at the World Trade Center Arkansas, at btan@arwtc.org or 479-418-4807.
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The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Learn about all of the additional opportunities for selling in the fast growing market of Colombia. Our expert will explain the details of the agreement and how you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
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AAAB Lunch & Learn: Learn ``Hello`` and ``Thank you`` in Asian Languages

At this session, we are going to learn how to say “hello” and “thank you” in different Asian languages from business leaders. More interestingly, they will share their personal business-related stories with us. Is there a better way to connect?
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Colombia - U.S. Virtual Trade Show

This virtual trade show is a channel of interaction between entrepreneurs that will continue strengthening trade relations in both countries through the goods and services exhibition with high development potential.
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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Training

Join the Louisiana District Export Council, Jones Walker, and the US Commercial Service for a two-part, live webinar series on best practices for reliable compliance strategy and a resilient corporate culture to combat criminal corruption and its corrosive effects. This training includes a live presentation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Opportunities in Mexico's Environmental Technologies Industry

Speakers from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, local governments and industry experts will highlight needs and opportunities for U.S. environmental technology providers in Mexico.
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Media & Entertainment Team Webinar: Resources for Artists and the Music Industry

Learn how the music and live entertainment industry, including artists and the entire gig economy, handle and overcome the enormous challenges of the cancellation of live events and productions worldwide.
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Central American Virtual Conference - Smart Cities/Cybersecurity/ICT

U.S. companies seeking to bring Smart City technologies to the forefront of Central American urban development and to those markets poised to benefit from the new economy.
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Protecting & Delivering Your Food Exports in Global Markets

Are you interested in your small business competing in that global marketplace? In this free webinar you will learn: Why your company should be exporting, no matter how small the business; how you can protect yourself against exporting-related risks; and how to improve your company’s cash flow.
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Faces of World Trade Webinar

Join us for Montana Faces of World Trade, Montana World Trade Center’s kick off event for World Trade Month 2020. Montana WTC will be offering several different web sessions relating to international business and global trade throughout the month.
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Survive & Thrive: Online Marketing For Your Business

COVID-19 is impacting businesses everywhere – supply chains, international travel, conferences, trade shows…. Your online presence plays a vital role to make sure your business keeps up and running.
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Surviving in a Time of Crisis: Communications & Messaging Amid COVID-19 & Beyond

What lessons have we learned from COVID-19 to help prepare for the next crisis? What should we be doing now? How can we be prepared for the economic rebound that many analysts believe will follow?
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Survive & Thrive: Online Business Development Websites

Using case studies and practical examples, we share our experiences of how companies use localized websites and international online marketing to grow their exports, sales, brands and businesses globally.
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USCS Export Compliance

This series features U.S. government and private sector experts who will discuss relevant export compliance topics for both new and seasoned export compliance professionals.
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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses & Employees in Arkansas

This multilingual webinar will be led by officials with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration and focus on how Arkansas businesses can access SBA resources and other aid.
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Made In Italy

This course will introduce students to Italy as an economic and design capitol of the world. We will examine some basic aspects of marketing, product design, branding, and advertising along with case studies.
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Go Global Webinar Series: E-Commerce Choices For A COVID-19 Age

Listen to Chris Edge, Head of Ecommerce Business Development at DHL share his experiences on how to get your products to your clients in an age of social distancing. We’ll then review your ecommerce choices and the online business development tools you need.
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U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Officer Recruitment Webinar

The 2020 Recruitment Cycle will open to accept applications for the Foreign Commercial Service Officer position later this spring. An informational webinar will be held on March 31, 2020 about the assessment process.
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China IP Webinars

On March 17, 18, and 19, three lawyers working in China will share their knowledge on Trademarks, Geographic Indicators and E-Commerce. Each webinar will be 30 minutes with Q&A at the end so clients may ask the lawyers questions.
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ExporTech Spring 2020

The program combines group workshops with individual coaching for each company, leading to an export plan in just 12 weeks.
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Business Opportunities In Jamaica

The United States is Jamaica’s largest trading partner, accounting for almost 40% of Jamaica’s total trade.Jamaica imported $2.6 billion of U.S. goods in 2018. During the Webinar you will hear from the U.S. Embassy in Kingston about the business opportunities in Jamaica.
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Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates

The webinar will feature a welcome address from The Honorable John Rakolta, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE. A Michigan native, Ambassador Rakolta has made it a priority to strengthen business ties between the state and the UAE
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What Does Brexit Hold for U.S. Companies in 2020?

The Brexit process has been lengthy and confusing. Find out what you really need to know to continue doing business considering the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
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Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Colombia

Colombia is becoming one of Latin America’s most attractive destinations for international exporters and investors. The fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia has seen significant security improvements and steady economic growth in recent years.
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Technology Showcase of Intellitrack, LLC

At this event we will be presenting our proprietary hardware and software solutions that are disrupting airports and supply chain systems across the world.
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East Meets West Business Luncheon

This event will bring together the business community that connects Asia and Arkansas.
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Advocacy and Trade Barriers in the Caribbean Region

The United States is Haiti’s main trading partner, with a 40 percent share of Haiti’s import market. The webinar will introduce you to export compliance, advocacy and trade barriers when exporting to the Caribbean region.
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EXIM Bank 2020 Annual Conference

Meet industry and government executives at the Export-Import Bank of the United States 2020 Annual Conference.
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U.S. Commercial Service Webinars - Free Trade Agreements

Practical videos show how to benefit from FTA Tariff preferences.
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U.S. Commercial Service Webinars - Exporting Mechanics

The series will provide U.S. small and medium size businesses with more intermediate and progressive exporting information they need to help them increase exports abroad.
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Selling Online in Germany

Germany has the largest economy in Europe with over 82 million consumers and some of the world’s leading corporations.
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Spanish Classes for Business Professionals

Mastery of a foreign language is a must in today’s global business environment. The World Trade Center Arkansas provides a venue for the Larson’s Language Center to offer Spanish classes to business professionals.
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Join us for The Never Ending Journey of an Entrepreneur

On Wednesday, August 28th, The Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB) is presenting an opportunity to gain insight into Entrepreneurship. Participants will have the ability to ask questions and network with the panelist and participants of the workshop. This program will cover the journey of entrepreneurship, resources in Arkansas available to Entrepreneurs, practical skills and opportunities for Entrepreneurs abroad. This event will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub in Fayetteville. For more information and registration click the Details and Registration button below.
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U.S. Commercial Service Webinars

View the USCS webinars to hear from the U.S. Commercial Service and industry trade experts about how your company can start or increase your international sales. With these recordings, you can get valuable information on countries and industries of interest to your business, assistance with export planning and strategy, or expand your knowledge of required documentation and regulations.
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Gateways Podcast

The Gateways Podcast is the official podcast of the World Trade Center Arkansas. This educational resource is designed to help Arkansas companies understand and overcome common issues in global commerce and trade. It will also serve as a platform to discuss current trade matters, bilateral relationships, and workforce success stories of international business professionals.
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ExporTech

The program combines group workshops with individual coaching for each company, leading to an export plan in just 12 weeks. The program is divided into three sessions on September 11th, October 16th, and December 4th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. These workshops will take place in Rogers, AR at the World Trade Center and will be lead by Mr. Rudy Ortiz. The peer group model, limited to leaders from 4-8 companies, maximizes impact and propels action. The innovative customized workshops help companies extract the specific information they need. Finally, the program builds connections to a team of export organizations that help participating companies go-to-market and implement their export growth plans. ExporTech™ amplifies the impact of other export programs, helping companies get the most out of tradeshows, Gold Key services, country visits and trade missions.
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Grow Your Exports Seminar

Sept. 5, 2019. Grow Your Exports Seminar is a trade education program of the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC), developed in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), that offers high-quality export education & training to U.S. exporters. 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. The topics of presentation include: Getting Ready to Export; Developing Customer Relationships; Building a Global Infrastructure; International Logistics; Managing Payments & Finance; Regulations & Legal Issues; USEAC Export Assistance. Registration fee is $79 for 1; $129 for 2; $159 for 3.
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ExporTech

ExporTech is a comprehensive three session, eight hour per session national training program with the purpose of helping companies that have exportable products to develop a strategic, executable export marketing plan. The classes are taught by experts in the areas of compliance, finance, legal, logistics, marketing and market research, government assistance and business plan development. ExporTech is offered through the Manufacturing Solutions division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. To learn more, contact Rudy Ortiz with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission through the link below.
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IBT Online's On Demand Webinar Library

Visit IBT Online’s on-demand webinar library to access their entire selection of webinars to help businesses grow and expand into the international market. Search by topic and listen to experts give practical advice on boosting online sales.
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Domestic International Sales Corporations

This presentation was given by BKD, LLP consultants Martin Martinez and Eric Fleuckiger to Arkansas companies at the Inside Export Financing seminar in May 2018. It gives valuable information on the tax advantages of Domestic International Sales Corporations (DISCs)and possible structures of DISCS.
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