Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, Export Essentials Online provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting. You can learn at your own pace on any computer, tablet or smartphone. Supplemental companion guides are useful reference resources for export industry trends and statistics that you can access after completing the course.
Understand the processes involved in exporting consumer-oriented, value-added food products.
Learn about classifying products using Harmonized System (HS) Codes, commonly used throughout the export process for goods.
Understand how U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Trade Promotion Agreements (TPAs) impact U.S. food and agricultural exports.
Examine common export pricing strategies for value-added food products, including key concepts like ‘landed cost’ to the buyer.
Learn about various distribution systems available to exporters, international shipping documents, packaging goods for export, consolidation, and marine cargo insurance.
Analyze the regulatory systems and documentation requirements for exporting food and agricultural products.
Learn how to accurately prepare required documentation, including shippers’ letters of instruction, customs and consular invoices, certificates of origin, bills of lading and packing lists.
Examine how companies are paid for and finance their exports, including developing payment policies and procedures and understanding government-supported export financing.
Discover resources for preparing to meet with international buyers, including best practices for how to select the right buyers, realistic meeting expectations and following up on leads.
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