SBDC Webinar: Introduction to Importing

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SBDC Webinar: Introduction to Importing

May 30, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Celebrating World Trade Month – May 2019

This webinar will cover all of the essential elements involved with importing goods into the U.S., including key topics such as finding a qualified supplier, tariff classification (HTS), logistics, import documentation, and customs procedures and compliance. This webinar aims to increase your confidence and awareness in working with overseas suppliers, freight forwarders and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of the import process
  • Key considerations when importing into the U.S.
  • Selecting a qualified supplier
  • Import requirements and documentation
  • Import compliance
  • Entry process
  • Customs clearance
  • Drawback (refund of duty paid for imported goods if they are exported later)
  • Import resources 

This webinar will be presented by Mariel Huasanga, International Trade Specialist of the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 12 – 1:30 PM
Location: Webinar
RSVP: Free to attend – registration required to secure a spot. RSVP below, call 217-378-8535, or email Webinar instructions will be sent out closer to the date.


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May 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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