In an effort to expand the diverse audience of its highly successful Trade Connect Program, the Port of Los Angeles will host an export trade seminar conducted in the Spanish language on Thursday, September 27, from 1:30-5 p.m., at Los Angeles Harbor College’s Music Recital Hall, located at 1111 Figueroa Place, in Wilmington.
After Congresswoman Janice Hahn delivers opening remarks, representatives from the Port of Los Angeles and other agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Association (Export Assistance Center), Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Los Angeles World Airports, and Harbor Business Source Center, will be on hand to discuss a variety of trade topics, including:
· How to introduce products to the international market
· How to arrange the logistics/transportation of products
· How to finance and insure shipments
· How to work with freight forwarders and customs brokers
Trade Connect is an export education program created by the Port of Los Angeles and designed for small and medium-sized businesses to learn the fundamentals of shipping internationally and identifying overseas markets. Workshops occur throughout the year.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port supports more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.
Source: portoflosangeles, August 23, 2012