Portland, OR


Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Gus Solomon Courthouse
620 SW Main Street, Suite 314
Portland, OR 97205

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SCORE Portland


This workshop will help you acquire the knowledge and the skill sets that are unique to importing. If you have a plan to import or now importing and need a refresher, the information provided in this session will assist you to have a good foundation of the knowledge needed to jumpstart your import operation.

This workshop is just $35.

At the end of this workshop you should be able to:

  • Identify skill sets you need to start an import business
  • Learn the steps in a typical import transaction process
  • Examine Customs Modernization ACT., the process for classifying your products, valuation, record keeping, marking and the benefits of Free Trade Agreements
  • Understand Informal & Formal Customs Entry and documents required
  • Learn payment option/risks, Landed Cost and Incoterms® 2010
  • Understand what you should tell your exporter before you import
  • Locate importing resources including the roles of Customs and Custom House Brokers. 

Presenter: Tekle Sebhatu, SCORE mentor and STC International, Principal has over 23 years of both domestic and internationalbusiness experiences. 

As a consultant he has worked with several international trade organizations. 


phone: 503-326-5211