Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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320 N. Damen Ave.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC.

Details of Exporting: International Commercial Terms and Export Product Classification 

For exporters, a working knowledge of International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) is essential in avoiding pitfalls of conducting international business. In 1936, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) created a set of transportation terms to prevent misunderstandings between sellers and buyers to provide international rules for foreign trade.

This workshop will help you learn:

  • What are International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) and export product classification (Schedule B)
  • Auditing information to stay on track
  • Communicating effectively in consideration of cultural differences


  • 9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast and networking
  • 9:30 - 11:00: Presentation
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Q&A

We will provide breakfast. There is free parking on the street.


Lisa Victoria Waller, VP, BDG International, Inc., Freight Forwarder, Customs Broker, & International Trade Consultant: Lisa Victoria Waller is Vice President and co-owner of BDG International, Inc. located in Elgin (Chicago) Illinois. BDG International, Inc. (BDG) has been in business since 1983 and is an international freight forwarder, U.S. Customs Broker and Letter of Credit Specialist. BDG is a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Awards for Excellence in Exporting in 2013.  February 2016, Lisa is has been appointed to the Illinois District Export Council (DEC).

Lisa is a Licensed Customs Broker, has a BS of International Business from Illinois State Univ. Lisa has travelled professionally throughout the world and has been to India several times. Practical experience in international trade has provided Lisa insight into how importers & exporters can improve their global processes.   With dedicated international trade experience since 1993, Lisa speaks around the country educating importers & exporters how to streamline their logistics operations, implement corporate compliance processes, understand international documentation, and most importantly how to make export & import easier within a global environment. 

In 2007, Lisa and her partners opened an office in New Delhi, India. BDG International (India) Pvt Ltd has been successful from the beginning and has offered the ability to learn about foreign investment and its challenges first hand.


No cost, but registration is encouraged.

Who should attend:

New and current exporters.