Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM CDT
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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Lauro Arias 

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. Beginning 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


Program Layout:

  • 8:30-9:00: Breakfast and networking
  • 9:00-10:30: Presentation and Q&A

Free street parking is available. Breakfast will be provided. 

Who Should Attend:

New and current exporters. 

About the Presenter:

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). 

Thanks to our sponsor Thornton Powell!

There is no cost to attend, but registration is encouraged. 

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-7656 or (312)433-2373.