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LOCAL TRADE EVENTS

The U.S. Commercial Service-Portland and our local international trade partners conduct on-going workshops, conferences, and events to educate our clients on exporting and promote international trade.

2019 PROGRAMS

Complying with U.S. Export Controls with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

September 10-11, 2019
Portland, Oregon
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This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements for dual use commodities. Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and the U.S. Commercial Service – Portland.

ITAR & EAR Compliance Conference

September 12, 2019
Portland, Oregon
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Building on the BIS 2-day compliance foundation, this full day event includes peer practitioner panels, regulatory updates, and case studies relevant to complex supply chain transactions. Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and the U.S. Commercial Service – Portland.

Foreign Trade Zone Forum: Enhancing Your Global Supply Chain Competitiveness

September 30, 2019
Portland, Oregon
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This half-day program provides information on Foreign Trade Zones, Duty Drawback as a means to control and manage supply chain costs. Learn how your business can improve global competitiveness through these tariff and duty management practices. Hear from Columbia Sportswear Company as a business with distribution and processing with FTZ designation, US Customs and Border Protection, the FTZ Board on mechanics of establishing FTZ operations. It will help you assess the cost/benefits to leveraging FTZ in your approach to global business. Suitable for all industries where the import of components/raw materials is part of our operations.

Brazil Market Briefing

October 17, 2019, 2:30-4:30 pm
Portland, OR
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Join a discussion on doing business in Brazil. While we won't delve into global repercussion of the Amazon forest burning, but will review current market developments, best export prospects, political/economic trends, and what this means for your business development interests. Led by our new team member, Melissa McInnis, vice U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate Sao Paolo, Brazil. Join immediately after for the fall international business networking reception.

International Business Networking Receptions!
4:30-6:30 PM at the World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street, Portland OR 97204

2019-2020 Season dates announced!

October 17 – Registration Open!
February 20
May 21

Meet and greet other professionals working in the field of international business, expand your network of partners and business connections, exchange best practices, and discuss strategies for the ever changing and dynamic landscape of international trade.

Registration: This event is free of charge, thanks to the season’s sponsors. We do request the favor of on-line registration, prior to the event. Thank you.

Sponsorship Opportunities available for the 2018-2019 Season! Expose your brand and services to the business community actively involved in global trade! If your organization is interested, please contact Export Council of Oregon Chair Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis.

Many thanks to our 2018-2019 series Gold Sponsors:

Export Council of Oregon hosts Global Insights Discussion Series:
Pressing Impacts on International Operations – U.S. Tax Law, Tariffs & Currency in China

October 25, 2019

11:30am-1:00 pm

Register (seating limited)

Hosted by the Export Council of Oregon & SW Washington, this discussion series is led by exporters and business people with in-country, on-the-ground experience and stories to share. Benefit from their lessons learned, best practices. Prepare your company for next steps and success in international markets. This session led by Geffen Mesher.

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