Export Legal & Logistics: Protecting Your Interests and Getting Your Product There

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Santa Ana District Office

Presented by Riverside County Economic Development Agency/College of Foreign Trade and the U.S. Small Business Administration

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profits, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting.  With more than 95% of of consumers living outside the US, it's important to have a strategy to reach those potential customers.  

At the fourth and final ETAP session, you will learn about the logistics of exporting your goods via ocean or air, the difference between air and ocean regulation of trade professionals, how freight forwarders add value & how to find a good one, and what you need to know about exports & imports.  You'll also learn about the different types of distributor agreements: sales representative agreements, distribution agreements, sales agreements, and joint venture agreements, and how you can protect your interests when dealing with business partners.  Our speakers will also cover the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its anti-bribery and accounting provisions in addition to other laws that are relevant to trade professionals.

Who Should Attend

Established businesses, manufacturers, exporters, economic developers, professional service providers, agribusinesses who are seeking growth through global markets

Session Presentations

What You Need to Know About Import/Export Logistics & Compliance But Didn't Know to Ask - Mark Hirtzel, Regional Director, MIQ Logistics

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Different Types of Distributor Agreements - Yu-feng (Frances) Chou - Attorney at Law, Schecter + Chou, Inc.

Shipping & Logistics - George Sanchez, Marketing Manager, FedEx


No cost, but  there are a limited number of seats.  Please RSVP early if you plan to attend and cancel if your plans change so no seat goes unfilled.

Seminar Location

Riverside County EDA College of Foreign Trade, 2001 Iowa Street, Conference Room A, Riverside CA 92501

The session starts at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm.

RSVP to Katrina Cline at (951) 955-8916 or email kmcline@rivcoeda.org.  Questions about programs and content, contact Paul Smith at (714) 560-7448 or email paul.smith@sba.gov