Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Import/Export Workshops Offer Assistance in International Trade

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, in partnership with Becker & Poliakoff Law Firm, will present their annual series of three import/ export workshops on April 20, June 22 and September 21. All workshops will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Einstein Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

This series was developed to assist established local business owners in conducting business in the global marketplace. Attendees will learn about obtaining letters of credit, freight forwarding, logistics and more. Each workshop will be presented by Peter Quinter, partner, Customs and International Trade Law, Becker & Poliakoff. Workshop topics for 2011 are as follows:

• Session 1: Wednesday, April 20 Importing into the United States for International Trade Professionals

• Session 2: Wednesday, June 22 Exporting Compliance for International Trade Professionals

• Session 3: Wednesday, September 21 Importing Food Products in Compliance with FDA and U.S. Customs Rules

Cost for each workshop is $30. Advance registration is required and includes continental breakfast (served from 8 to 8:30 a.m.). To register online by credit card, visit http://www.becker-poliakoff.com/, and click Seminars under EVENTS & VIDEO. If payment by check is preferred, make payable to "Becker & Poliakoff," indicate the selected session(s) and date(s), and mail to: Becker & Poliakoff, Attn: Peter Quinter, 3111 Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate must make a request at the time of registration or at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled workshop. For additional information on the "Import/Export" workshop series, contact the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development at 954-357-6400 (voice), 954-357-5664(TTY) or visit www.broward.org/EconDev.

Please note that Lauderhill has a International Trade Incubator Program. Those that are interested can go to, http://www.lauderhillcra.com/.

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