International Trade Academy

International Trade Academy


Need guidance on your latest trade endeavor? WTC-KY has gathered resources from the best in the business. Several organizations offer free online training resources specific to the trade practitioner. To view a variety of webinars and other training resources on international trade please explore the following free-of-charge resource tools:


Buttons3_copy       Buttons_copy       Buttons4_copy       Buttons2_copy

Export

Export-U2
This free export training website provides concise and accurate international trade information to help small businesses understand the export process. Whether you’re new to export or wanting to hone your on international trade skills this is a great free of charge resource. Export-U2 is operated by the Georgia SBDC International Trade Center, in close collaboration with the U.S. Export Assistance Center, in Atlanta.
Export.gov Market Information (via webinar)
This website provides free recorded webinars performed by U.S. Commercial Service Officers and industry experts to businesses interested in starting or increasing global operations. Topics range from export planning and strategy, documentation and regulations, The Export.gov Market Information Via Webinar portal is operated by the U.S. Commercial Service. 
Export Compliance: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Online Training Room
BIS training seminars give you the opportunity to learn first-hand from experienced U.S. Government officials about export control policies, regulations and procedures. Take advantage of BIS's free on-line training, which is available in a variety of electronic formats.

Import

Global Sourcing Essentials: the Mechanics of Importing Into the U.S.
This class is designed for those businesses and individuals who want to start importing into the United States. From how to find the right suppliers to quality control issues, this free-of-charge course is packed with the latest import regulations and practical tools that will help you launch and operate a profitable global sourcing business.

Government Resources

Kentucky - State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) Grants
Eligible companies may receive up to $5,000 in STEP assistance for export development activities such as WTC0KY training and trade certification, participating in a qualified trade mission/international trade show, translation services, customized market research and/or export counseling from WTC-KY, Gold Key Services from US Foreign Commercial Service and more.
Export.gov Market Information (via webinar)
This website provides free recorded webinars performed by U.S. Commercial Service Officers and industry experts to businesses interested in starting or increasing global operations. Topics range from export planning and strategy, documentation and regulations. The Export.gov Market Information Via Webinar portal is operated by the U.S. Commercial Service.
Export Compliance: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Online Training Room
BIS training seminars give you the opportunity to learn first-hand from experienced U.S. Government officials about export control policies, regulations and procedures. Take advantage of BIS's free on-line training, which is available in a variety of electronic formats.

Agricultural Resources

US Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agriculture Services
U.S. food and agricultural products are recognized worldwide for their quality and safety. FAS offers a range of services to assist international buyers in locating American suppliers and sourcing products.
Southern United States Trade Association – SUSTA
SUSTA helps small companies in the Southern United States promote value-added U.S. food and agricultural products to foreign markets. SUSTA and small businesses to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities that help build commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products. Export assistance is varied and can be customized to a degree to meet the needs of companies in their region.
Food Export Association of the Midwest USA
Food Export Association of the Midwest USA is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products by helping U.S. suppliers of Midwestern food and agricultural products sell overseas since 1969. Food Export-Midwest provides a wide range of services to facilitate trade between local food suppliers and importers around the world including: export promotion, training, customized export assistance, and a cost-share funding program.
Kentucky Department of Agriculture – International Marketing Program
The International Marketing program recruits agriculture related companies and producers having export potential to
coordinate and provide assistance with their efforts to access export opportunities

Visionary Partners

Global Partners

New KEI Logo

Lexington Office ∙ 301 East Main Street, Suite 110 ∙ Lexington, KY 40507 ∙ Tel: 859.225.0006 ∙ Fax: 502.574.1585

Copyright 2015 - All Rights Reserved - Micronet