Join a discussion with experts to learn about export finance strategies

You are invited to attend a webinar hosted by the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW):

Tools and Strategies for Successful

Export Credit Management

Wed., July 25, 10 a.m. – noon

COST: Free, RSVP is required

Registration Link:

Register now for this free webinar to hear experts discuss financial strategies your business should have when exporting.


Learn about:

  • Export credit management
  • International payments and risk mitigation
  • International collections

For questions, contact:

Zara Castillo, Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
, (206) 256-6115.

Business Friendly Programs and Layoff Aversion Strategies with Employee Retention Training at Environmental Services Building At Chambers Bay Regional Park

9850 64th Street West, University Place, WA 98467


Panelist include:

Hands-On Employee Retention Training:

  • Expert Guest Speaker
  • Retain up to 50% more employees
  • Hands-on training
  • Practical tools

Lunch is provided. Free Registration at Eventbrite.

Questions, please contact:
Robert Jonas, Business Service Consultant
Office: 253.284.8805

Washington Department of Commerce Event:

Learn Strategies for Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights

Tuesday, July 24 in Seattle 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

The U.S. Commercial Service brings its Roadshow to Seattle this month with tips to help you protect your intellectual property in global markets. Speakers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and others will deliver critically important information about protecting intellectual property to the audience that needs it most – start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators and inventors.

You will learn:

  • How to identify and protect the various intellectual property (IP) assets you have
  • The mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets and strategies for determining where you should seek protection
  • How to record your mark with customs, with on-site help, in order to exclude counterfeit goods from entering the United States
  • How to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites; and about government resources available to help U.S. business with intellectual property issues

For more information or to register, please visit the event page, or contact Janet Bauermeister, USEAC, at .

EBPA Annual Luncheon & Seminar, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Update on U.S. Government Trade Negotiations and Trade
Policies Affecting U.S. Building Materials Suppliers

Presenter: Gary Stanley, Director, Office of Materials Industry, The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

Join the EBPA for this timely discussion about U.S. government negotiations and the direction of trade policies that affect raw material supply, international competition, and access to international markets for U.S. building materials suppliers. These include the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, “Section 232” steel and aluminum tariffs, China tariffs, NAFTA, and bilateral agreements with Japan, the U.K., and other key trade partners.

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Location: Anthony’s Home Port Restaurant, Des Moines, WA
Socializing session: 11:00-11:45
Presentations: 11:45-12:45
Lunch: 12:45-1:45
Price: EBPA Members: $35 Non-Members: $40

Register Here by May 23

For more information contact EBPA at 503-481-5862 ; or at: EBPA website

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Ensure you are up to date with current U.S. export control requirements

Who Should Attend

This 2-day program would be helpful to any industry involved in

exporting or that hire and/or have foreign national visitors accessing

controlled technology at their U.S. locations.


Event Details

DATE: June 6 – 7, 2018

TIME: 7:30AM – 4:30PM each day

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Hotel | 20610 44th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98036


$500.00 (Member of TDA)

$500.00 (Non-Member registered before March 1st) *CLOSED*

$550.00 (Registration on or after March 1st)

2018 Governor’s Marketplace | Southeast Oregon Edition (Malheur & Harney County)

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s Marketplace to support Oregon small businesses.

We have partnered with the Secretary of State, Department of Administrative Services and the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity, to bring opportunities for businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations who will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in business growth, more successfully navigate contracting processes and nurture ongoing relationships.

A warm thank you to Treasure Valley Community College, Small Business Development Center for hosting our day. Also, a thank you to our sponsors who bring this edition at no cost to you!

All businesses within the state of Oregon are welcome. These events are held in different parts of the state solely to make the resources available to all.

Date: April 09, 2018

Time: 7:30am to 1:00pm (Check in begins at 7:00am)

Location: Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Blvd., Ontario OR 97914

TVCC Weese Room 101, Building #4 (Please view TVCC virtual
campus map

Register Here

Introduction to NAFTA & 3 Free Trade Agreements
Korea, Colombia, & Panama

Presented by Allocca Enterprises, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and the Idaho District Export Council

This program will help you be in full compliance with all NAFTA regulations. You will know where to go and what to look for to be able to determine if your products qualify for the benefits of NAFTA. Most companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to NAFTA penalties. In some cases, your goods have low or zero duty already and therefore no need to expose your company to potential NAFTA violations or to fill out a NAFTA certificate if your products do not qualify. You will also have an overview of the Free Trade Agreements with Panama, South Korea, and Colombia.

When – Thursday, April 12, 2018; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where – Holiday Inn Express, 2970 West Elder Street, Boise, ID 83705

Cost – $250 per person if registered before March 30, $295 per person after March 30

Price includes all reference material, morning pastries/coffee, and lunch.

Questions – Contact Amy Benson

Register online for this event!


Export Documentation Compliance: Getting to PAID

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11 a.m. – noon PST Webinar (free)

Get the information you need to move goods from your door to your foreign customers on-time and in compliance while getting paid in a timely manner in the process. This webinar presents speakers from the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Preferred Shipping Inc. with expertise in document compliance, international customs regulations and export credit insurance that limits nonpayment risk. The speakers will discuss:

  • Five key elements to ensuring document accuracy
  • Logistics planning for international markets
  • Protecting against nonpayment
  • Competitive positioning with credit enhancement

For more information or to register, please visit the event page.

Idaho Export Excellence is recruiting for Fall 2017

The Idaho District Export Council (IDEC) is currently looking for six companies to participate in Export Excellence in fall 2017.

If you are an exporter who would like to develop a proactive process for accelerating your most profitable exports, the Idaho District Export Council (DEC) will recruit six companies to participate in Export Excellence 2017.

This program will pair your company with a Boise State University International Business student and a coach from IDEC. Over the course of three months, your team will create an Export Action Plan to help accelerate profitable export growth for your company. These plans will then be presented to the IDEC, who will give further advice on implementation.

Meeting dates for the program are:
September 7 & 21
October 19
November 16

If you are interested in applying, click here or contact Jennifer Verdon at (208) 287-3165.

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) is holding a manufacturing conference June 8th, 2017 at Emerald Downs (2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn, WA 98001).

Conference Flier Here

Register Here

About CAMPS:

CAMPS is an association of manufacturers, supply chain partners, professional service providers and affiliates (government, education, and non-profit organizations), all who share common interests to drive innovation, provide supply chain development, and collectively find 21 st Century workforce solutions.

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