Export/Import Management

This course covers in detail the techniques and procedures involved in successfully carrying out export and import transactions. Topics include the language of international trade, INCO terms, payment terms, trade barriers, export licensing, pricing, order handling, insurance, international collections, and international transportation. Documentation requirements of export and import operations are examined in detail. Import and customs clearance procedures are studied along with their relation to foreign product sourcing and international purchasing. The functions and operations of Foreign Trade Zones are illustrated, and the important area of countertrade is introduced. Finally, legislation that affects the international trader and some of the alternatives to exporting (licensing, foreign manufacturing and joint ventures) are covered.

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