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Export Documentation and Payment Methods

Exporting Basics Seminar Series

(contact the ITC for specific dates)

Speaker: Ric Frantz

Managing Director and Co-Founder

LR International Inc., Chicago

This nuts and bolts workshop will take you step-by-step through the exporting process. The program will assist the exporter in gaining the basic understanding required to make better choices in exporting decisions by giving an insight into ways to respond to questions such as:

  • What is export documentation?

  • Am I capable of doing the documentation?

  • Do I need a freight forwarder?

  • Will I get paid?

  • What is the most competitive and optimum payment method?

  • What are the costs involved?

  • Is my price right?

  • Is my bank meeting my needs?

Various methods to optimize the exporter's competitiveness will be presented.

Also learn about:

  • International Trade Terms

  • International Payment Methods

  • Export Documentation

  • Role of Banks in International Transactions

  • Role of Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

  • Competitive International Pricing Strategies

  • Risk Management, Marine Insurance & Carrier Liability

Who should attend?

  • Business Owners

  • Purchasing Managers

  • Distribution Managers

  • Shipping Managers

  • Logistics Managers

  • Export Managers

  • Support Staff

  • Anyone responsible for preparing customs documentation

Registration: Space is limited, please register early.

Fee: $95 (in advance) $105 (at the door)

Includes: Continental breakfast, networking luncheon, parking and package of reference materials

Return Payment to:

SIUE-International Trade Center

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Campus Box 1107

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1107

Tel: (618) 650-3851 or (618) 650-2452

Fax: (618) 650-2647


Video: Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?

 Video: Strategies for Growth
Exporting Opportunities

Export Success Story Videos: 



The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a service to Illinois small businesses

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