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Export One AFRICA/Coaching/Business Counseling

Export One: Africa! is a comprehensive 7 week course taught by Empowering Ideas, LLC and Princeton Healthcare, LLC who are veterans to the international trade arena and are actively engaged in business deals today in Brazil, Korea, India, and Ghana. The course work includes use of a workbook, practical applications, identification of resources, case studies and live project leading to certification and completion of a trade deal.

The uniqueness of the class is the fact that each company that registers agrees to an international trade deal. Companies are expected to complete a limited number of coaching sessions with the course consultants to complete a deal.

The didactic class work and the coaching sessions culminate in the actual completion of a trade deal. The process of selling is precisely what will transform your company’s understanding from that of an outsider to that of an insider. You will learn the process and requirements for negotiating a deal; vetting an international firm; qualifying products/services; pricing insurance; securing international financing; engaging freight forwarders; complying with customs procedures; securing payments, and so much more!

U.S. Government Agencies

U.S. Government International Support Agencies

Federal export assistance is delivered by many U.S. Government Agencies that facilitate market access and compliance issues; identify and reduce trade barriers, and ensure that foreign countries are in compliance with trade agreements. These federal organizations also support manufacturing and service sectors by advocating policies to help U.S. companies be competitive at home and around the world. These agencies ensure that industry needs are reflected in policy development and various trade laws. 

Some of these agencies include:

International Trade Administration*
Export-Import Bank*
Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS)*
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)*
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)*
U.S. Small Business Administration*
U.S Department of State*
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)*
Office of Foreign Assets Control*
United States Trade Representative*
U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board
U.S. Department of Commerce www.export.gov and www.buyusa.com
Minority Business Development Agency

U.S. Treasury
U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security

In addition, there are international organizations such as the World Bank Group; the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.