end of header

International Trade

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govBusiness & IndustryForeign Trade › Education and Training

OUTREACH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Get email updates
The U.S. Census Bureau provides valuable resources and training on understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations, classifying your commodities, filing export information, and utilizing international trade data. Learn more about these topics through our webinars, tutorials, training videos, seminars, conferences and other useful tools to help you build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.


 


Ready to grow your business in new ways, but need help? Wondering how to compete in a challenging, but lucrative global marketplace.
We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE
four-part webinar series to help you go global. Download the series flyer. All webinars are at 2:00 pm (EDT).
No pre-registration is required.

Find New Buyers, Finance Deals and Get Paid

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Presenters: TBD

Description: Learn about tools and resources to help grow your business abroad. Combine financing and credit insurance to unlock even more business potential
in foreign markets.

Find New Buyers, Finance Deals and Get Paid (Video) - youtube

Find New Buyers, Finance Deals and Get Paid (Presentation)

Find New Buyers, Finance Deals and Get Paid (Transcript)


Manage Challenges in the Global Marketplace

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Presenters: TBD

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of techniques and resources to avoid challenges abroad, such as protecting intellectual property, encountering
trade barriers, and competing for foreign government procurement.

Manage Challenges in the Global Marketplace (Video) - youtube

Manage Challenges in the Global Marketplace (Presentation)

Manage Challenges in the Global Marketplace (Transcript)


Online Tools for Finding New Markets

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Presenters: TBD

Description: Discover the power of data for researching foreign market opportunities through online tools courtesy of the Department of Commerce.

Online Tools for Finding New Markets (Video) - youtube

Online Tools for Finding New Markets (Presentation)

Online Tools for Finding New Markets (Transcript)


Opportunities in International Development

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Presenters: TBD

Description: Small business exporters can truly make the world a better place by doing good. Gain insights into the work of U.S. development agencies
and find opportunities that can grow your business while solving the world’s most pressing problems.

Opportunities In International Development (Video) - youtube

Opportunities In International Development (Presentation)

Opportunities In International Development (Transcript)


 

presented by the
U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division

This webinar series provides training and updates on features within the Automated Commercial Environment(ACE), the Foreign Trade Regulations(FTR) and MORE!

All webinars are FREE and start at 2pm EST. No pre-registration is required.

Agency Collaboration Webinar
Federal Governemnet Resources for Growth in Global Markets
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Access Agency Collaboration Resources For Exporters Presentation

Access Federal Governemnet Resources Agency Collaboration Webinar Recording Link - WebEx

Federal Governemnet Resources Agency Collaboration Transcript


Trade Outreach Branch (TOB)
Advanced Export Reports Webinar
Instructor: Mayumi Brewster
Date: October 31, 2017
Description: This webinar will provide an advanced tutorial to the export reports feature in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of ACE Export Report
  • Demonstration of:
    1. Accessing export reports,
    2. Creating an ad hoc report,
    3. Modifying report queries and filters, and
    4. Scheduling a recurring report.
Advanced ACE Export Reports Webinar Recording - WebEx

Advanced ACE Export Reports Webinar Transcript

Advanced ACE Export Reports Q&A Session Transcript

Access Advanced Export Reports Presentation

Trade Regulations Branch (TRB)
Roadmap to a Successful Voluntary Self-Disclosure
Date: January 25, 2018
Instructor: Jessica Mangubat
Description: This webinar will provide information about the Census Bureau's voluntary self-disclosure (VSD) process. This webinar will cover what can be included in a VSD, when you should consider submitting a VSD, what is required in a complete VSD, and what you can expect in the process.

Access Roadmap to a Successful VSD Webinar - WebEx

Access Roadmap to a Successful VSD Presentation

Access Roadmap to a Successful VSD Transcript

Exporting Vehicles to Canada
Date: November 30, 2017
Instructor: Charles Gamble
Description: The exporting a used self-propelled vehicle webinar will detail how to properly file your vehicle export and receive your Internal Transaction Number (ITN). This webinar will inform both U.S. and foreign entities on the procedures to export vehicles from the U.S. We will even show you the step-by-step process for U.S. entities to receive an EIN, and the filing steps in the Automated Export System (AES).

Access Exporting Vehicles to Canada Presentation

Access Exporting Vehicles to Canada Webinar - WebEx

Exporting Vehicles to Canada Webinar Transcript


Data Collection Branch (DCB)
  • ACE AESDirect Demonstration (Spanish)
    Date: April 19, 2018
    Speaker: Eric Gauthier
    Description: This webinar will provide a step-by-step demonstration of filing Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES) using the ACE AESDirect portal and highlight the portal's recent enhancement of additional shipment filters for retrieving previously filed ACE AESDirect shipments.

    Este webinar demostrará paso a paso como reportar Información de Exportación Electrónica (EEI) al Sistema Automatizado de Exportación (AES) utilizando el portal de ACE AESDirect. Además, se explicarán los nuevos filtros añadidos al sistema para recuperar envíos anteriormente transmitidos a través de ACE AESDirect.

    ACE AESDirect Demonstration Presentation (Spanish)

    AES Response Messages with a Focus on Fatal Errors
    Date: March 8, 2018
    Speaker: Adam Nave
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the various Automated Export System generated response messages a filer may receive when filing Electronic Export Information to the AES. Examples of the most common response messages with a focus on Fatal Errors will be discussed along with tips to help determine the reason and resolution for those errors utilizing Appendix A: Commodity Filing Response Messages of the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements

    Access AES Response Messages Webinar Presentation

    Access AES Response Messages Webinar – Webex

    Access AES Response Messages Webinar Transcript

    ACE AESDirect Demonstration
    Date: December 5, 2017
    Instructor: Alexander George
    Description: This webinar will provide a step-by-step demonstration of filing Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES) using the ACE AESDirect portal and highlight the portal's recent enhancement of additional shipment filters for retrieving previously filed ACE AESDirect shipments.

    Access ACE AESDirect Demonstration Webinar – Webex

    Access ACE AESDirect Demonstration Webinar Transcript


    Export Import Bank (EXIM)
    Export Competitively and Increase Your Sales with Government Support
    Date: January 11, 2018
    Instructor: Elizabeth Thomas (EXIM Bank)
    Description: Many authorized agents, U.S. Principal Parties in Interest and U.S. companies are not aware of the best kept secret within the federal government - the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). This independent agency of the federal government helps thousands of businesses expand and grow by selling their products and services internationally. That's why the U.S. Census Bureau and EXIM are collaborating to make you aware of this opportunity. EXIM knows competing in foreign markets can be challenging and risky. This webinar will discuss how to take the worry out of exporting and grow the international sales of U.S. based businesses. In particular, the webinar focuses on the three benefits of EXIM's export credit insurance:

    • Minimizes the risks of buyer nonpayment (up to 95%)
    • Allows exporters to extend attractive "open account" credit terms to customers
    • Increases an exporter's borrowing capacity
    Access Export Competitively Webinar Presentation

    Access Export Competitively Webinar Transcript

    Access Export Competitively Webinar – Webex


    Directorate Defense Trade Control (DDTC)
    Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) New Online Registration and Licensing Applications
    Date: December 4, 2018
    Speaker: Karen Wrege
    Description: As part of its IT modernization effort, Directorate Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is testing its new online applications, which will provide industry with user-friendly, cloud-based solutions for submitting required documentation and fees. During this webinar DDTC’s CIO, Karen Wrege, will discuss current status and next steps for DDTC’s new Registration and Licensing applications.

    Access DDTC New Online Registration and Licensing Application Webinar - YouTube

    Directorate Defense Trade Controls IT Modernization Project
    Date: August 8, 2018
    Speaker: TBD
    Description: The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, a Department of State organization responsible for developing and enforcing regulations that oversee the commercial export and temporary import of defense articles and services, is undergoing a major IT modernization effort to replace legacy systems with modern Cloud technologies. The new Cloud-based system, the Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), will provide industry access to a number of DDTC applications through a single online portal that offers collaborative case management tools. Additional benefits include improved security, consolidated forms with guided data entry features, and online payment through Pay.gov.

    Access DDTC IT Moderization Project Webinar Presentation

    Access DDTC IT Modernization Project Webinar Transcript

    Access DDTC IT Modernization Project Webinar - WebEx

    Directorate Defense Trade Control Overview
    Date: February 22, 2018
    Instructor: Kimberly Hancher (DDTC)
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview on export compliance for Directorate Defense Trade Control licensing shipments.

    Access DDTC Overview Webinar Presentation

    Access DDTC Overview Webinar – Webex


    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
    Creating an Effective Export Compliance Program and Actions to Take if an Export Violation Occurs.
    Date: March 22, 2018
    Instructor: Bryce Bewley (BIS)
    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the eight elements of an effective Export Compliance Program recommended to prevent export violations and ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Included will be a look at BIS Regulatory help available if a company has committed a violation of the EAR.

    Access Creating Effective Export Compliance Program Webinar – Webex

    Access Creating Effective Export Compliance Program Presentation


    Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Financing Export Development Activities
    Date: June 20, 2019
    Description: The webinar topic will discuss financing export development activities. Learn from other companies that faced export challenges and hear their best practices that will assist you in overcoming those hurdles.

    Financing Export Development Activities Presentation

    Financing Export Development Activities Transcript

    Financing Export Development Activities – Youtube

    Financing That Takes You Global
    Date: March 29, 2018
    Instructor: William Houck (Small Business Administration)
    Description: The webinar will cover "Financing that takes you global". Companies can experience sustainable revenue growth by exporting their goods or services. The US Small Business Administration has loan guarantee programs that support bank financing of all export promotion activities, export sales transactions and expansion of your US operations.

    Access Financing That Takes You Global Presentation

    Access Financing That Takes You Global Webinar – Webex


    Micro Analysis Branch
    Export Classification (Spanish)
    Date: April 5, 2018
    Instructor: Caroll Camacho
    Description:This Spanish webinar will include a live classification demonstration, provide tips for using the Schedule B search engine, and explain the international and U.S. rules of classification. It will mention some common classification challenges, including essential character, kits and sets, and parts. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session as time allows.

    Este seminario en línea incluirá demostraciones en vivo de como clasificar sus productos correctamente. Les proveerá ayuda sobre como utilizar el sistema de clasificacion utilizando la herramienta de búsqueda de Schedule B y se explicarán las reglas de clasificación tanto para los Estados Unidos como a nivel Internacional. Se mencionarán algunas reglas básicas de clasificación, además se explicará como poder clasificar productos tales como los sets o kits y las piezas. La presentación concluirá con una sección de preguntas y respuestas siempre y cuando el tiempo lo permita.

    Export Classification Presentation (Spanish)


    International Trade Administration (ITA)
    Top Markets for U.S. Exports Related to Design and Building Products
    Date: March 7, 2019
    Instructor: Cody Dietrich (ITA)
    Description: The webinar topics will include:

    • An overview of market opportunities in China and Mexico
    • A summary of U.S. competitiveness in the Design and Build sector
    • U.S. Government export assistance to help companies sell Design and Building Products
    • Assistance offered by U.S. Commercial Services
    Access Top Markets for U.S. Exports Related to Design and Buildiing Products Presentation

    Access Top Markets for U.S. Exports Related to Design and Buildiing Products Transcript

    Access Top Markets for U.S. Exports Related to Design and Buildiing Products Webinar - Webex


    Filing In The New AESDirect In ACE

    Click to play video

    Watch the video on how to file in the Refactored AESDirect in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

    Watch the video for the Spanish version here.

    Automated Commercial Environment/Automated Export System Export Reports Webinar

    • Date: September 17, 2015

      Presenters: U.S. Census Bureau & U.S. Customs and Border Protection

      This webinar will provide the trade community with information on how to apply for a new Exporter account and run trade export reports. In addition, updates on the AESDirect portal development and the timeline for moving AESDirect into ACE.

    • Access ACE/AES Export Reports webinar
    • Presentation Slides

     

    The Basics of Export Compliance Summer Webinar Series
    This series of webinars provides you with the resources necessary to remain compliant with export laws and regulations. Download the series flyer.

    All webinars are FREE and start at 2pm E.S.T.
    Log-in details available 24 hours before event

    JUNE
    Understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations   Classifying your Product
    U.S. Census Bureau
    June 10, 2014
      U.S. Census Bureau
    June 24, 2014
    Learn the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Before you export physical goods from the US you must be aware of your role and the reporting requirements.   Need help classifying your product for exportation? Learn how to use our intuitive Schedule B Search, and gain an understanding of the classification rules.
    Access June 10th Webinar   Access June 24th Webinar

    JULY
    Learn more about the Export Administration Regulations   Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
    Bureau of Industry and Security
    July 8, 2014
      State Department
    July 22, 2014
    Gain an understanding of the Export Administration Regulations, Export Control Classification Numbers, and how to file Commerce-controlled exports in the Automated Export System. Learn about the Commerce Control List, Export Control Reform, and the new "600 series," as well as existing compliance activities.   Find out about the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the US Munitions List. Understand how to be compliant when exporting military and munition items
    Access July 8th Webinar   Access July 22nd Webinar

    AUGUST
    Sanctions and Embargoes: What it means to you?   Utilizing the Features in the AES
    Office of Foreign Assets Control
    August 5, 2014
      U.S. Census Bureau
    August 26, 2014
    Learn about sanctions and embargoes on foreign countries and entities. Learn best practices to screen denied persons and blocked countries.   Easily manage your export reporting through AESDirect shipment manager. Learn how to utilize the features in AESDirect to view and track shipments, which can assist you with internal audits.
    Access August 5th Webinar   Access August 26th Webinar

    Virtual Town Hall
    Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) Webinars


    Come learn about what has changed in the Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) and how that change will affect you. This webinar series was created by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau and will provide information on the revised FTR. Best of all, the webinars are FREE.


    The webinars will focus on the following topics:
    1. Changes in reporting requirements
      (i.e., used self propelled vehicles, temporary exports, and split shipments)
    2. New fields added to the Automated Export System
      (e.g., License Value and Ultimate Consignee Type)
    3. Changes in definitions
      (i.e., port of export and household goods)

    Virtual
    Town Halls


    Upcoming Town Halls

    Select dates below to view
    previously recorded webinar

    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site
    Link to a non-federal Web site


    Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: November 15, 2019