Module 1

Introduction to International Trade

October 2, 2017

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Instructor: Larry Taylor

This course discusses theoretical concepts of international trade, such as mutually beneficial trade, the effects of protectionism, macroeconomic issues of balance of payments, the adjustments mechanism and the impact of economic policies in an open trade environment. From advice about negotiating with foreign sellers to guidance on moving goods through U.S. Customs while ensuring compliance, this course provides essential information about trading internationally.

Module 2

International Transactions

November 6, 2017

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Instructor: Paul Toskin

This module discusses credit, operational, and foreign exchange risk in international trade transactions, and describes methods commonly used to mitigate these risks. Learn to recognize how credit, operational, and foreign exchange risk can arise in international trade transactions, and how to structure international trade transactions to minimize these risks.

Module 3

International Ocean & Air Transportation

December 4, 2017

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Instructor: Arijana Hoormann

This course covers the issues of moving goods from one country to another within the terms of a sale agreement and without incurring unexpected expenses. Learn to securely and affordably transport products, choose proper insurance and current government security initiatives and how to implement them. The course provides a complete overview of the transportation process – whether shipping by ocean or air.

Module 4

International Business Culture

January 2, 2018

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Instructor: Larry Taylor

Today’s global business enterprise requires a fine-tuned awareness and understanding of culture. International collaborations have often failed because of cultural misunderstandings, miscommunications and missteps. This course will introduce you to the concept of culture and begin with the critical stage of guiding participants towards understanding their own cultural assumptions. We will use dimensions of culture to build knowledge and understanding of basic drivers behind cultural differences. Upon completion of the course, you will have a thoughtful toolkit to manage the most common challenges across cultures in international business settings.

 

Module 5

Export Control & Risk Management

February 5, 2018

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Instructor: Arijana Hoormann

Various international agreements have established export control standards on specific categories of goods to ensure security and safety for nations, economies, environments and wildlife. This course provides an overview of recent global events that have impacted border control procedures, including the adoption of new export controls for effective risk management.

Module 6

Customs Classification & Valuation

March 5, 2018

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Instructor: David Forgue 

Failure to intelligently comply with Customs laws can result in excess duty payments, financials penalties and supply or delivery disruptions. This course discusses tariff classification rules and how indirect payments, royalties, freight and shipping costs, plus other valuations, affect the accuracy and legitimacy of declared values.

Costs

All six modules must be taken in order to earn the Chancellor's Certificate in International Trade. The cost is $1,800. Each module also can be taken individually for $350 per module.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Scholarships

Scholarships up to $1000 per person now available for the Chancellor's Certificate in International Trade (CCIT). This funding is generously provided by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Please contact Stella Sheehan or call (314) 615-8141 for further information, including eligibilty requirements.

Instructors

  • Paul Toskin +

    Paul Toskin is vice president and manager of Commerce Bank’s Trade Service Group in St. Louis. After completing an International Read More
  • David G. Forgue +

    David Forgue is a partner at Barnes/Richardson Global Trade Law. His practice focuses on the representation of importers and exporters, Read More
  • Lawrence Taylor +

    Lawrence Taylor founded Aziotics after having worked and lived in Asian markets for 25 years and having had general management Read More
  • Arijana Hoormann +

    Arijana Hoormann is a long-term freight forwarder and Certified United States Export Compliance Officer. A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, she Read More
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