Check out the U.S. Commercial Service website for a full list of upcoming events locally, nationally and around the globe. Follow on Linkedin CS Pacific North to stay abreast of activities and programming.
Lunch and Learn Series
The Oregon District Export Council is pleased to bring a series of lunch & learn discussions, led by exporters and business people with in country, on-the-ground experience and stories to share. Benefit from their lessons learned the hard way! Better prepare yourself and your company for next steps and success in international markets. Stay tuned for the 2023 lineup!
Journey in Exporting: Oregon Manufacturers Go Global
June 28, 2023 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Sherwood, OR
This panel discussion features seasoned Oregon exporters sharing their inspirational stories about their path to export success and the tips and techniques they learned along the way! Organized by the Oregon District Export Council and the US. Commercial Service, with support from the Cities of Sherwood, Wilsonville, Tualatin and Tigard, and hosted by NW Natural. All collaborating to help area businesses succeed in export growth!
2023 Export Compliance Summit
July 27, 2023 | WSU Vancouver, WA Campus
One Full day of In-Person Export Compliance training covering ITAR, EAR, OFAC. Discussion led by USG compliance officials and legal experts. Stay informed on current regulations, looming changes, and what it takes to stay compliant in export and global trade.
Signature U.S. Commercial Service Events we support:
- Discover Global Markets / Europe: September 2023, Business forums in seven cities across the US
- Trade Winds Europe/Eurasia 2024: Conference and Matchmaking in Türkiye | Denmark | Italy | Poland | Romania
** RECORDINGS **
How to Utilize U.S. Embassies for International Business Development
December 8, 2022
This virtual panel discussion focused on how U.S. embassies can advance your int'l business activities, how to connect with embassy teams, and how to interface with local commerce, the SBA, and Business Oregon teams. Brought to you by the Oregon District Export Council and US Commercial Service, with a goal of helping local companies succeed in export growth!
International Distributors: Export Growth Lifetime
October 13, 2022
This webinar features a panel of exporters sharing how they found, signed, trained, and incentivized their international distributors. Peer practitioners discuss lessons learned, with honest answers to your tough questions. Brought to you by the Oregon DEC and US Commercial Service, with a goal of helping USA companies succeed in export growth! Part of the Lunch and Learn global discussion series.
Getting Goods to Market: Logistics
August 11, 2022
Join three speakers from Expeditors International of Washington Inc. covering topics to help you plan and manage your shipping and logistics to get your goods to market as pain free as possible! With nearly 70 years of combined experience, these logistics professionals will touch on the current state of affairs in the transport of goods:
- pain points and bottlenecks: labor/space/equipment shortages, longshoreman contracts, etc.
- how to manage shipping costs/timelines
- what will be the “new normal” for supply chains in a post-pandemic world?
Export Sanctions: A Review in Light of Current World Affairs
June 9, 2022
As part of the Oregon District Export Council's Lunch & Learn series, this webinar will provide a recap on Sanctions, types, risk exposure and red flags, and key market awareness considerations in light of current world affairs (i.e. Russia). Bring your business concerns and questions for a productive dialog around complex issues impacting international trade. Discuss led by practicing legal export compliance experts.
Presentation and Discussion covered topics such as:
- What Sanctions are/are not
- Types of Sanctions
- Impact to U.S. Exporters / Risks of Non-Compliance
- Stakeholders (government agencies that impose and who they apply to)
- Spotting Potential Issues / Red Flags
- Recent Activities / Market Awareness (i.e. Russia)
International Market Intelligence for Rural Oregon Exporters
June 11, 2021
Rural businesses are eligible for deep and actionable research to help find potential partners and access and prioritize best countries of opportunity for export markets. Put the U.S. Rural Export Assistance Center and their international trade research specialists to work for you! Learn more about the "Rural America's Intelligence Service for Exporters" or RAISE program here: www.trade.gov/raise
Listen to a recording about the program and Export Promotion Grants to cover research costs, hosted by the Oregon office of the U.S. Commercial Service, Business Oregon and OEDA.
US Commercial Service - 01:51
Rural Export Assistance Center - RAISE intro - 05:08
Business Oregon resources + grant - 22:45
Client testimonial - 29:30
Q&A - 34:00
** PAST EVENTS **
Celebrate Trade Award Gala and Scholarship Dinner
May 18, 2023 | Portland, OR
Oregon's World Trade Week helps us build the next generation of international business leaders. The semi-formal event recognized private sector companies that have made a significant contribution to Oregon's standing as a leader in international trade and investment. It also raised money for the Oregon Consular Corps (501c3) scholarship for international affairs focused students.
Oregon-Mexico Trade Opportunities for Growth: Business Roundtable
May 19, 2023 | World Trade Center, Portland, OR
Mexico is Oregon's 2nd largest export market, with considerable grow in the forecast. Senior diplomats spoke on market tends, trade development priorities, and commercial opportunities, featuring:
• Roberto Velasco Alvarez, Undersecretary for North America, Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Mexico
Behind the policy are practicalities of expanding sales, building partnership, clearing customs, and getting paid. This program also featured a business panel of Oregon companies actively exporting to Mexico.
U.S. - Vietnam Business Forum
May 17, 2023 | Portland, OR
Oregon hosted annual program in 2023. The Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) lead a delegation of about 15 Vietnam companies actively looking to build partnerships with Oregon and US companies, along with Vietnamese government officials. Activities included a briefing and business-to-business meetings. Organized in cooperation with the Vietnam Consulate General of San Francisco.
Journey to Export Success: Stories of Oregon Exporters
February 16, 2023
This panel discussion featured seasoned Oregon exporters who shared their inspirational stories about their path to export success and all the tips and techniques they learned along the way! Brought to you by the Oregon District Export Council and US Commercial Service, with a goal of helping local companies succeed in export growth!
listen to snippets of export advice shared as part of the panel discussion
HTS/Schedule B code Classification Training
November 15, 2022
Bureau of Industry and Security Compliance Briefing & Export Enforcement Priorities
October 25, 2022
View the recently updated "Don't Let This Happen To You" for useful framework, guidance, preventative measures, and sample violations.
International Shipping Documentation Training
February 10, 2022
Northwest Trade Compliance Conference (ITAR/EAR/OFAC)
Aug 10-12, 2021
Strategies for Cross-Border eCommerce Success in China
July 29, 2021
International Business Networking Receptions! 2021 Virtual Reset !
March 31, 2021
Virtual networking for global trade professionals! Featuring facilitated themed breakout sessions on these fascinating topics:
- Traceability in Product Safety, Compliance & IP Protection
- eCommerce/Branding for Consumer Goods
- Foreign Defense Sales during Covid19
- International Banking & Trade Finance
- US-UK Trade Relations & Brexit
- Global Logistics/Air Freight and Port of Portland Operations
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors - K&L Gates, and Port of Portland for their continuing support of the Oregon District Export Council!