Export Training Webinars
Classification Under the Harmonized Tariff & Schedule B
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 AM
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An understanding of the Harmonized System is essential for importers and exporters alike.  This program will provide those new to importing or exporting, as well as the seasoned professional a solid understanding of the classification process. It will also benefit anyone involved in determining eligibility for Free Trade Agreements.  
Export Documentation & Procedures
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 AM
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This webinar will provide a real life understanding of the more complex issues that may arise with export documentation and what is involved in transporting goods to foreign buyers. It will take you through the process of determining what documents are required and how they are prepared or obtained.  
Export Training Programs Survey 
Our goal is to always provide exporting training programs that are relevant and in a format that best suits you and your staff.  We would like to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete our Export Training Programs Survey. Thank you!

NAFTA & Changes Under the USMCA Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

9:30 - 11:00 AM


Brought to you by our colleagues at the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, this webinar will offer an overview of NAFTA and its replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Without a thorough knowledge of the current regulations and the coming changes, a company can encounter delays, lost opportunities, and additional expenses due to compliance issues. 


Click here for more information and to register.  

Click here to learn more about the USMCA and Pennsylvania.

Market Spotlight: Canada

Why Canada?  canada4.jpg

Canada is an ideal 1st market for new-to-export companies and those seeking to expand their business and distribution networks. Canadian partners are most interested in innovation and products that provide time, labor and/or cost savings. Being a mature market, "me too"/commodity products focused solely on price may find market entry challenging as competitive products are well-established. Successful companies must clearly articulate their value proposition to the market and potential customers and partners.

  • Canada is Pennsylvania's No. 1 export destination, and PA sells more goods to Canada than to Mexico, China, and Japan combined
  • Pennsylvania exported $10.8 billion USD worth of goods to Canada in 2018
  • U.S./Canada trade relationship is the largest in the world, trading more than $2 billion in goods and services daily

Join Pennsylvania's Trade Mission to Canada: Toronto & Montreal to explore this exciting market!
June 7-12, 2020

Meeting face-to-face with prospective customers and partners is crucial to establishing business relationships in Canada. We can help you meet your business objectives by designing a business itinerary tailored to your company's specific needs.  


As a mission participant you will receive:

  • Industry-specific market research
  • One-on-one business appointments with pre-qualified business partners based on your criteria
  • Detailed background information about each company provided in advance
  • Logistical assistance - identification of hotels and more
  • Services of the Commonwealth's trade representative
  • Follow-up assistance after the mission

Who Should Participate?

Companies from all industries are welcome to participate.  Target sectors in Canada include: 

  • Precision agricultural technology and equipment
  • Automotive and civil aviation
  • Defense products and services; safety and security
  • Environmental technology
  • Healthcare and medical equipment
  • Information and Communications Technology - ICT
  • Power generation
  • Innovative consumer products
  • Visit Export.gov's Canada Country Commercial Guide for more detail

Space is limited to 8 companies!

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Registration fee: $600 USD per company - financial assistance of up to $5,000 may be available to qualifying companies through the Global Access Program

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Compliance Seminar
US Commercial Service Tuesday, June 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Temple University Altar Hall, Auditorium, Philadelphia

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for this one-day seminar that will provide training on export filing requirements. Topics such as Foreign Trade Regulations guidelines and Automated Export System & ACE AESDirect filing will be covered.


For more information email Tony Pu at tony.pu@trade.gov.

GAP is back!
The PA  Global Access Program (GAP) is open for activities in 2020.  GAP is designed to  enhance the capability of small to mid-sized companies to increase export sales. GAP provides up to $5,000 per award period to eligible PA companies to reimburse up to 75% of qualifying expenses associated with specific export promotion activities. This program is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is administered by the PA Office of International Business Development. Funds are limited and subject to availability.

GAP funds are for approved activities occurring October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020. All GAP applications must be submitted to the NEPA Alliance at least 45 days prior to the activity for which funding is sought. Contact Debbie Langan for more information.


Upcoming Trade Events

Hong Kong (also covering Japan, Korea, Thailand & Vietnam)
April 20-27, 2020
June 1-5, 2020
Deadline: February 18, 2020
Trade Mission to Canada
June 7-12, 2020
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Your company may qualify for Global Access Program funds to help offset the cost of participating in these activities. Contact Debbie Langan for more information.
Northeastern Pennsylvania companies interested in any of these announcements can contact NEPA's International Program 
for additional information.

Contact: Debbie Langan, Senior Program Manager,
at dlangan@nepa-alliance.org or 570-655-5581, ext. 233

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