Start the New Year off right by joining us for our winter webinars
"Incoterms® In Practice"
Thursday, January 30, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 AM
You may know the definitions of Incoterms® 2010, but do you know what has changed with Incoterms® 2020 and how to apply the new terms? Many programs present the definitions of Incoterms® but only provide a few select ways to apply them. This program will provide not only an understanding of the definitions, but also actual examples of using Incoterms® to your advantage in purchase orders, sales agreements, and even letters of credit. Not using the best term in the proper context can be costly. Don't realize your mistake when it is too late.  
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"Classification Under the Harmonized Tariff & Schedule B"
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 AM

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.  
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"Export Documentation"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Registration opens in February
Last Call for PA Trade Mission to Czech Republic & Poland
March 29 - April 3, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic & Warsaw, Poland
The deadline to register for Pennsylvania's Trade Mission to Czech Republic & Poland has been extended to January 31, 2020. Don't miss this opportunity to explore business opportunities in these markets!
As a mission participant you will receive:
  • Customized market research
  • Prearranged 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, interpreters, drivers and more
  • Services of the Commonwealth's trade representative
  • Follow-up assistance after the mission
The registration fee is only $600 for both markets, and financial assistance of up to $5,000 through the Global Access Program may be available to qualifying companies to offset mission-related costs.
Click here for more information.

"Opportunities for PA Exporters in the Australian Market: Taking Your Business Down Under" Webinar
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Hosted by our colleagues at the Southern Allegheni es Planning & Development  Commission, this free webinar will offer an overview of the Australian market and explore opportunities for PA exporters.
Why Australia? Australia is the world's 14th largest economy and is experiencing its 29th year of consecutive growth. It provides a safe, low risk environment in which to do business. Australia offers export opportunities in many sectors including: Infrastructure, Health and Medical Technology, IT, Digital Technology, Aircraft and Parts, as well as Defense and Security.
Click here to register, or c ontact  Tina Taylor, SAP&DC, for more information. 
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 or 570-655-5581, ext. 233

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