Central CA SBDC Regional Network
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Export Mechanics for the Small Business Exporter

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

U.S. goods and services are in demand across the globe. But to be successful, it’s essential for a business to understand the many aspects of international sales. The devil is in the details but that’s where the profits are too. This workshop will take you under the hood of export practice to uncover details you’d rather know beforehand than discover in mid-export sale. The free 2-hour program will provide an overview of key considerations exporters needs to understand. Topics will include:

  • Properly classifying and reporting your export
  • Complying with US (and foreign) laws controlling exports/imports
  • Developing a logistical plan
  • Export documentation
  • Typical export terms of sale
  • Getting paid and risk mitigation strategies
  • Export financing sources

The program will conclude with an overview of additional resources and services available for growing your export business.


  • Sergio Retamal, President & CEO, Global4PL Supply Chain Management
  • Jeff Deiss, Export Finance Manager, Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade


  1. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is free the day of the event in any unlabeled parking spot.
  2. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information, contact jeff.deiss@sba.gov
Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences & Technology, Room #1100
39399 Cherry Street
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.