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1-8 Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia Telecommunications Trade Mission to Central Europe. Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia are currently liberalizing their telecommunications markets to comply with their WTO commitments and EU membership requirements. All three countries will have achieved full liberalization in their telecommunications sectors by December 31, 2002, creating excellent openings for U.S. companies, whether providing telecommunications services or selling equipment. This trade mission will provide  excellent opportunities for American companies to find business partners or market products. For more information please contact Beatrix Roberts at (202) 482-2952. 

 

3-7 Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Executive Level Telecommunications Trade Mission to Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and led by a senior official of the Commerce Department, this mission will provide a unique opportunity for U.S. telecom service and equipment providers to either gain a foothold or advance established interests in the Polish, Czech and Slovakian telecommunications markets. The mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. firms providing products and services for the telecommunications industry who seek to enter or expand their presence in those markets. The mission is expected to include ten participating companies. Participation fee: $3,900. For more information contact Ms. Beatrix Roberts, tel: 202-482-2952, fax: 202-482-5834, e-mail: Beatrix_Roberts@ita.doc.gov

 

 3-5 Athens, Greece, International Tourism and Infrastructure Conference. The goal of this conference is to introduce and network participating U.S. companies with business and government decision-makers from countries in Europe and the surrounding regions. This growing market is constantly seeking innovative and experience overseas suppliers to fill its vast need. As one of the Japanese government's export-to-Japan facilitation efforts, JETRO invites environmental companies looking to enter and/or expand their business in Japan to Environment Japan 2001. For more information contact: Amy Zona at (202) 482 3190, e-mail: AmyZona@mail.doc.gov

 

4 New York, Harmonized Tariff System Workshop for Importers. This seminar focuses on how the Harmonized System works, and how to classify a product. Includes case studies to help analyze choices in tariff classifications. Seminar fee: $595. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

4-6 New York, Export Operations Workshop. Emphasizing on export documentation and transportation, this basic workshop will focus on the entire export process and the decisions that must be made each step of the way. Seminar fee: $1195. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

4-6 New York, Export/Import Letters of Credit. This 3-day course is a comprehensive workshop style seminar for the new and seasoned trader that provides a practical approach to letters of credit. The course covers the processing of export and import credits including irrevocable v. revocable, confirmed v. unconfirmed and negotiation v. payment. Additionally, financing through the letter of credit and standby letters of credit are covered. Find out how to identify problems created by discrepancies and how to avoid pitfalls in the future. Seminar fee: $595. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

5 New York, NAFTA Regulations and Documentation. This seminar will cover interpretation of rules of origin, documentation on shipments and U.S. customs enforcement. Workshop registrants should be familiar with the Harmonized Tariff System. Seminar fee: $595. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

5-6 New York, Classification and Valuation. This seminar will provide classification of merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, General Rules of Interpretation, Section and Chapter Notes, and a detailed review of the value laws focusing on compliance and duty saving strategies. Seminar fee: $595. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

10-12 New York, Import Regulations and Documentation. This seminar is a complete format of well-defined informed compliance standards in the importing process. The course will cover principal documents that must be prepared for import shipments. Seminar fee: $1195. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

13-14 New York, Importing Textiles and Apparel. This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the textile and apparel import transaction and the exercise of reasonable care, country of origin determinations and FTC labeling. Additional focus on Customs requirements for tariff and quota preference programs. Seminar fee: $895. For more information contact: Registrar at (212) 346-1177, fax at (212) 346-1199 or visit our website at www.wti.pace.edu.

 

14-17 New Delhi, India, Paperex 2001. This is the 5th International Trade Fair and Conference on Pulp, Paper & Conversion Industry featuring raw material handling and preparation, pulping, bleaching and paper making, news print manufacture, conversion technology and automation in paper mills among others. For more information contact: Elizabeth Ausberry at (202) 482 4908, e-mail: Elizabeth.Ausberry@mail.doc.gov