STEP Can Provide Your Company with Customized Export Assistance
The UTSA-International Trade Center in collaboration with Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA's) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is offering new-to-export and experienced export companies market research, one-on-one export advising, and on-site training. All information provided will be customized to assist companies in growing their business internationally. Participants will also be introduced to key international trade issues and provide an overview of the essential elements necessary to successfully enter global markets.
Companies can choose from a variety of training topics that best fulfill their needs, including:
Laying the Foundation
International trade risks, HS classification, and export regulations.
Identifying and Selecting Markets
Selecting the best markets, secondary vs. primary trade research, in-depth international market research, export tools and resources.
International Market Entry Strategies
Foreign market entry options, international representation, agent and distributor agreements, international sales program and action plan.
Intercoms 2010Incoterms 2010, rules on modes of transport, how incoterms affect pricing, logistics, documentation & payment methods
International PricingFactors affecting international price, calculating landed costs, price escalation and international pricing strategies.
International Payment MethodsUnderstanding the risks, evaluating international payment methods, reviewing letters of credit and documentary drafts, export credit insurance, foreign exchange management and export financing options.
International Shipping and LogisticsRoles of the most important players, selecting logistics providers, use of freight forwarders and customs brokers and modes of transportation.
International DocumentationHow to complete documentation, certificate of origin, liability in completing international documentation, international shipping documents and payment methods, risks and other legal issues.
For additional STEP details
Contact Texas Department of Agriculture’s
grants office at (512) 463-2496
Applications are available on TDA’s website.
Download STEP Information
For more information on export training, market research & advising services, please contact Berenice Espinoza at (210) 458-2470 or complete the form below and we will contact you.