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The mission of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) is to promote U.S. exports from Hawaii and the American Pacific Islands by supporting the activities of the US Commercial Service and Hawaii Export Assistance Center, counseling businesses on the exporting process, and conducting trade education programs.
Join us for a very special edition of SWIF!
We are happy to announce a newly planned session of SWIF, happening in Kona on the Big Island! Although, not originally planned for inclusion, SWIF Kona has been made possible through community support and demanded by Kona businesses! Don't miss out on this opportunity to take advantage of a program brought to Kona by popular demand!
Export University 101 is headed to Guam for the first time on September 19th and 20th of this year thanks to collaboration between HPEC, The Guam Economic Development Authority, and the Guam Small Business Development Center. Export University 101 will take place at the University of Guam, from 8am to 4pm on both days. Additionally, an Export Round Table Discussion will be held on September 21st. For more information, see the below flyer.
Make the World Your Customer!
Eligible expenses include:
Join us at our upcoming workshop!
We welcome you to attend this mini series conducted by special guest Tatyana Aguirre to learn more about export controls. Any U.S. manufacturer or company that currently exports or plans to export any item from the U.S. to a foreign destination will benefit from this four part mini series. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more!
Check out the event flyer at http://tinyurl.com/kk2gjap and register today!
Module 1: August 27th, 2013 (9am-12pm) Are you Subject to the EAR? How to Classify Your Product
Module 2: August 27th, 2013 (1pm-4pm) General Prohibitions & License Exceptions
Module 3: August 28th, 2013 (9am-12pm) Applications,Processing,SNAP-R,Export Clearances, & Record Keeping
Module 4: August 28th, 2013 (1pm-4pm) Broad OVERVIEW of Export Control Reform (ECR) & Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP).
Location: Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2 Honolulu
Cost: $50 per workshop module, $150 for all 4
Early Bird Special! $40 per workshop or $140 for all until August 7, 2013
Deadline: August 23, 2013
An exciting turn of events launched at the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland as President Obama, UK Prime Minister Cameron, European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy began to talk about TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The goal of the Partnership is to promote new growth in jobs, expand GDP, increase exports, and decrease barriers of trade.
For the United States in particular it means that there will be hopes of larger exporting across the globe. This will cause an increase in jobs for Americans and help the unemployement rate. For agriculture goods, the goal is to increase the flow of goods with non-tariff barriers. In regards to HPEC, it's an exciting goal of the Partnership to help promote global competitiveness of small and medium sized companies. The Partnership is still just in the beginning stages, but there is already great momentum and support for TTIP.
The next negotiations are set to take place later this summer in Washington DC where the United States and EU will begin the task of eliminating tariffs and setting in place regulatory requirements. The Partnernship is a thrilling step into the future for International Trade.