Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 – The Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will hold a free Advanced Export Workshop on Trade Finance and Insurance on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon in the John Spoor Broome Library, Room 2325, on the CI campus.

This is the second in a series of workshops held jointly by IGER, the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, and the Port of Los Angeles to encourage global trade and assist regional businesses who are considering selling their goods overseas.  Participants in the “How to Export” seminar last spring indicated they wished to learn more about trade finance and insurance.

The Advanced Export Workshop will feature experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Brett Tarnet Insurance Services who will discuss topics including:

International Trade Finance

  • How to obtain working capital to finance export orders
  • How to specify the most efficient and safe export letters of credit from your buyers
  • Currency exchange futures to protect the value of your sales price
  • Pros and cons of securing payment against release of documents or cargo
  • Pros and cons of factoring

Export Credit Insurance

  • How to ensure payment and protect your international receivables with a trade insurance policy

Participants are encouraged to register online at by Thursday, Nov. 8.  Registration is free and includes breakfast and complimentary parking.  Once on campus, guests should follow signs for event parking.  Shuttles will escort guests from the parking lot to the Broome Library.

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