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Export Webinar: Navigating Free Trade Agreements and Qualifying your Product


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04/03/2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

The U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with the Connecticut District Export Council is offering a unique webinar for U.S. businesses. Navigating Free Trade Agreements will explain the benefits of these trade agreements and how to determine if your product qualifies under a specific free trade agreement.

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proved to be one of the best ways to open up foreign markets to exporters. Trade Agreements reduce barriers to exports and enhance the rule of law in the FTA partner country. The reduction of trade barriers and the creation of a more stable and transparent trading and investment environment make it easier and cheaper for companies to export their products and services to trading partner markets.

The United States has 14 FTAs in force with 20 countries. The United States is also in the process of negotiating the regional Trans-Pacific Partnership, while other agreements are in the initial discussion phase. Proper utilization of an FTA can give your company advantages in a market and a savings in duties. However the rules on how to qualify your product under an FTA can be complex and differ from one FTA to another FTA.

Our presentation will indicate cover how to verify if you can benefit from a specific FTA, how to navigate the different free trade agreements, how to identify a product's specific rules of origin, and how to qualify your product. For more information contact Anthony.Sargis@trade.gov.

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