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Orange County CITD Import Compliance Training
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – Apr 3 @ 11:00 am

Six-week training (Mondays)

Whether you are new to your role of dealing with import compliance at your company, or need a refresher, this robust course will teach you the basics and keep you up to date on your responsibilities as an importer. This hands-on practitioner’s course covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification, demonstrating reasonable care, Free Trade Agreements, C-TPAT, how to implement your compliance program, and so much more.

Brazil: Regulatory Compliance Demystified
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Attendees will learn about the processes involved in certifying their products in Brazil. The presenters will offer a general view of the types of certifications and respective agencies overseeing them, as well as step-by-step guidance related to the stages involved in the certification processes. MC will also bring in some real-life examples to present to the audience.  This is a great opportunity to learn about overcoming some of the hurdles to enter the growing Brazilian market – without having to travel to Brazil!

2017 Global Responsible Sourcing Summit
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

UL Consumer and Retail Services is proud to announce that registration for UL’s Global Responsible Sourcing Summit on March 1-2, 2017 in West Hollywood, CA is now available. Join industry leaders as we examine new challenges and new solutions in responsible sourcing.

HR Boot Camp – Burlingame
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

New to Human Resources or want a refresher? Build your HR muscle at this one-day, topic-packed seminar focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination.

CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals:

  • Hiring, including I-9 verification and criminal background checks
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classification
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Leaves of absence basics, including paid sick leave
  • Discrimination and harassment prevention
  • Policies and best practices

Learn what you need to know and take away best practices to avoid common HR mistakes. Join us at HR Boot Camp.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the employment life cycle
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Pacific Alliance Trade Forum
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

With a market of over 215 million people, avg. per capita income of US $16,759, an economy exceeding US $3 Trillion and 36% of Latin America GDP, the Pacific Alliance is an excellent platform for joint ventures. It provides new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and investment in many sectors for California businesses.

What’s Next? The Future of Trade Policy in North America
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Trilateral trade within North America is one of the largest economic relationships in the world with over $1 trillion in goods traded annually. In California alone, over 1.6 million jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico, and over $100 billion in goods are traded between the two countries and California annually.

Recent rhetoric threatens this important relationship that has been cultivated over 30 years. Is free trade a zero-sum game with winners and losers? What impact has the Trump administration’s protectionist talk had on diplomatic relations with the United States’ closest neighbors?

CalChamber President and Chief Executive Officer Allan Zaremberg is the moderator.

RSVP by March 3.

View PDF flyer for additional information


Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Boot Camp
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

Participate in this comprehensive export training and increase your skills in global trade!

The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential designation provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce. As such, it certifies an individual’s ability to conduct global business across four key domains: global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance.

Expert, accredited, trainers in all four CGBP domains will cover a broad range of global competencies. This training will enhance your Global Business knowledge and give you the tools necessary to compete in today’s global market.

Sample topics:
• Assess a company’s export readiness
• Calculate landed cost
• Evaluate international freight forwarders
• Understand payment mechanisms
• Access government tools, services and grants
• Complete international documentation
• Navigate international trade compliance and more!

SelectUSA 2017 China Road Show
Mar 13 – Mar 23 all-day

SelectUSA’s fourth China Road Show will take place on March 13-23, 2017. The six-city show to Changchun (March 13), Jinan (March 15), Zhengzhou (March 17), Kunming (March 20), Xiamen (March 21), and Nanjing (March 23) will offer U.S. state, local, regional, and tribal economic development organizations (EDOs) the opportunity to market their locations directly to investors across China.

The cost for U.S. EDOs is $4,000, plus $500 for each additional participant.

SelectUSA will be hosting two webinars for interested parties January 11, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. China time January 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. ET / January 12, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. China time.

To sign up for the webinar, please contact Cathy Feig or Shujuan Cao

Live Webinar: Keeping Criminal Background Checks in Check
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background.

Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting review of legal requirements and issues relating to criminal background checks:

  • California, federal, and local restrictions on criminal background checks
  • Recent legislation regarding juvenile convictions
  • Proposed FEHA criminal background regulations
  • Best practices

Find the balance between properly screening individuals before making employment decisions and the legal protections in place that could trigger litigation.

  • Presented by top CalChamber employment law experts
  • Ideal for HR professionals, office managers, business owners or anyone responsible for hiring and staffing
  • Mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones
  • Ability to submit questions during webinar
  • Downloadable webinar slides and webinar recording

This webinar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

CITD California Policy Mission to Australia
Mar 19 – Mar 25 all-day

Application Deadline:  Jaunary 27

Individuals interested in being considered for the California Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Mission, should complete the above online application form. The Northern California-Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade Development will review applications and will notify you on the outcome of the selection.

Overview: The Northern California-Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade Development (Los Rios Community College District) in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture is leading a Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Mission to Australia in March 2017. The purpose of this mission is to further the application of climate-smart technologies and management practices within California’s specialty crop sector. This policy mission will provide the opportunity for participants to meet with government agencies, academia and businesses within Australia’s water and agricultural sector.

Mission Participants: The mission will be led by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and include leaders within California’s agricultural sector.