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Export University

Export University is a brand of courses on exporting designed to help U.S. companies begin an export initiative and to gain increasing skills and innovation in their international sales. This series is designed to walk participating companies through export topics of various levels, which have been identified as being of high interest to North Carolina exporters. You do not have to take the classes as a series, but can choose the ones that are most relevant to your goals. Some examples of courses that are regularly offered are:

  • Export University 101 - "Introduction to Exporting"
    This course is designed for new-to-export companies and those that would like to refine certain aspects of their export process. The course walks you through all the fundamentals of exporting, including how to determine if you are ready to export, conducting market research, finding buyers and trade partners overseas, getting paid, shipping the product, legal aspects of exporting, and case studies on successful NC exporters.


  • Export University 201 and 301
    The topics of these advanced courses vary.  Previous topics include website globalization, export finance and Ex-Im Bank, export documentation and free trade agreements, export regulations (BIS and ITAR), etc.


Upcoming Events

Export University 101 - Introduction to Exporting
April 17 - Greensboro, NC

Our popular Export University program is back in-person in Greensboro, NC on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. At this one-day workshop, we will present the fundamentals of running a successful export business, with topics and speakers reflecting the most current global trends, challenges, and opportunities.

During this workshop, we will cover:

  • Why your company should consider exporting

  • Creating your international strategy, market research and identifying best prospect markets

  • How to find, qualify, and motivate overseas buyers and partners

  • The nuts and bolts of exporting - Incoterms, documentation, and logistics

  • Methods of payment

  • Legal considerations - intellectual property protection and international contracts

The registration fee is $65 per attendee.  For more information and registration, please visit or email

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