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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

The LA SBDC Network offers no-cost/low-cost business workshops throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Learn tips for importing into the U.S.  Do you want to start or expand an import business? It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare.

The following will be covered:
· Do I need an import license?
· What are the necessary documents?
· How to classify the merchandise
· What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?
· How can a licensed customs broker help your business?
· What is the role of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)?
· Important tips about shipments
· Duties, tariffs, and what’s next?