America's SBDC Iowa - International Trade Resources

How We Can Help

America's SBDC Iowa is available to advise and train small businesses in all 99 Iowa counties in the area of export development. Services and resources that are available include counseling, support, and trade-related information; help identify potential small business export opportunities; and assist small businesses with compliance.

For more information please contact:

America's SBDC Iowa 
2321 North Loop Dr., Ste, 202 
Ames, IA 50010 


Workshop Calendar

This is a free Conference Call, not a webinar. Subject:What You Need to Know About Exporting to Cuba Date:December 8 Time:1:00 p.m. CT Number to call: 1-888-889-0538 Passcode:CUBA The Bureau of Industry (BIS) under the U.S. Department of Commerce has scheduled monthly call-in programs to field questions from the exporting community concerning the Cuba rule published on January 16, 2015. For more information before the call, go to:
Iowa Property Tax Credits and Exemptions – December 16, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm CST Register This online course will review a number of property tax credits and exemptions.              Topics covered will include:   Business Property Tax Credit $125 million to reduce property taxes for commercial and industrial properties   Solar Energy   Data Center Business...

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Director's Corner

IMPORTING Webinar SeriesFree Online Import Training! You can register at no cost to view any export training seminars of interest on this site.

US Census Bureau Webinar Series. 

Are you looking to expand into the global marketplace? Are you considering exporting? EXPORTING is a great way to increase your sales and competitiveness, especially since 95 percent of your potential consumers live outside of the United States. If you want to learn more, register at the links provided to learn what is necessary to expand into new markets and be a successful exporter. Registration is free! 

Archived Go Global Series.  

Webinars Scheduled for Future.

EXPORTING Webinars to view on your own schedule. Free online EXPORT Training! View any of these export training webinars at no cost.

1.  Are You Ready?    

2.  Market Intelligence

3.  More Market Intelligence

4.  Costing and Pricing

5.  Approaching the Market

6.  Tradeshows

7.  Incoterms

8.  Payment Terms

9.  SBA Financing

10.  Website Globalization

11.  Risk Management

12.  Proforma Invoices

EXPORT Training Videos.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has videos available to assist small- and medium-sized companies with exporting, including:

U.S. Department of State: Direct Line Upcoming Events.  Register for a phone conference to learn more about doing business in other countries. Subscribe directly to updates; click here to register.

U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Industry and Security.  Compliance Topics and Archived Webinars
High Level International Trade Compliance - Archived webinars

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) TRADE MISSIONS

CE Marking:  What is it?

CCC - China Compulsory Certificate

Familiarizing Yourself and DOING BUSINESS IN (no charge videos produced by US Department of Commerce):

 Brazil,  Colombia,  Poland, RussiaSouth Korea, Turkey 


IC-DISC 5 min video snapshot of the tool.  Note:  Tax Rates have changed since video was produced.

IC-DISC 31 minute video explanation

IC-DISC   -   Not just for manufacturers!  

IRS Instructions for Form 1120-IC-DISC

IRS IC-DISC Audit Guide

IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap