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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

CONTACT:

Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 733-7912, ext. 248

N.C. companies invited to learn about exporting products
May 19 at State Fairgrounds

RALEIGH — North Carolina companies interested in exporting their products are encouraged to attend “Export University” Tuesday, May 19, in the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds.

The seminar is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics, including marketing and sales techniques, global risk assessment, international payment methods, and developing an international marketing plan.

“This seminar is ideal for companies that are trying to decide whether they should begin exporting their products, companies that are new to exporting and want to avoid costly mistakes, and companies looking to expand their overseas markets,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Any North Carolina company thinking about exporting its products will find something useful at this event.”

Cost is $65 per person. To register, go online to https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=9Q7O.

For more information, contact the International Marketing Office at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at (919) 733-7912 or log on to http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/international/Worldtradeday.htm.

The seminar is sponsored by the NCDA&CS, N.C. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the N.C. District Export Council.

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