DeSales University To Host International Business Seminar
Part of the Series for Export University Partnership
On Monday, December 5, 2011, DeSales University will host a seminar, “EU Standards and CE Marking,” at 8:30 a.m. in the DeSales University Center on the school’s Center Valley campus and online via live webinar. Cost of attendance or viewing online is $95.00.
The seminar will focus on marketing products to the European Union (EU). The Conformite Europeene (CE) marking certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements. Manufacturers in the EU and abroad must meet CE marking requirements where applicable in order to market their products in Europe.
A manufacturer who has gone through the conformity assessment process may affix the CE marking to the product. With the CE marking, the product may be marketed throughout the EU. CE marking now provides product access to 27 countries with a population of nearly 500 million. Other EU standards will also be covered, including RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances), WEEE (waste of electrical and electronic equipment) and EuP (energy using products).
Speakers will include Silvia Mohr, a commercial specialist for the United States Commercial Service, Robert Straetz, international trade specialist for the Manufacturing and Services Division of the International Trade Administration, and Steve Koziol, program manager for TÜV SÜD America Inc.
The seminar will be held as part of the partnership, named Export University, between the DeSales University Division of Business and the U.S. Commercial Service, Philadelphia, to deliver seminars to the regional business community and DeSales University students.
About Export University
The Export University program is a series of non-credit courses on topics related to exporting designed by the District Export Council (DEC), a volunteer non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Topics include a regulations overview, international logistics, risk assessment, promotions, trade agreements, export documentation, adaptation to standards, intellectual property protection, labeling, and taxes.
Those who attend the seminars and complete the non-credit courses will receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce documenting their completion of the program.
Export University presenters are international trade practitioners who are associated with or recruited by members of the DEC, a group of private-sector individuals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide mentoring on exporting. They will present the course material drawing from their extensive expertise in international trade. The presenters include international trade attorneys, CEOs of companies reliant on exporting, and ranking government officials.
In addition to the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council, “EU Standards and CE Marking” is sponsored by FedEx.
Press Release: DeSales University To Host International Business Seminar
| Posted on: 11/17/2011
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu