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Best Practices to Start Exporting Food Products


May 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Best Practices to Start Exporting Food Products

When:  May 5, 2020 9am – noon EST

Where:  Online

Dennis Lynch, the Food Export Helpline Counselor and experienced professional in international trade, will lead this seminar. Companies can join Food Export Association-Midwest and Ohio Development Services Agency to learn valuable insights, skills, and requirements on exporting processed food, beverage, or agricultural products. Find out how to become export-ready, avoid common mistakes, and navigate the tools of the trade, including classification, duties, regulations, and documentation for exports.

Registration Deadline by 8:30 am EST on May 5, 2021
Cost: $25
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9:00 am EST – Welcome and Introductions, Ohio Development Services Agency (OSDA)

9:15 am EST – Developing Export Readiness Skills, Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor

  • How to Become Export Ready
  • Export Assistance and Service Providers
  • Top 10 Food Exporter Mistakes
  • Export Do’s and Don’ts

10:00 am EST – Coffee Break

10:15 am EST – Food Export Programs and Services, Matthew Lorenz, Food Export – Midwest Liaison

10:45 am EST – Tools of the Trade in Getting Started, Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor

  • Product Classification for Exports
  • Export Data, Duties, Taxes, Free Trade Agreements
  • Market Research for Competitive Advantage
  • Documentation and Regulations

12:00 pm EST – Questions, Wrap Up and Evaluations


Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline™ Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 38-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 30 years. Dennis has manned the Food Export Helpline™ desk since its inception back in 1997 and is now entering his 23rd year of operation. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.

He has done the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and e-Bulletin. He was also the “Subject Matter Expert” in the development of the recently released Export Essentials Online for 2020. He was awarded a Masters Degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for excellence in the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Ohio Development Services Agency Best Practices to Start Exporting Food Products