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International Standards for Exporters – A Business Perspective


February 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am


Paradigm Center

6477 Center St
Mentor, OH 44060 United States

International Standards for Exporters – A Business Perspective

When:  Feb 24, 2022 8:30 – 11am
Where:  Paradigm Center – Mentor, OH
Cost:  $20.00, includes breakfast
Register today at www.mentormeansbusiness.com

Countries around the world are increasingly implementing their own quality and safety standards. Compliance with those standards is quickly becoming a significant burden for exporters interested in entering new markets around the world. The cost and resources to obtain several certifications are often unaffordable for SMEs, but did you know that it may be possible to leverage your investment to comply with one standard to also comply with others? This seminar will cover what business managers need to know before they agree to spend company funds to comply with specific international quality and safety standards. The event will be focused on the business case for complying with standards required in the Americas, the EU, Russia, China and other Asian countries. Participants will learn the synergies between standards, what questions to ask before agreeing to invest company resources to have their products certified and how to minimize the costs
required to qualify those products for the largest number of international standards.

This seminar will be particularly suitable for:
• Business Managers and Executives responsible for international operations
• Exporters and compliance professionals
• Manufacturers, distributors and service companies interested in entering specific markets around the world
• Companies contracting to manufacture products in other countries for worldwide distribution

Please note: A separate seminar will be scheduled at a future date focused on the specific technical aspects required by engineers and product development staff to comply with the standards discussed in this event.

• Overview of international standards required in the Americas, Europe, Russia, China and major Asian countries
• Synergies between standards and how to leverage them to minimize compliance costs
• How to evaluate the business case for investing resources to obtain approvals for standards applicable to your products in specific markets around the world.

Kimberly Kirkendall, President, International Resource Development Inc.
Ken DeVore, President & Owner, DeVore Technologies International

Contact Kelly Conrad, Economic Development Administrator at conrad@cityofmentor.com or (440) 974-5740 with any questions regarding this seminar or other needs.

International Standards for Exporters