Center up to develop SMEs for export

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the business unit of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. (DCCCII), will be offering training programs on exportation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under the "" initiative. is the brainchild of Business and Entrepreneurial Training Academy (Beta) and DCCCII "to equip the SMEs for the global market by bridging the gap between the academic knowledge about international trade and the daily needs and challenges of exporting industries."

"We will be bringing in more skills and trainings for our SMEs who want to enter exportation," said RafVlummens, SBDC Committee Chairperson, during yesterday's Club 888 forum at Marco Polo Hotel Davao.


There will be two types of programs: the short program is set to begin this month and the long program which will begin sometime late July or in August.

Trainings or lectures under the short program include: "Is Your Company Export Ready?", "Meet the European Customer: An Introduction in Exporting to Europe", "Export Business Plan", and "Asean and Free Trade Agreements Made Simple."

The long program is offering a 16-day Diploma in Export Management that comprises of eight modules.

The program "bridges the gap between the academic knowledge and the needs of the exporting industry. The program offers the possibility to obtain widely recognized professional qualifications as the Tesda NC IV certification (in development) and the Global Trade Professional status."

The eight modules are: Global Business Environment, International Trade Research, International Sales and Marketing, International Trade Logistics, International Trade Finance, Entry on Export Markets, Legal Aspects of International Trade, and Business Export Plan Development.

The Export Management program is a hands-on program developed by industry experts with international and industry experience which gives focus on Asean and European markets.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 19, 2014.


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