Webinar: What is International Trade?

National Center Export Center


The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant to the National Center in order to establish a MBDA Export Center. Export centers assist minority business enterprises—including American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian-owned businesses—access new and global markets. This webinar will help you understand how the export center can help your business and services the National Center will offer as part of this partnership.


International Trade 101 Webinar Series

Webinar 1: What is International Trade?


Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency 


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

11:00 AM: Welcome Remarks


  • Sadie Belton, Project Director, NCAIED Export Center
  • Chris James, President & CEO, NCAIED


11:05 AM: Accessing Global Markets: The Basics

American Indian enterprises have the amazing opportunity to sell their products and services in global markets; however, there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. Join the U.S. Commercial service to learn about the basic steps to selling products/services globally outside of the United States. Leave with   an understanding of how to assess your company’s readiness to enter new and global markets and government resources available to support your burgeoning global business.


  • Ruth Soberanes, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Leandro Solózano, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Arizona


 11:48 AM: Q & A Session


  • Moderator: Shelby Kinlichee, Export Business Development Specialist, NCAIED Export Center


11:57 AMClosing Remarks



12:00 PMAdjourn