The purpose of this workshop is to explain the historic context, fundamental principles and implications of international trade transactions which require goods movement. Additional goals are,

? To explore the relationships between the commercial agreement, the financial aspect of the transaction and the physical movement of the cargo (international air and sea freight).

? To acquire the knowledge to design a transportation strategy for corporate policy or specific commercial transactions.

? To understand principles of risk reduction, and their implementation through the pragmatic use of terms of sale, intermodal bills of lading, surveys and insurance.

? To achieve familiarization with current areas of concern in the field of international logistics, including shipping markets, non-tariff barriers, security, foreign trade zones and currency fluctuations.

Middlebury Institute, CA