The program features a full-day conference and exhibition, four tracks of breakout sessions and a trade exhibition. Trade support organizations and embassy diplomats are expected to participate and display information about their respective services and countries.
Among the day’s events is an intensive TÜVRheinland seminar called “CE Marking: How It Helps You in the EU Market.” The CE Marking is proof a product has met the European Union’s essential safety, health or environmental requirements as outlined in the European Directives. In all, there are about 25 directives that require CE Marking such as toy safety, machinery, low-voltage equipment, radio and telecommunication terminal equipment, and electromagnetic compatibility.
The seminar will provide an overview of the CE Marking certification process, including:
• Self certification versus third-party certification
• Process for CE Marking certification
• Time and dollars involved
• Failure to comply to European Directives
Cost to attend this seminar only is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.
Also on the day’s schedule is a TÜVRheinland presentation in one of the breakout sessions called “CB Scheme: Your Global Passport.” The CB Scheme is based on CB Scheme members’ mutual recognition of test results for certification or national approval. The CB Scheme helps clear obstacles to international trade because it meets different certification or approval criteria while reducing redundant testing. A CB Test Certificate and Test Report are recognized by more than 30 participating countries and is widely considered the “Passport to International Certifications.”
In this session, participants will learn:
• The scope of the CB Scheme (products covered)
• Participating countries
• How the CB Scheme can reduce costs and time to market
• Issuing and recognition process
The keynote speaker for the event is Daniel Griswold, Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. and the author of the new Cato book, Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. Deputy Secretary Dennis F. Hightower from the U.S. Department of Commerce has been invited to participate in the keynote as well.
The 2010 International Trade Conference will take place on May 27 at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, Penn. from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost to attend is:
• Full Conference – $95 for members and $145 for non-members
• Keynote Session Only – $50 for members and $75 for non-members
• CE Marking Session Only – $35 for members and $50 for non-members
To register, contact the World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania by phone at (717) 843-1090, by fax at (717) 854-0087 or by mail at P.O. Box 5046, York, PA 17405.
About the World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania
The World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania is a membership supported organization that connects businesses locally and globally to support the growth of international trade in south central Pennsylvania. The World Trade Center offers educational and networking programs, up-to-date trade information, practical trade assistance, and research and referral services. The group is a member of the World Trade Centers Association, an organization of more than 300 World Trade Centers in over 90 countries with over 750,000 members worldwide, connected to expand global business opportunities.
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