Basics of Importing and Exporting

Basics of Importing and Exporting
March 28, 2016
06:00pm – 09:00pm EDT
14 Vogt Drive Building B
Bridgewater, NJ 08807, United States

Allison Gill
Tel: 908-526-1200

The Basics of Importing and Exporting Have a product that you would love to see distributed in the United States or do you have a product you want to introduce to foreign markets? Learn what it takes to go from another country’s port to the United States and vice versa. An overview of all key points you need to consider will be covered (3 hours).

Course fee: Free

Harvard China Clean Air Forum

The first Harvard China Clean Air Forum will be held on April 2nd (Saturday) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This half-day forum brings together eminent researchers and policy makers from a variety of perspective to discuss urgent and complex questions related to air pollution in China.

Gary Adamkiewicz, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Adamkiewicz is an assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities in the Department of Environmental Health, where much of his work focuses on the connections between housing and health, especially within low-income communities. Dr. Adamkiewicz is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for the National Center for Healthy Housing, and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization’s effort to establish indoor air quality guidelines. Dr. Adamkiewicz also serves as the Healthy Cities Program Leader at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE). Through his work at CHGE, he is leading China-based studies that examine the intersection between urbanization, sustainability, and health.

Steve Bergstrom, Director, Office of Sustainability, Intermountain Healthcare

Steven has been with Intermountain Healthcare for over thirty years with experience in the Supply Chain, environmental preferred purchasing, vendor certification/relations, and inventory management. He was promoted to Director of Sustainability for Intermountain Healthcare in 2010. He is currently on the board of Utah Recycling Alliance, the Health Care Without Harm Health Care Climate Council, a member of Practice Greenhealth, a member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce- Clean Air Committee, Water Committee, and Natural Resource Business Council, and has served on several energy committees for the State of Utah.

Qingchen Chao, Deputy Director, China National Climate Center

Dr. Chao is in charge of the planning and coordination of climate related policies including research and public education of climate change. She has participated in the Climate Change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention, as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meetings.

Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Environmental Epidemiology

Chairman, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Dockery is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, and Director of the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health. He is internationally known for his innovative work in environmental epidemiology, particularly in understanding the relationship between air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. He continues to research the health effects of air pollution, exposure estimation and misclassification, and the benefits of air pollution controls.

Henry Lee, Director, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Lee has served on numerous state, federal, and private boards, and advisory committees on both energy and environmental issues. Additionally, he has worked with private and public organizations, including the InterAmerican Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the State of Sao Paulo, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior, the National Research Council, the Intercontinental Energy Corporation, General Electric, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the U.S. EPA. His recent research interests focus on energy and transportation, China’s energy policy, and public infrastructure projects in developing countries. Mr. Lee is the author of recent papers on both the U.S. and China, the economic viability of electric vehicles, as well as case studies on Iceland’s green energy agenda, Liberia’s electricity sector, the privatization of Rio de Janeiro’s airport, and the carbon tax in British Columbia.

Joel Schwartz, Professor, Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Schwartz’s work has examined both acute and chronic effects of air pollution exposure. Recent research has established that exposure to fine combustion particles in the air at concentrations well below current standards are associated with a range of adverse health effects from increased respiratory symptoms, to increased hospital admissions, to increased deaths. This work has led to a tightening of the U.S. air quality standards.

Chris Nielsen, Executive Director, China Project, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Nielsen is the executive director of the China Project, based at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University. Among other responsibilities he co-leads a major initiative integrating China Project research at Nanjing University, three schools of Tsinghua University, and three schools of Harvard in economics, engineering, atmospheric chemistry, environmental health, and policy. The team assesses the costs and environmental benefits of Chinese national policies to control CO2 and air pollutant emissions, reported in two MIT Press books that he co-edited. Nielsen also contributes to the Project’s research in atmospheric chemistry, emissions, and energy, including developing and managing a partnership with Tsinghua that operates an atmospheric station near Beijing. Nielsen has a B.A. in Geology from Colorado College, and an S.M. in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earlier lived in Taipei, Taiwan, working for the Colorado state trade and investment office.

Information: Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed “Tsinghua School” in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.

The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the “Four Tutors” in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua’s later development.

Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.

After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.

Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to “train students with integrity.” Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.

With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.

High Potentials Leadership Program

High Potentials Leadership Program
30 Oct–04 Nov 2016
Location HBS Campus
Cost $15,000

Topic And/Or Industry Leadership
Language English

Summary Expand your strategic skills, learn how to lead under pressure, and tackle complex challenges.
Take Away/Benefits Ready yourself for greater responsibility by developing your own leadership style, building teams, and working with senior management to bring about organizational change.
Participants Top performers with 10-15 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility. Individuals are welcome; teams of 3-5 facilitate collaboration.
Upon Completion Certificates are awarded to participants upon completion of the program.
Keywords Leadership, Personal Leadership, Management Skills, Leadership Style, HBS Campus, Mid-Level Leader, Senior Leader

Law Firm Leadership and Management – China

Law Firm Leadership and Management – China
 Aug,07–12, 2016
 Location China
 Cost $10,000 USD

Topic And/Or Industry Leadership

 Language English, Chinese
Summary Differentiate your law firm, deliver more value, and design a strategy to seize growth opportunities in China’s changing legal sector.
 Take Away/Benefits Drive success for your law firm in China’s dynamic legal sector by designing a forward-looking competitive strategy and aligning your team to execute.
 Participants Senior executives in law firms operating in China, including heads of firms or practices, managing partners, executive committee members, country managers, regional managers, or heads of local offices.

Upon Completion Certificates are awarded to participants upon completion of the program.

Keywords Leadership, Business Operations, Management, Strategy, Management Succession, Organizational Leadership, Organizations, Organizational Change & Adaptation, China, Board Leader, Executive Leader, Senior Leader

Leadership Development

Confederation Institute of Education offers an innovative free membership programs above designed to enterprise leaders and empower working professionals with the skills and tools they need to effectively manage the multitude of issues confronted by today’s business leaders.

Head Start Leadership Programs

In partnership program with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Five participants from ten Head Start agencies receive instruction in up-to-the-minute theory and practice in areas such as Organization and Strategy, Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Operations, and Systems Thinking. The program includes an opening and closing retreat and eight all-day classroom sessions scheduled over a six-month period.

Certification of International Entrepreneurship

The Certification of International Entrepreneurship is a partnership between the American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) In collaboration with the CIE for Entrepreneurial Studies, CIE seeks to investigate the application of entrepreneurial practices and attitudes to the implementation of educational reform and leadership. CIE also pursues the creation, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on the process of entrepreneurship in education.

Directors Training Program

The Directors Education and Certification Program is a three-day, intensive, director-level education event for executives, directors, and officers of pre-public and newly public companies. The responsibilities of directors and officers in newly public companies is discussed in detail. The course is designed to reduce the frequency and severity of shareholder litigation.

Head Start-AICC Management Fellows Program

Head Start directors from around the country convene at CIE for the Head Start-AICC Management Fellows Program, a two-week, comprehensive management training program taught by CIE faculty in the areas of finance, accounting, strategic planning, organizational development, marketing, and operations.

Health Care Executive Program

The Health Care Executive Program is a two-week summer management development program for executive directors of community-based health care organizations. Eligibility is limited to organizations funded partially or wholly, directly or indirectly, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Directors engage in a curriculum that provides the requisite tools, techniques and approaches to confront mounting challenges in community health care.

Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program

The Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program is a rigorous 10-day certificate program held over three weekends that enables entrepreneurs and managers to develop essential management skills in order to strengthen their ability to build effective and profitable organizations.

Preschool Teacher Training Programs

Preschool teachers introduce language, math and social science concepts to children from birth to age five. Early childhood education credential, certificate and degree programs prepare these individuals to create and foster learning environments full of age-appropriate art projects, children’s literature, games and music.
CIE provides an accelerated training for preschool and childcare professionals. Students gain this designation by completing several courses in early childhood education, including early childhood education foundations and infant-toddler growth and development. Upon completion, graduates may use the CIE professional designation and apply a certificate.

Courses are held on evenings and weekends at the AICC in Downtown Los Angeles.

* For membership only.

Professional Development

Develop your project management skills in an interactive group setting along with valuable networking opportunities.

Improve your project skills and knowledge at your own pace, anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you.

Sequence of interdependent and linked procedures which, at every stage, consume one or more resources (employee time, energy, machines, money) to convert inputs (data, material, parts, etc.) into outputs. These outputs then serve as inputs for the next stage until a known goal or end result is reached.


Welcome AICC Training

AICC Membership Training Programs & Certification

Training Education

One of the most important missions of the American International Chamber of Commerce is to promote academic exchanges of students and teachers of AICC. By fostering an environment for international learning, it is our hope that we enable our students to become “world-wise” citizens with global-thinking futures.

In addition to our work with the public schools, we develop and present on-going partner programs with many universties throughout the Los Angeles area, including University of South California, University of California, California State University Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.
In the past, the Chamber has also worked with the many American cities organize exchanges with our sister cities and sister schools in Asia Pacific countries.

The AICC membership training at the school enrolling students who are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence and personal conduct. An interdisciplinary curriculum requires each student to develop as a broadly educated person. The training programs is offered in 98 fields of study, and the is offered in seven areas. The training programs are offered at the headquarters located in Los Angeles; and additional campuses and offices located including East Los Angeles . The training & certification program also is available for international government officials and entrepreneur students.

We are working on a joint venture on the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and Membership Programs Training with unversity of top 5 programs in the USA.

Sample Custom Program Modules

The following represents a working list of course modules, which can be offered in various instructional formats. Some require at least a full-day of instruction; others can be offered in halfday and multi-day formats.

Most of these modules were originally developed as AICC training courses, which were taught over a ten-week period with one three-hour meeting per week. Some have been offered in intensive formats involving four or five full days of instruction. The content of each module can be expanded, contracted, and adapted to meet the needs of specific clients. Modules also can be offered together to create an effective and more comprehensive training program.

The list offers a representative sample of the types of courses which AICC traning offers on a regular basis. Additional modules and topics can be provided upon request.

Courses can be offered on the AICC campus or in other universities campus in Los Angeles area or delivered overseas. When programs are held in Los Angeles, relevant course-related site visits can serve to reinforce and complement classroom lectures and discussions. Experienced interpreters also can be provided as needed.

We have access to instructors who are world leaders in the areas of financial services, international trade, law, transportation, environmental issues, entertainment, digital media, entrepreneurship,
and many other topics. The majority of AICC training instructors are working professionals who are practitioners in their respective fields and who bring a practical, hands-on perspective to our courses. As part of the AICC, the AICC Training Division has a direct
link to one of the finest universities in the world.

Organizations seeking to expand management and leadership expertise, as well as encouraging entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, will benefit from AICC training custom programs.
Custom Programs:

Leadership Management:
Cultural Sensitivity & Understanding
Organizational Development and Change Management
Strategic Leadership and Planning
Business Ethics
Knowledge Management
Performance Management
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Project Management Overview
Project Management Risk Analysis
Project Management Leadership (full day recommended)
Leading & Motivating Employees
Monitoring and Controlling Workflow
Delivering Effective Presentations
Custom Entrepreneurship Program

Cross-Cultural Communication
Becoming a More Effective Communicator (also available to technical audience in TMP)

International Business Management:
Fundamentals of International Business
Import/Export Operations and Techniques
International Economics
Global Business Skills
Doing Business in the U.S.
Fundamentals of International Finance
International Business Management
International Business Policies and Strategies
Global Business Skills for the Executive Manager
International Marketing Strategy

for more information about AICC training programs,please contract at:


Confederation Institute of Education

The Confucius Institute of Education (dba Confederation Institute of Education) is affiliated with the American International Chamber of Commerce, focuses on research and teaching for entrepreneurial education offers industry-specific, executive development programs designed to develop essential skills and to build effective and profitable organizations. Programs provide participants with up-to-date theory and practice in such areas as strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and management. Confederation Institute of Education is an approved 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profits organization.

International Business Programs (Certificate)
Build the critical international business skills you need to advance your career and excel in high-performing organizations. Our diverse range of programs allows you to specialize in a variety of fields. You receive practical learning integrated with today’s most sought-after knowledge areas: globalization, ethical leadership, business communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and technology.

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Visit the Confederation Institute of Education official website at:

About AICC

The American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) is a non-profit international business organization comprised of entrepreneurs, executives and leaders from across the globe whom are engaged in trade and industry within the International chamber of commerce region of the world. With offices in America, Asia, Europe, Africa and a growing presence throughout the world, we’d like to welcome you to our many exciting events happening across the globe. Many of our events are open to Non-members, we invite you to come preview what we are all about.
AICC mission is to promote the development of trade and investment opportunities between the United States and all the countries. Our Asia Pacific Committee is focus in China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Australia and other Asia Pacific countries.The AICC has more the corporate and individual members, and represents international companies doing business in the United States. Our current membership includes small, mid-sized and large manufacturing companies, service providers, nonprofit organizations and individuals. The development and activities of AICC are guided by its Board of Directors. Permanent committees are charged with the responsibility of planning programs, developing membership and new services, consequently providing for the continued growth of our organization and the improvement of its operations.

AICC joined the United Nations Global Compact network. The Global Compact network includes a number of important business associations representing leading companies from around the world. These associations are well known for their thought-leadership and private-sector expertise on critical issues related to sustainable development and corporate citizenship.


  • To promote the development of trade, commerce, and investment between the United States and International.
  • To provide a forum in which international businesses in the United States can identify and discuss common interests regarding their commercial interests in the United States.
  • To work with organizations in the American on matters of mutual interest.
  • To maintain relations with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and other Chambers of Commerce or commercial organizations elsewhere.
  • To do all other lawful things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objectives.
  • Focuses on government-to-government outreach with corporate and academic support to expand trade and investment through provinces and municipalities of China . The investment by Chinese companies in the American will be facilitated by the AICC.
  • Seeks to increase understanding throughout the China’s markets and resources, to showcase as America ‘s most dynamic region, and to develop knowledge in China of investment opportunities in the United States and the export potential of America ‘s companies.


Membership Meetings – AICC invites all of our members, and interested guests, to attend membership event. The guest speakers will give an informational presentation on current topics of interest to the foreign business community in the United States.

Seminar & Luncheon Programs – AICC hosts day-long, half-day and luncheon presentations on a regular basis, featuring in depth coverage of current, relevant topics. These gatherings also offer members an opportunity to meet and talk with decision-makers in an open and informal atmosphere. The seminar programs are aimed at enhancing business and interpersonal skills for professionals at all levels.

Committee Meetings – Committees play an important role in the creative aspect of the Chamber, as committees identify relevant industry specific topics and design forums for further discussion and education.

Community Involvement – AICC is committed to making the community in which we all live and work, a better one. The Chamber supports charity events each year and encourages member companies to become involved in Chamber related and other community projects.

The American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) is a fast growing business organization uniting over 9000 American and international companies operating in the country.

We are committed to participating in the international business community and forging new commercial relationships abroad.


AICC goods and services got registered and approval by
the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director David Kappos on March 23 2009
Registration Number is: 3765637

AICC goods and services:

Chamber of commerce services, namely, promoting business and tourism between the United States and Asia; Consulting services in the field of marketing of educational training; Convention and visitors bureau services, namely, promoting tourism, business and conventions in the United States and Asia; Organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs for business and promotional purposes; Organizer of business conventions; Organizing, promoting and conducting exhibitions, tradeshows and events for business purposes; Public relations, advertising and marketing services for the tourism and convention industry, namely, organizing and hosting site inspections and familiarization tours for wholesalers, tour operators, travel agents, meeting and incentive travel planners and travel media.

AICC is a business associations number of the UN Global Compact network of associations are well known for thought-leadership and private-sector expertise on critical issues related to sustainable development and corporate citizenship.

UN Global Compact network Official website business associations list link at:

To learn more about getting involved and how support the goals and objective of the AICC organization through corporate partnerships or through membership benefits, Please visit our official website at: to learn more about our chamber.


American International Chamber of Commerce

355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2450
Los Angeles, California, 90071
United States

Main Official Website:
Phone: 213-255-2066
(Recorded message with office hours, location, and fee schedule.)

AICC has moved into new building from:
333 South Grand Avenue, 25Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90071


New York:
Tel: 212-202-0766

San Francisco:
Tel: 415-226-1078

Washington. D.C:
Tel: 202-830-1686


Tel: + 44-20-8002 9891


9 Jianguomenwai Ave.
Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence 7-3-43
Beijing, 100600, China
Tel: + 8610- 8532-4980

Mail Address in China:
AICC Beijing Office
P. O. Box 155
Beijing, 100600 China


Monsieur Jose Ramaherison
Lot IVM 102 Villa Jose II
Tel: +261-330-38-8888

Hours of Operation
The AICC is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on the American holidays.

  • The AICC is open for group visit and membership interviews and personalized visits available. By appointment only.
  •  All the AICC interviewsor for membership only.