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August 23, 2012

Garner Robinson to present at Forest Product Export Conference

This coming October, the Arkansas & Mississippi Farm Bureaus are hosting a Forest Product Export Conference in Vicksburg, MS. This conference is designed to give forestry professionals the tools they need to participate in the international market, with speakers who will cover pricing, export financing, risk management, logistics, and finding new clients. If you are considering exporting, we encourage you to come to this conference. In addition to great speakers, there are opportunities to network and find partners who can help you reach your business goals.

Representing Robinson Lumber Company, Vice President of Strategy & Finance W. Garner Robinson will speak about the “Role of a Broker/Exporter”. See below a synopsis of his presentation, and click here for full information about the conference.

Exporting forest products is not as simple as finding a foreign customer. From phytosanitary certificates to international claims to foreign letters of credit, this presentation will cover the pitfalls of the export business and highlight the role of a trusted and experienced partner. Brokers can help navigate global opportunities, and exporters can develop or access markets for pine and hardwood forest products, while handling credit risk, which in many export markets includes extending payment terms of up to 90 days or more.

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