INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR

INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR

REGIONAL BLOCS

Third Annual Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 1990. March 5-7. Los Angeles. Conference provides a rare opportunity to share valuable commercial information about the tremendous business potential for U.S. companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Contact USC, IBEAR Program, Davidson Conference Center, Registration Services, Los Angeles, Calif. 90089-0872. Telephone: (213) 743-2272.Flanders, Belgium: The Golden Passport to the European Market. March 7. Washington. Contact Kathleen Durkin, Washington World Trade Institute, 1101 King St., Suite 700, Alexandria, Va. 22314. (703) 684-6630.

U.S.-Arab Trade in the 1990s. March 9. San Francisco. Conference, sponsored by U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Pacific) Inc., features guest speaker John A. Shaw, associate deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. Contact Chamber of Commerce, (415) 398-9200.

U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement Conference. March 12. Teaneck, N.J. Contact the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce. (201) 688-0960.

Economic Challenges in the Pacific-Asian Region. March 28. San Francisco. Sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University of California at Berkeley. Contact Joan Poteet Kask, (415) 642-2809.

The Baltic: Opportunities and Strategies for the '90s. March 29-30. London. Conference looks at the implications of perestroika for multilateral trade and investment. Contact Worldwide Information, c/o STBS, 1 Bedford St., London WC2E 9PP, England. Telephone: 01-386-9322. Fax: 01-381-8914.

RULES/REGULATIONS

Duty Drawback: Policy and Practices. March 13. New York. Contact Cynthia Lee Waligroski, American Association of Exporters and Importers, 11 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036. (212) 944-2230.

Customs Programs That Impact on the Maritime Industry. March 15. New York. Conference, co-sponsored by the Metro Newark Chamber of Commerce and Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey, features Carol Boyd Hallett, U.S. Customs commissioner, as guest speaker. Contact Eric Vicioso, (201) 242-6237.

Recent Developments in Patent Law & the Impact on Technology Developments. March 16. Chicago. Contact Zita Harmon, Commercial Development Association Inc., Quantum Chemical, 3100 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, Ill. 60008. (708) 956-3701.

Customs Valuation: Preparing for and Coping With Customs Audits and Investigations. March 20. New York. Contact C.L. Waligroski, American Association of Exporters and Importers, 11 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036. (212) 944-2230.

FINANCE/INVESTMENT

20th Annual Institute on International Taxation. March 5-6. New York. Program will analyze currency swaps, hedges and related transactions, high profit audit issues, foreign tax credits, tax planning for the migrant executive, European unification and tax treaty update. Contact the Practising Law Institute, Department GRA9, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. 10019. (212) 765-5700.

The Dollars and Sense of Exporting: How to Navigate a Global Market. March 9. Wilmington, N.C. Live, interactive video-conference features James T. Brothill, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Economic and Community Development. Contact Tracey K. Frank, WTC Coordinator, World Trade Center, P.O. Box 330, Wilmington, N.C. 28402. (919) 762-3525.

Legal & Financial Aspects of Trade and Investment with Mexico. March 9. New Orleans. Contact Marisol Canedo, World Trade Center of New Orleans, 2 Canal St., Suite 2900, New Orleans, La. 70130. (504) 529-1601.

How to Structure and Raise Capital for Investment in U.S. and European Real Estate. March 13. Cannes, France. Contact David Framberger, International Exhibition Organization, 475 Park Ave. South, 30th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016. Telephone: (212) 689-4220. Telex: 4979122 IEO USA. Fax: (212) 689-4348.

Foreign Perspectives on Foreign Investment. March 14. Washington. Contact Irene Cunanan, the Association of Women in International Trade, P.O. Box 65962, Washington, D.C. 20035. (202) 857-2740.

How to Negotiate an Ocean Freight Contract Without Getting Soaked. March 15. New York. Topics include maritime statutes applicable to service contracts, ''me-too" contracting, FederalMaritime Commission regulations on service contracts, and negotiating and drafting provisions in service contracts. Contact Elizabeth Chandler, Galland, Kharasch, Morse & Garfinkle P.C., Canal Square, 1054 31st St., Washington, D.C. 20007-4492. (202) 342-5295.

Asset-Based Lending Including Commercial Finance and Acquisition Financing. March 15-16. San Francisco. Program will analyze the fundamental legal concepts and procedures of commercial finance and related advanced issues. Contact The Practicing Law Institute, Department FWA9, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. 10019. (212) 765-5700, ext. 271.

Financing Your Exports. April 25. Brooklyn, N.Y. Contact Small Business Development Center. (718) 852-1197.

Export/Import Letters of Credit. April 25-27. New York. Designed for export managers, import managers, international documentation supervisors, international freight forwarders, credit and collection personnel and treasurers. Contact Eunice Coleman, Program Manager, World Trade Institute, One World Trade Center, 55th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10048. (212) 466-3170.

GLOBAL BUSINESS

Drug Smuggling and Its Effects on Trade and Shipping. March 6. San Francisco. Conference, sponsored by Women in Transportation features guest speaker Rollin Klink, special agent with the Office of Enforcement, U.S. Customs. Contact Pat Barney, (415) 474-5458.

Key Issues Seminar. March 6. New York. Sponsored by the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries for the leadership of the apparel, textile and retailing industry. Contact Ted Shumeyko, (212) 679-1702.

Marketing Internationally Through Joint Ventures. March 6-7. Somerset, N.J. June 5-6. Saddle Brook, N.J. Contact Rutgers Center for Management Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ryders Lane, P.O. Box 231, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-0231. (800) 441-1766.

Europe 1992: Exploiting the Window of Opportunity and Doing Business in Europe. March 7-8. New York. Co-sponsored by Frost & Sullivan and The Journal of European Business. Contact Cheryl O'Sullivan, Frost & Sullivan Inc., 106 Fulton St., New York, N.Y. 10038. Telephone: (212) 233-1080. Fax: (212) 619-0831.

West Coast Metal Importers Meeting. March 8. Torrance, Calif. Joseph A. Spetrini, deputy assistant secretary for compliance, International Trade Administration, will address a dinner meeting of the West Coast Metal Importers. Holiday Inn-Harbor Gateway, 19800 S. Vermont Ave., Torrance, Calif.

Varying Culture Values and How They Affect International Trade and Business. March 8. Hartford, Conn. Sponsored by the Connecticut International Trade Association. Contact Jack Walsh, Shepard's Inc., (203) 528-9141.

Competitive Benchmarking Analysis Techniques. March 8. Contact Washington Researchers Ltd., 2612 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. (202) 333-3499.

Doing Business With Asia. March 10. Berkeley, Calif. Contact Shirely Fogarino, Vista Community College, 2020 Milvia St., Berkeley, Calif. 94704. (415) 841-8431.

Indonesia as an Economic Partner for the '90s: An Assessment. March 12. San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank, University of San Francisco, Asia Foundation, Pacific-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and World Affairs Council of Northern California. Call (415) 666-6357.

''Perestroika in Eastern Europe - The Hungarian Example." March 14. West Orange, N.J. Contact Kay Fialkoff, World Trade Association of New Jersey, P.O. Box 363, Springfield, N.J. 07081. (201) 791-4320.

Negotiating & Implementing Joint Ventures in the Soviet Union. March 14. Vienna, Austria. Contact Worldwide Information, P.O. Box 161, 1820 Montreux 2, CH-Switzerland. Telephone: (021) 963-18-38/39. Fax: (021) 963-19-07.

Twin Plant Merchandise. March 15-16. San Diego, Calif. Contact Rudy Gutierrez, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, Fla. 33131. (305) 358-2413.

Advanced Importing. March 15-16. Miami. Contact Rudy Gutierrez, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, Fla. 33131. (305) 358-2413.

Trading With Canada: New Strategies for the '90s. March 17. Berkeley, Calif. Contact Shirley Fogarino, Vista Community College, 2020 Milvia St., Berkeley, Calif. 94704. (415) 841-8431, ext. 271.

How to Compete Against Price. March 19-20. Edison, N.J. Contact Rutgers Center for Management Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ryders Lane, P.O. Box 231, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-0231. (800) 441-1766.

How to Position Your Company and Products. March 20-21. Saddle Brook, N.J. June 13-14. Princeton, N.J. Contact Rutgers Center for Management Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ryders Lane, P.O. Box 231, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903-0231. (800) 441-1766.