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Exporter Foundation Program

The Program seeks to improve knowledge and skills in the basic principles and components of export, including how to prepare the enterprise for export and how to fulfill requirement and comply with export regulations.  It also covers market research procedures, and help in setting export strategies and plans for foreign markets.  
The Program further covers the basics of international marketing and market intelligence, and introduces participants to the various methods of obtaining an export certificate, customs requirements, financing services, guarantees, and insurance solutions.  It then introduces export steps and measures, supply chain management methods, quality control requirements, international commerce sales agreements, payment methods, and letters of credit.

Program Themes:
  • The importance of exports 
  • Strategies and tools to access international markets  
  • Case studies in international marketing  
  • International market research 
  • Requirements for exporting food and health products   
  • Export Financing and credit insurance 
  • Requirements and conditions for commercial insurance  
  • Custom procedures 
  • Supply chain basics  
  • Quality management  
  • Export steps 
  • International Commercial Terms 
  • Letters of credit key principles  
  • Trainee presentations 


Export Financing and Credit Insurance

​The workshop (Export Financing and Credit Insurance) introduces participants to financing and credit insurance services provided by the Saudi Fund for Development’s Saudi Export Program for the exporters and importers of national products.  It covers credit facilities, shipping guarantees, mitigating the risks of accessing new markets, and increasing the competitiveness of exports.   

Food Legislations and their Role in Food Safety

​The workshop (Food Legislations and their Role in Food Safety) introduces participants to the theoretical and practical legislative and standards, at the national, regional and international level as well as their importance in guaranteeing the safety of food products. It also covers the mechanisms and procedures of preparing, updating and developing Saudi/GCC standards and technical regulations. 

Agreement of Facilitating and Developing Trade Among Arab States

The workshop introduces participants to the Agreement of Facilitating and Developing Trade Among Arab States, agreed on country of origin rules, and the services offered by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) to support production and export, and avoid relevant technical barriers.  It also covers international and national regulations that increase product conformity.  It then introduces programs for the issuance of conformity certificates, and the Saudi product safety.​

Supply Chain Management

​The workshop (Supply Chain) tackles the notion of managing a supply chain, the elements of a supply chain, and how these elements interact to build an effective and competitive strategy that allows the establishment to reduce its costs and increase its market share.  It further introduces participants to sources, movement and storage of products from the production line to the end consumer.  It then covers the best practices to efficiently manage supply sources and procurement operations, build strategies, predict demands, and classify the market so that the exporter can provide the product to international markets quickly, efficiently and with quality. 

Export quality management

The workshop (Export Quality Management) provides exporters with an understanding of issues related to quality and quality control, and of the technical and regulatory requirements for quality management.  It then introduces them to the various systems that help achieve comprehensive quality, and to the role standards play in improving quality and how they can effect products, services and systems to improve the enterprise’s readiness to export. The workshop also highlights the most important quality certifications and their applications, and introduces participants to the key factors that can affect customer satisfaction and to methods of continuous improvement.  ​

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