The Agate Trade Academy – Africa Program empowers African entrepreneurs and businesses by providing essential training on leveraging key trade agreements like the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The program focuses on developing effective export strategies, enabling participants to navigate international trade regulations, and successfully exporting goods to the U.S. By understanding AGOA’s benefits and compliance, maximizing AfCFTA’s market opportunities, and mastering U.S. export logistics and standards. This program will help African businesses expand their global reach and contribute to the continent’s economic growth.

Free mini course

Global Trade - Exporting Strategies

Discover the essentials of exporting to the U.S. with our free mini course! Learn how to leverage the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to maximize your export potential and gain preferential access to the U.S. market. Get equipped with practical knowledge and strategies to navigate U.S. import requirements and expand your global reach. Join us and take the first step towards successful international trade!

Global Trade - Intensive

Hybrid Intensive


In 2020, the global supply chain management market was valued at 15.85 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to reach almost 31 billion U.S. dollars by 2026. source

This course will provide you with the in-depth knowledge necessary to compete and win in a Global Market. You will learn the operations of the entire Supply Chain, from industry terms, product sourcing, customs clearance and everything in between. See topics covered below.

This course is ideal for domestic logistics providers that are interested adding global services, career professionals seeking a career advancement, importers, exporters, purchasing, procurement, logistics, traffic, customer service, customs brokers, freight forwarders, anyone supporting international documentation, compliance regulations. This course is excellent for beginners and serves as a refresher for experienced professionals.

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Global Trade - Extension

Hybrid Extension


Drayage and Intermodal is the short-distance movement of goods via ground freight. You will learn about terminology, lanes, carrier commitments, documents, equipment types, associations, and memberships.

Bonded Warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones are an important part of the supply chain. You will learn the fundamentals of warehousing, terminology, the steps involved in bonding a warehouse, government requirements, and process flows. Foreign trade zones are also covered, including their benefits, documents, automation tools, US Customs requirements, advantages, and disadvantages.

Hazardous Materials provides an in-depth overview of its transportation, the basics of IATA, IMDG, and DOT regulations, and the fundamental knowledge needed to prepare documents and comply with placarding, packaging, and labeling requirements for hazardous materials transportation.

Topics Covered

Drayage and Intermodal

Bonded Warehouses & FTZ

Hazardous Materials

LIVE Extension Courses also available A La Carte


LIVE International Trade Compliance

Global Trade - Advanced Knowledge


Advanced Knowledge is designed to provide advanced topics for students seeking to become subject matter experts in International Trade Compliance.

The course offers 3 classes: Free Trade Agreements, Duty Optimization and U.S. Customs Audits with the fundamentals to Importer Self-Assessment (ISA).

You will learn the requirements to trade goods between the U.S. and other countries free of duty, how to save and recover duty (duty drawback and first sale), and how to prepare for a U.S. Customs audit.

These skills are crucial to importers to avoid fines, penalties, and Customs audits. This course is ideal for importers, exporters, shippers, international freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, individuals seeking knowledge to obtain gainful employment, logistics providers seeking to add new services, and forever learners.

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