Several government websites including Census.gov and Export.gov offer free online import and export training programs that you can get simply by watching videos or reading the available material. These courses typically cover government compliance requirements as well as functional information about the business processes used at import/export businesses. The website Study.com also provides a list of free courses about imports and exports from several providers including Michigan State University, Utah State University and the United States Small Business Administration.
The course at Census.gov covers export topics such as taxes, tariffs and trade agreements in a series of more than 20 short videos. The training material at Export.gov includes videos with supporting written lessons, a glossary, sample forms and case studies. The focus of this course is largely on business processes from how to find international buyers for your product to how to prepare and ship it overseas. Website visitors at TexasTrade.org can participate in a free course covering import topics such as supplier selection and management as well as the importation process and its associated costs.
Utah State University offers a complete online course in International Economics which includes import and export subject matter. The course offers lectures delivered entirely in MP3 format as well as regular assignments and study guides. Students in this free course need a required textbook and study guide to successfully complete the course.