Import & Export
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Marketing
Course Number: PAFM 1020
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
Students study the process of importing and exporting apparel and textiles. They learn basic vocabulary used in the import/export process, methods of payment, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. They study why import and export markets develop, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of trade agreements. Students learn the necessary skills to source apparel and textiles. Students explore a wide-range of countries from a social, economic, cultural and political point of view to determine the venture's potential for success.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All Parsons and Eugene Lang undergraduate degree students. Online sections open to Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing majors only; others by permission. Pre-requisites: PAFM 1190 Fashion Industry Profile and PAFM 1051 Marketing 1: Fashion Marketing.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fashion Marketing students.

Open to Fashion Design students.