The Benefit of Express Insurance for Gold Key Service Members

September 22, 2016

If you’re interested in exporting to a new market or need help finding the best overseas partners, then your first “go-to” agency will most likely be the U.S. Commercial Service.  They have a program that some people think of as the Match.com of exporting – it’s called the Gold Key service/business matchmaking service. This program is a cost-recovery fee based, customized matchmaking service that helps companies find potential buyers, partners and distributors abroad.

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Cover Up! 3 Currency Risks Every Small Business Exporter Must Consider

September 20, 2016

When you ink the contract with that new buyer in a foreign country, who takes the currency risk? Should it be the buyer, the bank or you? The answer will depend on the currency of exchange, your account terms and the strength of your negotiating position. A strong dollar could mean you losing out on business unless you can extend credit terms and possibly financing. Maybe it’s a 50/50 split between you and the buyer. Possibly your product and the “Made in America” brand are just too good to resist and you can demand U.S. Dollars or another hard currency.
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The 2015 EXIM Bank Competitiveness Report

September 15, 2016

Last week the 2015 EXIM Bank Competitiveness Report was released, which is a report to the U.S. Congress on the Global Export Credit Competition for the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

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