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Back to Basics: New “How to Export” Videos
March 23, 2017 Office of Small Business

In recent months, the International Trade Administration has published videos on “How to Export” with the purpose of helping businesses quickly undertsand how to navigate the exporting world. These “How to Export” videos are under five minutes with educational information that a business can implement in the short-term. For full access of all videos, click here.  To get more information about each of the video series, read below:

  • Get Ready to Export

This series will cover the first steps in the export process, an example of an export plan as well information to know whether your business is ready to export.

  • Plan Your Market Entry Strategy

Once an export plan has been created, a strategy to enter markets must be put together. The first step is researching the different markets, selecting which ones to enter, researching export regulations and foreign import regulations.

  • Find Foreign Buyers

There are many ways to attract foreign buyer interest. This video series explains the different sales channels and methods of finding buyers ( i.e., trade shows, trade missions or through e-commerce).

  • Get Paid & Finance Your Export Transactions

Getting paid is one of the most important parts of running a business. This video series highlights and compares methods of payments (such as cash in advance, open account or letters of credit)  and export credit insurance and other finance options to help jumpstart your foreign sales.

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EXIM’s Blog postings are intended to highlight various facets of exporting, but the postings are not legal advice, and are not intended to summarize all legal requirements associated with exporting.