Chapter 2

Exporting: Preliminary Considerations

This chapter will discuss the preliminary considerations that anyone intending to export should consider. Before beginning to export and on each export sale thereafter, a number of considerations should be addressed to avoid costly mistakes and difficulties. Those companies that begin exporting or continue to export without having addressed the following issues will run into problems sooner or later.

A. Products

Initially, the exporter should think about certain considerations relating to the product it intends to export. For example, is the product normally utilized as a component in a customer’s manufacturing process? Is it sold separately as a spare part? Is the product a raw material, commodity, ...

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