Export with confidence

Friday, September 25, 2009

If you’re thinking of exporting your products, do your homework first.
  • Research the market – find out about the competition and if there’s demand for your product?
  • Develop an export plan – to work through all the aspects of exporting and to help limit risk.
  • Find out what you need – find out what paperwork you need, what duties apply and if you need a customs export entry – which typically applies if you’re shipping goods worth over $1,000.
  • Think about distribution – how you are going to ship your products overseas – courier service, international post or freight?
  • Get exchange rate advice – find out how fluctuations in exchange rates can affect profitability and pricing.
  • Ask for help – ask the officials and ask other exporters for help and advice and collect as much information as possible, this could be the key to your success.

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