Trade Articles

This site offers several export-related articles under the following general categories.

  1.  Export Basics

    Covered in this section: Are you Ready (to export)?, FAQs, Federal Agencies, Shipping Essentials, Website Globalization.

  2.  Finance, Insurance, and Costs

    Covered in this section: Costing and Pricing, Duty Drawback, EXIM Bank, OPIC, Overseas Duties/ Tariffs, Payment Terms, SBA Brief, SBA Export Financing, USDA Brief, VAT Reclaim, World Bank.

  3. International Travel

    Covered in this section: Business Culture, Tips and Suggestions, Tradeshows, Visiting the Market.

  4. International Trading Partners

    Covered in this section: Advocacy Center, Agents & Distributors, Agent and Distributor Contracts, Due Dilligence Reports.

  5. Market Research

    Covered in this section: Approaching the Market, Market Intelligence, Risk Management, USCS Industry Teams.

  6. Regulations and Compliance

    Covered in this section: GDPR Compliance Brief, GDPR Requirements. (We are still building this section; more to come.)

  7. Shipping and Logistics

    Covered in this section: Export Documents, Free Trade Agreements, Freight Forwarders, HA/ Schedule-B Numbers, Incoterms 2020, Pre-shipment Inspection, Sample Export Documents.