Building an Import-Export Business

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This thoroughly updated edition of the top-selling Building an Import/Export Business is a step-by-step guide that shows entrepreneurs how to start a business and prosper in the growing global market. It helps budding entrepreneurs choose a commodity, target a market, prepare a business plan, and work within the complex system of regulations. This new edition covers the global changes in trade, emerging trends, the importance of niche markets, and working in the electronic age. ...
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Overview

This thoroughly updated edition of the top-selling Building an Import/Export Business is a step-by-step guide that shows entrepreneurs how to start a business and prosper in the growing global market. It helps budding entrepreneurs choose a commodity, target a market, prepare a business plan, and work within the complex system of regulations. This new edition covers the global changes in trade, emerging trends, the importance of niche markets, and working in the electronic age.

Foreign trade is a billion dollar business in the United States —and growing. This easy-to-follow guide to starting and building a successful import or export business is packed with invaluable insights and practical advice on tapping into the lucrative global markets. Covering all the bases, from start-up considerations and operational procedures to marketing techniques and trade agreements, this completely updated and expanded edition of Building an Import/Export Business provides essential details on: * Determining whether the import/export business is right for you —twenty key questions you should answer before diving in * Setting up your business —opening a bank account, establishing your office, obtaining financing, setting up an accounting system * Finding buyers —proven strategies to pinpoint your target market * Understanding money matters —methods of payment in international trade, export credit and credit insurance, foreign currency transactions * Handling documentation —commercial, banking, transportation, insurance, and government formalities documents * Taking advantage of trade pacts —GATT, WTO, NAFTA, FTAA

From a leading specialist, here's a guide that makes sense of import/ export credit payments, insurance, customs, and regulations involved in the business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471536277
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Series: Small Business Ser.
  • Edition description: ENL
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Jumping into the Water: Simple Scenarios.
Is This Business for You?
Setting up Your Business.
Beginning with a Buyer.
Choosing Products and Suppliers.
Marketing in the United States and Abroad.
Money Matters.
Packing, Shipping, and Insurance.
Of, Those Lovely Documents.
Regulation of Foreign Trade.
NAFTA, GATT, and Other Trade Pacts.
Sources of Information and Help.
Appendix A: Sample Market Study Outline.
Appendix B: Guidelines for Business Planning and a Loan Proposal Checklist.
Appendix C: Possible Sources of Financing for Your Business.
Appendix D: Sample Supply Agreements.
Appendix E: Export Assistance Center Directory.
Appendix F: U.S. Customs National Import Specialists.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2002

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    A very useful guide for new entreprenuers who wanted to start an I/E business.

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