Building an Import/Export Business

Building an Import/Export Business

by Kenneth D. Weiss
     
 

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Foreign trade is one of the most lucrative areas for any business. But whether you're a manufacturer exporting a fleet of trucks or a small entrepreneur importing a shipment of native art, the maze of regulations, the piles of documentation, and the sheer differences in international business practices can create a world of confusion. From Kenneth D. Weiss, a

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Foreign trade is one of the most lucrative areas for any business. But whether you're a manufacturer exporting a fleet of trucks or a small entrepreneur importing a shipment of native art, the maze of regulations, the piles of documentation, and the sheer differences in international business practices can create a world of confusion. From Kenneth D. Weiss, a leading specialist in world trade, here is a highly informative guide that unravels these secrets. Explains international business—including international transactions, import/export credit and payment, international shipping and insurance, regulatory agencies, documentation and customs clearance. Weiss also covers the finer points, such as who can and should go into importing and exporting, how the company should be set up, selecting suppliers, finding customers, and choosing target markets.

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An entrepreneur and international trade consultant offers tips and instructions for every aspect of an import/export business<-- >including government regulations, tax laws, customs requirements, and shipping procedures. He describes strategies for using the Internet to reduce costs and develop a targeted customer base, and tells how to prepare a business plan, address security concerns, and take advantage of GATT WTO, and other trade pacts. Weiss is the owner of a firm consulting in business, marketing, and international trade. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471842590
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/12/1987
Series:
Wiley Small Business Series, #26
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
1.14(w) x 2.13(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH D. WEISS is the owner of Plans and Solutions, a corporation that helps importers, exporters, and other firms with business planning, marketing, analysis, and contacts. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and has been an importer and exporter, lecturer on international trade, and consultant to numerous private firms and government organizations.

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