From the Publisher
A Basic Guide to Exporting is the US Department of Commerce's respected introduction to exporting. It is designed to help US firms learn the costs and risks associated with exporting and develop a strategy for success. The Guide discusses what decisions need to be made and where to get the knowledge to make them. It also directs the reader to sources of assistance throughout the US federal and state governments, as well as the private sector. The 16 chapters of the Guide are divided into three sections, covering before the sale, making the sale, and after the sale issues. The Guide also includes five appendices on export terms, US federal export assistance, US state and local assistance, US and overseas contacts in major foreign markets, and a selected bibliography.