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White Paper Helps Companies Evaluate Export Potential
Exporting isn’t a silver bullet for growing sales. The US is a signatory to scores of loop-hole-filled trade agreements. “Should We Export?” describes 3 free online tools that can help potential exporters avoid expensive trade traps.
Promotion of US-exports is one of the cornerstones of the Obama Administration’
“Very little of this will be dollar and cents support. Most of the assistance will be in the form of advice for working through the labyrinth of export control regulations,”
“All export markets look promising from the 30,000 feet level,” said Wilson. “It is only when companies get on the ground and set up the foreign leg of their operations that they discover the myriads of loopholes and exceptions that are legal under trade accords.” One example in the white paper is Canada’s classification of calcium-enriched Florida orange juice as a drug. Trade accords are filled with hundreds of similar examples. A rapid means of identifying these product-specific exceptions is contained in the first of three online tools described in the white paper.
The second online tool is a link to a tracking system that monitors the time, difficulty and legal expense involved in collecting claims against companies in foreign countries.
The third online tool describes how to obtain free lists of US-made products that companies in 70 foreign countries will need between 2010 and 2014.
The free white paper titled “Should We Export – 3 Online Tools For Better Decisions” can be downloaded at www.scribd.com/
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