Once you have obtained an international order and secured a method of payment, you are ready to export your product. The following links have valuable information to assist you in exporting.
- Bureau of Industry and Security:
Before exporting a product, make sure licensing requirements have been met. Some products require a license before they can leave the country.
- U.S. Government Export Portal
- Export Clearance Requirements
- The U.S. Department of State – The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
- A Basic Guide To Exporting 1998 Edition
- U.S. Small Business Administration Export Assistance Centers
- United States International Trade Commission
- Schedule B Export Codes
- Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS):
The FAS assists U.S. food, fish, fiber, and forest products companies to create their export marketing plan. This website contains a step-by-step guide to creating an export marketing plan, tailored to companies and individuals new to export marketing.
- Western United States Agricultural Trade Association:
WUSATA is a vital link between international food buyers, Western U.S. suppliers, state agricultural agencies and the U.S. government.
Getting Products to International customers:
International Commercial Terms of Sale (Incoterms) cover the method of delivery and the responsibilities of the seller and buyer. The following websites contain a description and the applicability of these terms.
- The International Chamber of Commerce – Inco Terms
- Easy INCO
- International Chamber of Commerce Books
- Freight Forwarders
- Sea & Air Shipping Terms
- Shipping Information