Welcome to Exporting 101

Looking for a comprehensive overview of how to export? For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services. Whether your firm is new to exporting or in need of a refresher on the latest ideas and techniques, this comprehensive guide, now completely revised and updated for 2012, provides the nuts-and-bolts information you need to meet the challenges of the world economy by learning:

  • How to identify markets for your company’s products
  • How to finance your export transactions
  • The best methods of handling orders and shipments
  • Sources of free or low-cost export counseling

You can now view and download all 17 chapters formatted to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You’ll also find numerous real-life examples that illustrate the principles of exporting, samples of forms needed to export, and—in a valuable appendix—information on how to obtain guidance and counseling offered by the federal government through its domestic network of more than 100 Export Assistance Centers and through commercial counselors located in U.S. embassies abroad.

A Basic Guide to Exporting is available for purchase from the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Or, to order by telephone, please call (866) 512-1800.


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