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International Partner Search

The International Partner Search (IPS) provides a report on up to five qualified overseas agents, distributors, manufacturer's representatives, joint venture partners, licensees, franchisees, or strategic partners who have examined your company's materials and have expressed an interest in your products/services.  Key components of an IPS include:

  • The names and addresses, including e-mail and/or web site addresses, of prospective Kuwaiti companies or representatives;
  • The name and title of the key contact person(s) at each Kuwaiti company and their telephone number, and fax and email addresses;
  • The language preferred by the Kuwaiti company for correspondence;
  • Each Kuwaiti prospect's opinion on the market for your product and/or service and the projected success of an agreement, licensing arrangement, joint venture, or other strategic partnership;
  • The Commercial Service specialist's opinion on the Kuwaiti contact’s level of interest in the U.S. company’s product and/or service and the overall suitability of the identified companies and/or representatives;
  • The competition from local firms and/or from a third country, if any; and
  • Basic marketing information, such as the size of the Kuwaiti company and the number of years the company has been in business.

At the client's request, and at additional cost to the client, additional marketing information may also be provided.

Delivery: 20-30 business days upon receipt of payment. 

Sample: Click here for a sample report

Cost*: $550 for small and medium-sized firms - $1,400 for large-sized firms

* A Small or Medium-Size Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations.  A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees.  Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

Negative Report

In rare cases, Kuwaiti firms contacted may not be interested in the U.S. company's offer. In these cases, the Commercial Service office conducting the International Partner Search (IPS) will return a "negative" report. This report will include information on the marketability of the client's product or service, such as regulatory, trade, competitor and/or other factors that may prohibit or limit sales prospects in the relevant market.  The report will also include the contact information on each overseas company or representative contacted.


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