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Tips for Starting an Export Business

By on March 21, 2014 in Trade Policies with 0 Comments

Put your first step in export business in the best way.

Exports can be defined as the process of moving products to other countries for the purpose of sale or trade. In the present era of globalization, the export sector is growing at a fast rate. Export businesses are having great scopes and are also generating good profits. Many new businessmen are planning to get into the business of export. If you are also one of them, study all the aspects of this business before you finally decide to jump into the business.

There are some tips for people who are planning to start an export business:

Gather information: Try to collect all the information and data about the export business. Go online and start reading about all the recent developments occurring in the field of export. Collect details about the requirement, demand and scopes for the products, which you are planning the export.

Trade regulations and other duties: Study the terms of trade, export regulations, export policies in all the target market countries and other legal terms. Visit the export authority of your country and start doing the documentation. Get the licenses, certificates and other legal papers well in advance as they are one of the basic requirements of export business.

Where to get import export license in India :  In India, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT) is the legal body who has the authority for issuing the import-export licenses. If you planning to setup your export business in India, you can get all the details regarding the import-export license and other legal terms on the link below:


Develop your corporate identity: Develop all the element of corporate identity for your company including logo, visiting cards, letter heads etc. As it is the world of new media, having a website is of prime importance so try to develop an excellent website for your company. This will give you global exposure and hence more foreign inquiries.

Communicate with others: It is better to talk to other experienced people. Successful exporters who are selling similar products can give useful suggestions related to several issues. They can also provide the contact details of some of the service providers and potential buyers.

Evaluate your market: Evaluate the market in which you are planing to do the business. Try to identify your competitors, understand the needs of the market and study the demand of target customers. Always be ready to the face the competitions and unfavorable conditions.

Analysis and modify your product: After studying the target market and needs of the customers, analysis whether your product is up-to-the mark or not. If not , then modify your products and make it perfect. Modification can involve changes in packaging or price or quality.

Select trained and experienced staff: The human resources available to a company is its really power. Hire those candidates who have complete knowledge about the export business or those who have some experienced in this field.

Develop the network: Export business requires team work and outsourcing of some services. Select the best service providers. Make a complete list of services that you will need in the entire trading process and hire alternatives and outsource the work. Also open a bank account which can receive and make payments all across the World.

Beware of frauds: The trade sector is full of frauds companies. The geographical distance and lack of aware amongst the traders results in cases where the exporters are being tricked by the fraud companies. So study the methods of identifying whether a company is genuine or not and always pay attention to each of the detail related to the company you are dealing with.

These tips can help you in doing your homework or preparation, before actually staring the export business. Follow these steps and you will be ready to face any upcoming challenges while running your export business.

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