Thinking about expanding your business to sell oversees and to the U.S. retail market? Here are some resources to help understand the nuts and bolts of the exporting process:
Guide for Commercial Importers.
Basic Import-export information from US Customs and Border Patrol regarding requirements for exporting goods into the United States.
· Fair Trade Federation Trade Built on Trust
The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade.
Joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations acting as the development partner for small business export success; includes market analysis tools.
A vast website filled with information to assist small businesses. Good resource for a small business no matter where the business is located.
A basic guide to exporting. Though written for US based businesses, it contains good information for any enterprise seeking to export.
A hierarchical structure for describing all goods in trade for duty, quota, and statistical purposes.
Importing Goods into the US - An Introductory Guide for Small Business Owners.
Made in Madagascar: Exporting Handicrafts to the U.S. Market
Though written for Madagascar based artisans, it contains good information for any artisans or artisans-based enterprise seeking to export to the U.S. market.
Market Access Manual for Artisans Navigating the US and UK Markets.