The following is excerpted from "Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably" by Laurel J. Delaney. Copyright © 2013 by Laurel J. Delaney. Excerpted by permission of Apress. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. This excerpt is provided by Apress solely for the use of visitors to this web site.
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When you import and export, mistakes can happen. How you recover--minimizing time delays and additional expenses--and learn from the mistakes is critical to your future success. Here are two real experiences--one export and the other import related - showing how creative thinking and playing to one's strengths can provide simple solutions to what could have become a costly disaster.
Read the entire article: Crisis Management: What to Do When Your Import/Export Goes Wrong
In a recent article I wrote, "The Mysterious Triangular Trade," we talked about what is a triangular trade. With parallel importing, it is a form of international trade that still exists and is oftentimes referred to as the "gray market." Here, I define what parallel importing is, provide an example of parallel importing and touch on the lawfulness of parallel importations.
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During the course of more than a hundred interviews over the years, media reporters repeatedly ask me: What's stopping small business owners and entrepreneurs from going global? Is it really that hard? It boils down to six basic, simple reasons. Here they are. Each of these is based on years of experience working in the field of importing and exporting.
Read: Six Biggest Stumbling Blocks to Going Global and How to Overcome Them