9 critical questions to ask & answer about exporting 2011 entrepreneurs conference march 4 2011Presentation Transcript
The World is Open for Arkansas’ Business Let the U.S. Commercial Service Connect You to 95 % of the World’s Consumers Patricia M. Gonzalez, Director U.S. Export Assistance Center Arkansas 425 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 425 Little Rock, AR. 72201 [email_address] http://www.buyusa.gov/arkansas Nine Critical Questions to Ask & Answer About Exporting
Let Us Help You Export With offices throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration utilizes its global network of trade professionals to connect U.S. companies with international buyers worldwide .
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Nine Critical Questions to Ask & Answer and Why Are They Important?
1. Is your company successfully selling in the U.S. market? 2. Does your company have an international marketing plan with defined goals and strategies? 3. Does your company have sufficient production capacity that can be committed to export markets? 4. Does your company have the financial resources to actively support your export strategies?
5. Is your company’s senior management committed to pursuing export markets and providing the necessary staff, time and budget to succeed?
Nine Critical Questions Continued
6. Is your company committed to providing the same level of service and quality customer attention to your overseas customers? 7. Does your company have knowledge/expertise in product packaging modifications and cultural preferences? 8. Does your company knowledge/expertise in overseas shipping include finding an international freight forwarder and freight costs? 9. Does your company have the knowledge/expertise in export payments mechanisms and processes?
ARKANSAS Total Exports 2010: $5.2 billion
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CANADA $1.33 BILLION MEXICO $544 MILLION JAPAN $343 MILLION CHINA $336 MILLION UNITED KINGDON $168 MILLION
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Patricia Gonzalez, Director [email_address]
Eric Johnson, Trade Specialist
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