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Navigate Shipping and Logistics | International Trade Administration

Export Shipping Basics 

Once you have identified your new foreign buyers, consider how to best ship your goods to international customers efficiently, securely, and legally. Start by checking with a few different international shipping companies to compare costs and available services. Along with their expertise in shipping documentation, many freight forwarders specialize in certain types of shipments. 

Product Preparation and Shipping Considerations

Preparing your product to ship, choosing shipping options, and completing required documentation are critical steps in a successful export transaction.

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Pricing

Pricing competitively and selecting appropriate terms of sale is crucial to making a profitable transaction and your international buyer happy.  

Determine Price

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Incoterms

Incoterms define risks and responsibilities between a buyer and seller.

Learn about Incoterms

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