Frequently Asked Questions

Exporting Basics: Getting Started

Do I need any special permits or approvals to start an export business in the U.S.?
The U.S. Government does not require a company to have a license or permit to engage in the import/export business. Contact your appropriate state or local city hall regarding requirements and procedures for obtaining business permits. Your local Pennsylvania Regional Export Network (REN) Partner can direct you toward the offices or individuals who can help you with this process. Contact your REN Partner using the contact us section of this website. You may also be interested in our lesson titled International Legal Considerations under the Exporting Tutorials section of this website.

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