Frequently Asked Questions

Exporting Basics: Accessing Foreign Markets

What foreign trade barriers might affect my access to particular markets?
Exports are subject to customs duties and taxes in the importing countries. The applicable amounts are published, but if high enough could price your products out of the market. Also, each country has its own policies, laws, regulations and business practices that may or may not be import friendly. These can include import quotas and other quantitative restrictions, licensing and exchange controls, tough health and technical standards, lax treatment of intellectual property rights, and the like. They affect what you're allowed to or should do to protect yourself in the market. It's best to research potential problems in each country and seek counsel from an international law firms if needed. Contact your local Pennsylvania Regional Export Network (REN) Partner via the contact us option to get a referral to an international law expert in your region.

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