There are some tips before you export to another country. Selling goods to people across borders has a different culture and unique customs depending on the current knowledge. Before exporting to a foreign country, one should weigh the destination economy, examine their culture, review their laws, scrutinize the political relations between the two countries, monitor buyers’ behavior, study the lifestyle at the destination, study their interests and estimate their needs. In summary, you should take all the factors and come to a broad conclusion.
Before you decide to export to a foreign country, opportunities and threats should be weighed in all aspects and consider the performance of your competitors so that you can win the market. You need to be familiar with e-commerce and master the basics of marketing so that your product can stand out among the existing products. This product is associated with an innovative feature and index.
The process of export to Europe and other foreign countries
Beginning the export: If this is your first time exporting, it is best to work with another company. Some companies do the export work for you, and you no longer need to get involved in customs and clearance issues. These companies can be a good option for testing the market or even exporting on a small scale. Otherwise, you must get a business card before any action.
The most crucial issue in export is selling your product in a foreign country. Before you decide to export to another country, by using various tools, you must find customers in other countries. Participation in exhibitions, cooperation with export corridors, cooperation with export companies, and other things are some of these tools. Marketing for export to Iraq is much easier than exporting to Europe.
After finding the customer, you, as the exporter, will send a pre-invoice to provide the buyer with information and product price.
After submitting the pro forma, the export contract will be signed. (It is recommended that you have a contract) But note that export contracts have their standards and principles, so be sure to consult with experts in this field when signing the contract.
Packaging and obtaining licenses from related organizations:
Packaging standards are different in each country. Also, the type of packaging is determined according to the product you want to export. After packing, you may need the license of some institutions for export, such as health, standard, and Ministry of Agriculture license.
This step includes determining the customs value (to determine items such as customs duties and tariffs) and declaring the goods to the customs, concluding a contract of transportation and insurance, a certificate of inspection of the goods, issuing an invoice and a certificate of goods origin and sending the goods.
Money transfer may be one of the most critical parts of exporting. All export steps are done so that the money enters the exporter’s account. The best way to transfer money is to use the banking system and documentary credit services. If it is not possible to use banking services (due to sanctions or other matters), an authorized exchange network can be helpful.