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Should we export our product?

Jun 30, 2022Introduction to Trade

Business has gone international. New electronic and logistics technologies have narrowed distance, cutting down on time-consuming aspects of trade that used to be necessary for reaching customers across countries; while agreements open markets up even more by removing barriers such as customs fees or regulatory restrictions in different regions – giving manufacturers an opportunity not only domestically but also abroad.

When you go global, there are a few things to consider. The exchange rates can fluctuate and other challenges arise but if we look at all of the benefits it’s worth taking on these risks!

Boosting revenue

Exporting can provide a boost to your revenue by increasing your market base and tapping into new demand from various niches. This can also offer economies of scale, letting you get more from your resources.

Expanding profits

If your company is able to cover its fixed costs through domestic operations, expanding into new markets through exporting can lead to a significant increase in profits. Shipping and cargo costs are important considerations when exportin, but if managed correctly, the potential rewards make exporting a very appealing option for manufacturers.

Tax Benefits

There are several tax benefits available to manufacturers who export their products, including the federal foreign tax credit, transfer pricing, and the IC-DISC (Interest Charge – Domestic International Sales Corporation). Shipping goods overseas can be a complicated process, but with the right preparation and knowledge, it can be a smooth and profitable experience for your business.

Economic protection

Diversification can help you weather a domestic economic downturn.

Bolstered competitiveness

Shipping and cargo export can be a great way for manufacturers to get ahead of the competition. By exporting goods, manufacturers can not only find new ideas and marketing techniques, but also boost their company’s competitive edge. However, export can also present some challenges, such as:

  • Increased outlays: Like with any other new business, you’ll be spending on more travel, fresh marketing and packaging materials, and extra personnel. The majority of these expenses are short-term in nature.
  • Stamina and patience: It’ll take some time to get started in a new market, but the payoff is worth it. It’s going to take some time before you see results, but they will come eventually. You and your employees must be dedicated to the project and ready to put in the effort and resources needed to succeed in the new industry. You may have to wait months or even years for your investment to pay off significantly..
  • Competition: You can’t just go to a foreign market on a whim. It takes time and money to locate the appropriate target and acquire fluency in how it works. To remain competitive, you must be easily accessible to your clients and up to date on language, cultural, and commercial differences. Otherwise, you run the danger of offending potential consumers if you aren’t prepared.
  • Bureaucratic headaches: Expect a lot of paper. All nations, including the United States, need extensive export paperwork.

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