Overview: A Basic Guide to Exporting provides a complete overview of the basics of exporting. Looking for a comprehensive overview of how to export? For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services. Whether your firm is new to exporting or in need of a refresher on the latest ideas and techniques, this comprehensive guide, now completely revised and updated, provides the nuts-and-bolts information you will need to meet the challenges of the world economy by examining: How to identify markets for your company's products; How to finance your export transactions; The best methods of handling orders and shipments; Sources of free or low-cost export counseling. You'll also find numerous real-life examples that illustrate the principles of exporting, samples of forms needed to export, and-in a valuable appendix-information on how to obtain guidance and counseling offered by the federal government through its domestic network of more than 100 Export Assistance Centers and through commercial counselors located in U.S. embassies abroad.