A Closer Look

Site Seeing

You don't have to read every book and newspaper article ever published on exporting to do it yourself. Check out the following Web sites; they just may be the quickest way to get started.

  • Manufacturers need to keep abreast of international standards for the products they make. To stay in the know, look at http://www.ansi.org//home.html which lists information on all 12,500 U.S. standards and details international certification requirements.

  • Want to have your company's trade profile matched with trade lead sources? Then subscribe to IBM's Global Business Forum at http://www. pragmatix.com/gbf A subscription isn't cheap ($2,000 per year), but it may be worth it for your business. Trade leads come from 500 international banks, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United Nations. If you subscribe, trade leads will be e-mailed to you daily.

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This article was originally published in the November 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: A Closer Look.

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