Foreign Trade – U.S. Trade with China

Introduction The US-China economic relationship comprises a complex structure of trade worth billions of dollars each year. This trading partnership with China, which has been on for over three decades, plays a vital role in the United States’ economy. For instance, imports of China’s goods into the U.S. market are lower-priced and beneficial to both […]

International Trade Data

As global trade continues to experience rapid changes, international firms are continually seeking means to increase revenue and market share. Their strategies could include diversifying products/services, seeking new markets and better suppliers, prioritizing trade with certain partner countries, among others. However, to arrive at the best decision and effectively utilize resources, international organizations need statistical […]

First Steps in an Import Export Business

Introduction Selling across international borders is not a new form of trade. It dates back to the biblical age, where cities traded in luxury merchandise like spices, textiles, and precious metals. It further goes back to the prehistoric era, when men traded inexpensive commodities among different tribes. For as long as man has existed, there’s […]

6 Steps to Take Before You Start Selling Product Online Globally

Own an online store and want to start selling your product around the world? No matter what your platform is (Amazon, eBay, Shopify, etc.) there are six universal steps you need to take before you can sell your product internationally. In this video, we cover customs duties. You will learn why it matters if you […]

Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on Export, Import and International Trade

Watch the above video about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. We review the challenges and opportunities of the exporters and importers in the economic reality of quarantines and travel restrictions. We discuss the impact of the coronavirus in international trade in goods and services. We complete with the action items […]

How to Make Trump’s Threats Irrelevant to Your Automotive Parts Business

Canadian automotive parts are next on Trump’s tariff list. The U.S. could introduce up to 25% duty on automotive parts made in Canada. The problem is that over 75% of the parts are either directly exported to the U.S. or end up in the Canadian-assembled cars destined to the south of the border. The tariff, […]

American Market is Gone. How to Find Next Export Markets, Canada?

Yesterday Americans made their choice. They elected the gentleman who had promised to repeal NAFTA and other trade agreements with Canada. Which for us, Canadians, means that the U.S. market will likely be unavailable (or difficult to do business with) in the next 12 months or so. But, IT IS NOT TIME TO GIVE UP AND […]


Deciding when to go global is a tough call for entrepreneurs. They may be tempted by opportunities in hot markets like China, India or Brazil, but could risk venturing abroad before they’re fully prepared. “Many companies expand too quickly,” says Jon Fjeld, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke University. While selling overseas extends […]