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1 International Trade Center How to Export Patrick Spence International Trade Center - TSBDC September 6, 2006

2 International Trade Center Before You Export Designate someone to oversee the export program Get training or counseling in export procedures Convert product information from standard to metric Know cubic dimensions of your products container Be aware of any legal issues with the exporting your product

3 International Trade Center Communicating Overseas MailWebsite Phone Ads in export publications FAXGovernment Marketing Programs Trade Shows Advertising

4 International Trade Center Answering Trade Leads Respond back within 24 hours If you are not ready to quote, then buy some time Call for help, if necessary Set up a file to keep track of prospects

5 International Trade Center Answering Trade Leads Cultural Differences: Language History of Country Perception of Value Negotiation: Flexible Compromise Legal Limits

6 International Trade Center Preparing Quotes Pricing Shipping terms Payment terms Complete and accurate format

7 International Trade Center Export Pricing Domestic price plus cost (Cost Plus Method) Global market price Local market price (Specific Country) Fixed vs. Variable Pricing

8 International Trade Center Cost-Plus Method Domestic SaleExport Sale Factory Price$100.00$ Domestic Freight $ Export Docs -0-$ 1.00 Intl Bank Fees -0-$.50 Intl Freight & Ins -0-$ 2.00 $ Import Duty (.10 Landed cost)$ Cost to Wholesaler$105.00$119.35

9 International Trade Center Export Pricing Summary Determine the objective in the foreign market Compute the total cost of the export product Compute final consumer price. Evaluate market demand and competition Exclude costs elements that provide no benefit to the export function (Domestic Advertising)

10 International Trade Center Schedule B Schedule B Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System The United States has adopted the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) for classifying merchandise in international trade. Exporters, freight forwarders, and carriers must report export shipments in terms of the HS. The HS code for any given agricultural product can be obtained from the Department of Commerce publication: Schedule B--Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States.

11 International Trade Center 2000 Incoterms Group E Departure EXWExWorks Group F Main Carriage Unpaid FCAFree Carrier FASFree Alongside Ship FOBFree On Board

12 International Trade Center 2000 Incoterms Group C Main Carriage Paid CFRCost & Freight CIFCost, Insurance & Freight CPTCarriage Paid To CIP Carriage & Insurance Paid

13 International Trade Center 2000 Incoterms Group D Arrival DAFDelivered At Frontier DESDelivered Ex Ship DEQDelivered Ex Quay DDUDelivered Duty Unpaid DDPDelivered Duty Paid

14 International Trade Center 2000 Incoterms Incoterm must have a location/destination with it. An example is FOB Port of New Orleans (Incoterms 2000).

15 International Trade Center Payment Terms Cash in Advance Letter of Credit (L/C) Documentary collection or draft Open Account

16 International Trade Center Pro-forma Invoice Best advance estimate of form and content of the actual invoice. For exporter, general is better than specific. Basic requirements: Sellers & Buyers name and address Product description Price Currency Shipment method (Ocean or Air) Terms of Shipping (Incoterms 2000) Payment Terms Validity period for quotation

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18 International Trade Center Pro-forma Invoice CLARIFY THE DETAILS – Before issuing the Pro-forma Invoice, make sure you clarify the following points with your buyer: Final shipping date Expiration date of the Letter of Credit Other deadlines that are important to you and the buyer Special Instructions or certificates involved Specific packing or labeling requirements

19 International Trade Center Pro-forma Invoice CLARIFY THE DETAILS – Before issuing the Pro-forma Invoice, make sure you clarify the following points with your buyer: Check with your international banker Check with your international freight forwarder

20 International Trade Center Pro Forma Invoice Commercial Invoice Phytosanitary Certificate Export Certificate--Processed Plant Products Packing List Shipper's Letter of Instruction Certificate of Origin Insurance Certificate Shipper's Export Declaration Bill of Lading Transportation Documents

21 International Trade Center Commercial Invoice The commercial invoice is a bill for the goods. The buyer needs the invoice to prove ownership and to arrange payment. Some governments use the commercial invoice to assess customs duties. Although there is no standard form for a commercial invoice, the following information should be included: Seller's name and address Buyer's name and address Exact description of goods (kind, grade, quality, weight) Agreed-upon price Type of container Description of packages (number, kind, markings) Delivery point Terms of payment Date and place of shipment Method of shipment Signature of shipper/seller

22 International Trade Center Phytosanitary Certificate The purpose of the phytosanitary certificate, Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) form 577, is to expedite the entry of plants or plant products into a foreign country. This certificate certifies to a foreign country that the plants or plant products described were inspected by the U.S. Government and are free from quarantine pests and other injurious pests of specific concern to the importing country. This certificate is completed by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

23 International Trade Center Export Certificate- Processed Plant Products The export certificate for processed plant products, PPQ form 578, was created for processed plant products that cannot be given a phytosanitary certificate but have been denied entry to one or more countries because no certification process existed. This certificate certifies to a foreign country that the processed plant product has been inspected by the U.S. Government and that the shipment was processed or manufactured to the extent that there is negligible risk of harboring injurious plant pest of specific concern to the importing country.

24 International Trade Center Export Certificate- Processed Plant Products Examples of products that fall under this category are: Bulk newsprint derived from wood pulp Wood products, molding, pressure-treated lumber, particle board, plywood, timber impregnated with creosote, tongue in-groove flooring, paneling, ceiling, veneer, and furniture parts, either sanded or un-sanded The processed product certificate is also completed by APHIS.

25 International Trade Center Weight Certification All cargoes that are either loaded into trailers or ocean shipping containers that are part of an intermodal movement, that will travel by motor carrier on a U.S. public highway, and weigh more than 29,000 pounds will require certification.

26 International Trade Center Packing List The export packing list is considerably more detailed and informative than a standard domestic packing list. An export packing list itemizes the material in each individual package and indicates the type of package-- box, crate, drum, carton, etc. It shows the individual net, legal, tare and gross weights, and measurements for each package (in both imperial and metric units).

27 International Trade Center Shipper Letter of Instruction This document is completed by the shipper and includes all of the information necessary for the freight forwarder or carrier to make transportation arrangements and complete the bill of lading and other related documents. Shipper's company name, address, phone, fax, and contact name Shipper employee identification number Shipper reference numbers (bill of lading, invoice, purchase order, etc.) Product information (description of goods, product quantity, number of packages, weight in pounds, cubic feet, marks) Consignee information Notify party Product invoice value Harmonized commodity code Freight and documentation billing information Special instructions Signature and date

28 International Trade Center Certificate of Origin Certain nations require a signed statement as to the origin of the export item. The certificate is usually obtained through a semi-official organization, such as a local Chamber of Commerce. It may be required even though the commercial invoice contains the information.

29 International Trade Center Consular Invoice A consular invoice for imported goods may be required by certain nations. It is used as a means to control and identify imported goods. The invoice must be purchased from the consulate of the country where the goods are being shipped and usually must be prepared in the language of that country.

30 International Trade Center Insurance Certificate If the seller is responsible for providing insurance, the insurance certificate should state the type and amount of coverage. This is a negotiable instrument.

31 International Trade Center Shippers Export Declaration The U.S. Government requires that exporters complete a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) for international shipments. The SEDs, forms 7525-V, 7525-V-Alternate (Intermodal), and 7513 (In-Transit Goods), are joint Bureau of the Census/International Trade Administration documents. They include pertinent information on the export transaction such as parties to the transaction, transportation details, Schedule B classification, value of the goods, and export licensing information. The information collected is used for compiling official U.S. export statistics and administering the requirements of the Export Administration Act.

32 International Trade Center Bill of Lading (b/l) They act as a contract between the owner of the goods and the carrier to deliver the goods, spelling out all legal responsibilities and liability limits for all parties to the shipment. They act as receipt from the ocean carrier, confirming that they have received the goods for shipment. They act as title to the shipment and can be used to transfer title to the goods to a party named in the document. The b/l is issued by the carrier.

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