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Are you ready to make international sales? Export Basics helps you assess your export readiness, understand what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international sales strategy, and, when you are ready, develop and implement your export strategy.

The subsequent sections of Export Basics (see navigation to the right) — starting with Develop Your Export Plan — will help you develop and implement your export plan. Each section corresponds to the key components of an effective export plan — posing questions you should answer to complete your plan and providing resources to help you answer those questions.

New to Export Basics

Texas Tech University and the U.S. Commercial Service offer you International Business Training

WEBINARS – Get the latest international market information via our upcoming or previous webinars

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Take our Are you Export Ready? online readiness assessment to find out if you’re ready to pursue international sales.

Need an introduction to exporting? Browse our step-by-step Basic Guide to Exporting.

Watch our Are You Ready? and Going Beyond Borders videos to hear a U.S. Commercial Officer talk about issues you should consider before going global and to hear from companies that have worked with the U.S. Commercial Service to make international sales.

Think export success is out of your reach? Read success stories about how companies like yours are succeeding in the international marketplace.

Stuck? Speak with a trade specialist at 1-800-USA-TRADE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Go! If you are ready to begin developing your export plan, please proceed onto the next section,
Develop Your Export Plan