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Craft Brewery Export Guide

Exporting can provide a multitude of benefits to a craft brewery, such as expanding one’s customer base, mitigating the impact of local market fluctuations, and elevating a brand into the elite company of global craft beers.

The following free guide – created by the Virginia SBDC, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – provides fundamental insights that will help craft breweries determine how to develop and implement a well-designed export program.

Topics Covered

Measuring Export Readiness

Undertaking Market Selection

Establishing an International Pricing Model

Defining Partner Relationships

Executing International Orders

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