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Trade Compliance Guide

International trade compliance is an important requirement for businesses selling goods in foreign markets. The Virginia Small Business Development Center (Virginia SBDC) is pleased to provide the business community with this high-level guide to international trade compliance focused on exporting American made goods to foreign markets.

The following free guide provides fundamental insights that will help business owners create a trade compliance program.

Topics Covered

International Trade Departments and Agencies

Laws and Regulations


Sales, Fulfillment, and Support Phase

Shipping and Delivery

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