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SUSTA Exporting Overview Video

International Marketing Plan Workbook
First step to developing a business plan. The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Center offers expert assistance in developing business plans. Most services are free of charge, and all SBTDC services are confidential.

Agricultural Tariff Tracker
The Agricultural Tariff Tracker is a searchable database that allows U.S. ag exporters (and importers) to find the tariffs, TRQs, and Safeguards of their products with all US FTA partners.

Export Costing Worksheet
Before you quote an export price, make sure you include all costs with this worksheet

Find Your HS Code
All customs transactions are based on universal HS Codes. The Census department calls the list Schedule B. You can find a training video on determining your HS code here.

INCO Term Quick Reference Guide
INCO terms are used worldwide between a buyer and seller making all parties in the transaction aware of each persons responsibility. Often misused, very important to understand.

Export Documents
A dictionary o
f export documentation

SBTDC Export Business Planner
A comprehensive guide to plan our a export marketing strategy

Facts about Consolidation
A guide on how consolidators can help exporters

Pallet Info and Calculation for Exporters
Pallet dimensions, requirement and estimated capacity for containers

Tips and Tricks to Global GAP Certification
Susan Fullerton's January 15th 2009 presentation on how to be Global GAP certified

Pesticide Residue Level Testing
Notification if you want your primary commodity to be included as part of NCDA&CS’ routine pesticide surveillance program for testing of fruits and vegetables. Please note the testing is conducted at no charge, but products found to be in violation will be handled with normal regulatory protocols.

Certificates of Free Sale
What they are and how to get one.

Certificates of Origin
What they are and how to get one.

Frequently Asked Exporting Questions
Q&As on exporting

Container Sizes
Specs on standard international shipping containers

How to Register as a Soybean Exporter in China
US soybean exporters must obtain a Safety Certificate from MoA by submitting the required documents

International Collections Agency
Didn't have export insurance and did not get paid? Here is one option.

Food Product Development Assistance at NC State
For technical assistance on product development. Dr. David P Green is extension leader for food Industry product development .

Take the Export Readiness Questionnaire
A quick way to see if you are ready to export

Glossary of Exporting Terms

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NCDA&CS International Trade Office, Peter Thornton, Assistant Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 411, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3153; FAX: (919) 715-0083