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Export Plan Development - The four components below are essential to developing, implementing, and measuring the outcomes of an effective export plan.

Export Assessment

  • Assessing your firm's export readiness
  • Understanding management and financial resources needed to go global
  • Evaluating your product/service's strengths, weaknesses and competition in the domestic and global marketplace

Trade Finance

  • Funding your international activities
  • Understanding financial risk and payment methods
  • Sources of Trade Finance: SBA, EX-IM, Norfolk Global Initiatives Fund

International Marketing

  • Building a global identity
  • Researching and entering a foreign market
  • Identifying and connecting with foreign buyers

Mechanics of Exporting

  • Documentation and export compliance
  • Freight forwarders/ custom house brokers
  • INCOTERMS 2010 international commercial terms
  • International channels of distribution


International Trade Resources

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Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
500 East Main Street
Suite 1500
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Chuck Rigney
Director of Economic Development

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