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Business Across Borders – Understanding International Trade

International trade is a complex process, but also an exciting business opportunity. DHL can help not only with global customs requirements and trade terminology but also with local import and export support and resources.

Learning the Language of Incoterms® Rules and Trade Terms

“Incoterms” is a trademark of the International Chamber of Commerce. Incoterms® rules and trade terms are recognized and accepted as the standard for international trading and are regularly updated as commercial conditions change.

Familiarity with Incoterms® rules will ensure you purchase goods from manufacturers abroad in accordance with applicable regulations, documentation and procedures.

Learning about Customs with DHL

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DHL Express has been a global expert in international trade for well over 40 years and now processes several million customs entries every day. As one of the world's largest customs brokers, we use local expertise to understand diverse customs regulations.

That’s why, with DHL as a partner for your small business, its in-house experts are well positioned to help you navigate the complexities of customs compliance and all of the related terminology and guidelines. Understanding the processes and terminology involved will help you enter markets and build a long-term foundation for successful international trade.

What You Need to Know about Exporting

What You Need to Know about Importing

According to CUODE (Classification by Economic Use or Destination), a statistical agency of Colombia, the volume of imports has grown annually to double between1996 and 2006. Although the rate of growth is not equal to exports, it is clear that imports have kept growing in recent years.

DHL has created this guide to help you learn more about the support available to them if they decide to consider business opportunities for import into the world economy. Expect not only to DHL international shipments, but also to help find future opportunities for international shipments.