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By Tarek Sultan, CEO Agility
SMEs, which employ most workers and account for 95 percent of all firms, are the lifeblood of the world’s economy. Yet they remain understudied, underappreciated and underserved, mostly overlooked by those writing international trade rules, and little understood even by larger businesses that count them as customers and suppliers.Read More...
By Tarek Sultan, CEO Agility
Welcome to the Shipa Freight Knowledge Series, a free collection of insights to help you start and grow your cross-border trade.Read More...
SME internationalization has never been easier than it is today, but success still depends on overcoming some challenges.
Finding a freight forwarder is not difficult, but it can be harder to find one that’s a good fit for your business. This guide will help you plan and execute the first steps.
CO2 is “carbon dioxide,” a gas that is emitted when carbon based fuels like diesel, aviation fuel, petrol, CNG, LNG or others are burned for energy.
Are you confused by container shipping terms and jargon? It’s actually not as complex as it might seem. FCL shipping for example, is really quite straightforward.
If you’re unfamiliar with LCL shipping, this guide will help you understand what it is, when to use it, how to get your goods shipped, how LCL pricing works.
Fulfillment by Amazon presents valuable opportunities for online retailers anywhere to penetrate markets in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.
Chinese exporters must meet and overcome a number of challenges in order to go global.
Emerging markets offer fantastic opportunities for ambitious small businesses. With relatively young populations, growing middle classes and increasing spending power.
Export classification is a way of categorizing products for export using a string of numbers, which are usually called commodity codes or export classification codes.
According to our research, 79% of emerging market SMEs that export to Europe found it challenging or very challenging to start exporting to the region.
Pre-arrival customs processing is a system that allows importers to begin the process of clearing their goods through customs.
Product standards for exporters is part of the Shipa Freight Knowledge Series for small businesses.
Our recent research shows that on average, a quarter (26%) of SME exporters’ annual revenue comes from international online sales.
Understanding the intellectual property (IP) environment of your target market and protecting your IP is a crucial part of your export journey.
One of the first steps on your export journey is researching your destination market, or examining several potential markets to find the right one.
In the context of overseas trade, “compliance” refers to the observation of laws and regulations that control international business transactions.
Export finance is a type of trade finance that helps businesses conduct international trade easily and securely.
A good first step is to find out if your government’s international trade department can help you make connections.
When you’re planning your first international shipment, you’ll need to decide whether your products will travel by air, sea or land.