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Exporting is a big step for many businesses, and there are six topics that must be understood before pursuing international sales. These guides will walk you through the process of determining HS codes, understanding export regulations, selecting an international market, responding to inquiries, financing and payments, and shipping your product.
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In this video series, learn about legal considerations and export regulations when taking your company global.
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Learn about offset in the global defense marketplace, Foreign Military Sales, doing business in the Middle East, and more.
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This video series walks you through the steps to making international sales. Topics include market research, building your brand, international travel, translation, and establishing a market presence.
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In this video, Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll of VEDP-International Trade discusses interfacing with U.S. and foreign militaries. Options for engaging with foreign militaries include: SCOs …

In this video, Dr. Michael Weatherly of Frontier Technology, Inc. discusses the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The SBIR program creates a partnership between …


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Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL) News

The University of Virginia has joined the Virginia International Trade Alliance, a state initiative aimed at getting more goods into the international marketplace. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe created the alliance, known ...

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber) will partner with the Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL), an initiative to increase ...

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the creation of the Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL), a new initiative managed by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) that will increase international trade ...

The Virginia Manufacturers Association joined Governor Terry McAuliffe today to announce the creation of the Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL). VITAL expands the Commonwealth's international trade program through formalized partnerships with ...