Getting Started on Exporting: Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through exporting. Learn the basics of Exporting 101 with the U.S. Department of Commerce and order your complimentary copy of How to Guide – Overview of Export Basics.
Educational Export Webinars: Covering important international trade topics, these webinars are a quick and easy way to learn first-hand from industry experts. Webinars are always free to members and quite frequently offered free to all. All webinars are achived on line and accessible to members all year long.
National Group USA Pavilions at International Shows: Our negotiating power enables us to secure the most desirable locations at key boat shows worldwide. We also eliminate the hassle, offering cost-effective turnkey booths that allow exhibitors to explore new markets, seek distribution partners and build brand awareness. Favorbable pricing and space priority is offered to NMMA members. Additionally, a number of state based trade development organizations are offering grant support for international shows. Contact your respective organization to inquire.
Export Counseling: Regardless of where you are located in the U.S., our partners at the U.S. Department of Commerce have a locally-based representative who can contact you to discuss your specific export objectives. Register at: Export.gov/nmma. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also provides export assistance along with specially designed loans and grants.
Export Finance: Don’t let international payment risks or lack of working capital prevent you from developing or expanding your export activities.
Inbound Buying Delegations: The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® is working to attract more foreign buyers to the show. Currently, nearly 25% of visitors are international. NMMA is working to channel those buyers into a formalized program to ensure we connect them with members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
International Product Certification: While this is one of the more challenging aspects of exporting, NMMA has dedicated staff who specialize in international certification criteria for recreational boats and associated products.
Export Barrier & Unfair Trade Assistance: Our dedicated team of professionals in D.C. help NMMA members resolve unfair trade barriers, by working closely with our partners at the USDOC, U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, and the U.S. State Department.
International Logistics: To ship a product overseas, exporters have at least four options. Many exporters rely on an international freight forwarder to perform these services. Some companies utilize the services of Shippers’ Associations. Other companies use express delivery or mail services. It is also possible for exporters to arrange their own shipping. You can find out more about shipping at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection web site. Exporters should evaluate each option to determine which one works best for their unique situation. NMMA members also benefit with our freight savings plan.
Increase your chances of export success by collecting essential market data beforehand. There are ample resources to support your market research efforts.
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