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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

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

Imports from Brazil grew 250% over the past five years, $ 48.3 billion in 2003 to $ 120.6 billion in 2007. These imports are shared by most major trading blocs in the world, approximately 23% of Brazil's imports originate in Asia, another 25% come from the EU, 20% of the NAFTA countries (USA, Canada, Mexico), 15% other South American countries, 10% of Africa, with the remaining 8% from the Middle East, the Caribbean and Oceania. Wherever you are, you will have a chance to get a slice of the advanced economies of the world.

DHL EXPRESS created this guide to tell you more about the support available for their businesses, while considering the import opportunities in the global economy. Rely on DHL Express, not only to take care of your shipping needs, but also to help you prepare for the opportunities international delivery.