The term Export stands for the sale of goods to other countries and is also known as export. By exporting, a company gains access to markets abroad. There are also many companies that produce exclusively for export to other countries. However, not only goods but also services can be sold outside the national borders if appropriate establishment mechanisms, franchise or licence agreements exist.
Wide choice of export channels
The export can be carried out via air, sea or road transport by specialised transport companies, which, in addition to transport, also take care of customs clearance or the application for import licences and fiscal customs clearance. Depending on the goods, either containers are used for export or the freight itself is loaded conventionally onto ships or driven directly onto them in the sense of roll on / roll off. Likewise, export is subject to numerous regulations of a fiscal nature, which can vary greatly depending on the economic area or third country.
Check of the country of destination important for export
In addition, so-called foreign trade restrictions may apply. This means that before export it must be checked whether an embargo exists for the country of destination, whether the intended use of the goods is critical, dual or military in nature, or whether certain sanctions exist against the recipient. In such cases, an export licence must be applied for from the Federal Office of Economics and Foreign Control for an export.
There are a large number of different destinations, such as the USA, China or Brazil. However, concrete planning and information about export regulations is very important.