Plan your market entry the right way – use market research to learn your product’s potential in a given market, the best prospects for success, and the market’s business practices before you first export.

If you’re just beginning to sell internationally, narrow your focus by concentrating on no more than two or three best-prospect markets. Use Export.Gov’s Step-by-Step research guidelines to get started.

Market Research

Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by trade specialists working in overseas posts.

The Library Includes:

  • Country Commercial Guides (read latest “Doing Business In” guides)
  • Industry Overviews*
  • Market Updates*
  • Multilateral Development Bank Reports*
  • Best Markets*
  • Industry/Regional Reports*

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce hosts regular webinars on exporting opportunities in specific industries and countries.

Step 3: Create and Export Business Plan Step 5: Find Foreign Buyers