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Perform Due Diligence
Maximize success in your international sales. Be confident that an export market is the right one for you, and that foreign partners and buyers are reputable.

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When considering a new market or buyer/partner, take time to conduct due diligence. It could help you avoid costly obstacles. Investigate the political, economic and financial conditions of the market. Carefully select partners and buyers to ensure a successful and profitable relationship. 

 

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Resources for Performing Due Diligence

Get started with your country and company due diligence using online resources and the U.S. Commercial Service.

Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) provide you with a comprehensive guide to doing business in another country. You'll learn about the political and economic environment, market opportunities, and other factors that can affect exporting. Choose a country and get the CCG.

 

Our industry specialists overseas can analyze your product/service’s potential in a targeted market through their connections with key industry participants. Learn about potential markets.

Need a background check on a foreign company? We provide in-depth or basic background check information on a specific foreign company to help determine its suitability as a potential business partner. Order your ICP.

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the U.S. Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items. The list combines multiple export screening lists of the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury. You can use it conduct electronic screens of potential parties to regulated transactions. Search the Consolidated Screening List.

 

How to Perform Due Diligence

Good due diligence will help protect your company from problems, loss, and liability. Learn how to evaluate countries and potential buyers/partners. As your company expands into new markets, it's important to continue your due diligence efforts.
Country Risk
If you are interested in a new market, look closely at the political, economic and business environment to ensure it is a good move for your company.
Company/Partner Risk
Learn what information you need, and where you can get it, to properly evaluate a potential buyer or foreign partner.
Purchasing Risk
Minimize the risk of fraud when selling to foreign customers.