Our guidance here is simple. If you are not compliant with the regulations of the country you are entering, your venture may fail. It is that fundamental. Trading rules and regulations vary from country to country. If you are not prepared to do a thorough investigation but prefer to wing it, you are putting your business at unnecessary and potentially huge risk.
Take legal advice and local guidance in the market you are entering, and in the long-run, you will avoid unnecessary costs, product hold-ups and save yourself money.
Let’s face facts here, we know are repeating ourselves. We cannot over-emphasise how important it is to obtain independent legal and local advice for all markets you enter - this is truly a pre-requisite to your success.
International compliance requirements
This Export Essentials guide takes you through the key areas of compliance that you will need to meet to trade successfully in markets offshore. You’ll find information and guidance on:
- What your obligations are
- Building compliance and tariff costs into your selling price
- A reminder to check your product liabilities for each market you go to
- Some ground rules on what information your packaging and labelling needs to contain
- Compliance and online sales
Download our free guide on this page introducing you to some of the most common areas of export product regulations you'll need to meet as you enter new international markets.
Watch this three-minute video of Mike Devonshire NZTE Beachhead Advisor shares his top tips, while James McLeod from Made4Baby advises you to patiently work through compliance requirement requests to access sizeable market opportunities such as those he targeted in India.
If you would like to learn more about developing the right approach to exporting for your business, register now for the next Export Essentials workshop. We’ll give you practical tools and techniques to take your business global.