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Trade Routes: There Be Dragons!

By: Michael Wynne
Posted: June 9, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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5. Contact the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Division for a contact list of all the American Chambers of Commerce around the world. AMCHAMS, as they are known, are a superb source of specific country commercial and industrial information.

Note that the best information, however, comes from physically visiting the country or countries that you are considering. Nothing replaces personal experience and what you see on the ground in the specific country. You will come away with a greater confidence in your knowledge and a better idea of what might be best for your business.

In all cases, don’t be afraid to ask for advice, especially about scams, dishonest people and other pitfalls that are avoidable—including businesses that are failing.

Yes, there be dragons, but you can learn where they are and thus avoid them.

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