Exporting to the United States

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Exporting to the United States

Any company looking to export products or services from the United States must take into consideration the relevance of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). There are about 20 of these in place, through which favourable treatment makes business easier and cheaper to conduct. FTAs are usually bilateral and sometimes mean that more record keeping in trading situations is needed. They build on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement and do provide advantages when competing against products from other countries. These agreements are put in place to increase transparency in the trade and investment environment, ultimately resulting in greater stability.

While the US carries a large balance of trade deficit, reflecting the difference between the value of imports and exports, this figure has reduced recently as imports have decreased more rapidly than exports.

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Country Profile

CapitalUnited States of America Flag Great Seal Motto: "In God We Trust" Other traditional mottos "E pluribus unum"(Latin) (de facto)"Out of many, one" "Annuit c?ptis"(Latin)"He has favored our undertakings" "Novus ordo seclorum"(Latin)"New order of the ages" Anthem:"The Star-Spangled Banner" March: "The Stars and Stripes Forever" The contiguous United States plus Alaska and Hawaii The United States including its territories Washington, D.C.
Population 325,365,189
Area 3,796,742 sq mi km2 (9,833,520 )
km2 (3rd/4th)
Currency United States dollar (USD)
GDP
LanguagesEnglish

The United States: Imports Profile

Imports from The United States

Imports from The United States: $2.25 trillion
Import commodities:Agricultural products 6.8% Fuels and mining products 10.7% Manufacturers 78.4% Others 4.2%
Top import destinations:
GDP growth (annual %)

Exporting to the United States: What is trade finance?

Trade finance is a revolving facility which alternative financiers offer - it enables firms to purchase inventory and can help ease cashflow issues.

Typically, an alternative financier will fund all of the cost of the product, including charges (e.g. taxes).

Trade finance offers added advantages over more traditional bank finance including invoice finance or loans. Trade finance provides up front funding without affecting existing bank relationships.

How does it work?

If you're an SME importing or exporting stock supplies internationally, then a trade finance facility would allow you to fund this through offering a LC (letter of credit) or some form of cash advance.

I’m looking to export to the US, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?

If you are looking to export goods to other countries, you may require export finance, which is a commercial agreement between yourself (the exporter), and the importer from overseas. A alternative financier would advance you the cost of producing the stock supplies that you are exporting (as a debt instrument), either once you have sent the goods, or before manufacturing them. Once your foreign importer has received the inventory and pays you for the import, you will repay the advance loan from the funder over an agreed period.

Read the TFG Exporters Guide here.

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Country Profile

CapitalUnited States of America Flag Great Seal Motto: "In God We Trust" Other traditional mottos "E pluribus unum"(Latin) (de facto)"Out of many, one" "Annuit c?ptis"(Latin)"He has favored our undertakings" "Novus ordo seclorum"(Latin)"New order of the ages" Anthem:"The Star-Spangled Banner" March: "The Stars and Stripes Forever" The contiguous United States plus Alaska and Hawaii The United States including its territories Washington, D.C.
Population 325,365,189
Area 3,796,742 sq mi km2 (9,833,520 )
km2 (3rd/4th)
Currency United States dollar (USD)
GDP
LanguagesEnglish

1.33

Econ Complexity 14th of 184
1980
2015

$1.38T

Exports 2nd of 221
1980
2015

$2.16T

Imports 1st of 221
1980
2015

$56.1k

GDP Per Capita 12th of 184
1990
2015
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