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Are You Export Ready?

Do you think your business is ready to start exporting?
Take the quiz, check your score and be sure.

adapted from Export Quiz: Are you ready?, Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting, A Team Canada Inc. Publication

  1. Is your management committed to sustaining your export effort?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  2. Does your management have international business experience?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  3. Have you undertaken any foreign market research??
    1. completed primary and secondary market research, including a visit to the target market
    2. completed some primary and secondary research
    3. no research completed

  4. Do you have the surplus production capacity or available specialists to meet increased demand for your product or service?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  5. Do you have the financing required to adapt your product or service to suit your target market and to promote it?
    1. financing is in place
    2. financing is being arranged
    3. no financing available

  6. Does your firm have a good track record of meeting deadlines?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  7. Does your product or service have a distinct competitive advantage (quality, price, uniqueness, innovation) over your competition in your target market?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  8. Have you adapted your packaging (labelling and/or promotional materials) for your target market?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  9. Do you have the capacity and resources to provide after-sales support and service in your target market?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  10. Is your promotional material available in the language of your target markets (business cards, brochures, websites, etc.)?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  11. Have you started marketing your product or service in your target market?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  12. Have you engaged the services of a sales representative/distributor/agent, or partnered with a local firm?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  13. Have you hired a freight forwarder or customs broker?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  14. Do you have a Free on Board (FOB) or Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) price list for your product, or a rate list for your service?
    1. Yes
    2. No

  15. Have you checked if you can sell or use the technology and trade name associated with your product in your target markets without infringing on existing intellectual property (IP) rights?
    1. my IP strategy includes IP searches before entering new markets
    2. my IP is registered in Canada only
    3. What is IP?



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