Ian is an international trade veteran. He is a former Australian Trade Commissioner for the Midwest region of the United States and has worked in, and with, the US for over 12 years. He is currently CEO of CargoHound, an online marketplace for international freight and also successfully launched a one-stop-shop for exporters looking to enter the US market called United States Connect.
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"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realised." - Daniel Burnham
So you’ve found the perfect widget to import to Australia or are getting increased interest in your innovative range of wadgets from offshore. You’ve done all your market research and are ready to start shipping but wait … have you considered import and export tariffs?
Having worked in the US market for over 12 years and dealt with hundreds of Australian companies trying to gain business success in the world’s largest consumer market, I have seen first-hand what makes for a successful market entry strategy.
New to import/export and looking for a freight forwarder to ship products overseas? International freight can be complex and confusing so it’s good to know where to start, what to do and who you can trust!