Payment Terms

A list of things to consider when determining the best price for your product overseas.

Terms of Sale

Terms in international business transactions often sound similar to those used in domestic business, but they frequently have very different meanings. For this reason, the exporter must know the terms before preparing a quotation or a pro forma invoice.

Preparing Quotes for International Buyers

While a sales contract that spells out the details of a transaction is warranted for larger, more complex deals, a quotation in the form of a Pro Forma Invoice may be sufficient for smaller transactions.

Learn how to prepare Pro forma invoices and the information they should contain and more about how to prepare quotes.


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