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Last Published: 8/11/2017

Some of the major limitations on selling U.S. products and services include infrastructural challenges, customs’ import control and regulations, delay in registration of some products (such as in health/beauty sectors), and foreign competition from other export markets that may not be concerned about standards.

Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting

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