Includes typical use of agents and distributors and how to find a good partner, e.g., whether use of an agent or distributor is legally required.
Last Published: 4/4/2019
  • There is generally substantial local interest in representing and/or distributing on behalf of U.S. companies. Financing local inventories is often a problem, especially given high commercial loan rates. Few companies have sales or service networks that meet U.S. standards and expectations.
  • The U.S. Embassy has the capacity to provide full commercial services when requested through a U.S. Department of Commerce district office, or when contacted directly by a U.S. company.
  • Local offices of international accounting and consulting firms can also assist in identifying qualified local business partners.

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