Your business is doing well in Australia and you've decided to expand your horizons overseas. Given that Australian imports and exports of goods were worth $256 billion and $270 billion respectively in 2014–15 (Austrade), it's no wonder that many businesses are thinking along the same lines.
It is important however, that you do your due diligence. Doing business overseas can be a great way of reaching a much larger audience but there are also pitfalls. What works well in Australia won't necessarily translate well into an overseas market. The following checklist will help you prepare to successfully do business overseas: