An aircraft wing. Businesses should conduct thorough research before entering new markets.

International Trade Uncovering Opportunities and Hidden Risks

It is important that before companies commit energy and resources to seeking out new export business, they undertake thorough research to assess both the advantages and the disadvantages of entering new markets.

Three key areas where particular due diligence is required are people mobility, foreign exchange (FX), and market selection.

Dinesh Jangra, Crowe; Sat Khuntia, Barclays Bank; and Rob Lewtas, Department for International Trade explain some of the key risks and opportunities of trading internationally.

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