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close this bookExport Marketing for a Small Handicraft Business (Oxfam, 1996, 192 p.)
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Open this folder and view contents3 Markets and their characteristics
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Open this folder and view contents5 Support for handicraft exporters
Open this folder and view contents6 Designing and producing for export
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Conclusion

Ten Golden Rules ... ... for the exporter:

1 Confirm the customer's order promptly.
2 Advise your bank details and preferred method of payment.
3 Make the products as specified.
4 Follow the labelling and packaging instructions.
5 Impose strict quality control.
6 Pack the consignment adequately.
7 Meet the delivery date.
8 Despatch it by the method requested.
9 Send full and correct commercial documents.
10 Communicate any difficulties; clarify any uncertainties.

And one for the importer:

Make sure your orders are clear in all details and within the exporter's capacity to fulfil.