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Import Export Startup Stories


What is the most common communication factor among Chinese importers and exporters?

What was the need in the heavy equipment market that led a German business person to start a company?

How a Hong Konger went from trading on eBay to opening his own import export company?





How a husband wife team from Israel design and sell baby clothes that are made in India?

All of these stories that can be read here can be considered an inspiration for those wanting to start their own international trade business; but they are also a small window of knowledge into people from different countries, cultures, and markets.

Browse through stories of how others started in the import export business. These stories come from various countries such as Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay and Vietnam. We hope that you find them educational, inspirational, and a window to cultures of the world

Each story mentions how they got their start in the international trade business be it via studying importing and exporting in school or being introduced to it by a friend or a family member or while being a tourist that was inspired to open a business simply based on an item they liked during their travels.

These stories were shared with StartImportExport.com using Share Your Import Export Story To Be Published Here & Get Your Business Listed