Selling your products online allows for immediate entry into the global marketplace. However, shipping your product overseas presents a few challenges if have little experience with taxes, duties, customs laws, and consumer protection issues involved with international commerce. If you are just getting started, the following resources will help understand legal and regulatory requirements when shipping overseas:
Certain types of merchandise are restricted for export such as nuclear, chemical, various electronics, computer, and telecommunications / information security equipment. These are subject to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security's Export Administration Regulations Requirement. Before exporting any of these types of merchandise, check out E-Commerce: Why Should You Care about the Export Administration Regulations Requirements? to see if the type of item you are selling is listed.
For more information on selling your products overseas visit Get Started Exporting.