Want to know if you are a service exporter. Answer the following questions to find out.
Are you a service exporter
- Are you an exporter of your service?
Because a service can be produced and exported in a number of ways there are instances when a service provider is not aware that he is an exporter. Generally, a service exporter is defined as someone who provides a service and is paid by a ‘non-resident’ regardless of where the service is provided.If no, then end this survey since it does not apply to your particular skillsIf yes continue with survey
- Have you sold your service to a customer in another country over the internet?
Because a service can be produced and exported in a number of ways there are instances, as a service exporter you can conduct business with a foreign customer in his country over the internet. For example when an engineer emails construction plans to a homeowner in England.
- Has a ‘non-resident’ visited Belize and purchased your service?
This is the most familiar type of export for service providers. In principle, it occurs when a local resident receives payment in foreign currency. For example: it occurs when a tourist comes to Belize and stays at a hotel or when foreign students come to study in local Universities and purchase educational services.
- Have you established a local branch in another country to sell your service?
This is another familiar type of service export when a local company establishes a branch or joins with a local firm in another country to sell its service.
- Have you physically visited a country to sell your service?
A service exporter can also temporarily move to another country to sell his service. For example when a consultant travels to another country to provide consulting services or when a musician travels to another country to perform.
- Are you paid for your service export?
A service exporter is paid at the point of sale of his service.
- Have you sold your service as described in questions 2 through 5 on a regular basis?
A service exporter becomes an expert in his field and continues to see improvements in number of clients.
If you have answered yes to these questions then as a service export provider you are ready to move into the next step to develop your service. Go to: Is your service sector organized.