Before you commit yourself and your company to a particular course of action when exporting, it is absolutely essential that you undertake some degree of research to better understand the foreign markets that you will be competing in and the consumers to whom you will be selling as well as th specific terminology and processes inherent in the activity of exporting. This section provides you with a reference on important information such as codes used, the terminology attached to exporting, industry-specific information and different types of transportation.