This "Exporter Guide" is an initiative developed by Investment and Export Promotion Agency (TradeInvest Timor-Leste) to facilitate investors, exporters and companies intending to export from and import to Timor-Leste. This Guide is a practical online resource for companies to help them develop and implement successful international growth strategies for trade.

1. Getting Ready for Export
  • Are you ready to export?
  • Conduct market research
  • Develop an export plan

2. Start the Export Process
  • Start an export business in Timor-Leste
  • Summary of processes for key export sectors

3. Prepare to Enter the Market
  • Understand the target markets requirements
  • Which trade schemes can Timor-Leste benefit from?

Before exporting, business should consider:
  • Incentives and Assistance
  • Are you eligible for any incentives and assistance when exporting?
  • Export Logistics Services
  • What modes of transportation will you choose to export?
  • Which logistics service providers will you use?
  • Export Finance and Requirements
  • What export financing help do you need?