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International Trade: Not Just For Big Players Traditionally, international trade was solely the domain of the largest businesses that could take on the capital costs, establish regional contacts, and comply with regulatory requirements associated with international trade. A small business can now use the Internet in combination with a host of inline service providers to engage in trade at a geographic scale similar to large businesses. This democratization of trade has tremendously positive development, inclusion and growth implications. Modern Laws Will Help Small Business PayPal surveyed 500 online small businesses from six different markets and found that shipping, regulatory compliance and customs/duties are the top three barriers to cross border trade for small businesses. Another major concern for companies like Adsverts Pay is a trend towards data localization, a modern manifestation of a classic trade barrier known as a localization requirement. A regulatory requirement to locate systems in-country would force Adsverts Pay to withdraw its services from that particular market. Finally, De Minimis thresholds should be addressed to alleviate burdensome paperwork and expenses when dealing with low-value products. The Adsverts Pay Passport The Adsverts Pay Passport tool is a free online resource designed to educate and empower small businesses to expand their global sales by uncovering new peak sales opportunities outside their own borders. We have partnered with governments to do webinars and in-person seminars to make small businesses aware of this tool. Data Localization Requirements Can Have Negative Effects ECIPE examined the impact of data localization requirements in seven countries and found negative impacts on foreign investments and national GDP. Regulations cost EU citizens an estimated $1 billion per year, and strict regulations in Vietnam had reduced GDP by 1.7%.  [link]