Hi, New to the forum. Our business gets many requests for supplying goods overseas to parts of Africa, Asia and the middle east etc. Up to now I have decided to not trade overseas with foreign companies to minimise risk. I am now considering exporting goods - is there anything I should be doing to minimise risk? The plan is to receive bank transfer funds into our account prior to sending goods out (customers seem happy to do this on initial conversation). The parts/equipment are not manufactured by me and I am simply an agent for the manufacturers. Once I have received funds from the customer, I will be placing an order with the manufacturer and forwarding goods via a freight company (fully insured) to the destination country. Are their scams which could overcome this plan, or am I being too risk adverse? Thanks in advance.