Warehousing Facilities: These should be expanded in important commercial centres abroad, specially for fast-moving consumer goods. Nowadays, foreign buyers are reluctant to keep a high level of inventories and want the exporters to do so in order to enable them to buy the product in smaller quantities and at short notice. Although warehousing is an expensive operation, it pays good dividends in the long run and helps establish closer and more stable relations with the market.
Supply of Trade Information:
A well-directed foreign trade policy should be based on accurate trade information supported by reliable data. We have yet to conceive of a system by which this can be done. At present, trade statistics are based on highly loaded information supplied by the Export Promotion Councils to obtain maximum advantage of duty drawbacks and export subsidies.