[The articles on this website were written based on my vast experience in the field. However, in no way do they provide textbook solutions, a recommendation, or a call to action with a specific approach]

The current condition requires exporters and importers to take action

Exporters

Respond to your global customers and explain the situation.

Describe your current activities.

Inform your clients about supply dates – update them if they will be as planned or if they can expect delays.

Approach clients who haven’t contacted you.

Importers

Explain the situation to the suppliers.

Decrease or increase orders based on the situation.

Calm down your suppliers –assure them they will be paid for the orders.

Note that there might be delays in shipments or aerial deliveries and reorganize accordingly.

Avoid political arguments.

There is always a chance that clients will breach contracts or won’t want to sell to you. Therefore, always look into alternatives.