If your small business needs to vet a potential overseas business partner consider using the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Company Profile service. The International Company Profile provides:
A detailed credit report on a prospective overseas sales representative or partner in approximately 15 days or by the date negotiated with the overseas’ office[;]A listing of the company’s key officers and senior management[;]Banking and other financial information about the company[;]Market information, including sales and profit figures, and potential liabilities.
The service charges small businesses a fee based upon whether the small business is new to exporting or an established exporter, which (for example) ranges from $350 for first time small business exporters to $600 for seasoned exporters. For an example of a specific country International Company Profile check out the UK’s page. www.erskine-law.com