Advantages and Disadvantages of International Procurement


  • Better prices
  • Higher world class quality
  • Counter-trade
  • Improved customer service
  • Improved competition position
  • Increased availability of suitable suppliers


  • Currency difficulties is experienced- fluctuations
  • Legal difficulties in case of a dispute
  • Delays in delivery
  • Time required for negotiation is greatly increased
  • Too much documentation e.g. bills of lading, certificate of origin customs entry form etc.
  • Import duties, procedures and insurance
  • Communication problems
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