Firms that invest towards foreign direct investment may gain large sums of tax revenue from the profits of their firm. By getting involved with foreign direct investment, firms are likely to have some advantage when it comes down to the amount of trading partners. Considering the amount of competition in local markets nowadays, foreign direct investment may win those additional markets that could allow your firm to dominate on a global scale. Often foreign direct investment brings along the fact that procurement of properties, buildings, and labour can be obtained at a fraction of the cost in host countries than would be the case within the company's home country. Host countries receive new technology when a firm decides to partake in foreign direct investment. A basic requirement that a firm should take into account when considering a foreign direct investment is need for competitiveness. Foreign direct investment may open a wide spectrum of opportunities in the trading of goods and services in the host country both in terms of import and export production.