How to expand overseas without the risk of high costs of transport? A good solution seems to be local assembly based on licensing contracts with local manufacturers. This was a task for Motokov, the state-owned import and export agency. Zetor thus helped motorize agriculture in countries in Asia, the Middle East and South America. Assembly lines were built in Burma, India and Iraq, producing more than 200,000 tractors in the years 1964 – 1993.