Hello International Traders!|
Trade plays a vital part in New Zealand's economy, and if you're
interested in trade with this Southern Pacific nation, I've got
the perfect site in this issue to help you get started. Also, I
found a site with tons of information about tariffs worldwide. Do
you want to stay in touch with what people are thinking about the
issues of the day? I have a site with the latest opinion
research. Finally, I have a page with links to economic research
about international trade.
If you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's
International Trade/ Import-Export Portal ( http://fita.org ), an excellent
source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000 sites related
to international trade.
| NEW ZEALAND -- OUR FEATURED COUNTRY|
If you look at New Zealand on a map, you'll see that it's really
two large islands in the South Pacific. Anyone who's ever lived
on an island will tell you that trade is vital, because islanders
can't produce everything they need to survive in the modern
world. New Zealand is no exception, importing machinery,
vehicles, aircraft, petroleum, and electronics, and exporting
agricultural products, wood, and fish, among other things.
If you'd like to research opportunities for trade with New
Zealand, go to MarketNewZealand.com (
http://www.marketnewzealand.com/mnz/default.aspx ), a New Zealand
government site. Here you can read reports about New Zealand
industries, search for products and exporters, post trade
inquiries, and more. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page
and click on "New Zealand's Country Profile", you'll find links
to lots of reports and statistics about the country. You can also
click on "Useful Links" and find lots of export-oriented
And FITA's Global
Trade Book Store has an excellent book about doing business in New Zealand. Check out New Zealand (Culture Shock!).
The Australian New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce (http://www.anzacc-national.org), the Australian American New Zealand Association of Los Angeles (http://www.aanza.org) and the Australian New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce of New England (http://www.americanaustralian.org/newengland/)
are members of FITA. Their websites have excellent resources for doing business with New Zealand.
There are more useful links to New Zealand at the FITA site.
Simply go to http://www.fita.org/webindex/countries.html, then go
to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, and click on New Zealand.
Or, you can type "New Zealand" in the search box at
TARIFF AND TAX INFORMATION
Tariffs are a fact of life in international trade, and smart
businesspeople stay up to date on the intricacies of tariff
regulations. Here's a good way to do that. Tariff and Tax
Information ( http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/tic/tariff/ ), from the
Trade Information Center at the U.S. Department of Commerce, has
links to many resources about tariffs. There's a tutorial to get
you started, a glossary of trade terms, an online tariff
database, tariff and tax information for 97 countries, helpful
tips for importing products into the U.S., and much more.
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PEW GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT
Whether you're a businessperson, a politician, a journalist, or
just somebody who wants to stay in touch with what people think
around the world, the Pew Global Attitudes Project (
http://pewglobal.org ) is a site you should visit. Here you'll
find reports on world public opinion, based on 90,000 interviews
in 50 countries. You'll be able to see what people are thinking
about topics such as globalization, religion, immigration,
democratization, the Iraq war, the SARS outbreak -- all the
latest issues. Just click on "Reports" and you can read
summaries, or download the whole report in PDF format. You can
also read commentaries on the reports, and look at the survey
WEBEC'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE PAGE
The Internet is a treasure trove of information for business
research -- if you know where to look. You can spend hours
surfing through meaningless Web sites, or pay subscription fees
for information that's useless to you, and end up with nothing to
show for your efforts. That's why I like this next site. WebEc's
International Trade Page (
http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/framef.html ) has tons of links to
some of the best international trade research on the Net. WebEc
has been around for 11 years, and it's a site for economists, but
don't let that scare you off. As I said, it's got some of the
most useful, and cost-effective, research online, in all areas of
economics. Scroll down the list of links to international trade,
and you'll see a Who's Who of organizations, institutions, and
publications, with research and reports you can download for
free. In addition, there are plenty of other categories of
economic research you can look at, simply by clicking on topics
in the left column.
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