Really Useful Sites For International Trade Professionals

Monday, September 3, 2001 Issue 15   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 15  

Here's your latest issue of Really Useful Sites for the International Trade Professional. This free bi-weekly newsletter reviews useful Web sites from the Web Resources database at FITA's International Trade/ Import-Export Portal at, an excellent source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000+ sites related to international trade.

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My name is John McDonnell, and for years I wrote a weekly e- newsletter that profiled business-oriented Web sites. Now I'm using my Web research skills to find sites that are useful for international trade, as well as some fun sites that you'll enjoy visiting.


On the subject of taxes, I agree with the humorist P.J. O' Rourke, who said, "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." However, since taxes are not going away anytime soon, it's important for people like you and me to stay up to date with them. If you do international trade, there's a site that will help you find international tax information on the Web. It's called World Tax at It has links to the major free tax resources of each country. Just scroll down the page, select a country, and you'll get a list of resources for its tax system.

Are your prospects part of the international trade community? If so, here's an opportunity to showcase your service or product to 50,000 subscribers of Really Useful Sites for the International Trade Professional. FITA now offers limited sponsorship opportunities to selected organizations. For information, please contact Barney Lehrer, Director of eCommerce Development at or 1-800-969-FITA extension 4.


If you think a browser is simply a shopper who can't make up his mind, and you think a Ringmaster has something to do with the circus, you need to visit Internet Tips and Secrets at, where you'll find that these terms and others have a meaning on the Internet. This site explains the basics about getting around the Web, creating Web sites, finding information, and other topics in an easy-to- understand fashion.


Need to know what's happening in Argentina right now? Go to ForeignWire at, where you'll find links to current news in that country, plus hundreds of other countries around the world. ForeignWire has breaking stories from all the major news services, enabling you to stay up to date on what's happening in Albania, Zimbabwe, and everything in between.

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