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  Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Issue 216 Volume 9 Number 13  
This issue sponsored by the BIS/FITA Trade Compliance Seminars TELL A FRIEND
IN THIS ISSUE:
• BRAZIL
Our Featured Country
• RILEY GUIDE
International Employment Opportunities and Resources on the Internet
• INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Brush Up on Your International Marketing Skills
• BUSINESS.GOV
The Government is Here to Help
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Export Compliance Analyst/Officer and Subject Matter Expert

Hello International Traders!

The best opportunities are not necessarily the most remote. Why not explore the Brazilian market? Braziltradenet will help you. The tools we use to find a job in our own country are not necessarily the best when seeking to go abroad. Find advice in the RILEY GUIDE. Want to refresh your international marketing skills? Look at the website we suggest. And have a look at Business.gov to learn about developing your business abroad.

And don't forget -- if you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's Really Useful Links, which has a link library of more than 8,000 sites related to international trade.

BRAZIL
Our Featured Country

Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and the world's ninth largest economy. Already a global power in agriculture and natural resources, the country has also become an oil superpower, with massive recent oil discoveries. So far Brazil has been relatively sheltered from the economic crisis, due to a global boom in commodities prices. The country’s main exports are agricultural products and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing. Read more about Brazil’s agriculture economy at the Brazil Briefing Room from the US Department of Agriculture. And keep an eye on news from Brazil at Brazzil.com to see how the economy weathers the recession.

Besides the agricultural sector, mining, manufacturing and services are Brazil’s other economic drivers. Major exported products include oil, steelmaking materials, semi-finished iron and steel products, industrial organic chemicals, aircrafts, engine parts, footwear & textile, electrical equipments. Find more statistics on the website of the Brazil Statistics Office (in Portuguese).

Foreign investors mostly look at cities where there are high concentrations of industry and technology industries, such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Porto Alegre. Brazil’s main imports include fuel, energy and capital goods. It also imports computer accessories, civilian aircraft parts & engines, organic chemicals, oil field drilling equipment, plastics, semi-conductors, chemical fertilizers, and pharmaceutical preparations. For comprehensive information about trade with and investment in the country, visit Brazil Trade Net, the trade promotion portal of Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations.

And also look at the websites of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council in Washington, the Canada-Brazil Trade Portal from Export Development Canada, and FITA members Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in NY, Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. And don’t forget FITA's Brazil Miniportal for yet more Brazil links and resources.

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RILEY GUIDE
International Employment Opportunities and Resources on the Internet

If you want to change your life and benefit from work experience abroad, have a look at this website The Riley Guide lists all websites offering job search engines online. For more specific job offers, find other websites using your favorite search engines by searching on relevant keywords. For example: Teachabroad or Tesall for teaching, Oilcareer for oil industry Jobs, Expatenginerr for engineers, Agcareers for agriculture, food and biotechnology and Marketinghire for those who want to work in marketing. And don’t forget the FITA Career Headquarters for jobs in trade compliance and other international trade opportunities!

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TRADE COMPLIANCE SEMINARS FROM FITA AND THE BIS
http://www.fita.org/seminars
Complying with U.S. Export Controls (July 28 - 29, 2009) and Encryption Controls (July 30, 2009)
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA - co-sponsored by USDOC - BIS and FITA

Complying with U.S. Export Controls ( 2 days - July 28&29, 2009) - led by Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)'s professional counseling staff, provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. For more information and to register, go to www.fita.org/seminars.

Encryption Controls (3/4 day - July 30, 2009) - an in-depth session that will focus on the unique provisions related to encryption under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) encryption specialists will cover a variety of topics, including how items with encryption functionality are classified under the EAR. Presenters will be available for Q&A the afternoon of the program to address specific questions of attendees. Required prerequisite: Essentials of Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience. For more information and to register, go to www.fita.org/seminars.

For Vendor or Sponsorship opportunities contact Kim Park kpark@fita.org or 703.929.3672.


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INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Brush Up on Your International Marketing Skills

Do you want to brush up on what international marketing is and how you can use it? We have found the website for you. Marketing Teacher’s Free Lesson Store explains concepts of international marketing and how to implement them. An international marketing MBA on one website! Take a look.

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BUSINESS.GOV
The Government is Here to Help

Don't know how to get started in international trade? The US government is here to help! Business.gov is an offcial US federal government website that serves as a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about setting up and running a small business. And the import-export section brings together all basic information you need to get started. Check out articles about obtaining export financing, how to import into the US, how trade agreements can help your business and much more.

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Export Compliance Analyst/Officer and Subject Matter Expert

In the FITA Career Headquarters job seekers can now apply for jobs online and post their resume--free of charge--in an exclusive database that will be searched by hundreds of industry employers seeking employees with international degrees and/or related work experience. Featured this week is a listing for an Export Compliance Analyst/Officer and Subject Matter Expert for the Idaho National Laboratory. Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

Employers - Click here to advertise your job openings on FITA's Career HQ.

Let the jobs come to you! Employers are looking for people with international skills. Post your resume TODAY and reap the rewards of the FITA Career HQ! And with a FITA Career HQ job agent, you can decide what kind of job you are looking for and let the system do the searching for you. Simply set up specific search parameters in a Job Agent, and whenever a job is posted that matches your criteria, you'll be notified automatically via email. It's that easy!

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