for International Trade Professionals
  Thursday June 10, 2010         Issue 240         Volume 10 Number 12 Read previous issues online
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For 9 years this newsletter has been bringing you descriptions of useful websites for international trade.

We are now expanding our activities and from now on will offer not only useful websites, but also 3 new services:

Useful service providers to help you sort out your overseas operations, taken from, our new, soon-to-be-released "Knowledge Resource" and database of qualified service providers for international trade.
Jobs from FITA’s Career Headquarters
• Events offered by our partner the U.S. Commercial Service and other related agencies.

This week in Really Useful Sites you will:
• Explore the Libyan market
• Find worldwide online newspapersand magazines
• Update your skills with free export training
• Get postal service and direct mareting news

Click here to read this issue on our website.

Also in this issue:
Featured service providers this week:
1. NAK Integrated Marketing
2. Pamir Law Group
3. Magellan Logistics Pty Ltd

If you are a service provider:

Join and be featured as an expert
Use ID and KEY: FITA / 1234
Featured job this week:
Global Resource Specialist

If you are an employer:

Post Your Job Openings
Upcoming U.S. Commercial Service Events & Webinars:

5 events for Going Global



Our Featured Country

Located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Egypt, Libya is one of the more prosperous economies in Africa. Generously endowed with energy resources, with one of the largest proven oil reserves in the world, and populated by a small number of inhabitants (around 6 million), the country is ranked by some measures as having the highest per capita GDP in Africa. Since the government repudiated its weapons of mass destruction program in 2003, Libya has begun to respond to international pressure by adopting market reforms that liberalize its socialist-oriented economy, and many countries have re-established economic ties with the country.

Local production does not meet consumer demand and the country’s entire infrastructure is being redeveloped. Thus there are extensive opportunities for pharmaceutical and food imports, among other products, as well as infrastructure project investment and development. Infrastructure projects include agriculture development and water resource management. Companies that offer construction, desalinization, waste treatment and water recycling will find many opportunities for investment and participation in government funded projects. Libya also has great potential for tourism, which is still largely undeveloped.

For “all things Libya” take a look at Libyaonline. Here You can find government tenders, Laws and Regulations, News and much more.

Also don’t forget the website of the U.S. Commercial Service in Libya. The site gives extensive information about the market with news and business guides, and the Commercial Service programs conferences, trade missions and training. If that's not enough, you'll also find plenty of good research at the FITA Mini Portal of Libya, a feature of the FITA Web site. The FITA Mini Portal has an overview of the country, with facts about the language, currency, climate, etc., plus more specific information about the economy, markets, taxes, labor market indicators, and tips on doing business in Libya.

The Libya Mini Portal is one of many research gateways at the FITA site. To find Mini Portals for other countries, just click on "Country Profiles" from within a Mini Portal, or at the FITA home page.

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Directory of Online Magazines and Newspapers

Do you need to know the latest trade news from Singapore? Or how to buy property in France? Or what the hotest new restaurant in New York this week is? Then visit this website. has links to thousands of English-language online newspapers and magazines, indexed by either country or topic. Have a look and browse the resources.

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Improve your Trade Skills

Training is an ongoing requirement for running a successful export business. And often that training is not available close to your location or at a time you can make it. This website has been developed for you. In collaboration with the US Export Assistance Center in Atlanta, the International Trade Center of the University of Georgia SBDC, and others, and partially funded by the Rural Export Initiative (REI) of the Department of Commerce, Export-U delivers free and convenient export webinars to business professionals and students regardless of their location, resources or schedule. Topics range from “Exporting 101” to more advanced topics such as trade finance, INCOTERMS and a three part webinar about focusing a website for export sales. Visitors can register for free and view any export training seminar of interest.

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Postal Services and Direct Marketing News is a reference resource devoted to news and resources for the postal and direct marketing communities. offers news, industry trends and a complete directory of postal services and direct marketing associations worldwide.


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Service Providers who will be Listed in the Directory of International Trade Service Providers

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Global Resource Specialist


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 a Global Resource Specialist at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. 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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Resources for Going Global


The U.S. Commercial Service, a division of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, sponsors and participates in many events and webinars that help U.S. exporters sell overseas and help overseas buyers learn about U.S. exports. The Commercial Service has a searchable database of these events worldwide at Below are some upcoming events:

International Travel & Tourism: 2009 Year in Review, Webinar, June 29
Combating Piracy in the International Publishing Marketplace, June 15, San Francisco, CA
Export Financing: Global Trade Success with China, Webinar June 16
Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama. September 20-24
Executive-Led Trade Mission to Baghdad, Iraq, October 2010


Regional Public/Private Partnership for Export Promotion

The District Export Councils contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.

The 2010 International District Export Council (DEC) Conference, "Capitalizing on America’s Export Advantages: Green & Innovation", October 24-27 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Expected to be the premier international trade event in North America this year, the Conference is expected to draw approximately 500 attendees from government and business to network, listen to high level speakers from government and business, and share ideas related to increasing U.S. exports. The program will also include a private briefing in Windsor, Canada by the Canada Border Services Agency as well as visits to the Ford Rouge Factory and the Henry Ford Museum.

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