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  Thursday, August 4th , 2011         Issue 268         Volume 11 Number 15 Sponsor this Newsletter
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Dear International Traders,

This week in Really Useful Resources you will:


• Find new business opportunities in Vietnam: currently the most dynamic economy in Southeast Asia
• US International Trade Administration Special Edition:
- Get to know the current and future tariffs applied to your products
- Find fresh data and tourism industry information with the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
- Discover the official blog of the US Department of Commerce

Additionally, don't forget to browse the daily new content on GlobalTrade.net. The site now boasts over 15,000 market reports, business tips and news covering over 100 countries.
It also boasts a Directory of 14,000+ agents, distributors, traders, import services and export services that can assist you in your international trade operations.
See our select list of service providers this edition.

 
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 OUR FEATURED COUNTRY
Vietnam
A gateway to South Asia

At a seminar organized jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vietnam (VCCI) on business opportunities in Vietnam, which took place on July 14 in Baltimore, the participants all stressed the dynamism of the Vietnamese economy and the fact that there are many business opportunities for U.S. investors. Among the main assets of the country:
- A young technically-skilled workforce with English skills - Socio-political stability
- Government commitment to liberalize the economy and introduce reforms based on free markets

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Saigon, economic center
Vietnam has emerged as one of the most dynamic economies in Southeast Asia and as a country increasingly considered by companies seeking to settle in the region. Since the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1995 the United States has become the largest international market for Vietnamese goods and its sixth-largest supplier. The economic reforms launched by the Vietnamese government and the country's openness to international trade (more than 100% of GDP), as well as its membership in international organizations such as the WTO and ASEM, have improved the standard of living of the Vietnamese population. GDP / per capita rose from $220 in 1994 to over $1,000 today. The percentage of population living on less than a dollar a day has declined significantly and is now less than in China, India or the Philippines.

For more information on the country, visit:
The Vietnam Trade Office in the USA
The U.S. Commercial Service in Vietnam
FITA's country profile of Vietnam

To help you do business in Vietnam:
The Vietnam Business Forum
The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
Global Trade "International Trade Channel" Vietnam

For information on other countries of the world:
FITA's mini portals of 90 countries

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 REALLY USEFUL SITES

Free Trade Agreement Tariff Tool
Benefit from competitive advantage
export.gov/FTA/ftatarifftool/index.asp

Free trade agreements make it easier to export your product or service by creating a competitive advantage over similar products from other countries. Most of the advantages come from the elimination or reduction of tariff rates.

The FTA Tariff Tool provided by the International Trade Administration combines tariff and trade data into a simple and easy-to-search public interface. U.S. importers and exporters can see the current tariff and future tariffs applied to their products, as well as the date on which those products become duty-free.

Have a look at the Tariff Search the Market Access Reports Search or get out a Trade Snapshot corresponding to your product.

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Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
Your gateway to the tourism industry
www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/
Travel and Tourism Industry

Are you involved in the tourism industry or selling product or service to the industry? Do you need fresh data and industry information? The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) of the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has a website with all of this information and more! Visit the OTTI website. Here you will find data on International Visitation in the United States, US resident outbound travel.
Subscribe also to TINews to monitor industry news.


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Tradeology
Discuss trade issues with the ITA
blog.trade.gov/

Tradeology is the official blog of the US Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. It provides a channel for participants to discuss issues that impact international trade with employees of the International Trade Administration.


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SERVICE PROVIDERS


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FEATURED SERVICES PROVIDERS LISTING ON GLOBALTRADE.NET:

1Lotus Marketing Research Services - Market research in India
Alberto Quiroz - Marketing and trade consulting in Canada
CLEER - Sourcing agent in Vietnam

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EVENTS AND WEBINARS


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The U.S. Commercial Service

SOME UPCOMING COMMERCIAL SERVICE EVENTS

A Basic Guide to Exporting: Resources You Should Know
Trade Mission to South Africa, Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Education/Training Services, Environmental Technologies, Renewable Energy Eq., Johannesburg, South Africa 09/19/2011 - 09/23/2011
AGRITECHNICA 2011-North America Pavilion, Hanover, Germany November 13-19 2011
MEDICA 2011, Dusseldorf, Germany 11/16/2011 - 11/19/2011
Marintec China 2011, Shanghai, China 11/29/2011 - 12/02/2011
Clean Technologies Trade Mission to India, November 7-11, 2011

 
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JOB BANK


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FEATURED JOB THIS WEEK

International Trade Finance Manager for Goss International in Durham, NH for Garmin International
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