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  Thursday, May 17, 2012         Issue 287         Volume 12 Number 10 Sponsor this Newsletter
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Dear International Traders,

This week in Really Useful Resources you will learn about:


• Trade with the U.A.E
The EURO Intelligence website
OECD's website
U.S. Commercial Service Webinars

FITA's partner website, GlobalTrade.net now boasts a Directory of over 50,000 lawyers, freight forwarders, translators, quality control, etc worldwide.
Search the Directory to find qualified import export service providers to help you with your international operations.

See our personally selected list of profiles for this edition
 
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Upcoming Events
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The Job Bank
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 OUR FEATURED COUNTRY
United Arab Emirates

A Gateway to the Middle East and North African markets

The U.S. Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) recently visited the USA Regional Trade Center (USARTC).
This visit was an opportunity to evaluate the role of the institution, which has been in operation since November 2011, for the development of business opportunities for U.S. companies in the Gulf region.

Business in United Arab Emirates
Jebel Ali, first Port Authority of the Middle East


Some of the objectives of the USARTC include:

• The organization of events to publicize the products and services to American countries in the region;
• Facilitating trade between U.S. SMEs and local U.A.E. SMEs;
• Cultural understanding between the U.S. and the Arab world;
• The increase in bilateral trade between the U.S. and the U.A.E.

The U.A.E. is an important market for the United States: they are the twentieth largest trade partner, attracting about 1% of total U.S. exports. Trade between the two countries reached a record $18.5 billion (USD) in 2011, thanks to the dynamism of the manufacturing, infrastructure and new technologies sectors. The U.S. exported nearly $16 billion of goods to the U.A.E. in 2011, an increase of 26% compared to 2010. The U.A.E. exported nearly $2.5 billion of goods to the United States, i.e. more than double the total value of exports destined for the Emirates from the United States in 2010.

The U.A.E. is now the largest export market of the United States in the Arab world. They are a key destination for U.S. products in the Middle East and North Africa by acting as a gateway and hub to other markets in the region. Real business opportunities exist in diverse areas such as transport, tourism, business services, education and health. Companies wishing to invest in the U.A.E. can already count on a network of over 700 U.S. companies operating in the country and nearly 30,000 U.S. citizens who settled in the U.A.E. in recent years.

For more information about the commercial relationship between the U.S. and the U.A.E:
U.S. Trade with United Arab Emirates on the U.S. Census Bureau's Website
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council
The Embassy of the U.A.E. in Washington DC

To help you do business with the U.A.E:
The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi
The American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates (ABC)
AmCham Abu Dhabi
The United Arab Emirates Trade Office in Washington, DC

Upcoming Tradeshows:

GITEX Technology Week 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10/14 - 18/2012

For more information on other countries worldwide:
Country profiles from FITA
Market Analyses, business tips and more on GlobalTrade.net



 REALLY USEFUL SITES
Euro Intelligence
Informes, debates and educates about the Eurozone
www.eurointelligence.com

EURO Intelligence is the independent internet-based service for economic commentary and analysis of the euro area and particularly the current financial crisis it is embroiled in. It offers a daily morning news briefing from the European media for readers with an interest in the euro area, including news beyond the national newspaper coverage. It is a must-see for those who work directly with or in the Euro zone and need to be kept up to date with all the latest coverage, including opinion pieces from those in the know.


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OECD
www.oecd.org

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Here, on their official website, you can find out the latest news and reports from their latest research, projects and initiatives. Keep informed on how the OECD is trying to improve new markets which could greatly assist you in your overseas operations.


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FIND QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDERS


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GlobalTrade.net
Are you searching for qualified, experienced service providers and trading companies to help you with your overseas operations? Here we list a few of the 50,000+ listed profiles from the Directory of Import Export Service Providers on GlobalTrade.net.

GDS India Pvt Ltd an expert in Market Research in India
Shenzhen Lawyer Michael Tso, Shekou Law Firm an expert in Law in China
Latin Link an expert in Translation Worldwide

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Write on our wall about working with trading companies, lawyers, freight forwarders, translators, quality control, etc.
Did they help your international trade operations? Do you have any advice to pass onto fellow importers and exporters?

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EVENTS AND WEBINARS


Assisted by:
The U.S. Commercial Service

Stay up to date and informed with U.S. Commercial Service seminars and webinars!

Russia's WTO Accession, What it Could Mean for Your Business - Moscow, Russia 06/14/2012 - 06/14/2012

SOME UPCOMING WEBINARS

Selling Nutritional Supplements to China Webinar - Shanghai, China - 6/12/2012
A Basic Guide to Exporting: Financing Your Exports and Getting Paid – Washington, DC, United States - 6/13/2012
Australia: Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Opportunities for U.S. Companies – San Jose, CA, United States - 6/13/2012
Brazil/Chile Mining Webinar - Santiago, Chile - 6/13/2012
Roles and Responsibilities of the Importer, Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder – Washington, DC, United States - 6/13/2012
Canada's National Defence Procurement Update: NSPS – Ottawa, Canada - 6/19/2012
Legal Aspects of International Trade – Denver, CO, United States - 05/09/2012 - (Webinar)

SOME UPCOMING SEMINARS

Complying with U.S. Export Controls - Aberdeen, MD, United States
Export University 101 - Fort Wayne, IN - Wayne, IN, United States - 6/14/2012
AES Compliance Seminar, Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, PA, United States - 6/19/2012
AES Compliance Half Day Workshop - Philadelphia, PA, United States - 6/20/2012

Get ready for the next Tradeshows!
CSA Annual Meeting 2012 China - Xian, China - 9/13 - 16/2012
Rio Oil & Gas 2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 9/17 - 20/2012
African Aerospace & Defense 2012 - Pretoria, South Africa - 9/19 - 23/2012
VIV China 2012 - Beijing, China - 9/23 - 25/2012

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FITA is proud to be a corporate partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Find all U.S. Commercial Service Events and Webinars

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JOB BANK


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Fita Career Headquarters
FEATURED JOB THIS WEEK

International Trade Compliance Specialist for Garmin International in Kansas City, MO
Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

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