|Wednesday, August 7,
|VOLUME 2 ISSUE 16
Here's your latest issue of
Really Useful Sites for International Trade
Professionals. This free bi-weekly newsletter reviews
useful Web sites from the Web Resources database at FITA's International Trade/
Import-Export Portal at www.fita.org, an excellent
source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library
of 7,000+ sites related to international trade.
My name is John McDonnell, and for years I've
been writing about useful Web sites for businesspeople,
in various publications. Now I've focused on
international trade, using my Web research skills to
find sites that are useful for international
businesspeople, and some sites that are just plain fun
Here are the
FITA: TOOLS OF THE TRADE |
There's a new feature at the
FITA Web site, and it's something educational and very
useful. Tools of the
Trade at www.fita.org/webcasts.html is an
interactive broadcast e-seminar, with 16 free video
sessions that will teach you the basics of exporting.
You can view these videos right on your computer, at
your convenience (the whole seminar takes four hours).
Tools of the Trade is part of a service that includes
international business broadcasts and global trade
videos (also called Webcasts, netcasts, streaming media,
etc.) that cover a wide variety of topics. These videos,
by Globalspeak.com gTV, have lots of practical
information about exporting and export processes,
worldwide business opportunities, foreign market access,
government trade programs, and more. The videos are
available 24 hours a day, and they're easy to use (you
simply need Windows Media Player to play them, and a
pop-up box will take you to a site where you can
FEATURED COUNTRY SITE -- CEEBIC |
The fifteen countries in the
region of Central and Eastern Europe have gone through
enormous changes in the last two decades, and along with
change has come opportunity for businesspeople. If
you're interested in doing business in this region, I
recommend that you look at Central and
Eastern Europe Business Information Center
(CEEBICnet) at www.mac.doc.gov/ceebic, a U.S.
Department of Commerce site that has a wealth of detail.
CEEBICnet is targeted to U.S. businessespeople who want
to export their wares, so it has a lot of news and
information about trade, but it's valuable for anyone
who's interested in the region. Just click on a country
in the left column, and you'll discover a treasure trove
of information about every aspect of that country's
political, economic, and cultural life.
There are lots more links to Europe at the FITA site.
Go to FITA's International
Trade Web Resources at fita.org/webindex, click on
Regional Resources and Multi-Lateral Trading Areas in
the left column or "Search by Country or Region" in the
right column, and then scroll down to Europe and select
a country or "Eastern Europe" in the pop-up
window . Or simply type "Eastern Europe" in the search
box at http://www.fita.org/.
FITA BUY/SELL EXCHANGE |
FITA and Worldbid.com have
launched a new International Buy/Sell exchange. The FITA Buy/Sell
Exchange at fita.worldbid.com is FITA's new
business-to-business marketplace that helps your company
find more business by delivering tender opportunities,
RFQ's and qualified offers to buy and sell. You will
have access to a global network of affiliated trade
sites that work together to bring together businesses
across borders. Take a look!
I've always found that if I
want to have a successful vacation, I have to do the
research, and find out everything about where I'm going
and how I'm getting there. If you're like me, you'll
love Do The
Research at www.dotheresearch.com/travel, a travel
site that helps you plan the perfect trip or vacation.
The home page is easy to use -- you just click on a
category (Air Travel, Car/Vehicle Rentals, Rail Travel,
Travel Articles & Guides, etc.) and you'll be able
to start researching or making reservations for your
ENGINES & NEWSWIRES |
I don't like noodling around
when I'm online. I like to find what I'm looking for as
fast as possible. That's why I often start out at Internets.com's Search
Engines Database and Newswires www.internets.com.
This page has links to thousands of online resources --
things like news feeds, archives, libraries, research
databases, catalogs, and statistical data in categories
ranging from Air Travel to Women. There are resources
listed here that I haven't seen anywhere else, so this
site is worth a visit if you want to make sure you've
covered all the bases in your
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