Hello international traders! Malaysia is a country with a need
for trade, and I have a link in this issue to a site that will
help you grow your business with that country. I also found a
site that puts the correct time for all 24 world time zones at
your fingertips. And if you're doing business in China, I have a
site that will give you biographies of all the movers and shakers
there. Finally, I have a site that gives you expert answers for
just about any question you can think of!|
If you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's
International Trade/ Import-Export Portal ( http://fita.org ), an excellent
source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000 sites related
to international trade.
| MALAYSIA -- OUR FEATURED COUNTRY SITE|
Malaysia is a country where badminton tournaments draw 15,000
fans; where there are more reigning sultans (nine) than in any
other country; and where the world's tallest buildings (the 452
meter high Petronas Twin Towers) stand. Malaysia also has a
thriving economy with a large emphasis on trade (US $95 billion
in exports in 2002, and US $76 billion in imports).
If you'd like to research opportunities for trade with Malaysia, go to the
Service Malaysia Page ( http://www.buyusa.gov/malaysia/en/ ). Click on "Doing
Business in Malaysia" and you'll find reports on current market conditions and
upcoming opportunities; 250 reports on Malaysian industries; information on
the best prospects for exporting to Malaysia; a country commercial guide; a
list of trade events; and more. The site is oriented toward U.S. companies,
but there's plenty of good information here no matter what country you're from.
There are many more links to Malaysia at the FITA site. Go to FITA's
International Trade Web Resources at http://fita.org/webindex/index.html,
click on Regional Resources then go to Asia and click on Malaysia in the drop-down
box. Or simply type "Malaysia" in the search box at http://www.fita.org.
There are some great books on trade with Malaysia in the FITA
Global Trade Bookstore, including Business
Guide to Malaysia, Doing
Business in Asia: The Complete Guide and Doing
Business in East Asia: A Practical Guide to China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
WORLD MAP OF TIME ZONES
Time is important in any kind of business, but it's critical in international
business, where there are 24 different time zones to deal with. If your business
is affected by time differences, go to World
Map of Time Zones ( http://www.worldtimezone.com/ ) and you'll find the answers
you need. You can view a world time map, individual country maps, a map of countries
that use Daylight Saving Time, and a listing of current times in every country
of the world (click on the navigation buttons at the top of the page to view these
options). You can even view a map that shows where it's night and day across the
globe right now. This is a very practical site in our time-conscious world.
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marketplace at http://fita.worldbid.com helps your company find more business
by delivering tender opportunities, RFQ's and qualified offers to buy and sell.
The FITA Buy/Sell Exchange
give you access to a global network of affiliated trade sites that work together
to bring together businesses across borders.
According to Tom Huynh of AAA Wholesale Distributor, "...Worldbid.com [FITA's
partner powering the Buy Sell Exchange] has given us an opportunity to conduct
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Business is all about people, and who you know is sometimes the most important
factor in making a deal. That's why China
Vitae ( http://www.chinavitae.com/aboutus.php ) is such a useful site. China
Vitae has a database with biographies of more than 2500 current Chinese political,
military, business, and academic leaders. The capsule biographies show the leader's
place of origin, education, work history and organizational affiliations. They're
a great way to get background information on someone you may be dealing with,
if you do business in China. And China Vitae lets you search for relationships
among biographies, such as if two people worked at the same company at some point
in their careers. There is also a database which tracks the public appearances
of several hundred senior Chinese officials, allowing you to follow the daily
activities of these VIPs who influence Chinese policies.
Want to know how to set up a home recording system? Or maybe you need to know
the best places to stay in New Zealand. Or then again, you might want to know
the ins and outs of ship chartering. For the answers to these and just about any
other questions, go to AllExperts.com
( http://www.allexperts.com ). ALLExperts.com is the oldest and largest free Q&A
service on the Internet. All you do is select a category, then read the biographies
of the experts listed there. When you've found the right expert, click on "Ask
a Question" and you'll be able to send an e-mail with your query. The expert will
then send you an answer, usually within hours. You can also browse past questions
and answers, by scrolling down to "Previously asked questions" in each category.
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