Hello International Traders!|
In this issue I have a site that will help you crack the New
Zealand market, and another that's a different kind of search
engine. I also have a site with very useful travel guides, and
one that will help you learn about Internet scams, so you can
protect yourself against them.
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.
| NEW ZEALAND -- OUR FEATURED COUNTRY SITE|
Once known as an isolated country in the South Pacific with more
sheep than people, New Zealand has worked to turn itself into an
industrialized, free market economy that can compete in the
global marketplace. Per capita income has been rising, and is now
80 percent of the level of the four largest EU economies.
New Zealand is heavily dependent on trade, and if you want to find out how
to develop your business with this growing country, go to New
Zealand Trade & Enterprise ( http://www.nzte.govt.nz ). This site is run
by the New Zealand Trade Development Agency, and it's full of useful resources
for you. As just one example, click on "Resources & Research" under Quick-Find
Topics, then scroll down to "International Media: New Zealand Background Research"
and you'll come to a page with reports on various New Zealand export sectors.
There's lots more at this site, including business and government contacts,
statistics, market research, and articles on how to break into the New Zealand
There are more useful links to New Zealand at the FITA site. Simply go to
then go to "Australia, New Zealand and Oceania" and click on New Zealand. Or,
you can type "New Zealand" in the search box at http://www.fita.org.
There are lots of search engines on the Web, but one of the quirkiest is The
Open Directory Project ( http://dmoz.org ). This site is run by thousands
of volunteer editors around the globe, people who find and review sites in their
area of expertise. ODP editors are Web searchers creating a directory for other
Web searches. This kind of philanthropy and passion creates a directory that
is directly relevant to what people are looking for on the Web. Because of this,
you can find results on ODP that you may not get on the commercial search engines
like Google. ODP is a useful addition to your search arsenal -- you may be pleasantly
surprised at what you find.
And incidentally, if you to a search on "international trade" in
the Open Directory, you will note that our website, http://fita.org,
is listed prominently in 3 categories: Business:
International Business and Trade: Associations (the featured listing in
the category), Business:
International Business and Trade: Directories and Business:
International Business and Trade: Services: Information.
|THE FITA BUY/SELL EXCHANGE|
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
our [giftware] business worldwide."
Click here to boost
your trading with the FITA Buy/Sell Exchange, powered by Worldbid.com.
BRADMANS TRAVEL GUIDES
If you're planning a business trip to a place you've never been before, it's a
good idea to do a little research. One good information source is Bradmans
Travel Guides ( http://www.bradmans.com ). Bradmans has in-depth guides to
most major cities and countries worldwide. Want to know a good restaurant in Abu
Dhabi? The best way to get to Moscow from the airport? How much to tip in Switzerland?
You'll find all these answers at Bradmans. Just click on the name of your destination,
and you'll find a detailed guide. Click on "hotels" or "restaurants" at the top
of the page, and you'll find information on where to eat and spend the night in
that city. A visit to Bradmans will ensure your trip is a successful one.
I'm one of the the biggest boosters of the Internet on the planet, but even I
have to admit that this worldwide online community has made it easier for scammers
and fraud artists to ply their trades. Every week I receive dozens of e-mails
promising me easy money if I will only cooperate in a "perfectly legal" financial
transaction (which involves me sending money to the person who sent the e-mail).
These are called "419 scams", because many of them originate in Nigeria, and they
are outlined in Section 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code. Now there are sites
that have been created to fight this problem. 419Legal
( http://www.419legal.org ) is one. At this site you can report scams, read an
archive of e-mail scam letters, view a list of fake banks and lotteries, join
a discussion forum about Internet fraud, and find out how to combat this problem.
We welcome our subscribers to publish this whole issue or articles from it. But please note that all material is copyrighted by FITA and must be copied with the following attribution:
"This is copied from the newsletter Really
Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals, a free, bi-weekly
email publication of FITA - The Federation of International Trade Associations.
Please feel free to subscribe to this newsletter at http://fita.org/useful."
If you'd like to see all back issues of Really Useful Sites for International
Trade Professionals, the full list is at http://www.fita.org/useful/archives.
Please feel free to pass this newsletter on to others.
Enter your email address into this form to subscribe
or manage your subscription:
This newsletter conforms
to the requirements of the 'CAN-SPAM Act of 2003' and was sent to you by the
Federation of International Trade Associations, 1900 Campus Commons Drive,
Suite 340, Reston, VA 20191, USA.
If you do not wish to receive ongoing communications via e-mail from FITA,
Published by Federation of International Trade Associations
Copyright © 2004 Federation of International Trade Associations. All rights
Powered by Xtenit