Hello International Traders!|
In this issue I have a site that will help you break into the
Hungarian market, which is one of Central Europe's most
promising. Also, I found a university site that will teach you
the most effective way to search the Internet. Plus, I found a
database with thousands of suppliers from ten countries, and you
can search it for free. Finally, I have a site with gripping
eyewitness accounts of historical events, one you can enjoy time
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.
-- OUR FEATURED COUNTRY SITE
Although Hungary suffered much in the 20th century from the
Second World War and the iron grip of Communism, the 21st century
looks like it will be a much better one for this Central European
country. Hungary has had strong economic growth in the last five
years, with declining inflation and low unemployment. Imports and
exports were above US $40 billion in 2003, and in May 2004
Hungary joined the European Union, which should improve the trade
picture even more.
If you'd like to find out more about trade opportunities
with Hungary, go to the Hungary page at Export.gov.
There's a country profile, detailed market research, trade
and investment leads, a profile of the investment climate,
information about financing, key contacts, U.S. embassy reports,
business news, links to government agencies, and much more.
There are more useful links to Hungary at the FITA site. Simply go to http://www.fita.org/webindex/countries.html,
then go to "Europe" and click on Hungary. Or, you can type "Hungary" in the
search box at http://www.fita.org.
FINDING INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET -- A SEARCH TUTORIAL
he Internet is a great resource if you're researching a market, writing a college
term paper, or even just settling a friendly argument, but in order to find the
right information, you have to know the right way to search. Finding
Information on the Internet: A Tutorial ( http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html ) will help you do just that. This page, which is based on a course offered
at the University of California at Berkeley, is a nuts and bolts explanation of
how to get the best results when you search the Internet. It tells you how to
formulate a search strategy, how to choose the right search tool for your needs,
how to evaluate Web sites for credibility, how to find "invisible" databases that
aren't indexed in the major search engines, and much more. There are links to
search engines and directories, so you can start your searching right from this
Alibaba.com is the
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marketing services for importers and exporters. With over 4 million registered
members worldwide, Alibaba.com is the number one destination for volume buyers
and qualified sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses
Alibaba has been selected by Forbes magazine as "Best of the Web" for
business-to-business websites worldwide for 4 consecutive years, and Alexa.com
has named Alibaba the No.1 International Business and Trade website.
Whether you have something to Buy or Sell, visit www.Alibaba.com
and join for FREE today!
WLW -- A WORLDWIDE SUPPLIER DATABASE
If I were looking for a supplier of widgets in Germany, I'd use WLW
( http://www.wlw.com ), a very extensive supplier search engine. WLW stands for
"wer liefert was?" which the Altavista online translation site renders as "Who
supplies which?". The site is German, but it has a database of 307,356 suppliers
from 10 countries, along with another 102,483 export-oriented companies. Your
search will return a list of companies with contact information, including Web
and e-mail addresses. You can contact the companies yourself, or send inquiries
through the WLW site. There are many other features to help you customize this
service for your own needs, and the best part is, the site is free.
EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY -- YOU ARE THERE
If you've ever wondered what it was like to be on the Titanic when it hit the
iceberg, or with Kublai Khan in the middle of a battle, or on the street during
the Great Fire of London, you can learn all that and more at EyeWitness
to History.com ( http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com ). This site has dozens
of eyewitness accounts of historical events, and they make for fascinating reading.
There are also historical photos, and some recordings of radio broadcasts and
speeches relating to pivotal events of the 20th century. This site is useful for
teachers, students, and anyone who wants to experience an eyewitness account of
a historical event.
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