Hello International Traders!|
General Motors is the world's largest automaker, and it buys
billions of dollars of products each year. If you'd like to
research business opportunities with GM, I have a site in this
issue that will give you all the information you need. Like to
read? I found a site that has links to 23,000 magazines and
newspapers around the world. Many businesspeople need to keep up
with U.S. Customs & Border Protection Rulings, and I have a site
in this issue where you can do just that. Finally, I have Google
Cheat Sheet, which has tips for fine-tuning your searches on
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.
| GENERAL MOTORS -- OUR FEATURED COMPANY|
During the third quarter of this year General Motors posted a
$440 million profit, which, if it were a country, would make it
one of the top economies in the world. The world's largest
automaker, GM does business with almost every country, and this
year will sell over 400,000 cars and trucks in China alone.
If you'd like to find out how to sell products to GM, a good
place to start is Doing Business with GM (
http://www.gm.com/company/corp_info/doing_business ), a page at the
company's Web site. Click on "Supply Power" and you'll come to a
page with lots of news, links and information about selling to
GM, buying surplus materials from GM, shipping instructions,
supplier feedback forms, and much more. Some information is only
available if you register, but all you need to register is an
Ultimate DUNS number (available from Dun & Bradstreet).
CUSTOMS RULINGS ONLINE SEARCH SYSTEM -- CUSTOMS DATABASE
If you deal with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a good site
to visit is the Customs Rulings Online Search System -- CUSTOMS DATABASE (CROSS) (
http://rulings.customs.gov ). This is a searchable database of
Customs & Border Protection Rulings since 1990. You can search by
keyword, or click on "Downloadable rulings" and see all the
rulings for a particular year. There are also links to other
useful information for international trade, such as the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Customs Bulletins, and the Customs
Valuation Encyclopedia. It's better to know these rulings upfront
than to have a shipment tied up because of a Customs
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ALLYOUCANREAD.COM -- MAGAZINES AND NEWS
Whether you read for fun, for business, or just to keep up with
the news, you'll love AllYouCanRead.com -- MAGAZINES AND NEWS (
http://allyoucanread.com ), which has a directory of 23,000
magazines, newspapers and information sources from around the
world. You can click on the world map at the home page to find
publications by country, or you can browse by category (click on
"Newspapers" or "Magazines" at the top of the page). You can also
find detailed country profiles by clicking on "World Reference"
at the top of the page.
GOOGLE CHEAT SHEET -- FINE TUNE YOUR SEARCHES
Google is such a popular search engine these days that it's
reached the status of a verb. "I'll Google it," my daughter says,
when she has to do a research paper for school. In spite of its
popularity, however, many people who use Google don't know how to
get the best results with it. They have to plow through dozens of
sites before they find what they're looking for. That's why
Google Cheat Sheet ( http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html )
is so helpful. Scroll down this page and you'll get tips on the
best way to phrase your search queries, so that you can target
your searches better. I've been using Google since it first came
on the scene, but even I learned something here that will help me
save time on my searches.
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