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  Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Issue 157 Volume 7 Number 6  
This issue sponsored by the Novick Group's Foreign Casualty and Property Insurance TELL A FRIEND
IN THIS ISSUE:
• ALGERIA
Our Featured Country
• FIND THE TERRORISM HOT SPOTS AT GLOBALINCIDENTMAP
Track Terrorism Worldwide
• EXPORT.GOV HAS ALL THE ANSWERS
All the Information You Need about Exporting
• PLAN YOUR TRIP AT EVERYTHING-ABOUT-TOURISM
Everything You Need for Your Next Trip
• FITA GOES TO CHINA!
The new FITA China Business Guide
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Export Control Officer for ITT Aerospace/Communications Division

Hello International Traders!

John McDonnell here, with your latest issue of Really Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals.

Algeria has billions in gas revenue, and that is fueling opportunities for trade. I have
a great site in this issue to help you get started researching Algeria. Also, you'll want
to see the site I found with global terrorism hotspots -- it's a clickable map that's
updated every six minutes! If you're an exporter, you should bookmark the next site I
profile -- Export.gov is the gold standard for information-rich sites about exporting.
Finally, make your travel planning easier by using the search engine I found that can
fill all your travel needs in one spot!

And don't forget -- if you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's Really Useful Links ( http://fita.org/webindex/index.html ), which has a link library of more than 8,000 sites related to international trade.

And FITA is pleased to announce the FITA China Business Guide, a major new effort to help our subscribers with their business in China. Take a look!

ALGERIA
Our Featured Country

As the second largest exporter of gas in the world, Algeria has benefited enormously from the booming oil and gas market of the past few years. The country now has large trade surpluses, and is building up record foreign exchange reserves. The political situation is stabilizing, and the government is trying to diversify the Algerian economy. If this sounds like a country with opportunities for your business, a good way to research it is to visit the Austrade profile of Algeria ( http://www.austrade.gov.au/Algeria-profile/default.aspx ). Austrade is an Australian government site, but there is plenty of information here that anyone will find useful, no matter where you're located. You'll find information about the government, politics, trade relations, statistics, business opportunities, tariffs & regulations, taxes, business travel, news & media, and much more.

You'll also find plenty of good research at the Algeria Mini Portal ( http://fita.org/countries/algeria.html ), a feature of the FITA Web site. The Algeria Mini Portal has an overview of the country, with facts about the language, currency, climate, etc., plus more specific information about the economy, Algerian markets, taxes, labor market indicators, and tips on doing business in Algeria. Click on "Useful Links" and you'll find a variety of sources for market research, trade leads, business directories, logistics, government contacts, travel, financing, and lots more.

The Algeria Mini Portal is one of many research gateways at the FITA site. To find Mini Portals for other regions or countries, just click on "Country Profiles" from within a Mini Portal, or at the FITA home page ( http://www.fita.org ).

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FIND THE TERRORISM HOT SPOTS AT GLOBALINCIDENTMAP
Track Terrorism Worldwide

Terrorism affects us all, and in today's world you have to be aware of where the terrorist hot spots are. You may be surprised at how many hot spots there are if you visit GlobalIncidentMap.com ( http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php ), which is a world map showing the location of the most recent terrorism and other suspicious events. The map is easy to use: you just move your mouse over an icon (the icons represent suspicious activity), and you'll get a brief explanation of what happened there. If you click on the icon you'll zoom in for a closer look at the area, and you get a link to a news story about the event. If you scroll down the home page you'll see links to breaking news stories and alerts, and there are tools to help you search for events by country, type of incident, date, and city.

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INSURE YOUR OVERSEAS TRAVEL AND ASSETS
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Who coordinates the risks, as well as claims, if your employee is seriously injured, ill or dies while working abroad? Or is kidnapped? What about liability for your exported products? What happens when your trade-show display booth goes missing? Natural and man-made hazards have sudden and significant impact, whether your foreign commerce involves travel only, leased offices or manufacturing. Novick Group can help you reduce your foreign insurance risk. http://www.novickgroup.com/dev1/foreign_package.asp


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EXPORT.GOV HAS ALL THE ANSWERS
All the Information You Need about Exporting

I've written about this site before, but it's always good to remind readers about Export.gov ( http://www.export.gov ), the U.S. government's portal for exporters. The site has undergone some recent changes, and it's worth a visit again if you haven't stopped by lately. Here you'll find tariff and fee information for countries worldwide, a database of free trade agreements the U.S. has with various countries, country profiles with customs information and import documentation, market research, news and trade events, legal documents, and much more.

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PLAN YOUR TRIP AT EVERYTHING-ABOUT-TOURISM
Everything You Need for Your Next Trip

It's nice to have everything centralized when you're booking a trip, and that's what makes Everything-about-tourism.com ( http://www.everything-about-tourism.com ) so useful. This is a travel search engine that helps you save time by letting you search by country and type of service. Just select a country in the drop-down box, then select a category (Accommodations, Airlines, Conference Organizers, Festivals, Golf Holidays, Limousines, Shipping Agents, etc.) and you'll get a hit list with links to relevant information. You can also search by company name, and tourism-related companies can list their businesses for a modest fee.

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FITA GOES TO CHINA!
The new FITA China Business Guide

FITA is pleased to announce new services related to doing business in China. The new FITA China Business Guide includes:

For more information about the China project or anything else related to FITA.org or “Really Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals” please contact Barney Lehrer at webmaster@fita.org


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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Export Control Officer for ITT Aerospace/Communications Division

In the FITA Career Headquarters job seekers can now apply for jobs online and post their resume--free of charge--in an exclusive database that will be searched by hundreds of industry employers seeking employees with international degrees and/or related work experience. Featured job this week is for a Export Control Officer for ITT Aerospace/Communications Division, a world leader in developing wireless networking systems for tactical communications in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

Employers - Click here to advertise your job openings on FITA's Career HQ.

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