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  Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Issue 171 Volume 7 Number 20  
This issue sponsored by the FITA Buy/Sell Exchange

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IN THIS ISSUE:
• MOROCCO
Our Featured Country
• FIND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TIPS AT BUSINESS LINK
Guide to doing Business Internationally
• NEED A MAP? TRY EMBASSYWORLD MAP SEARCH
Maps for Most Countries
• COOL PHOTO TOOLS FROM TECH MAGAZINE
Take Good Digital Photos
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
International Operations Import Specialist

Hello International Traders!

Morocco has a recent Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., and it's fertile territory for trade -- check out the site I have in this issue for more information. Also, I have a UK site with tips and tutorials that will help you be more successful on the international trade scene. I've got a map portal that will give you one contact point for dozens of map sites on the Web. Finally, I have a fun site with popular tools to help you with your digital photos!

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

MOROCCO
Our Featured Country

Morocco has been a gateway to trade with Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for more than a thousand years, and it's still a thriving trade center. In 2006, Morocco imported over US $21 billion, and that was also the year that a new free trade agreement between the U.S. and Morocco went into effect. There are many opportunities for trade with Morocco, and a good site to visit to research them is the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement ( http://www.moroccousafta.com/index_ang.htm ). This site has all the information about the free trade agreement, plus trade data, background information about Morocco, downloadable reports, trade regulations, exporting tips, instructions for calculating tariffs, and links to government sites, trade shows, and trade leads.

You'll also find plenty of good research at the Morocco Mini Portal ( http://fita.org/countries/morocco.html ), a feature of the FITA Web site. The Morocco Mini Portal has an overview of the country, with facts about the language, currency, climate, etc., plus more specific information about the economy, markets, taxes, labor market indicators, and tips on doing business in Morocco.

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 Morocco 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 ).

FITA's Global Trade Book Store has some excellent books about doing business in Morocco. Check out Culture Shock! Morocco: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette and Morocco - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and etiquette.

The Moroccan American Business Council is a FITA member association. Their website offers more resources about doing business with Morocco. And click here to search the FITA Member Directory for links to FITA member associations' websites.

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FIND INTERNATIONAL TRADE TIPS AT BUSINESS LINK
Guide to doing Business Internationally

Here's an information-rich site that you'll spend hours on, because it's so useful. Business Link's International Trade section ( http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?topicId=1073858802&r.s=tl ) has articles, forms, advice & tips about international trade. Business Link is a UK government Web site, so it's not selling a product or point of view. The information here is unbiased and useful, and the International Trade section has especially good content. You'll find help with import & export basics, industry profiles & statistics, tips on transportation of goods, downloadable forms, tax & tariff information, a guide to key documentation for international trade, a glossary of trade terms, and much more. Some of this information applies only to UK-based businesses, but most in applicable to anyone.

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NEED A MAP? TRY EMBASSYWORLD MAP SEARCH
Maps for Most Countries

There are map sites all over the Web, but instead of adding a bunch of them to your bookmarks, I suggest using EmbassyWorld Map Search ( http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/maps.html ). This is a portal to maps at the EmbassyWorld site, and it's very comprehensive. Just select a country from the drop-down list, click "Launch Map Page", and you'll get a list of links to maps and background information on that country. Most countries will have at least a dozen links, and some of the maps include demographic information, cities, political divisions, historical perspectives, travel information, satellite views, and lots of facts & figures. The EmbassyWorld site also has search functions for finding embassies and phone numbers worldwide.

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COOL PHOTO TOOLS FROM TECH MAGAZINE
Take Good Digital Photos

Digital photography is one of the coolest things to come out of the high-tech world in the last 20 years. It's so easy now to take photos, edit them, print them, or put them online that we're documenting every minute of our lives, and there are dozens of Web sites devoted to online photography. If you're a digital photography buff like me, you should visit Tech Magazine's The Most Popular Online Photography Tools ( http://techmagazine.ws/the-most-popular-online-photography-tools ). This site has reviews and links to some great sites. These are sites where you can store and share photos, edit your photos, make slide shows, make a media presentation (with pictures, sounds & video), share pictures taken on your mobile phone, print photos, search millions of photos on the Web, and more.

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
International Operations Import Specialist

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 Geographic Marketing Manager at PricewaterhouseCooper in Boston, NY, Miami, McLean, and Philadelphia.Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

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