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  Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Issue 174 Volume 7 Number 23  
This issue sponsored by Europages

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IN THIS ISSUE:
• DENMARK
Our Featured Country
• GET HELP AT THE EU EXPORT HELP DESK
Information about Trade with EU Countries
• LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PORTALS TO THE WORLD
Gateway to International Information
• SAVE MONEY AT RETAILMENOT.COM
Discounts for Online Shops
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
International Marketing Manager

Hello International Traders!

John McDonnell here, with some great new sites to bookmark.

Denmark has one of the world's highest living standards, and I have a site in this issue that will help you research the Danish market. Also, I have a site with free information to help you sell to the European Union. Looking for a reliable source of country research data? I have a site at the Library of Congress that will give you what you need. Finally, if you like saving money on your online purchases, you'll love the site I found that has free discount coupons.

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.

DENMARK
Our Featured Country

Do a little research on Denmark and you'll see it's got a lot of potential for business. Denmark has a high standard of living, low unemployment, a stable currency, and a strong dependence on trade. It's consistently among the world's top 40 countries for both imports and exports. If this sounds attractive to you, you can find out more at Danish Exporters ( http://www.danishexporters.dk ). Don't be fooled by the name of the site -- both importers and exporters will find this site useful. Here you'll find links to Danish news, statistics, charts, government agencies, travel & tourism info, company directories, organizations, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, investing in Denmark, regional profiles, and much more.

You'll also find plenty of good research at the Denmark Mini Portal (http://fita.org/countries/denmark.html ), a feature of the FITA Web site. The Denmark 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 Denmark.

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 Denmark 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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GET HELP AT THE EU EXPORT HELP DESK
Information about Trade with EU Countries

The European Union is a dynamic player in international trade, and has lots of opportunities for exporters. It has even set up a Web site, Export Help Desk ( http://export-help.cec.eu.int ), to help developing countries gain a foothold in trade with the EU. It's a free service, and it's worth a visit for all the useful information you'll find here. There's information on qualifying for advantageous import tariffs, plus documentation guides, tax requirements, trade statistics, downloadable customs forms, trade leads, useful links, and more. It's an easy-to-use site with valuable information

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EUROPAGES: THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS DIRECTORY
900,000 companies from 35 countries.

http://www.europages.com

Europages, the European Business Directory, is Europe's top professional business directory, comprised of 900,000 companies selected for their strength in import and export and related sectors of activity across 35 countries.

www.europages.com is available in 26 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Norwegian, Romanian, Estonian, Czech, Lithuanian, Latvian, Bulgarian, traditional and simplified Chinese, and Arabic.

Moreover, Europages benefits from a vast sales network of 30 local representatives in 25 countries. Click here for a quote and make your company visible to thousands of potential buyers from the core of the European trade industry!

Europages shareholders include three of Europe's leading Yellow Pages publishers: SEAT Pagine Gialle (Turin, Italy); Telefónica Publicidad e Información (Madrid, Spain); Deutsche Telekom Medien (Frankfurt, Germany). Europages employs approximately 80 people of 20 different nationalities, speaking 16 languages. Web site: www.europages.com.


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PORTALS TO THE WORLD
Gateway to International Information

I wrote about the Library of Congress Portals To The World ( http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html ) several years ago, but it's worth revisiting, because it continues to be a useful site. This is a page of links to country profiles, and it's easy to use and full of solid information. Just click on a country name, and you'll find links to its history, culture, economy, government, religion, science, geography, organizations, libraries, law, and other topics. These are all useful links from the professionals at the Library of Congress, but what's really neat is that there are also links to information from other organizations and government agencies. These are truly portals to information, in the sense that they open a door to many avenues of research.

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SAVE MONEY AT RETAILMENOT.COM
Discounts for Online Shops

When I started writing this newsletter more than seven years ago, online shopping was almost nonexistent. You could buy books at Amazon.com, but there weren't many other retailers who offered anything for sale online. These days, of course, it's all changed. There are thousands of sites offering products for sale, and billions of dollars are spent online every year. And, just like in the world of bricks and mortar, online retailers offer moneysaving coupons, usually in the form of codes that you can type in before you make a purchase. If you want to see who's offering what in the way of coupons, go to RetailMeNot.com ( http://www.retailmenot.com ). At this site you can search for coupon codes by merchant or by keyword, or you can browse a list of the most popular ones. Each coupon links directly to the merchant's Web site, so you can use it right away. This is a great site to bookmark for your holiday shopping!

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
International Marketing Manager

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 International Marketing Manager for Daymon Worldwide Inc., a private label sales and marketing company in Stamford, CT. Click here to browse more than 700 other positions!

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

Let the jobs come to you! Employers are looking for people with international skills. Post your resume TODAY and reap the rewards of the FITA Career HQ! And with a FITA Career HQ job agent, you can decide what kind of job you are looking for and let the system do the searching for you. Simply set up specific search parameters in a Job Agent, and whenever a job is posted that matches your criteria, you'll be notified automatically via email. It's that easy!

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