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  Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Issue 177 Volume 7 Number 26  
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IN THIS ISSUE:
• LITHUANIA
Our Featured Country
• GREAT EXPORT RESOURCES AT ASIA NOW
Learn to Export to Asia
• JOHNNY JET HELPS YOU TRAVEL IN STYLE
Help for Your Travels
• FIND THE BEST DEALS AT PRICEGRABBER.COM
Compare Online Prices for Your Next Purchase
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Trade Compliance Manager

Hello International Traders!

John McDonnell here with four more sites to help you achieve success in international trade.

Lithuania continues to be a bright spot among the former Soviet states, and I have a site in this issue that has plenty of research on the Lithuanian market. Also, if you want to export to Asia, take a look at the site I found that will help you do just that. Whatever your travel plans, you'll find deals and resources at the travel portal I'm featuring in this issue. Finally, I have a site that does price comparisons for dozens of products, so you'll find the lowest price online.

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.

LITHUANIA
Our Featured Country

Lithuania has made rapid progress since it declared its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1990. In recent years it has restructured its economy, increased trade with the West, and joined the European Union. Its GDP grew 7.5 percent in 2006, and prospects look good for continued growth. If that sounds like a country you'd like to look into, go to Business Lithuania ( http://www.businesslithuania.lt ), a site with a lot of good resources about Lithuanian business. Here you'll find statistics, reports, news, industry profiles, investment opportunities, trade leads, a database of Lithuanian companies, travel & tourism info, a schedule of trade events, and much more.

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

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 Lithuania 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 Lithuania. Check out Doing Business with Lithuania, Guide to Business Information on Russia, the NIS and the Baltic States and Lithuania - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and etiquette.

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

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GREAT EXPORT RESOURCES AT ASIA NOW
Learn to Export to Asia

There's a great resource at Asia Now ( http://www.buyusa.gov/asianow/) for companies who are interested in exporting to Asia- Pacific countries. This site, run by the U.S. Commercial Service, has lots of information about 13 Asia-Pacific countries, from Australia to Vietnam. Just type the name of a country in the search box, and you'll get a list of links to all kinds of resources. There are detailed profiles, market overviews, statistics, reports on current market conditions, upcoming opportunities, industry profiles, information on the best prospects for exporting to that country, a country commercial guide, a list of trade events, and additional resources. The site is oriented toward U.S. companies, but there's plenty of good information here no matter what country you're from.

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MEDJET ASSISTANCE: PEACE OF MIND WHILE TRAVELING AND TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE
http://www.medjetassist.com/fita

Will you be traveling 150 miles or more away from your home, or overseas? In the unfortunate event that are hospitalized, have you assessed medical transportation costs to your home hospital or to a specialty hospital of your choice? One in 30 international travelers will require emergency care, according to The Merck Manual. If you require inpatient hospitalization while traveling within the United States or worlwide, MedjetAssist provides air medical transportation and/or repatriation services. Most traditional health insurance plans do not cover transports and most other travel insurance plans and platinum card benefits will transport you only while traveling internationally and they usually restrict transports to the nearest "adequate" hospital. With your MedjetAssist membership you will be transported regardless of "medical necessity". There are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on the total air transportation expenses. Language barriers can make stressful situations even worse. Your membership also gives you translation assistance as well as other benefits. More information and special rates for FITA members are available at www.medjetassist.com/fita. Questions? Contact Kim Park at kpark@fita.org.


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JOHNNY JET HELPS YOU TRAVEL IN STYLE
Help for Your Travels

Johnny Jet ( http://www.johnnyjet.com ) is a site I wrote about in the early days of this newsletter, and I'm happy to report that it's still around and going strong. Johnny Jet is all about travel. It's a place where you can buy tickets for your trip (by plane, train, boat, etc.), read airline reviews, rent a car, track a flight, apply for a passport, buy a time share, find a Bed & Breakfast, calculate the fuel cost for your trip, get a traffic report, read a travel guide, find a restaurant, get the best deal on a trip, locate a wi-fi zone, download a map, and, oh, this just scratches the surface of what you can do at Johnny Jet!

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FIND THE BEST DEALS AT PRICEGRABBER.COM
Compare Online Prices for Your Next Purchase

Let's say you've been thinking of purchasing a new digital camera, but you only have so much money to spend. One thing you should definitely do is visit PriceGrabber.com ( http://www.pricegrabber.com ). Just type "digital camera" in the search box at this site, and you'll get a comparison of dozens of the most popular models. There are reviews, prices, customer ratings, specifications, and more. Click on "Compare prices" and you'll get a comparison of the price (including tax and shipping charges) for this product at scores of online sellers. If you like what you see, you can go to a seller's Web site and order the product. PriceGrabber.com is not just for digital cameras, either. You can use this site when you're shopping for appliances, books, clothing, furniture, jewelry, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys, video games, and more.

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Trade Compliance 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 an Trade Compliance Manager for ATMI, Inc., a world leader in the development of materials and materials packaging for the semiconductor, display and life sciences industries in Austin, TX. 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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