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  Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Issue 193 Volume 8 Number 16  
This issue sponsored by Euromoney Seminars

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IN THIS ISSUE:
• SPAIN
Our Featured Country
• EXPORT911 ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
Information You Can Use
• GOT OLYMPIC FEVER? VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE
Fly to Beijing on the Web
• SAVE MONEY AT COUPON MOUNTAIN
Coupons to Save
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Global Trade Specialist

Hello International Traders!

John McDonnell with four more sites to help you succeed in the international trade arena.

Want to do more business with Spain? I have a site in this issue that will show you how. Looking for a trade portal that has lots of information and answers in one place? Visit the portal I profile in this issue. The 2008 Summer Olympics are almost here -- go to the official site I found and you'll get the latest Olympic information and updates. Finally, if you like saving money, you'll love the site I found that has thousands of coupons and online discounts available every day.

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.

SPAIN
Our Featured Country

Spain has a competitive, free-market economy that is one of the world's largest. It was 13th in the world for imports and 18th for exports in 2007, and has lots of potential for international traders. If you'd like to investigate trade opportunities with Spain, a good site to visit is Spainbusiness.com (http://www.spainbusiness.com). This official government site has lots to recommend it. Just click on your country of origin at the home page, and you'll get access to reams of information, including: statistics, an economic profile of Spain, tips on investment in Spain, a calendar of trade events, a directory of Spanish companies, the latest news, market & industry reports, cultural information, and much more.

You'll also find plenty of good research at the Spain Mini Portal ( http://fita.org/countries/spain.html ), a feature of the FITA Web site. The Spain Mini Portal has an overview of Spain, 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 Spain. 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 Spain 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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EXPORT911 ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
Information You Can Use

Even though I've been writing about the Internet for 12 years now, there are still sites that I haven't been able to explore, because the Net is so large and it's impossible to visit every site. Export911 (http://www.export911.com) is a good example. This site has been around for a few years, but I only explored it in detail recently. It's definitely worth a visit, because it has lots of solid trade information. There is information about every aspect of trade, including: marketing, logistics, packing, shipping, incoterms, financial documents, the basics of starting an export business, tariff & customs documentation, legal information, conversion tables, calculators, product coding, management, and much more. You can get an education in international trade by visiting this site.

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2nd ANNUAL COMMODITY AND TRADE FINANCE BRAZIL CONFERENCE
29 September 2008 – 30 September 2008 – Sofitel, Sao Paulo, Brazil

http://www.euromoneyseminars.com/STEFB08

Trade Finance Magazine and Euromoney Seminars’ 2nd Annual Commodity and Trade Finance Brazil Conference is an unrivalled opportunity for producers, traders, financiers, lawyers, insurers, consultants and collateral managers to come together to discuss and debate the key issues inside one of the world’s most exciting, dynamic and fastest growing nations for commodity production and trade.

Last year’s inaugural conference attracted over 170 delegates from over 100 organisations, representing the spectrum of professions and sectors including biodiesel, soya bean, sugar, oil and natural gas, metals and mining, aviation, ethanol, construction, milling, petrochemicals and fertilizers amongst others.

This year is sure to be even larger, with Brazil’s now an investment grade economy, structured financiers must become increasingly sophisticated and lateral-thinking if they are to offer attractive pre-export and trade finance to Brazilian corporations and traders. The changing economic environment in Brazil, and globally, makes this event an ideal forum to debate the most pressing concerns of the industry and to network with exactly the right people to drive your business forward.

We look forward to seeing you in Sao Paulo this September.

For registration and more information:

Visit: www.euromoneyseminars.com/STEFB08
Email: registrations@euromoneyplc.com
Call: +44 (0)207 779 8099


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GOT OLYMPIC FEVER? VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE
Fly to Beijing on the Web

The start of the Summer Olympics will be here any day now, and you'll want to visit the official Beijing Olympics website (http://en.beijing2008.cn) for all your information. Here you'll find news, reports, photos, press releases, videos, ticketing and travel information, and even weather reports (so you can see what the weather's like for your favorite event). I expect to be visiting this site daily to check on the schedule of events, and to see photos and results from the previous day. Someday I do want to get to an Olympics in person, but since I won't be in Beijing this year, this site will be the next best thing.

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SAVE MONEY AT COUPON MOUNTAIN
Coupons to Save

With economic conditions a little shaky these days, you may be looking for ways to save money. If that's so, bookmark Coupon Mountain (http://www.couponmountain.com). This site has thousands of coupons and discounts for online stores, and all you have to do is click on one that looks interesting. You can search by store, category, or product, or just browse the list of the day's top deals and coupons. There are coupons for free shipping, printable coupons, free samples, one-day-only deals, and lots more. If you sign up for an account, you can save coupons, receive e-mail alerts about hot deals, and get an e-newsletter with more deals and bargains. You can even ask the folks at Coupon Mountain to find you a deal on a specific product, if you don't see what you want, and they'll try to find it for you.

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Global Trade 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 the Global Trade Specialist for Global Trade Solutions, a national practice within Deloitte International Tax. 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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