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  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Issue 195 Volume 8 Number 18  
This issue sponsored by the Kompass B-to-B Directory

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IN THIS ISSUE:
• KAZAKHSTAN
Our Featured Country
• READ FOREIGN NEWS AT NEWSTRAN.COM
News from Other Countries
• GET THE FACTS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
All You Need to Know about International Trade Law
• LOTS OF LINKS AT KIPLINGER'S FABULOUS FREEBIES
Save Money
• FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Import Export Control, Customs Manager

Hello International Traders!

John McDonnell here with four more sites that will give you a competitive edge in international trade research.

Kazakhstan is a success story in the making in Central Asia, and I have a site in this issue to help you research this promising market. Plus, I found a site where you can read foreign newspapers in your own language, so you'll be up to date on what's happening around the world. If you do international trade, you'll want to read the page I found that has some practical tips about international trade law. Finally, I found a site with lots of links to sites where you can save money online -- always a good thing these days!

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.

KAZAKHSTAN
Our Featured Country

Kazakhstan is a strategically located country in Central Asia with vast natural resources. Those resources, plus a stable political system, have helped the country's economy grow larger than all the other Central Asian states combined. It just missed making the list of the 50 largest world economies for both imports and exports in 2007, but with continued development of its natural resources Kazakhstan is sure to break into the top 50 in the near future. If this sounds like a country you'd like to research for trade opportunities, a good site to visit is the Kazakhstan country report (http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/bisnis/country/kazakhstan.cfm ) at BISNIS, a U.S. government site. Here you'll find links to all sorts of information about Kazakhstan, including statistics, country profiles, trade leads, government sites, business news, reports, market updates, legal links, and much more. You can spend hours at this site following the links.

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

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 Kazakhstan 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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READ FOREIGN NEWS AT NEWSTRAN.COM
News from Other Countries

If you're researching trade opportunities in a foreign market, it helps to read the news coming from that country. Unfortunately, if you're like me, you only read one language (two if you have teenage children who text message you). Newstran.com ( http://www.Newstran.com ) solves that with its Multilingual MetaNews Translator™. This site has free translations of 10,000 newspapers, and it's easy to use. You just select the category you want (e.g., Arabic news in English, English news in Chinese, etc.) and Newstran.com will give you a page with links to translations of newspapers. You can click on a link to read that newspaper. It's a great way to get other perspectives on major news stories, and to see what's happening on the local level around the world.

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CONTACT AND BE CONTACTED WORLDWIDE
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If you are looking for international contacts and worldwide exposure, Kompass B-to-B directory is the solution!

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Kompass is a comprehensive, in-depth B-2-B database, with more than 2.4 million International and domestic companies listed, which link buyers and sellers worldwide.

Save your prospecting time! Contact potential customers!

Kompass is an effective tool for creating sales leads and executing your sales and marketing programs. Its resources will enable you to identify new business sources and locate suppliers and partners, while optimizing your prospecting activities and tracking qualified sales leads. Other benefits include development of broaden information on specific companies; Timely updates on customers’ database and overall enhancement of your telemarketing and direct marketing activities.
Thanks to the Kompass advertising platform, you will promote your activities and reach domestic and international buyers searching for your specific products or services. Last month, over 24 million profiles were viewed of which 5.2 million are American (or 21%)!

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GET THE FACTS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
All You Need to Know about International Trade Law

There are times when even non-lawyers need to have a working knowledge of the law, and one of those times is when you're importing or exporting. There are a lot of legal pitfalls you should watch out for, and a good site to help you is Law Of International Trade: A Business Overview ( http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourcedesk/gr_trade_law.asp ). This is an article on the globalEDGE™ site written by a law firm, and it has some advice for doing international business in a safe and secure manner. The article is concerned with U.S. legal regulations, but there is information that will help anyone, no matter what your country.

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LOTS OF LINKS AT KIPLINGER'S FABULOUS FREEBIES
Save Money

In these turbulent economic times everyone is looking for ways to save money. That's why Kiplinger's Fabulous Freebies (http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/105621/Fabulous-Freebies-2008 ) is a good site to visit. Here you'll find links to sites where you can watch TV shows and movies for free on your computer, get free shipping for your online purchases, locate free furniture and other products, download free software, get free recipes, and much more. Kiplinger is a respected magazine about personal financial management, and there's a lot of useful information at this site.

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FITA CAREER HEADQUARTERS - FEATURED JOB
Import Export Control, Customs 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 the Import Export Control, Customs Manager for Siemens Energy in Orlando, FL. 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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