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Article: How to Start an Import/Export Business

"From importing exotic fashions to exporting light fixtures, the international trade business will take you all over the world and into all product niches."


"Springwise and its network of 8,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. Time to start the next big thing!"

Organizations: The International Business Center

"The International Business Center is a not-for-profit organization that has invested hundreds of hours creating a series of dynamic and valuable resources for international business people, international business students, and teachers and professors at international business schools throughout the World."

Resources: Commisceo Global - Country Guides

"Effective communication across cultures is paramount and we excel in helping clients succeed through the provision of key cross cultural solutions including translation services, interpreters, multilingual design and intercultural communication training."

Resources: Emerging Markets Potential Index

"This indexing study is conducted by MSU-CIBER to help companies compare the Emerging Markets [identified as "Emerging Markets" by The Economist magazine] with each other on several dimensions."

Resources: Executive Planet

A website giving cultural tips to succeeding at international business .


A website intended to help US companies export. Includes country-specific informative articles, trade logistics and success stories.

Resources: International Business Reference Desk

"A robust directory of resources allows you to find information ranging from culture and economic information to Trade Tutorials, Trade Law or even Statistical Data Sources. Each resource has been reviewed by an experienced team of researchers to ensure utmost utility."

Resources: International Monetary Fund

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.

Resources: Trade Map

"Trade Map provides users with indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors." Data retrieval requires registration, but data sources easily accessible.

Resources: World Bank Data & Research

Great resource for data, analysis and research papers.

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