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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."

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: 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.


Learn how to export, connect with foreign buyers, handle trade challenges and expand operations in new markets. These 12 Export Solutions give you advice, tools and market intelligence for a successful international sales strategy. Trade professionals at the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, developed this toolkit. The CS offers U.S. companies a wide range of expertise and services in international trade. Find local export assistance in more than 100 offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

Resources: World Bank Data & Research

Great resource for data, analysis and research papers.

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