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What is a trading company?

Trading companies  are specialists that cover all export and import operations and procedures. A trading company buy products in one country and sold them in different countries where it has its own distribution network. This kind of companies mostly work with high production volumes of products such as raw materials, chemicals, generic pharmaceuticals, etc. The activities of a trading company ... Read More »

How to Use International Trade Statistics

When a company decides to sell (export) or buy (import) its products in international markets is essential to know the statistics of international trade of that product that can be obtained freely on The Internet and in a few minutes. This information is really useful to design the international marketing strategies and negotiate operations. In this article we always refer ... Read More »

The Chambers of Commerce in International Trade

The Chambers of Commerce are organizations whose main objective is to promote business in a certain geographic area (country, region or country). The first Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce) was established in 1599 in the french town of Marseille. The concept caught on and expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries, with chambers opening in New York (1768), Calcutta ... Read More »

Exporting to Europe Guide

The Guide Exporting to Europe gives a complete overview of the European (EU and EFTA) region, providing with the basic knowledge that exporting companies need in order to decide whether or not it would be interesting to start exploring export possibilities for Europe in a specific sector. This guide is a co-publication of CBI and SIPPO and among others treat ... Read More »

Main Changes in Incoterms 2010

The Incoterms 2010 rules have made some significant changes that will be in force, at least, till 2020. These changes include both the elimination and creation of new terms, modification of certain uses of the existing terms and adapting the rules to the operational logistics, Internet communications and security procedures that have been implemented at the borders of countries. A ... Read More »