Thursday, July 28, 2011

Important Import Export Business Resource

Just a quick reminder to advise you about the links to the 5 1/2 years of archive posts in this blog - IMPORTANT posts with IMPORTANT information you need if you are involved or considering getting involved in the import and/or export busines - links to the archived posts are located on the lower right side of this blog page - check them out - real world information and experience.

Don't ever say I don't tell you about incredibly valuable FREE international trade resources - this is one of the BEST!

The USITC’s "The Year in Trade 2010" is 234 pages of the U.S. government’s most comprehensive reports of U.S. trade-related activities. This is an OUTSTANDING international trade resource for anyone working in or covering the field of international trade (or considering entry into this field of endeavor) or covering major multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade developments. (OH, by the way, you guys and gals outside the USA, yes, you can get it too, just keep reading).

This incredible electronic publication reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, U.S. free trade agreements and negotiations and U.S. bilateral trade relations with major trading partners activities of the World Trade Organization [WTO].

"The Year in Trade 2010" provides you with complete listings of countervailing duty, safeguard, antidumping, intellectual property rights infringement, and section 301 cases undertaken by the U.S. government in 2009. In addition, the 2010 report also covers:

The report provides an overview of USA trade in goods and services during 2010.

Statistical tables highlighting U.S. bilateral trade with all major USA trading partners and trade under USA trade preference programs.

The operations of USA's trade preference programs, including the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Andean Trade Preference Act, and the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

significant activities in the WTO, including its dispute settlement mechanism, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

The negotiation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

Developments in the USA free trade agreements, including activities under the NAFTA and negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Discussion of bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners, including the European Union, India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Your copy of the USITC's report is awaiting you to download it now AT NO COST at:

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4247.pdf


Ron Coble
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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Export Import Business Q & A

You will find this Export Import Business blog contains important information, including many questions and answers to those questions from nearly 23 years in this businesss. This blog has posts going back to February 2006 that contain valuable knowledge for both individual international traders as well as company owners who are seeking to enter or expand their business operations - be sure you visit and read the archived posts listed by Month/Year on the lower right side navigation area of this blog and bookmark them so you may reference later.

Today's export import business question is:

What if I have no formal business education, business experience, and very little sales experience? Does interest in foreign cultures/languages and prior residence overseas help?

My first suggestion for you is to visit our Export Import business blog (this blog) at the link below and spend a day or two or however long it takes to read the posts that are not outright advertising.

Over the past years I have posted most of the best questions that I have received over the past 23 years along with the answers to those questions. You will serve yourself well to spend whatever amount of time necessary to read all those Q&A posts as well as others related to the business. I will try to answer your questions in reverse order.

Does interest in foreign cultures/languages and prior residence overseas help?

Yes, but simply having lived there and simply having an interest in their culture does not guarantee you success in international trade, it merely gives you that advantage in your business over someone who does not have the interest or living experience.

And, by the same token, someone who has the business educations, experience and sales experience is at a disadvantage to you by not having the experience you have. Am I making any sense??

"Business education" is often sold for more than it is worth - most courses that are taught in universities are done so by professors who have 'never' sold a single item of anything, whether into the domestic or foreign market.

Most of your formal courses get into technicalities that simply make the business seem unattainable or at a minimum, incredibly complicated.

What if I have no formal business education, business experience, and very little sales experience?

Some of my answer to this question is posted above but in regards to experience or sales experience let me state that more important than either one of these factors is "your will to succeed" and "your interest in doing so in this business".

The "your interest in doing so in this business" is probably the more important of the two.

The business has to interest you. You cannot focus on the money, you have to have an interest in bringing about business between two parties and getting paid for your efforts and time in doing so.

You need a seller and you need a buyer.

The seller's products has to be needed by a buyer. Their product has to be competitively priced. It has to be a quality product. The buyer may be looking simply for price, quality or both.

I will not get into repeating some of the information that is already posted on our import export business blog but suffice it to say, our self study course teaches you how to export and import. At what level you work in those businesses is your decision and believe me there are MANY levels in which you can work. And yes, it is WORK but it is YOUR work and YOUR business, remember that.

Many people also ask, which business is best to get started right now. Again, this is your decision but in my opinion, exporting is the better of the two to focus your attention on now. You can always get into importing later and it is really better to focus on one and become successful before trying to get into the other.

In closing, I cannot emphasize enough my suggestion that you read all the information (non-advertising) posts in the blog. Do not make a decision about our course until you have read through those posts.

If you have any questions after reading any of the posts, please put them alltogether in one email and send them to me and I will "try" to answer them.

Hope this email and blog will help YOU make a more informed decision about your future in regards to international trade

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