Import / Export Kit For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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An easy-to-understand primer on the exciting world of import/export

With significant changes in technology, expanding economies, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly. The United States imports approximately $1.2 trillion and exports $772 billion in goods per year. Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses with the critical, entry-point information they need to begin exporting...

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Import / Export Kit For Dummies

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Overview

An easy-to-understand primer on the exciting world of import/export

With significant changes in technology, expanding economies, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly. The United States imports approximately $1.2 trillion and exports $772 billion in goods per year. Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses with the critical, entry-point information they need to begin exporting their products around the world and importing goods to sell in the U.S.

The bonus CD includes: a printable dictionary of international business and internet terms to help students and business people understand the international marketplace; sample distributor and agent agreement outlines; guidelines and checklists for developing a successful business and marketing plan; and the most up-to-date templates for pricing models, licensing, and shipping.

  • New edition features an increased focus on global trade
  • Details America's top ten trading partners and how to conduct business abroad
  • Covers the most up-to-date trade regulations
  • A bonus CD-ROM is filled with forms and tools to help make starting an import/export business easier and more efficient

If you're an entrepreneur or small- to mid-sized business owner, Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides you with everything you need to know to ensure your business' growth and success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118206294
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, with CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 292,081
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

John J. Capela is an international business consultant who has taught marketing, management, and other business courses for more than 20 years. He also conducts import/export seminars throughout the New York metropolitan area.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Breaking into the Import/Export Business 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Import/Export 9

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Your Role in the Import/Export Business 19

Chapter 3: Rules and Regulations to Consider Before You Get Started 33

Chapter 4: Organizing for Import and Export Operations 49

Part II: Selecting Products and Suppliers 67

Chapter 5: Selecting the Right Products 69

Chapter 6: Connecting with Overseas Suppliers for Your Imports 75

Chapter 7: Finding U.S. Suppliers for Your Exports 87

Part III: Identifying Your Target Market and Finding Customers 95

Chapter 8: Looking at Marketing 97

Chapter 9: Researching Export Markets 121

Chapter 10: Researching Import Markets 129

Chapter 11: Making Export Contacts and Finding Customers 139

Chapter 12: Locating Customers for Your Imports 149

Part IV: Negotiating around the World 157

Chapter 13: How Negotiations Work 159

Chapter 14: What Makes Global Negotiating Different 167

Chapter 15: Doing Business around the World 177

Part V: Completing the Transaction: International Trade Procedures and Regulations 205

Chapter 16: Making the Sale: Pricing, Quotes, and Shipping Terms 207

Chapter 17: Methods of Payment 217

Chapter 18: Packing and Shipping with the Right Documentation 239

Chapter 19: Getting Your Goods: Customs Requirements and the Entry Process 255

Part VI: The Part of Tens 277

Chapter 20: Ten Keys to Becoming a Successful Importer 279

Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Becoming a Successful Exporter 285

Part VII: Appendixes 291

Appendix A: Resources 293

Appendix B: Multilingual Cross-Reference for International Shipping Terms 305

Appendix C: About the CD 315

Index 325

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  • Posted August 5, 2012

    Import/Export Bible!!

    I was first skeptical when reading this book. I was always interested in the thought of importing and exporting and when I received it as a present, I started reading away...

    As a person who was skeptical about the practice of importing and exporting, this book hooked me in within the first two chapters. This is a great starters book for anybody who would like to get interested. The table of contents and the chapters are well organized so you are able to read only what you may be interested in. I agree, some of the information in this book will most likely not be used in the real world, but it is great information to know as far as experience goes. The author has a dry sense of humor at times which also makes things a bit more interesting.

    You are able to tell the author's experience in this type of business with his numerous personal anecdotes that really add some color to the book. I would recommend this to anybody who would be interested in the idea of starting an import/export business or for anybody who was curious about what they go through.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Mr. Capela writes in a clear and direct manner without all the a

    Mr. Capela writes in a clear and direct manner without all the academic mumbo-jumbo. His book can help a newbie get started as well as the seasoned pro sharpen skills. Whatever is missing from this edition, I think is either scheduled for the third edition or deemed unnecessary. Well worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    This is an excellent, comprehensive and clear guide to starting

    This is an excellent, comprehensive and clear guide to starting and running an import/export business. The definitions, both in the text and in the glossary, help a beginner make sense of the often confusing jargon. The examples are just complex enough to be useful, no more. The organization is logical.

    I will challenge the reviewers who fault this book for being too basic. Despite the "for Dummies" label, this book can bring you the entire way from beginner to expert. It starts from the beginning, teaches you the basics, tells you what else you need to know, and where to go to get it. You don't need a book that lists all information anyone in Import/Export would ever want, and if you had one it would be out of date immediately.

    This book is written for the do-it-yourselfer who knows something about some product or market and wants to understand the entire Import/Export process. It does not assume you work for a company with specialists, or that you're going to subcontract out much of the work. It does not assume you have any experience seeing this done. To the extent you do have some knowledge, this book will show you how to leverage that in your business attempt.

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