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This is the first book to provide an all-encompassing introduction to the full range of important trade related subjects. Focusing on the basic mechanics of how international trade is actually done, it gathers into a single volume the hows and whys of each step in the process of importing or exporting a product -- e.g., shipping, finance, law, trading blocs, insurance, etc. Offers an approach that is not country specific and can be used anywhere in the world. Covers the entire import/export process step-by-step: the manager's decision to export or import; determining the mode of international transportation; packaging for exporting; INCO terms; The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods; service providers for international trade; documents used in international trade; landed cost estimation; financing of international trade transactions; an example of a Letter of Credit transaction; human factors in international trade; insurance for goods in transit; major trading blocs in the world; barriers to trade; The World Trade Organization; international contract dispute arbitration; ISO 9000, quality control for international suppliers. For anyone involved in import/export.
1. The Decision to Export or Import.
2. International Transportation.
3. Packaging for Exporting.
4. INCO Terms.
5. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
6. Service Providers for International Trade.
7. Documents Used in International Trade.
8. Landed Cost Estimation
9. Financing of International Trade Transactions.
10. An Example of a Letter of Credit Transaction.
11. Human Factors in International Trade.
12. Insurance for Goods in Transit.
13. Major Trading Blocs in the World.
14.. ISO 9000: Quality Control for International Suppliers.
15. International Trade Arbitration.
16. Barriers to Trade
Appendix I. Complete Text of The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Appendix II. Major World Commodity Markets by Country and City.
Appendix III. U.S. Government information for U.S. Transactions.
Appendix IV. United Nations International Trade Arbitration Rules.