The International Trade Manual is the definitive book about export, import and freightforwarding for business people and students of further and higher education. It is vital reading for anyone involved in international commerce and is the leading textbook for students taking International Trade and Services (ITAS) S/NVQ Levels 3 (supervisors) and 4 (managers) in international trade.
This comprehensive guide details exactly what you need to know if you want your business to profit from foreign trade. Endorsed by the British Chambers of Commerce and The Institute of Export, its contents include everything from customs documentation to credit risk.
Professionals working in international commerce will also find the reference sections invaluable. These contain checklists, forms, relevant legislation, regulations and a directory of further information sources.
Trainers, lecturers, students, managers and supervisors will all benefit from using this highly effective training resource.
Table of Contents
Introduction; How to use this book; Background to International Trade; Preparation and research; Arranging for delivery; Moving the goods; HM Customs and Excise; Import regulations; Documentation; Payment methods; Trade finance and credit risk; Foreign exchange; Making a sales plan; Pricing and promotion; Better exporting; Better importing; Legal issues of contract; International distribution; Licensing and joint ventures; Certification services; Electronic commerce; Sources of further information in the UK; Document descriptions with examples