GlobalTrade.net Helps Exporters and Importers Seize Post-FTA Opportunities and Slash Risk

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GlobalTrade.net offers the international trade community a contact directory of worldwide professionals and a reservoir of analysis, making it an ideal tool as new prospects open up following President Obama’s landmark free trade agreements. With 18,500 service providers now in its directory, the website will allow exporters and importers to easily obtain the necessary knowledge to mitigate risk as they enter new markets.

"With [GlobalTrade.net], exporters and importers are finally able to easily find cost-effective overseas service providers for their international operations and evaluate their expertise," says Etienne Vauchez.

More than a year after announcing his ambitious plan to double exports by 2014, President Obama recently signed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, the latter being the country’s largest free trade pact since NAFTA. With the US International Trade Commission expecting US exports to boom by $13 billion, companies are scrambling to seize the newfound trade opportunities. GlobalTrade.net, which now boasts a network of over 18,500 export/import professionals, provides companies with the resources necessary to expand trade operations to these markets.

The website strives to help exporters and importers avoid potential risks with its online Directory of International Trade Service Providers. The first web catalogue of its kind, the directory has boomed to contain over 18,000 international trade service providers, agents, and distributors, letting companies effortlessly reach reliable and helpful trade partners. With unfamiliar cultural preferences to discover, different consumer habits to take into account, and new regulations to abide by, the need for reputable service providers has never been greater.

“Who in international trade hasn’t experienced the hassle of looking for a trademark protection lawyer in India, or an affordable quality control company in Brazil, or an English-speaking packaging firm in China?,” says Etienne Vauchez, President of GlobalTrade.net. “With this new database, exporters and importers are finally able to easily find cost-effective overseas service providers for their international operations and evaluate their expertise.”

Also boasting a streamlined search system neatly categorized by country and industry, GlobalTrade.net allows companies to locate lawyers, freight forwarders, and more. Trade professionals can be contacted via the website itself, making it an easy and efficient dialogue.

Furthermore, GlobalTrade.net provides a Knowledge Resource stocked with more than 17,000 pieces of market analysis and international business tips. From an analysis of Colombia’s biotechnology sector to an in-depth look at the South Korean wine market, there is a vast collection of country and industry-specific reports there to further the understanding of any given sector and region. With each misstep threatening to derail even the most carefully-outlined export operations, it is imperative that exporters and importers understand the nuances of a market.

Easily available resources can therefore help American companies slash the potential for risk as they spearhead new trade operations in the wake of Obama’s ambitious new trade policy. GlobalTrade.net makes sure that no question is left unanswered, making it an indispensable tool for the international trade community.

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