This is a much needed and anticipated new online service to the worldwide international trade community.
Brooklyn, NY (Vocus) November 18, 2010
FITA has announced it will release its latest online product next week. The new website, GlobalTrade.net, currently in its soft-launch phase, will be releasing its Database of International Trade Service Providers to complement its growing Knowledge Resource.
Vice-President of FITA Online, Mr. Barney Lehrer: “This is a much needed and anticipated new online service to the worldwide international trade community.”
The website currently offers thousands of expert-generated content items such as articles, videos, reports, events and whitepapers in its Knowledge Resource. All content items contributed to the site are expert views and hot tips on how to facilitate international trade, primarily for SMEs operating internationally.
Based on the initial success of the Knowledge Resource, FITA is excited to promote its new global Database of International Trade Service Providers.
“Who in international trade hasn’t experienced the hassle of looking for a trademark protection lawyer in India, or an affordable quality control company engineer in Brazil, or an English speaking packaging firm in China? 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,” Lehrer says.
The launch of its Database coincides with the GlobalTrade.net public release. In two weeks it plans to officially launch its Request for Offers service, where users can request quotes to assist in their overseas business needs.
GlobalTrade.net is run by FITA the online services division of the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), together with partners U.S. Commercial Service, UK Trade & Investment, ThomasNet, Alibaba and Kompass.
GlobalTrade.net is a Knowledge Resource, where international trade professionals can find experts’ analysis, market surveys, tips, white papers, country profiles, experts’ views, webinars, news flows, video tutorials, etc. It is organised by “folders” about specific issues.
It’s also an international Database of International Trade Service Providers where international trade professionals can select experts such as international marketing consultants, trade finance companies, banks, freight forwarders, quality control firms, lawyers, accountants, customs brokers, instructors, insurance providers for their international operations.
FITA Online offers diverse online services to the worldwide international trade community. Its services include the websites globaltrade.net and fita.org, as well as International Trade Information Platforms for Banks, online international trade information systems for government economic development agencies and customized international trade marketplaces.