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GlobalTrade.net
Since our launch in November 2010, Globaltrade.net has been dedicated to helping expand services for international trade professionals. From our ever growing online directory to our continuously updated Resource Knowledge and Business Tips Sections , our team is there to help you. Within 2 years, Globaltrade.net has taken off and has been heralded as the single go-to-resource for the International Trade Services community. Our strategic partners are proof of this, including the UK Trade & Investment, HK Trade & Development, Kompass and more.


Inbound Logistics
When Inbound Logistics produced its first issue in 1981, transportation and logistics were back-room silo functions and the term “supply chain” didn’t exist. The ideas we advocated—realigning business by better matching supply to demand, and speeding and reducing inventory—were diametrically opposed to what most were practicing. By staying true to our educational mission and through the efforts of a passionate staff, IL became the informational change agent for reinventing supply chain processes, and a catalyst for this new overall approach to business operations.


Journal of Commerce
Since 1827, The JOC has been the leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community. The JOC delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions - in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events. In addition, the JOC provides best in breed marketing channels to help companies reach their target audience.


Logistics Manager
Logistics Manager is the leading monthly magazine for managers in charge of the supply chain of the UK's largest industrial, retail and commercial organisations. Logistics Manager's editorial programme focuses on the core competencies essential to the modern logistics and transport functions. All links in the supply and value chains are covered in every issue of the journal with in-depth case studies detailing how organisations are reducing operating costs and boosting the efficiency of their goods-to-market operations. There is extensive coverage of new distribution and other logistics contracts, industrial property developments, vehicle fleet updates, innovations and information systems technology.


Supply Chain Brain
SupplyChainBrain is the world's most comprehensive supply chain management information resource. In addition to providing complete coverage of all fundamental supply chain principles, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, strategies and best practices, forward-thinking ideas, cutting-edge solutions and the latest innovations - and continues to write and report on these as they evolve and mature.


Supply Chain Standard
Supply Chain Standard is Europe's strategic supply chain management resource, providing thought leadership, incisive comment and analysis from Europe’s leading experts on global supply chain issues. Our co-operation with the European Logistics Association, combined with our own extensive research, market knowledge, partnerships, and presence at leading industry events, ensures that we reach Europe’s senior supply chain professionals.


Supply & Demand Chain Executive
For over 10 years Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) has been the only magazine in the Supply Chain industry covering the entire global supply chain that focuses on ROI, professional development and change management, all in a solutions-based format. As a C-level and line-of-business executive, you can depend on our mission-critical editorial to solve your supply chain challenges. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is THE user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. We help you gain competitive advantage in this complex world through hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies.


World Trade Magazine
World Trade 100 - The Benchmark for Global Supply Chain Business. World Trade 100 is the vital source of news and information for U.S. senior executive manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers active in domestic and international trade. With cutting-edge coverage of every aspect of logistics and the integrated supply chain, World Trade 100 reflects the priorities and diverse interests of its senior level and management subscribers to help them navigate today's rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace. Each month in print and online, World Trade 100 examines various sectors of global trade, including transportation, third party logistics, warehousing, trade finance, technology, sustainability, risk and compliance, and economic development, to assist our readers in making their businesses profitable.

Organizations

American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)
AAEI advocates on behalf of our member companies by lobbying Congress and the Executive agencies to shape government policies and regulations with the goal to make importing and exporting faster, simpler and more cost effective. AAEI focuses solely on trade issues and partners with the government agencies that regulate trade by maintaining an open and constructive dialog with any agency proposing new or modified regulations. AAEI provides its members with visibility to proposed, new or modified regulations or processes. AAEI provides a highly technical voice for industry on trade issues while expanding our member company’s visibility to government agencies actions and providing access to Congress and the Executive agencies.


Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders – including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government – work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development & harmonized business practices.
The organization was founded by visionaries from the three largest North American automotive manufacturers – Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Membership has grown to include Japanese companies such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan, heavy truck and earth moving manufacturers such as Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International, and many of their part suppliers and services providers. Click here to read AIAG History Highlights.


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
United to build a dynamic and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, enhancing human security, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. The initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.


Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters (I.E. Canada)
I.E. Canada is a national, non-profit organization committed to providing services to develop and enhance the international trade activity and profitability of importers and exporters.
I.E.Canada's vision is to inform, educate, represent and advocate on behalf of Canadian importers and exporters. I.E.Canada's mission is to be the leading voice, domestically and globally, for the Canadian trade community.


European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
EFTA was founded in 1960 on the premise of free trade as a means of achieving growth and prosperity amongst its Member States as well as promoting closer economic cooperation between the Western European countries. Furthermore, the EFTA countries wished to contribute to the expansion of trade globally.
EFTA was founded by the following seven countries: Austria, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Finland joined in 1961, Iceland in 1970 and Liechtenstein in 1991. In 1973, the United Kingdom and Denmark left EFTA to join the EC. They were followed by Portugal in 1986 and by Austria, Finland and Sweden in 1995. Today the EFTA Member States are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


European Supply Chain Institute (ESCI)
The Supply Chain Cloud’ is the body set up by the European Supply Chain Institute to educate on and promote the applications of the Cloud to the Supply Chain. The organisation works with the European Commission, industry bodies, end users and cloud computing vendors in order to develop vertical industry specific Cloud Computing Supply Chain information.


Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
FITA, founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, national and global associations that have an international mission. FITA provides resources, benefits and services to the international trade community and useful tools to help you do business globally.
The 450,000+ organizations that are linked to FITA through their membership in a FITA member association represent a broad cross-section of the international trade and business community: manufacturers, trading companies, contractors, freight forwarders, custom house brokers, airlines, shipping companies, port authorities, banks, insurance brokers and underwriters, associations and a wide range of service providers including telecommunications companies, law firms and consultants.


European Supply Chain Institute (ESCI)
The Supply Chain Cloud’ is the body set up by the European Supply Chain Institute to educate on and promote the applications of the Cloud to the Supply Chain. The organisation works with the European Commission, industry bodies, end users and cloud computing vendors in order to develop vertical industry specific Cloud Computing Supply Chain information.


International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
ICPA was established by Ann Lister and Lynda Westerfield to serve the needs of international trade compliance professionals. It has grown from an informal e-mail list into an organization of over 1000 members.The mission of ICPA is to:Disseminate information relevant to import/export and other international trade related matters; Facilitate networking opportunities among the membership body;Facilitate career opportunities and development;Monitor and participate in international trade issues and trends with a goal to potentially affect change and influence policy development in the global trade arena, either directly or in conjunction with other international trade organizations;Provide education and training, which may include wholly sponsored programs or programs in conjunction with other appropriate organizations;Foster an environment that promotes resource sharing and benchmarking opportunities;Protect and promote the interests of the international trade compliance professional.


International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations
The IFCBA works to bring about improvements in Customs policies and practices on a global basis. These improvements benefit both customs brokers and their clients.
The international trade community depends on the work done by customs brokers and the IFCBA serves customs brokers by keeping them at the centre of the international trading system. It is our mission to promote the value and use of customs brokers worldwide.


International Trade Center
The International Trade Center SBDC is a joint program of the Small Business Administration and the Dallas County Community Colleges system. We have focused on serving the international trade needs of companies in the DFW region and the 49 surrounding counties since 1989. We are also known as the International Small Business Development Center and are one of 18 centers that make up the North Texas Small Business Development Center network. We are firmly committed to ensuring the international business success of our clients in this region, including entrepreneurs, small to medium-sized businesses, and the international decision makers of multinational corporations. The ITC celebrates its successes in assisting hundreds of these clients reporting export sales totaling over $48 million, in 287 free one-on-one counseling sessions and more than 40 training sessions in the fiscal year ended September 2007, alone.


The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, an association of public and private members, is the collective voice of the Foreign-Trade Zones program. The NAFTZ must be the Program’s principal educator and the leader in demonstrating the program’s value and role in the changing environment of international trade.
As a non-profit trade association, NAFTZ works to: Promote and improve FTZs and their use; Respond to the competitive needs of zone users; Educate the public on the proper use of the FTZ program; Encourage the growth of FTZs; Ensure advantages of the program stay intact; Improve communications and understanding between U.S. regulators, policymakers and the FTZ community.


National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA)
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 940 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through our various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. We keep them informed of these and other related issues through the weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.


Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities. The OWIT network is comprised of Local Chapters situated across Central, North and South America, Western Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as a Virtual Chapter for professionals involved in international trade without an OWIT local chapter where they reside or work. Membership in a local or the virtual chapter gives automatic access to the OWIT International network.


World Customs Organization (WCO)
The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.
Today, the WCO represents 179 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global centre of Customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters and can rightly call itself the voice of the international Customs community.


The World Free Zone Convention
At WFZC we monitor the increasing number of Special Economic Zones around the world. More than 120 countries now have some form of zone development programme. We liaise closely with international organisations whose work impacts upon Zones. Speakers and Delegates who have participated in our meetings represent a wide cross-section of organisations from almost all these countries, and from others considering their establishment - Zones and the Authorities who regulate them, Government Ministries, Investment Promotion Agencies, Corporates and Location Specialists as well as Investors, Banks and other Financial Advisers.


World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO was born out of negotiations, and everything the WTO does is the result of negotiations. The bulk of the WTO’s current work comes from the 1986–94 negotiations called the Uruguay Round and earlier negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The WTO is currently the host to new negotiations, under the ‘Doha Development Agenda’ launched in 2001.
Trade relations often involve conflicting interests. Agreements, including those painstakingly negotiated in the WTO system, often need interpreting. The most harmonious way to settle these differences is through some neutral procedure based on an agreed legal foundation. That is the purpose behind the dispute settlement process written into the WTO agreements.