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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

17 October 2008

The FITA Asia Trade Mini-Portal


17 Oct 2008

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), Reston, VA, US

Self description:
"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."

Site contents:
* Country Profiles [General Information, Market Access, Practical Information, Economic Indicators, Market Research, Country Risk, Doing Business, Agriculture, Taxes, accouting, Labour Market, Media, Useful Links] (Azerbaijan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam);
* FITA Really Useful Links for Other Asian Countries [not featured as country profiles] (Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan); * Suggested Reading on Trade with Asia; * Trade Leads; * Market Research; * Tools of Trade (Really Useful Links, Transportation & Logistics, Trade Finance & Currencies, Documentation, Trade Software, Trade Glossaries, Maps and Geography, Weights and Measures, Security, Trade Law, Books & Publications, Getting Started in Importing or Exporting?, Directories); * Travel Services; * Career Center; * Member Associations.

URL http://fita.org/countries/asia.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://fita.org/countries/asia.html

Link reported by: "FITA's Really Useful Sites" (newsletter--at--fita.org)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 300

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com