| Whether you're thinking about expanding your business
internationally, you've just made your first international
sale, or you're a seasoned international trader, IBT
offers a variety of import-export
reference books that
will help you conduct your international business smarter,
faster and more profitably.
Thousands of international
traders have used these books to learn more about
the import-export process, and they keep the manuals
on hand as important reference tools for their day-to-day
World Trade Centers, export assistance centers, educational
institutions, and private seminar companies use many
of these workbooks as the primary reference guide for
workshops, in-house training, classes and seminars.
Click on any of the book titles below to see a complete
description of the books including a list of chapters
and a link for ordering online.
For just a modest investment, these reference books will
help you and your company save thousands of dollars in
time and money that you might otherwise waste in your
international trade endeavors!
Trade Reference Books
Financing - Consider alternative ways
to finance your exports including countertrade
and switch trading, shifting interest rates, discounting
drafts and more. This
book explains how to use trade finance as a marketing
and Compliance: Customs Modernization Act -
An overview of the U.S. Customs Modernization Act,
providing information on the audit procedures
for imports into the U.S.
A Basic Guide to Exporting - The Official Government Resource for Small and Medium Sized Businesses - Looking for a comprehensive overview of how to export? For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services. Whether your firm is new to exporting or in need of a refresher on the latest ideas and techniques, this comprehensive guide, now completely revised and updated, provides the nuts-and-bolts information you will need to meet the challenges of the world economy.
Your Duty - Product Classification According to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States - If your company is going
to succeed in international trade, one of the most
basic—and important—requirements is
identifying the correct classification for your
products. This book will teach you how to develop
those harmonized code classification skills.
Made Easy - As an exporter,
you may be exporting goods that you first
imported into the United States. If you are,
you may be eligible to receive a refund of
the U.S. Customs duties you had to pay upon
import. This book provides an overview of
the process, who's eligible, and how a drawback
International Trade Options - If you
or your company are considering entering the international
trade market, this basic reference book is just
Documentation and Shipping - A step-by-step
guide through the various layers of an international
transaction beginning with the responsibilities
and liabilities of the seller and the buyer.
Letters of Credit and Drafts - This
manual will help you instruct
your international customers in opening a letter
of credit and guide you through the procedures to
take when you can't comply with the stipulations
of the credit or collect your money.
Marketing and Sales - This manual
focuses on how to establish an export sales network
of foreign sales agents or distributors, including
step-by-step instructions for identifying, evaluating,
selecting, training, motivating and managing foreign
Regulations, Documentation and Procedures -
This is our most complete book on the export process including topics such as contract negotiation, Incoterms, pricing, customs and tariff planning, the Automated Export System (AES), and more.
to Canada: Documentation & Procedures - This
book provides the documentation and procedures
necessary to export goods to Canada.
to Mexico: Documentation & Procedures -
This book provides information on the documentation
and procedures necessary to export products to
to Become an Exporter - An Introduction to US
Exporting - This publication introduces you to the details and complexities of exporting from the United States and provides a roadmap for developing your company’s export program.
Procedures and Documentation - This
reference guide discusses the parties to an import
transaction, requesting a quotation, negotiating
trade terms, selecting a method of payment and
Regulations, Procedures and Guidelines -
This book focuses on the five core competencies
required to make accurate customs entries and ensure
compliance with U.S. Customs regulations: Value,
Country of Origin, Classification, Duty and Record
Incoterms® 2000 and Incoterms® 2010—A Practical Review - This book outlines the rules and definitions for both the 2000 and 2010 sets of international trade terms including the responsibilities of the seller and the buyer under each of the terms, when and how each term can be used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Incoterms® 2010 and the UCC: A Guide to International and Domestic Terms of Sale - This book introduces the difference between the trade terms commonly used in
U.S. domestic trade under the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 and those
used in international trade developed by the International Chamber of
Commerce called Incoterms. It also provides a common-sense explanation of
the domestic and international terms and explains the distinct differences
between the usage and application of domestic and international terms.
A Practical Guide to Regulation, Documentation & Procedures -
This publication helps businesses understand the NAFTA and to develop practical business processes for participating in the free trade agreement. The book was designed predominantly with U.S. exporters and importers in mind.
Documentation and Procedures - This
book provides a complete overview of NAFTA regulations
and their implications for trade with Mexico,
Canada and the United States.
Smarts – Keeping It SIMPLE and SAFE
with China Sourcing and Manufacturing - Sourcing
Smarts is a no frills, do-it-yourself guide to China
sourcing and manufacturing, geared towards inventors,
first-time importers and entrepreneurs. It’s a “China
Sourcing 101” manual in easy, no-nonsense language,
covering everything you’ll need to know to get
your products sourced, made, and imported from China.
Textiles & Wearing
Apparel: Documentation & Procedures - This book outlines the specific requirements for importing apparel and textiles into the U.S. It explains the process for classifying these goods with simple examples, properly valuing them for Customs entry into the United States, country of origin marking requirements, and preparing the import documentation.
Logistics and the Law - In the
current state of the global economy, corporate
personnel need a quick reference guide to the
fundamental regulations and laws governing
their business. Transportation, Logistics and
the Law was designed to fill that need… and
the International Supply Chain: Air & Ocean
Transportation - This book features sections on transportation costs, packing, working with freight forwarders, Incoterms 2010, ocean bills of lading, common carrier obligations to shippers, ocean transportation, air waybills of lading, air freight transportation, insurance and documentation.
Broker Examination Preparation Manual -
The U.S. Customs Broker Examination Preparation
Manual describes many of the key elements
of the Customs regulations that a licensed
customs broker must be familiar with in order
to conduct business successfully on the behalf
of an importer. Regardless of your level
of knowledge pertaining to Customs regulations,
the U.S. Customs Broker Examination Preparation
Manual will present the subject matter
in an easy-to-understand format that both a
novice or seasoned veteran will find beneficial.
U.S. Import Audit Preparation & Customs Compliance - This book helps readers understand import regulation and Customs audit procedures and helps them develop practical business processes and controls for surviving a Customs Focused Assessment (audit). This manual is not intended to be read or presented in a linear fashion, cover to cover. While the sections are organized in a logical order, the contents of each section should be treated as a grouping of practical guidance and technical reference materials.
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