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GlobalTrade.net is run by FITA Online, the online global trade services division of the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), together with partners the United States Commercial Service, UK Trade & Investment, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ThomasNet, Alibaba.com, Kompass and other import/export partner organizations.
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GlobalTrade.net is a knowledge resource where experts in international trade can post their expert content; an editing team vets all content posted. Content includes more than 14000 global trade / import export market surveys, experts' analyses, tips, white papers, country profiles, experts’ views, webinars, news flows, video tutorials and presentations. As well as publishing expert content, GlobalTrade.net contains a free database of international trade service providers that are useful to importers and exporters. Among the listed global trade service providers : international marketing consultants, import-export companies, trade finance companies, banks, freight forwarders, quality control firms, lawyers, accountants, customs brokers, international trade instructors and insurance providers for their international operations. GlobalTrade.net allows international trade service providers to create a profile and to facilitate contact with the global trade market. GlobalTrade.net was launched on November 15, 2010.
- TABID (Turkish American Business Improvement & Development Council)
- ELAN (Export Legal Assistance Network)
- NASBITE International (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators)
- OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade)
- NEXCO (National Association of Export Companies)
- VITA (Valley International Trade Association)
- World Trade Center New Orleans
- FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)
GlobalTrade.net can be used by professionals to find global trade service providers as well as relevant information. The categories of service providers on the website include legal, trade support organizations, transportation and logistics, taxes and accounting, marketing and communications, sales and distribution and travel services. GlobalTrade.net publishes international reports from the United States Commercial Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, UK Trade & Investment as well as other partner organizations. FITA has also formed partnerships with several international management education institutions such as the European International Business Academy. Publication of reports from these institutions is designed to facilitate export opportunities for companies. They also offer market surveys by country and recommendations for approaching each global trade market.
Professional Services for Importers and Exporters
Any international trade service provider can create a profile and join the global database. Professionals are able to select experts such as international marketing consultants, import/export companies, trade finance companies, banks, freight forwarders, quality control firms, lawyers, accountants, customs brokers, instructors and insurance providers for their global operations.
B2B Service Websites
Dynamic B2B services spanning many categories are offered by businesses such as Companeo (operating in France and select European countries), BuyerZone (USA) and QuinStreet (USA). With all such marketplaces, however, leads are only offered domestically. Although Companeo is active in multiple European countries they only operate through only one site per country. The B2B global trade service is essentially a niche market with GlobalTrade.net being an online marketplace connecting service providers and trading companies worldwide.
GlobalTrade.net has signed partnership agreements with three major B2B marketplaces : Alibaba.com, Kompass and Thomasnet: ranked 1st, 13th and 18th in the world respectively by bridgat.com (November 2010).