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					International Trade
  Resource Guide

   Sixth Edition




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                TABLE OF CONTENTS:
ESSENTIAL US GOVERNMENT SITES……………………………………………….4

EXPORT HOW-TO……………………………………………………………………....5

IMPORT HOW-TO……………………………………………………………………….6

COMPANY/PRODUCT SOURCING………………………………………………...….7

TRADE SHOWS………………………………………………...………..………………7

TRADE LEADS………………………………………………………………………......8

EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION……………………………………………….....11

EXPORT FINANCING………………………………………………………………….11

TRADE STATISTICS………………………………………………………………..….12

GENERAL STATISTICS………………………………………………………………..13

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION……………………………………………….14

FOREIGN CUSTOMS OFFICES……………………………………………………….15

CANADA…………………………………………………………….………………….15

MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA………………………………………….16

MIDDLE EAST………………………………………………………………………….17

EUROPE………………………………………………………………………………....18

ASIA…………………………………………………………………………………..…18



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AFRICA………………………………………………...….…………………………….19

TRAVEL…………………………………………………………………………………20

EXPEDITED PASSPORT INFORMATION……………………………………………21

GLOBAL NEWS…………………………………………………………………….......21

MAPS………………………………………………...….……………………………….21

SHIPPING HOW-TO……………………………………………………………...…….22

INCOTERMS……………………………………………………………………………22

CE MARKING…………………………………………………………………………..22

INTERNATIONAL TAX……………………………………………..….….…………..23

FAIR TRADE RESOURCES………………………………..…………………………..23

SEARCH ENGINES…………………………………………………..…………………23

GENERAL RESOURCES/RESEARCH…………………………………...……………24

MAINE WEB SITES…………………………………………………………………….25

LOGISTICS LINKS (NATIONAL)……………………………………………………..28

AREA CUSTOMS BROKERS/FREIGHT FORWARDERS…………………………...33

TRUCKING FIRMS OFFERING OCEAN CONTAINER
DELIVERY TO AREA PORTS…………………………………………………………

MAINE EXPORTS BY COUNTRY…………………………………………………….

MAINE EXPORTS BY INDUSTRY……………………………………………………




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                   ESSENTIAL US GOVERNMENT SITES:
United States Customs: Access important importing information including the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, ports of entry, information on
international agreements, travel, quotas, and other commercial import information.
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov

US Department of Commerce: Find information regarding all aspects of commerce in the
United States, including federal assistance, business development, economic
development, patent and trademark information and direct links to the Bureau of Industry
and Security and the International Trade Administration. http://www.commerce.gov

US Foreign & Commercial Service: A service of the US Department of Commerce. Find
information on export consulting, market research and trade events, as well as a helpful
Exporters Toolkit from the Trade Information Center. Here you will find answers to
Frequently Asked Questions, assistance with documentation and tariff information and
free access to “A Basic Guide to Exporting.” http://www.export.gov/comm_svc/

International Trade Administration: A service of the US Department of Commerce, the
ITA oversees the US Foreign and Commercial Service. Here you can find information on
international trade assistance, export tutorials, trade statistics, tariffs and taxes, market
research, export documentation and information on financing. http://www.ita.doc.gov

Bureau of Industry and Security: Find information on export regulations and compliance,
denied persons lists, sanctions lists, and a new simplified electronic way to apply for an
export license. http://www.bis.doc.gov

       *Quick link to Export Administration Regulations:
       http://origin.www.gpo.gov/bis/ear/ear_data.html

       *Export Marketplace: The Export Administration’s online Export Regulation
       Marketplace service is fully searchable allowing you to quickly locate the specific
       export regulations you need. New and revised regulations appear in the system
       immediately after being published in the Federal Register. A ‘What’s New’
       section gives you direct access. http://bxa.fedworld.gov/

       *The Denied Persons List: Exports are prohibited to these persons:
       http://www.bis.doc.gov/DPL/thedeniallist.asp

       *Entities List: Entities requiring an approved export license prior to shipment:
       http://www.bis.doc.gov/Entities/Default.htm

US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Ag Service: Find information on export and
import programs, country and commodity specific information, trade leads, and
information on development and training. http://www.fas.usda.gov




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USDOC Import Administration: The Import Administration is charged with ensuring
“fair trade” and has access to quota information, US import restrictions and regulations.
http://ia.ita.doc.gov

United States Trade Representative: Find information on United States trade policy, the
World Trade Organization, trade and development, trade and environmental standards as
well as information on world regions and specific industry sectors. http://www.ustr.gov

Market Access and Compliance: This office of the US Department of Commerce
provides access to information on trade sanctions and embargoes the United States
maintains against foreign countries. http://www.mac.doc.gov

Export-Import Bank of the United States: The official export credit agency of the U.S.
Government. http://www.exim.gov

The U.S. Small Business Administration: The SBA provides financial, technical and
management assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their businesses. With a
portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45
billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation’s largest
single financial backer of small businesses. http://www.sba.gov/

                                 EXPORT HOW-TO:
A Basic Guide to Exporting: Free of charge! A publication of the U.S. Department of
Commerce in cooperation with Unz & Co., Inc. http://www.unzco.com/basicguide

U.S. Government Export Portal: Comprehensive exporting information from the US
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. http://www.export.gov
Export Basics by the US Department of Commerce covers everything from tariffs to
country profiles. http://www.export.gov/exportbasics/
TradePort: Recommended. TradePort is designed as an easy-to-use resource for
comprehensive trade information, market research, trade leads, and company databases.
http://www.tradeport.org

Export Q&A: TradePort’s Q&A. http://www.tradeport.org/tutorial/answers/index.html

Journal of Commerce Handbook for International Trade: Subscription site containing
information on export documents, a glossary, and a trade database. http://www.joc.com

Schedule B Export Codes: Listing of Schedule B codes and statistics.
http://www.census.gov/scheduleb

My Exports – Go Global: Contains “yellow pages” of exporters for listing your company
or finding contacts. http://www.myexports.com




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JRC&A Export Etiquette: Explains correct exporting etiquette.
http://www.jrcanda.com/art_etiquette.html

2004 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Information on barriers
to US exports. http://www.ustr.gov/reports/nte/2004/index.htm

California’s “Centers for International Trade Development”: Useful compilation of
“how-to” resources. http://www.citd.org

World Trade Ref: Subscription site with export basics. http://www.worldtraderef.com

Small Business Administration Export Guide: Export basics.
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/internationaltrade/exportlibrary/sbge/OIT_SB
_GUIDE_EXPORT_INDEX.html

U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security: Information on the government’s export controls.
http://www.bis.doc.gov

                               IMPORT HOW-TO:
U.S. Customs: Important information on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, ports of entry,
travel, international agreements, quotas, and other import concerns.
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/xp/cgov/import/

“Importing into the United States”: The US Customs Guide for Commercial Importers.
http://www.cbp.gov/nafta/cgov/pdf/iius.pdf

U.S. Customs Ports of Entry: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/me/

Export Basics by the US Department of Commerce covers everything from tariffs to
country profiles. http://www.export.gov/exportbasics/

Importing Food and Agricultural Products: From the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture
Service. http://www.fas.usda.gov/importprograms.asp

All About Carnets: A carnet is a document that simplifies customs procedures for the
temporary importation of various types of goods by eliminating tariffs, value-added taxes
(VAT), or security deposits normally levied at the time of importation. General
information about carnets is available from the US Council for International Business:
http://www.uscib.org/index.asp?documentID=1843
Country-specific carnet information is available from the International Chamber of
Commerce: http://www.iccwbo.org/ata/en/findcost.asp




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                    COMPANY/PRODUCT SOURCING:
KOMPASS: Functions as a worldwide network of companies to form an international
business information database of products and services. The site lists international
franchises by regions. http://www.kompass.com/

Global Sources: Online marketplace with an integrated cataloging, messaging and
transaction solution giving equal consideration to the needs of volume buyers and
suppliers. http://www.globalsources.com

Piers: Provides information on companies, including how much they are shipping and to
which ports. http://www.piers.com

Thomas Register: Offers 60,000 product heading categories with 5500 online supplier
catalogs, free literature immediately sent to your fax machine about hundreds of
companies. Registration Required. http://www.thomasnet.com/

Wand: Global Trade Resource. http://www.wand.com

TradeNet World Service: Worldwide membership organization of importers and
exporters.
http://www.tradenet.com

                                 TRADE SHOWS:
Trade Show News Network: A major information hub of the trade show industry.
http://www2.tsnn.com

FITA – Trade Shows Worldwide: A search engine to research global trade shows by
either industry or show name. http://fita.org/tshows.html

ExpoWorld.net: Search for trade shows by industry, country, or region. Includes a
directory of online newsletters covering key developments in the trade show and global
trade industries. http://www.ExpoWorld.net

Global Sources: Search by industry or country for trade shows and exhibitions
worldwide. http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHW/TRDSHFRM.HTM

J-messe – Jetro Trade Fair Website: Global source for trade shows and exhibitions.
Search by industry, date, country, or city. Based in Japan.
http://www.jetro.go.jp/j-messe/e/index.html

Jupiter Events: Search for conferences and trade shows worldwide by date or industry.
http://www.jupiterevents.com/




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Trade Fairs and Exhibitions UK: Site for trade shows in England, Wales, Scotland, and
Northern Ireland. Search by date, organizer, or industry. http://www.exhibitions.co.uk

Exhibitor Online: Search by industry, country, state, province, or trade show name.
http://www.exhibitornet.com/shows/index.asp

Expo24-7.com: Search by industry, country, or year for trade events worldwide.
http://www.expo24-7.com/default.asp

FAS Online: Trade shows supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
http://www.fas.usda.gov/scripts/agexport/EventQuery.asp

National Trade Show Reporter: Search for trade shows, conferences, festivals, and
symposiums by country and event type. Based in Canada.
http://www.nationaltradeshowreporter.com/currentevents.asp

Trade Show Center: Search for international trade shows by category.
http://www.trade-show-center.com/Directory/directory.html

Tradeshowbiz USA: Contains databases and links for trade shows across the country.
http://www.tradeshowbiz.com

Tradeshowcases.net: Trade shows and expositions listed by industry category.
http://www.tradeshowcases.net/tradeshows.htm

Trade Show Week: Search for trade shows in countries around the world by industry,
city, state, provide, or date. http://directory.tradeshowweek.com/directory/index.asp

World Trade Point Federation: Search by industry, country or year for trade events
worldwide. http://www.tradepoint.org/

                                  TRADE LEADS:
Cyber Merchants Exchange: Free trade resources for industry buyers to shop.
http://www.c-me.com/

Export Leads - International Trade Leads Center: Features thousands of worldwide trade
opportunities (subscribers only). http://www.export-leads.com/enter.htm

FITA –Trading Hub: Search this extensive directory for trade leads by category. Includes
the “Buy and Sell Exchange.” http://www.fita.org/tshows.html

Global Recycling Network: International bulletin board listing trade leads for all
recyclable products, including raw materials, chemicals, clothing, vehicles, metals, etc.
http://www.grn.com/




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IMEX Exchange: Provides trade leads and other general information on international
business. http://www.imex.com/

International Trade Data Network: ITDN contains a web-accessible database application
providing information for small businesses seeking to export, as well as access to
multiple databases that help businesses research and develop international marketing
strategies (subscribers only). http://www.itdn.net/
* Please contact the Maine International Trade Center for details on accessing ITDN.

Massachusetts Export Center: Great trade lead links.
http://www.mass.gov/export/leads.htm

National Trade Databank: Consists of more than 130 separate trade and business related
databases, including export opportunities, market guides, and trade relations.
http://www.stat-usa.gov

Pangea.net – International Global Marketplace: For-profit resource for trade leads (free
trial available). http://www.pangea.net/IGM/PanMark.HTM

STATPUB: Agricultural trade statistics. http://www.statpub.com/index.html

TradeMatch: Provides leads for imports, exports, and services. Includes product pricing
and company information. Based in the United Kingdom. http://www.tradematch.co.uk/

FAS Online: Links to trade leads and market research tools from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. http://www.fas.usda.gov/

Mexico Information Center for North America: Bi-monthly online publication featuring
trade leads; published by the Trade Commission of Mexico in Los Angeles.
http://www.mexico-trade.com/

Trade Zone: Search for leads by manufacturer, exporter, importer, or service supplier.
http://www.tradezone.com/busops.htm

Import/Export Bulletin Board: Search postings for global trade leads.
http://trade.swissinfo.net/

Alibaba: Trade leads categorized by industry. http://www.alibaba.com

Terrecom.com: Trade leads for buyers and sellers (free buyer registration; sellers must
purchase a subscription to post). http://www.terrecom.com

MFGTrade.com: Trade leads for importers, exporters, manufacturers, distributors, and
service providers (paid subscription required). http://www.mfgtrade.com




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Worldbid.com: Comprehensive online network of international marketplaces. Includes
trade leads by category (paid subscription required). http://www.worldbid.com/

ECEurope International Trade Leads: Search for trade leads in Europe by category.
http://www.eceurope.com/

WorldTradeAA.com: Over 2 million global trade leads for buyers and sellers.
http://www.worldtradeaa.com/app/tradelead.htm

Intermeding.com: Find trade leads around the world; emphasis on consumer goods
trading. http://www.intermeding.com/

Indian Trade Portal: Business to Business marketplace; find goods and services trade
leads for India. http://trade.indiamart.com/

Taiwan Trade: Trade leads for Taiwan.
http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw/cgi-bin/bv60/TWTRADE/index.jsp

Export.gov: U.S. Department of Commerce site with trade leads. http://www.export.gov

BusyTrade: Trade leads for China and other countries. http://www.busytrade.com/

NuDeal: Trade leads searchable by industry. Based in Canada.
http://www.nudeal.com/tradeleads/postings/

Importers.com: Global trade lead postings. http://www.importers.com/

Goldenbridge Trade Center: Trade lead postings searchable by product.
http://www.goldenbridge.ca

International Trade Canada – Trade Commissioner Service: Canadian-government
sponsored site with trade leads matching Canadian businesses with non-Canadian
businesses. http://www.e-leads.ca

Austria Trade Post: Find trade leads in Austria. Searchable by product.
http://austriatradepost.com/

Tradebusiness.com: Search by industry and product category for business and trade leads.
http://www.tradebusiness.com/

Bizeurope.com: Search for leads and for exporters, importers, and suppliers (membership
required). http://www.bizeurope.com

Euro Pages – The European Business Directory: Search by product for leads in Europe
(membership required). http://www.europages.net




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Mediterranean Trade Board: Search for trade leads by location or product.
http://eidinet.com/tb/

Tradeasia.com: Search for trade leads by industry category (fee registration).
http://www.tradeasia.net/

                    EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION:
XE.com: The “world’s most popular currency site” offers exchange rate information and
forex services. http://www.xe.com

Pacific Commerce: From the University of British Columbia, this site offers statistics on
current and historical exchange rate information along with a variety of links.
http://pacific.commerce.ubc.ca/datacentre.html. The Pacific Exchange Rate Service is
located at http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca

Oanda: A comprehensive currency site at http://www.oanda.com. It lets you search for
historical exchange rates for any currency pair - http://www.oanda.com/convert/fxhistory

X-Rates.com: An exchange rate calculator with some general forex information.
http://www.x-rates.com

FX-Rates.com: A simple currency converter. http://www.fx-rates.com

Yahoo! Finance: Currency converter with forex news.
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency?u

XR: Exchange rates and general information. http://www.exchangerate.com

Roadway Express: Includes a currency converter, current and historical exchange rate
information, and data on interest rates and global finance.
http://www.roadway.com/shippers/sbrc_15.html

Forex Street: Comprehensive site for the forex market. http://www.fxstreet.com

The Federal Reserve Board: Information and historical data on foreign exchange rates,
interest rates, and other Federal Reserve concerns.
http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases

                              EXPORT FINANCING:
International Trade Administration: A good introduction to export financing at
http://trade.gov/media/publications/abstract/trade_finance_guide2007desc.html

U.S. Small Business Administration: Information from the Office of International Trade
http://sba.gov/oit. Learn more about SBA’s export finance at


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http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/internationaltrade/finance/index.html, or get a
more general look at small business finance from
http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/index.html

Basic Guide to Exporting: An overview of export finance and methods of payment.
http://unzco.com/basicguide/c13.html

Tradeport: Import and export financing information at http://www.tradeport.org

Export-Import Bank of the United States: The government’s largest export financing
initiative. http://www.exim.gov

Export Finance Matchmaker: Helps U.S. exporters locate financial resources.
http://web.ita.doc.gov/efm/efm.nsf/

Commodity Credit Corportation: Government financing for agricultural exports.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ccc/default.htm. Other USDA resources may be found at
http://www.fas.usda.gov/export.html

Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Insurance, lending and funding for
international trade. http://www.opic.gov

U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Financing for development projects.
http://www.tda.gov

Multilateral Development Banks: MDBs finance development projects in member
countries. The African Development Bank http://www.afdb.org. The Inter-American
Development Bank http://www.iadb.org. The Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
http://www.ebrd.com. The World Bank Group http://www.worldbank.org

UPS Capital: International trade financing assistance for UPS shippers.
http://capital.ups.com

                              TRADE STATISTICS:
Export.gov: Links to the top statistics sites.
http://www.export.gov/tradedata/exp_tda_other_resources.asp

U.S. International Trade Commission: Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb.
http://dataweb.usitc.gov

US Census Bureau: Foreign Trade Statistics at
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www

WISER: Subscription site. State and national export data. http://www.wisertrade.org


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PIERS: Subscription site. Port Import Export Reporting Service. http://www.piers.com

World Trade Organization: International trade statistics.
http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/statis_e.htm

International Trade Data Network: Subscription site. National and state trade data.
http://www.itdn.net/data/statmenu.htm

STAT-USA: Domestic and international economic and statistical information.
http://www.stat-usa.gov

TradeStats Express: National and state trade data from the Office of Trade and Economic
Analysis, International Trade Administration. http://tse.export.gov/. For more from the
OTEA check out http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/

Strategis Trade Data Online: Searchable data from Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census
Bureau. http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html

Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Data: International agricultural trade.
http://www.fas.usda.gov/data.html

Eurostat: Statistical Office of the European Communities.
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1090,30070682,1090_33076576&_
dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Statistics portal accessible
from the OECD homepage http://www.oecd.org. The full address is
http://www.oecd.org/topicstatsportal/0,2647,en_2825_495663_2759232_1_1_1_1,00.htm
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Bureau of Economic Analysis: Domestic and international macroeconomic statistics.
http://www.bea.gov/

                            GENERAL STATISTICS:
OFFSTATS: An excellent starting site with links to official statistics from national
governments and international organizations.
http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/stats/offstats/

Aneki: Fun categorized lists covering a wide variety of topics for all countries, such as
Richest, Most Populous, Most Expensive, Cleanest, etc. http://www.aneki.com

Foreign Labor Statistics: International comparisons of labor statistics such as
employment rates and consumer prices. http://www.bls.gov/fls/




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RBA Statistics: Another good links site connecting to national governments,
international organizations, and other internet databases.
http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/stats.htm

US Census Bureau: Offers general statistics beyond those specifically oriented toward
trade. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www

FedStats: Links to stats from over 100 US Federal Agencies. http://www.fedstats.gov

Geohive: Basic statistics for all countries. http://www.xist.org

The White House: Economic Statistics Briefing Room. Links to information provided
by federal agencies. http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html

United Nations: Statistics Division. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/

University of Michigan Document Center: Links to statistical resources on the web.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html

                  COUNTRY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
Country Commercial Guides: Detailed Economic and market information compiled by
the US Department of Commerce. The CCG is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in
penetrating a foreign market. In addition to its examination of economic trends and
political outlook in a given country, the CCG has an outstanding section dedicated to
“Marketing US Products and Services”. Here you will find valuable information on
leading sectors for US exports and investment, trade regulations, customs and standards,
investment climate, economic and trade statistics, market research, and a useful list of
key contacts. The CCG’s, along with other reports, are available at the US Commercial
Service’s site http://www.buyusainfo.net/adsearch.cfm?search_type=int&loadnav=no

Background Notes: The US Department of State has compiles these political and
economic profiles of countries around the world. Topics covered include type of
government, political conditions, and relations with the United States, as well as travel
and business information. The State Department Background Notes should be used as the
‘political’ compliment to the more economic–oriented Country Commercial Guide.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

Central Intelligence Agency: The CIA World Fact Book contains excellent country-
specific information with maps, statistics, and more.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

Tradeport International Trading Center: Information pulled from a variety of sources,
including the US Department of Commerce, Department of State, and CIA.
http://www.tradeport.org/countries/index.html




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Embassy.org: Links to embassies and consulates, related information.
http://www.embassy.org

Planet Business: Gateway sites for most countries. http://www.planetbiz.com

Country Briefings: News, country profiles, forecasts, and statistics from The Economist.
http://economist.com/countries

Commercial Service Offices: Links to USCS offices worldwide.
http://www.buyusa.gov/home/worldwide_us.html

Export Basics by the US Department of Commerce covers everything from tariffs to
country profiles. http://www.export.gov/exportbasics/

                       FOREIGN CUSTOMS OFFICES:
World Customs Organization: Customs information and links to most national customs
agencies. http://www.wcoomd.org. National links are at
http://www.wcoomd.org/ie/En/CustomsWebSites/customswebsites.html

                                     CANADA:
Strategis: Industry Canada: a wealth of information on Canadian business. Includes
industry sector profiles, trade data, and directories of Canadian companies.
http://www.strategis.ic.gc.ca

Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIS): Agency responsible for regulation of
imported food and beverages. Includes import requirements and labeling information.
http://www.inspection.gc.ca

Canadian Revenue Agency: Information on the GST/HST and other taxation issues of
interest to U.S. companies. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA): Information on Canadian Customs.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Canadian Embassy in Washington – Business Resources: Detailed information on
thousands of Canadian companies, plus links to directories, government sites, business
guides, and more. http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/washington/reference/business-
en.asp

ICRIQ: Searchable database of Quebec companies. http://www.icriq.com/en

US & Canadian Immigration Law: Useful information on visas etc. from a Toronto-
based firm specializing in NAFTA business immigration. http://www.americanlaw.com



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NAFTA: Home base on the web for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org

MERX: Resource for companies bidding on Canadian government procurement projects.
(NOTE: MITC has produced a brief guide for interested companies. Contact us for a
copy.) http://www.merx.com

Doing Business With Canada: A helpful site from the Canadian government.
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/dbc/DoingBusinessWithCanada-en.aspx

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: Resources for those interested in
investing in or trading with Canada. http://www.international.gc.ca/index.aspx

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Boston: Help finding Canadian suppliers and
partners. Other offices nationwide.
http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/iei/Post.jsp?did=default&sitid=118&lang=en

                MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Mexico Business Directory: Mexican business listings, over 125,000 Mexican
companies, and government offices. http://www.mexonline.com/business.htm

CiberCentro: An extensive guide to Central and Latin American Hispanic countries.
Links to government sites, business links, export-import directory( listed separately),
newspapers and magazines, also includes a wealth of information for travelers to the
Latin American area.
Information is in Spanish and English. http://www.cibercentro.com

Global Edge Resource Desk: Global Edge’s “Latin America” section has an extensive list
of quality country -specific sites .
http://globaledge.msu.edu/countryInsights/region.asp?regionID=4

Internet Resources for Latin America: A website created and maintened by New Mexico
State University, this site includes a real-time news feed , links to Latin American
newspapers, a list of gateway sites to Latin America, and more.
http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia

LATCO Tools: Useful Sites for International Trade with Latin America provided by the
Latin America Trade Council of Oregon. http://www.latco.org/tools.htm

Latinvestor.com: Latinvestor.com has thousands of reports from brokers and consulting
firms on Latin American economies, companies and industries. Locate economics
bulletins, newspapers and relevant laws. http://www.latinvestor.com




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Latin American Network Information Center: A service of the University of Texas at
Austin, LANIC offers an extensive collection of information and external links to every
country of Latin America sorted by country or subject. http://lanic.utexas.edu

Mexico consulting Group: Mexico consulting Group is a professional services
organization advising corporate and investors on issues of feasibility and strategy in
establishing and expanding their businesses in Mexico. http://www.mexicoconsulting.net

Business Resource center for Mexico: All that relates practical business information,
business travel, market research, opportunities and contacts for Mexico import and
export. http://www.mexperience.com/business/default.htm

Doing Business in Mexico: a practical guide on how to break into the market.
http://www.dfat.gov.au/publications/business_mexico/
World biz.com: World biz.com offers reports concerning Mexico’s market.
http://www.worldbiz.com/mexico.html

Link2: Useful site to research the profile of each market by region of Central and South
America. http://www.link2exports.co.uk/regions.asp?/sid=1207&pid=1215

Centre for international business studies: A service of the University of Manitoba , he
offers a list of useful books and links about doing business in the Caribbean, Latin
America and South America.
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/managements/DoingBusiness/caribbean02.pdf

                                   MIDDLE EAST:
Arab Data Net: Contains country information, a directory, links, and news covering many
Middle Eastern nations. http://www.arabdatanet.com

Middle East Times: A weekly news source for Middle Eastern news.
http://www.metimes.com

Middle East Events: A source which lists exhibits, conferences, and events which are
going to be taking place in the Middle East. http://www.middleeastevents.com/

Zawya.com: Focuses on business news and information. Here you’ll find the latest on
what’s happening in the stock market, the oil &gas industry, and other areas of the Arab
world. There are some fee-based services on this site (the ones with a little green key next
to them), but there is also a lot of free information. http://www.zawya.com

ExportMichigan: ExportMichigan provides some information about habits of business in
the Middle East and publishes a series of informative Webguides very complete on
specific Middle East export markets designed to help US exporters evaluate business
opportunities and procedures.
http://www.exportmichigan.com/cg_ame_doing_business.htm


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Ali&Partners: This site has compiled a few articles to help in understanding the complex
position of many Middle Eastern countries. He contains also some basic information
about business structure and procedures regarding some key Middle Eastern market’s.
http://www.mideastlaw.com

                                      EUROPE:
CORDIS: A R&D specific site. Find lists of R&D contacts in Europe, news updates, a
document library with fulltext European Union R&D reports, a database of research
programs looking for partners, online forums, and much more. http://www.cordis.lu

EUbusiness.com: The EU business web site is Europe’s leading independent on line
business information service about the European Union. Provides news, tenders,
economic data, factsheets, Web links and documents, categorized into EU topic sectors.
http://www.eubusiness.com
Europages: Offers sourcing for European manufacturers organized by sector.
http://www.europages.com

Europe: The European Commission Site: Site for the parliament, the Council, the
Commission, the Court of justice, the Court of Auditors and other bodies of the European
Union. http://www.europa.eu.int

FITA’s International Trade Web Resources: Search specifically for European countries.
http://fita.org/webindex

Showcase Europe: A Website providing commercial market information on various
European countries provided by the US Foreign and Commercial Service.
http://www.buyusa.gov/europe/

Trade & Invest UK: This British government sponsored site is home to a database of
more than 60,000 UK businesses, searchable by name, product, or service.
https://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/

Business in Europe: Useful for expanding his European business from France. This site
provides a guide to the economic environment by region and by sector in France, very
helpful finding contacts in France. http://www.business-in-europe.com/gb/index.htm

                                        ASIA:
Access Asia.com: A comprehensive directory of Asian businesses and an inexpensive fax
broadcast system that works with the directory. An annual subscription to AcessAsia.com
costs $95. Subscribers are offered a discounted fax rate of $0.25 per delivered page to
most cities. Non-subscribers are able to view partial information on the AccessAsia.com
directory database and are able to send faxes at the non-discounted rate of $0.50per
delivered page. http://www.accessasia.com



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AsiaSource: http://www.asiasource.org

Asia Global source.com: Chinese sourcing site. Part of the ‘Global Sources’ sites.
http://www.asia.globalsources.com

Asia Pacific: Find links to sites with country and company profiles, bank ratings, stock
exchanges, market research, trade reports, maps, guides to doing business in the region,
travel tips, and much more. http://www.asia-pacific.com/links.htm

Business-in-Japan.net: Plenty of information to help you get started-the latest news,
economic statistics, trade contacts, travel tips, key phrases, international trade glossary,
and much more. http://www.business-in-Japan.net/

ChinaGate: Established jointly by the Chinese government and the World Bank, this site
is concerned in the area of developing trade. Articles, resources on trade, trade show
calendar, business invitation information, a search engine, and more.
http://en.chinagate.com.cn/

ChinaOnline: http://www.chinaonline.com

US Embassy in China: http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/

American Bar Association China Law Committee:
http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/committees/regional_comparative/china/home.shtml

JETRO: Japan External Trade Organization. http://www.jetro.go.jp/usa/

Sino-Sourcing Online: Connects US buyers with Chinese suppliers.
http://www.sino-sourcing.com

TDC Trade.com- Hong Kong Trade Development Council: A source for information in
regards to doing business in Hong Kong, including such information as market
intelligence, trade contacts, news, and stock quotes. http://www.tdctrade.com

AsianAmerican.net: This site is very useful to doing business in Asia. It’s very complete
and includes news, reports, business opportunities by region of Asia, central banks in
Asia and around the world, currency converter, stock exchanges in Asia and also general
information on doing business abroad. http://www.asianamerican.net/bus_main.html

                                        AFRICA:
Africa Business Pages: This site has information, news, reports and analysis on the
business scene in Africa, plus a directory of suppliers, agents, and distributors in African
markets. See “Business Guide” for some practical tips on how to get started.
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Lex Africa: This site features business guides prepared by a network of law firms for 27
African countries. Each business guide features investment information, forms of
business organizations, taxation, exchange control, tariffs, intellectual property issues,
privatization issues and more. http://www.lexafrica.co.za/doing_business_in_africa/

FITA: For a variety of other links regarding Africa, access FITA’s website at
www.fita.org and click on “Regional Resources and Multi-Lateral Trading Areas.
http://www.fita.org/webindex

Worldwide Marketplace for Importers, Exporters , Traders and Distributors: AFRICA:
Business resource for each country in Africa. http://www.planetbiz.com/iafrica.html
Afrol.com: The latest news by topic and by region of Africa.
http://www.afrol.com/index.php

                                       TRAVEL:
US State Department – Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets: Contains travel
warnings, public announcements and consular information sheets.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html

Intellicast-Weather For Active Lives: Provides international and local weather and
weather forecasts. http://www.intellicast.com

Weather.com – The Weather Channel: Provides international and local weather and
weather forecasts. http://www.weather.com

World Travel Net: Contains travel news and travel tools such as a currency converter and
a guide to dialing codes and time zones. http://www.world-travel-net.com

Maporama: Provides street-level directional maps for the U.S., fifteen European nations,
and most of Canada. http://www.maporama.com./share

The Bathroom Diaries: The Bathroom Diaries has reviews of public bathrooms in cities
around the world, and they’re surprisingly detailed (covering cost, handicap access,
cleanliness, safety, baby changing facilities, etc.). This is an indispensable site for
travelers. www.bathroomdiaries.com

MEDJET Assistance: An annual membership program for U.S.-based travelers providing
air medical transportation to its members should they become hospitalized due to
accident or illness virtually anywhere in the world. The program transports members, free
of charge, to the hospital of their choice, most often in medically equipped and staffed
jets. http://fita.org/travel/medjetdescript.htm




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                EXPEDITED PASSPORT INFORMATION:
US State Department National Passport Information Center: Get your passport in a hurry.
http://travel.state.gov/passport/about/npic/npic_898.html

A. Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors: (Private company) http://www.abriggs.com

Instant Passport: A privately owned visa and passport expediting service, offering
passport delivery in 24 hours along with other services such as name change and extra
visa pages. http://www.instantpassport.com

Passport Express: Private passport expeditor promising process within 24 hours.
http://passportexpress.com
Foreignborn.com: A guide for foreign-born individuals entering or living in the United
States. Provides such information as American banking, health insurance, and social
security. http://www.foreignborn.com

                                 GLOBAL NEWS:
The Wire-Breaking News from the Associated Press: Offers the latest news from the
Associated Press and their member newspapers and broadcasters. Additionally, the site is
organized by state in order to search local news websites.
http://customwire.ap.org/specials/bluepage.html

ForeignWire.com: Provides an array of foreign news wires with daily news.
http://www.foreignwire.com

BBC News: Out of the UK, this site covers everything from sports to weather in the
world and UK news. Even more conveniently, it’s updated every minute.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/default.stm

FT.Com: Financial news for the US, the UK and globally. http://www.ft.com/home/us

Tower Net Reference: FedEx Trade Networks for daily trade news.
http://www.customsdoc.com

World-newspapers.com: Provides world newspapers online and news sites in English
according to region. http://www.world-newspapers.com

Reuters: One of the world’s leading providers of news and financial information.
http://www.reuters.com

                                        MAPS:
Expedia: Find detailed maps of North America and Europe, or see the world with
topographic maps of places around the globe. http://expediamaps.com


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Maporama: Provides street-level directional maps for the U.S., fifteen European nations,
and most of Canada. http://www.maporama.com/share

                               SHIPPING HOW-TO:
           (For specific shipping companies see “Freight Forwarders Guide”)

U.S. Department of Commerce- A Basic Guide to Exporting: Outlines packing, labeling,
documentation, and insurance requirements for goods being shipped overseas.
http://www.unzco.com/basicguide/c10.html

Export.gov: Contains detailed sections on handling and determining method of shipment,
packing, labeling, and insuring your shipment, tariffs and taxes, and freight forwarders.
http://www.export.gov/logistics/exp_shipping_overseas.asp

U.S. Department of Transportation: A glossary of shipping terms.
http://www.marad.dot.gov/publications/glossary/Glossary.html

The Shipping Times: Updated every day, The Shipping Times provides the latest news
stories and features on shipping, air and land transport and logistics and also provides
comprehensive import and export schedules.
http://businesstimes.asia1.com.sg/shippingtimes/

                                   INCOTERMS:
INCO Terms: Definitions of INCO terms.
http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/resources/incoterms.html

Incoterms: Provides information on how to order this listing of standard trade definitions
which assists traders. http://www.iccwbo.org/index_incoterms.asp

Import/Export Definitions Defined: Definitions of import/export terms.
http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/resources/glossaryofterms.html

                                   CE MARKING:
CE Marking: Offers information concerning CE Marking such as definitions and
publications. http://www.ce-marking.org/index.html

Consultants Europe-Technical and Legal Advisors: An organization of technical and
legal advisors regarding CE Mark certification. http://www.ce-marking.nl

BSI Global-CE Marking: Contains technical advice, handbooks, EU directives,
publications, etc… about CE Marking.
http://www.bsi-global.com/en/ProductServices/About-CE-Marking/



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                             INTERNATIONAL TAX:
International Tax: A tax and accounting sites directory for each country.
http://www.taxsites.com/international.html

EU Tariff Schedule: Information on EU tariffs.
http://www.trade.gov/td/tic/tariff/eu_schedule/index.html

                          FAIR TRADE RESOURCES:
Global Exchange: International non-profit organization with leads to suppliers and
manufacturers of fair trade goods around the world.
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/

Fair Trade Resource Network: Information on fair trade and links to resources and
organization that assist in fair trading. http://www.fairtraderesource.org/

International Fair Trade Association: Leads to fair trade product manufacturers.
http://www.ifat.org/

TransFair USA: Non-profit organization that provides fair trade certification and links to
fair trade products and leads. http://www.transfairusa.org

Fair Trade Federation: Leads for buyers and sellers of retail and wholesale fair trade
goods. http://www.fairtradefederation.org/

Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International: Online broker and information center
for fair trade goods (primarily agricultural goods). http://www.fairtrade.net

Fair Trade Online: Purchase fair trade goods. http://store.yahoo.com/fairtradeonline-uk/

Make Trade Fair: Research and global events directory.
http://www.maketradefair.com/en/index.htm

European Fair Trade Association: Fair trade information and trends as well as leads for
agricultural goods in Europe. http://www.eftadvocacy.org

                                SEARCH ENGINES:
PIERS: Track competitors, find new buyers and suppliers, and identify new market
trends. Port Import Export Reporting Service database offers the most accurate, complete
and timely information dating back to the 1970s on global cargo movements transiting
seaports in the United States, Mexico, and South America to and from the World.
http://www.piers.com

Google: One of the very best Web search tools. http://www.google.com


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Bubl Link: A search engine which allows searches in a particular field or all fields at
once. http://link.bubl.ac.uk/search5.tpl

The FITA/Alibaba Marketplace: Provides a search engine to research trade leads,
products, and companies. http://fita.alibaba.com

Country Based Search Engines: Lists all nations and their search engines.
http://www.philb.com/countryse.htm

                    GENERAL RESOURCES/RESEARCH:
Global Resources for International Trade: Listing of resource links such as customs
offices, finance, and international taxes. http://www.expandglobal.com/library/index.html

The Import-Export Entrepreneur: Provides specific how-to tips for new and experienced
international traders. Every other week you’ll learn about best markets and internet
resources as well as answers to trading questions from subscribers around the world. The
free e-zine is available at http://www.spyglasspoint.com/ezine.html

Library of International Trade Resources: Offers a subscriber library of resources and an
array of programs to be bought such as TRADESTAT Interactive. http://www.litr.com

Nx Level: Offers training for companies who wish to expand their market.
http://www.nxlevel.org/shared/layouts/newsletter.jsp?_event=view&_id=120130_U1288
81__167778

Louisiana World Trade Web: Listing of useful websites for international resources, trade
leads and services. http://wtc-no.org/links/resources.htm

FITA’s Really Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals: A bi-weekly newsletter
for international trade professionals. http://fita.org/useful/index.html

International Radio and Television Broadcasts: A good gateway to radio and television
on the Internet. This is part of the WWW Virtual Library, and it had dozens of links to
sites for you to start enjoying radio and TV over the Net.
http://www.etown.edu/vl/radio.html

Welocalize.com: Translation agency. http://welocalize.com

Ask the Attorney: Operated by the law firm of Gonzalez, Rolon, Valdespino &
Rodriquez, offers concise answers to questions about international trade. Provides free
legal guides, trade updates, and interactive on-line quizzes on a host of international trade
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Global Edge: Country-specific and global reference and news.
http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp

BISNIS: Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States – trade news,
country reports, leads, events, a bulletin, and more.
http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/bisnis/bisnis.cfm

A-Z Airfreight Directory: Links to airline cargo systems and express package services.
Features shipment tracking. http://www.azfreight.com
PackTrack.com: At this site you can track packages through multiple carriers, including
UPS, FedEx, Airborne, and more. http://www.packtrack.com

Center for International Trade Development: Offers programs and services for
international businesses along with a variety of resources such as statistics, reference
tools, and foreign market research. http://www.citd.org/trade_info/index.cfm

EIU Online Store: Online store by The Economist. Sells publications concerning
international business and trade such as country fact sheets and financial outlooks.
http://store.eiu.com/index.asp

Tradeport- Market Research: Import/Export tutorials, market research, country profiles,
and more. http://www.tradeport.org

Business Information on the Internet: Extensive links to key sites.
http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/index.htm

Business.com: A large search engine for companies, resources, products, services, news,
and jobs. http://www.business.com

FindLaw: International trade resources for legal professionals.
http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/25interntrade/

Lex Mercatoria: International commercial law. http://www.lexmercatoria.org

World Trade Organization: International organization dealing with global rules of trade
between nations. http://www.wto.org

                                MAINE WEB SITES:
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments: http://www.avcog.org

Bangor International Airport: http://www.flybangor.com

Bangor Daily News: http://www.bangornews.com

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce: http://www.bangorregion.com


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Bangor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: http://www.bangorcvb.org/

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.bethelmaine.com/

Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME & VT: http://www.bosbbb.org/

Center for Business and Economic Research at USM: http://www.usm.maine.edu/~cber/

Cloutier Direct Inc.: “Your One Source Solution for all Domestic & International
fulfillment and mailing services.” http://www.cloutierdirect.com

City of Portland: http://www.ci.portland.me.us/

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.: CEI is a nonprofit community development corporation
http://www.ceimaine.org

Connect Maine: Tourism Guide and Business Directory. http://www.connectmaine.com/

Eastern Maine Development Corp: http://www.emdc.org/

Finance Authority of Maine: http://www.famemaine.com/

Greater Portland Council of Governments: http://www.gpcog.org/

Hancock County Planning Commission: http://www.hcpcme.org/

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments: Central Maine Regional Information
http://www.kvcog.org

Loring Commerce Center: http://www.loring.org

Maine.gov: Official Website of the State of Maine http://www.maine.gov/

Maine Association of Nonprofits: http://www.nonprofitmaine.org/

Maine Business Works: http://www.mainebusinessworks.org/

Maine CareerCenter: Employment resource. http://www.mainecareercenter.com/

Maine Center for Economic Policy: http://www.mecep.org/

Maine Citizens for Increased Jobs and Safety: http://www.jobs-safety.org

Maine & Company: Helping bring out-of-state business to Maine
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Maine Department of Economic and Community Development:
http://www.econdevmaine.com/

Maine Department of Marine Resources: http://www.state.me.us/dmr/

Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation: http://www.state.me.us/pfr

Maine Department of Transportation: http://www.state.me.us/mdot

Maine Farm Bureau: http://www.mainefarmbureau.com

Maine Development Foundation: http://www.mdf.org

Maine Film Office: http://www.state.me.us/decd/film/

Maine Harbors: Information for mariners. http://www.maineharbors.com

Maine Initiatives: Supporting grassroots organizations. http://www.maineinitiatives.org/

Maine International Trade Center: http://www.mitc.com

Maine Legislature: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/

Maine-Made Wholesalers’ Guide: http://www.mainemade.com/

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership: “Solutions for Manufacturers”
http://www.mainemep.org

Maine Maritime Academy: http://www.mainemaritime.edu

Maine Municipal Association: http://www.memun.org/

Maine Office of Tourism: http://www.visitmaine.com

Maine Port Authority: http://www.maineports.com/home.html

Maine Public Broadcasting: http://www.mpbc.org/

Maine Public Libraries: http://www.publiclibraries.com/maine.htm

Maine Revenue Services: http://www.state.me.us/revenue

Maine State Chamber of Commerce: http://www.mainechamber.org




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Maine State Government Electronic Directory Listings:
http://www.state.me.us/bis/phone/phone.htm

Maine Small Business Development Center: http://www.mainesbdc.org

Maine Technology Institute: http://www.mainetechnology.org/

MaineToday.com: Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel.
http://www.mainetoday.com For Business: http://www.mainebusiness.com/

MESDA: Industry association for software and IT. http://www.mesda.com

Northern Maine Development Commission: http://www.nmdc.org/

Pine Tree Legal Assistance: Free legal services for low-income Mainers.
http://www.ptla.org/

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce: http://www.portlandregion.com/

Portland’s Downtown District: http://www.portlandmaine.com

Port of Portland: http://www.portofportlandmaine.org/

Small Business Administration Maine Office: http://www.sba.gov/me/

Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission: http://www.smrpc.org/

University of Maine: http://www.umaine.edu

University of Maine System: http://www.maine.edu

University of Southern Maine: http://www.usm.maine.edu

University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Educational outreach.
http://www.umext.maine.edu

                      LOGISTIC LINKS (NATIONAL):
Adcom Worldwide: It has prided itself on offering the finest specialized services
available in the transportation industry for over twenty-five years. Adcom specializes in
domestic heavy-weight services, domestic small package services, international air and
ocean services, convention and trade show services, and distribution solutions worldwide.
http://www.adcomworldwide.com




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Air 7 Seas Transport Logistics Inc.: Is a freight forwarding network, cargo consolidator,
NVOCC, ITO, carrier, and shipping agents for ship lines, airlines, truckers, shipper &
consignee to handle international & domestic transportation by air, sea or land.
http://www.air7seas.com/

The American Companies: Customs House Brokers, Foreign Forwarders, Consolidators,
NVOCCs, Air Forwarders, Ocean Freight Carrier, and Information Delivery Systems. An
aggressive, innovative company with national and international coverage in over 35
countries. http://www.shipamerican.com

American Overseas Air Freight Inc.: An international ocean and air freight forwarding
and customs house broker, all of the company's operations are devoted to international
transportation. http://www.americanoverseas.com/

APL Logistics: End-to-end worldwide supply chain management.
http://www.apllogistics.com/

BDP International: Global Logistics and Transportation Solutions.
http://www.logisticsworld.com/

Boston Bay Brokers: A complete, full service Customs House Broker, International
Freight Forwarder, & IATA Air Cargo Agent specializing in the transportation &
handling of seafood & related products. http://www.bostonbaybrokers.com

Caterpillar Logistic Services, Inc: From managing transportation inventories and
distribution centers – to providing sophisticated forecasting, information management,
and networking services – Cat Logistics’ customized solutions help clients transform
distribution from a cost of doing business to a source of competitive advantage.
http://logistics.cat.com/cda/layout?m=114268&x=7

C.H. Robinson Company: Servicing the logistics market through its broad-based logistics
expertise and forty years of transportation experience as a non-asset-base third party,
CHRL focuses on providing services in several core areas of competence: multimodal
transportation, regional and national distribution, and Warehousing Cross-docking.
CHRL’s services are supported by its integrated multimodal information systems and the
knowledge of approximately 300 logisticians. http://chrobinson.com

Cloutier Direct Inc: “Your one Source Solution for all Domestic & International
fulfillment and mailing services.” http://www.cloutierdirect.com

D.A.R.T. Logistics: Their business focus is logistics; i.e. transportation, warehousing,
brokerage, information systems, real estate, handling, packaging, control and customer
service. http://www.dartgc.com




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Dependable Supply Chain Solutions: Dependable Supply Chain Solutions is an integrated
logistics provider offering all types of trucking, warehousing, consolidation, distribution,
air freight, freight forwarding and third party logistic services. Dependable Supply Chain
Solutions has a particularly strong presence on the West Coast and in the Pacific Rim.
http://www.dependableinc.com

DHL Worldwide Express: Express logistic services enable customers to warehouse and
assemble goods at DHL’s bonded express logistics centers and truck day to day report of
stock movements. Key centers are located in Bahrain (serving the Middle East), Brussels
(serving Europe), and Singapore (serving Asia Pacific). http://www.dhl-usa.com/index/

Directory of Foreign Freight Services: This website provides a list of companies that ship
goods based on country or region. http://www.forwarders.com

Distribution Solutions Inc.: An international logistics management consulting firm,
offering complete domestic, and international freight expense management supported by
auditing systems, route guide development and management reporting.
http://www.distributionsolution.com

DSC Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Sense-and-respond supply chain
management. http://www.dsclogistics.com/

Exel: Exel's comprehensive range of innovative logistics solutions encompasses the
complete supply chain from Lead Logistics Partner to industry specific services.
http://www.exel.com

Expeditors International: A single source provider of service for logistics and supply
chain management, with offices and agents worldwide. http://www.expeditors.com

Federal Express: FedEx Corporation provides integrated transportation, information, and
logistics solutions through a powerful family of companies including FedEx Ground,
FedEx Freight and FedEx Trade Networks. http://fedex.com

4 Way Logistics: Services the U.S. and Canada, offers links to business partners.
http://www.4way.com

Freightworld: Provides links to freight distributors and freight forwarders.
http://freightworld.com

FSDI Logistics. Inc: A transportation consulting and third party logistics provider
comprised of a group of transportation professionals with expertise in all modes of
transportation, including: international ocean and air, truckload, LTL, inter-modal, rail,
domestic air freight, and warehousing. http://www.fdsi.com




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GJB Transportation Logistics: Domestic trucking, LTL or truckload to or from anywhere
in the USA and Canada. International import or export, ocean freight, LCL containers,
airfreight. http://www.gjbtrans.com

Global Trade Associates: Global Trade Associates is the New England Agent for Zim
Lines, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. Zim operates an
international network of interconnecting shipping lines and carries a wide range of cargo.
http://www.zim.co.il

INTTRA: A group of leading ocean carriers and logistics providers.
http://www.inttra.com

Logistics+: US, Mexico, and International Logistics: International logistics specializing
in reducing supply chain costs. http://www.logisticsplus.net

Logistics Today: The publication for logistics leaders. http://www.logisticstoday.com

Logistics World: Directory of logistics resources on the web. Highly recommended.
http://www.logisticsworld.com/

Longistics: Transportation and distribution for the healthcare industry.
http://www.longistics.com/

Maersk Logistics: Logistics by the largest shipping company in the world.
http://www.maersk-logistics.com/

Magellan Shipping Inc.: A full service freight forwarder and customs broker, working
worldwide. http://magellanship.com/

Management Dynamics Inc.: Management Dynamics, Inc. is the market leader in tariff
and contract management solutions for the ocean transportation industry.
http://www.managementdynamics.com/

Menlo Worldwide: Creative global solutions. Supply chain, logistics, and transportation
services. http://www.menloworldwide.com

Mid Ship Logistics, Inc: Mid-Ship is a highly internationalized chartering and logistics
specialists. Mid-Ship handles chartering and inland logistics for dry bulk and break-
bulk/steel cargoes. http://www.midship.com

Ocean Air: New England’s largest independent freight forwarder and customs broker.
Ocean air offers a diversified range of logistics services solutions to industries involved
in the production and distribution of telecommunications and computer hardware, bio-
technical products, textiles and durable goods. http://www.oceanair.net




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Penske Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions: Penske custom-designs supply-chain
solutions to cut costs, reduce cycle time, improve service, help you integrate technology
into your operations, and execute new strategic directions.
http://www.penskelogistics.com/

Ryder Integrated Logistics & Transportation Services: Comprehensive supply chain
solutions. http://www.ryder.com

Seaports Publication Group: provides a list of the major shipping ports in North and
South America. http://www.seaportsinfo.com

Speedmark Transportation Inc.: Global logistics and transportation services, especially
Asia, North America, and Europe. Representatives in over 40 cities.
http://www.speedmark.com

SSA Global: Supply chain and other management services. http://www.ssaglobal.com

TNT Logistics: TNT is a world leading provider of logistics supply chain solutions
and express delivery services. TNT Logistics designs, implements and operates complex
supply chain solutions on a national, regional or global scale. http://www.tnt.com/

United States Postal Service: The USPS is a dependable, affordable option.
http://www.usps.gov

United Parcel Service: UPS is the world’s largest express carrier and largest package
delivery company, serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world. A
leading global commerce facilitator, UPS offers an unmatched array of traditional and
electronic commerce services. http://www.ups.com

UPS Logistics Group: UPS Logistics Group offers a full spectrum of supply chain
services and logistics expertise throughout the world. http://ups-scs.com/logistics/

Wipro Technologies: Distribution and Logistics. Inventory management, procurement,
sourcing, etc.
http://www.wipro.com/webpages/itservices/industries/travel&transport/travelgds.htm

Zim Lines: Among the largest container shipping companies in the world, Zim operated
an international network of interconnecting shipping lines, carrying a wide range of
cargo. The New England agent for Zim Lines is Global Trade Associates.
http://www.zim.co.il




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                     AREA CUSTOMS BROKERS/FREIGHT FORWARDERS



  COMPANY INFO           CONTACT         CUSTOMS   OCEAN FREIGHT   AIR FREIGHT
                                          BROKER    FORWARDER      FORWARDER
     BANGOR:
                                           X            X              X
A.N. Deringer           Linda Marshall
188 Maine Ave.
Building 121
Bangor, ME 04401
207- 947-3534
FAX 207-941-0238
www.anderinger.com

      CALAIS:
                                           X            X              X
A.N. Deringer           Chris LeConte
14 Customs St.
Calais, ME 04619
207-454-3951
FAX 207-454-8439
www.anderinger.com

    HOULTON:
                                           X            X              X
A.N. Deringer             Reggie
48 Customs Loop           Williams
Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-2907
FAX 207-532-9462
www.anderinger.com

    JACKMAN:
                                           X            X              X
A.N. Deringer           Nancy Lessard
HC 76 Main St.
Jackman, ME 04945
207-668-7712
FAX 207-668-4034
www.anderinger.com




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  COMPANY INFO            CONTACT       CUSTOMS   OCEAN FREIGHT   AIR FREIGHT
                                         BROKER    FORWARDER      FORWARDER
    PORTLAND:
                                          X            X              X
Albatrans Inc.            Susan Bell
111 Commercial St.
Suite 200
Portland, ME 04101
207-772-4282
FAX 207-772-0297
www.albatrans.com

                                          X            X              X
UPS Supply Chain          Lynn Easler
Solutions
470 Riverside St.
Portland ME 04103
207-797-5707
FAX 207-878-3128
www.ups.com

                                          X
FedEx Trade Networks      Lisa Hilles
100
Commercial St. Suite
320           Portland,
ME 04101
207-761-0036
FAX 207-761-1754

                                          X            X              X
OceanAir Inc.               Kelly
31 Exchange Street        L’Heureux
Suite 100
Portland, ME 04101
207-761-5800
kelly@oceanair.com

                                          X            X              X
C.H. Robinson               Mike
Worldwide                 O’Driscoll
75 Washington Ave.
Porltand, ME 04101
207-772-7222
www.chrobinson.com



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  COMPANY INFO          CONTACT         CUSTOMS   OCEAN FREIGHT   AIR FREIGHT
                                         BROKER    FORWARDER      FORWARDER
  BOSTON AREA:
                                          X            X              X
A.N. Deringer          John Hinkley
Logan International
Airport
140 Eastern Ave.
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-887-2020
FAX 617-8871908
www.anderinger.com

                                          X            X              X
Dachser USA Inc.          Joan L.
24 Griffin Way           Tremblay
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-889-3331
FAX 617-889-0511

                                          X            X              X
OceanAir Inc.          Harvey Waite
186A Lee Burbank
Hwy.
Revere, MA 02151
781-286-2700
FAX 781-286-3095
www.oceanair.net

                                          X            X              X
FedEx Trade Networks   Bob Kenneally
150 Eastern Ave.
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-887-8600
FAX 617-887-3816

                                          X            X              X
WTG Logistics, Inc.    Richard Kelley
140 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833
603-778-6202
FAX 603-772-0259
www.wtgnh.com




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   COMPANY INFO       CONTACT   CUSTOMS   OCEAN FREIGHT   AIR FREIGHT
                                 BROKER    FORWARDER      FORWARDER
       OTHER:
                                  X                           X
Federal Express
Look up local World
Service Centers
800-463-3339
www.fedex.com

                                  X                           X
UPS
Call for locations
800-PICK-UPS
www.ups.com




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