Most businesses will be affected by international trade. Businesses, therefore, need to be dynamic and respond to the changing business environment to prosper or, in many cases, just to survive.Import/Export: Mapping International Trade for Australian Business, Second Edition is designed to help businesspeople and students gain specific international trade related knowledge. This will assist participants in identifying and capitalising on opportunities and reducing their risks, leading to improved business outcomes.It provides up-to-date and practical 'how to' information for anyone involved or considering becoming involved in international trade. Suitable for beginners, experienced traders or students, the book's fourteen chapters explain the entire process of transacting with customers or suppliers outside Australia - from identifying and servicing export customers or finding reliable sources of imported products, through to arranging contracts, finance, insurance and transport, to packing goods for sea or air transport and negotiating customs and quarantine procedures.Import/Export: Mapping International Trade for Australian Business, Second Edition includes many case studies and helpful tips to help the reader better understand how the concepts and practices unique to international trade are applied in real-life situations.With the world becoming an even smaller place, and the need for businesses to participate in an increasingly globally-integrated economy becoming even greater, skills in international trade are certain to become even more important than they already are today.It is hoped that Import/Export: Mapping International Trade for Australian Business, Second Edition enlightens and informs, answers your questions - including those you didn't think of asking - and contributes to your long-term business success.
Sebastian Ioppolo has over 20 years of hands-on experience as an importer and exporter, and now uses this knowledge for trade consulting work with organisations in Australia and abroad. This has given him the most valuable asset for international trade success - an intimate knowledge of the industry.As a teacher and course facilitator at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and at other institutions, and via his industry consulting work, Sebastian is able to directly help people who are currently working, or who want to work, in the dynamic and challenging field of international trade.