Most businesses will be affected by international trade to some extent. Businesses, therefore, need to be dynamic and respond to the changing business environment to prosper or, in many cases, just to survive.
Import/Export: Guidelines for International Trade, Third Edition, is designed to help business people 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.
This book 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 biosecurity procedures.
Import/Export: Guidelines for International Trade, Third 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 this book enlightens and informs, answers your questions – including those you didn’t think of asking – and contributes to your long-term business success.
Chapter 1 - The import / export process, Chapter 2 - International commercial terms, Chapter 3 - International contracts of sale, Chapter 4 - Cargo insurance, Chapter 5 - Export marketing, Chapter 6 - Import purchasing, Chapter 7 - International trade finance, Chapter 8 - International transport, Chapter 9 - Sea freight, Chapter 10 - Air freight, Chapter 11 - Customs, Chapter 12 - Biosecurity, Chapter 13 - Import / export costing, Chapter 14 - International transaction checklist.
Certificate III in International Trade; Certificate IV in International Trade; Diploma of International Business
About the authors
In addition to his formal academic qualifications, Sebastian Ioppolo has over 20 years of hands-on experience as an importer and exporter, and now uses this knowledge in his trade consulting work for organisations in Australia and abroad. This has provided him with the most valuable requirement for international trade success: an intimate knowledge of the industry.
Over this period, he has witnessed and been a part of the evolving nature of the industry and all the associated developments in regulations, practices and procedures. This extensive and practical experience is reflected in his approach to his consulting work and writing, and provides real and usable information to the recipients of his work.
As a teacher and course facilitator at Melbourne’s Victoria University and other institutions, Sebastian has also been involved in helping people to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in the growing field of international trade.