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Dictionary of international trade : handbook of the global trade community includes 12 key appendices
Hinkelman, Edward G., 1947-
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Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Novato, Calif. : World Trade Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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HF1373 .H55 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This 4th edition of The Dictionary of International Trade has undergone a major update and expansion and is now half encyclopaedia and half dictionary. In addition to the revised A-Z section containing thousands of definitions of trade, economic, customs, shipping, banking and legal terms, there are 12 appendices. The book is used by importers, exporters, bankers, shippers, logistics professionals, attorneys, economists, and government officials in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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The third edition of this standard reference work for international business collections has entries longer than language dictionaries, with many examples, though they are not quite encyclopedic (six examples are given of a special letter of credit). Besides concepts, it defines institutions and organizations (JETRO--Japan External Trade Organization). The 12 appendixes include maps of the world, with countries and major cities delineated; a list of world currencies; names of worldwide business entities (in Malaysia, a "Berhad" is a public limited liability company); "1990 Guide to Incoterms" (international commercial terms, developed in 1936); flow chart illustrations for several types of letters of credit; very specific guides to ocean and air freight containers, including diagrams and dimensions; a 28-page list of resources, including numerous Web sites; and a directory of service and insurance companies. This dictionary compares favorably with Carolyn Renee Gipson's McGraw-Hill Dictionary of International Trade and Finance (CH, Jun'94), which is strictly a dictionary with no appendixes. This excellent and economical resource is highly recommended for all international business collections. Business people who export should have their own copies. L. K. Miller; Paradise Valley Community College

Table of Contents

Dictionary of International Tradep. 7
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 209
International Dialing Guidep. 225
Maps of the Worldp. 239
Currencies of the Worldp. 250
Business Entities Worldwidep. 255
Weights and Measuresp. 267
Guide to Incoterms 1990p. 275
Guide to Letters of Creditp. 305
Guide to Ocean Freight Containersp. 325
Guide to Air Freight Containersp. 357
Resources for International Tradep. 367
Web Resourcesp. 377
Service Providersp. 395