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A Guide for Online Retailers to Manage Operations, Inventory, and Payment Issues

Selling globally from your e-commerce site is more complex than domestic sales, but there are huge rewards for opening your site to the 95 percent of the world’s population that lives outside the United States.

President Obama recently announced the conclusion of a trade agreement between the United States and Korea that will create jobs and grow American businesses and the American economy. The agreement will increase American exports by $10 to $11 billion just by cutting tariffs for American goods and services, creating tens of thousands of well-paying American jobs.

Largest Increase in Industry Output in More Than Six Years

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that real U.S. travel and tourism output (adjusted for changes in price) increased at an annual rate of 8 percent during the third quarter of 2010, marking the largest quarterly increase in U.S. travel and tourism spending since the first quarter of 2004. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent during third quarter of 2010.

Exports by Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Four Million U.S. Jobs

November 2010, Washington, D.C.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a new report requested by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. The report, "Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and Performance," shows that by exporting indirectly through wholesalers and as producers of intermediate inputs, U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in the export economy than is suggested by traditional trade statistics.

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