of terms used in exporting
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The terminology of international trade
In the world of exports and international trade,
there are a large number of terms that you need to be aware
of. These terms are used in international marketing, in international
finance, in international documentation, in international
payments, in international logistics, in international law,
in international economics, and in exporting in general.
Some of the terms are extremely technical and their misinterpretation
can have dire consequences on your success in exporting.
It is for this reason that you should ensure that you understand
exactly what is meant by these various terms.
List of glossaries and trade terms
To this end, ExportHelp is in the process of
developing a database of export terms that you can use. In
the meantime, we have provided you with a list of international
trade glossaries that you can turn to for clarity's sake.
We provide a link to each of these glossaries and also provide
a description of each these lists of terms.
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Please note that these glossaries are for general
guidance only and are not intended as a substitute for appropriate
investment and legal advice. If you are dealing with export
contracts, get expert help! We provide a list of lawyers
that specialise in international trade matters. Take the
effort to visit one of these lawyers and get their advice
- it could cost you dearly otherwise.
ExportHelp's list of international trade acronyms
There is the complete A-Z of shipping terms available on
An economy glossary is available here.
This glossary is quite comprehensive and covers a wide range
of trade terms. It is written from a US perspective, however,
but this should not detract from the overall value of this
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These Glossaries focus on Specific
/ Export terms
A dictionary of common shipping and export terms and phrases
provided by mbendi.
Terminology and definitions
Provided by Nedbank.