Dictionary of International Trade

Handbook of the Global Trade Community
Includes 12 Key Appendicies
Edward G. Hinkelman
ISBN 1-885073-82-8
412 Pages

The Industry Standard

Every business has its own language, lexicon, and lingo, and international trade is no exception. Consider: ad valorem, GATT, most favored nation, NAFTA, antidumping, GSP, countertrade, FOB, ocean bill of lading, letter of credit, FTZ, Harmonized Tariff Schedule, IMF and chaebol. International trade is a business where "I think I know" isn't good enough. What you don't know can really hurt you.

The World Trade Press Dictionary of International Trade is the most respected and largest-selling dictionary of trade in the world. It is used by importers, exporters, bankers, shippers, logistics professionals, attorneys, economists, and government officials in more than 100 countries world-wide.

New 3rd Edition

The Dictionary of International Trade has just undergone a major update and expansion. The book is now half encyclopedia 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 important appendices. New features include:

  • New-Printed Tabs for the A-Z section & appendices
  • New-Illustrated Guide to Ocean Freight Containers
  • New-Illustrated Guide to Air Freight Containers
  • New-Illustrated Guide to Incoterms
  • New-Illustrated Guide to Letters of Credit
  • New-Guide to Business Entities Worldwide
  • New-Top 250 Websites for International Trade
  • New-Worldwide Guide to Service Providers

The 3rd Edition is 128 pages longer and 1/2" wider than the 2nd edition. The half-inch additional width accommodates the printed tabs.

Dictionary of International Trade 3rd Edition
Table of Contents

Dictionary of International Trade 1 - 208
Acronyms and Abbreviations 209-224
International Dialing Guide 225-238
Regional Maps of the World 239-249
Currencies of the World 250-254
Business Entities Worldwide 255-266
Weights and Measures 267-274
Guide to Incoterms 1990 275-304
Guide to Letters of Credit 305-324
Guide to Ocean Freight Containers 325-356
Guide to Air Freight Containers 357-366
Resources for International Trade 367-376
Web Resources 377-394
Service Providers 395-412


Contributors include: The World Bank, Swiss Bank Corporation, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hapag-Lloyd (America) Shipping Co., SeaLand Shipping, Export Today, Air Transport Association of America (ATA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Business America, CIGNA Property and Casualty Co., and Distribution Magazine.

Branding / Premium Sales

The Dictionary of International Trade is available in bulk quantities with a cover of your firm's design. The Dictionary has a proven track record as a trade reference and promotional premium. It has been used as a thank you gift for new clients, a door opener for prospective clients, a year-end holiday gift, and as a companion volume for seminar training. Contact us for details.

Dictionary On-Line

The Dictionary of International Trade, along with all 12 appendices, is available as an HTML product for use on your corporate Internet or Intranet site. It can also be packaged as a cross-platform CD-ROM with your firm's name. The product is authoritative, user-friendly, and intuitive. Contact us for details.