Traders used a database called the NTDB, or National Trade Database,
which provided potential exporters, potential importers, surveys,
worldwide trade reports, and many indexes by country, region, product,
industry etc. However this database was delivered via, CD-ROM to
libraries government agencies etc. The ITDB, which I believe is the
Interactive Trade Database, offered a much more robust version of the
NTDB via the internet. The ITDB allows traders to get daily updates
of potential import and export contacts. Including info on trade
meetings, laws, studies etc.
Since you are in Atlanta, you can see the NTDB at the Atlanta/Fulton
county library or the Dekalb library, downtown Decatur. The ITDB is
also available at the US Export Assistance Center, downtown Atlanta.
You can call 404-657-1900 to sign up for 1 hour time slots or get a
demonstration at any time. They also have a very extensive library on
Import and Export.
I hope this helps.
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Subject: Internet and Trade
Author: "African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List"
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Date: 9/9/96 12:22 PM
Many have asserted that it is hard to gauge the real value of the Internet.
However, I have read articles saying that the Internet has helped increase
economic growth in commericial enterprise. Is anyone familiar with any studies
dealing with the impact the Internet has had on commercial activity between
nations. Besides statistical models and data, I'm looking for ways to measure
the increase of international trade using the Internet. In an era where
regional trading blocs are becoming dominant, the idea of using the Internet
for increased trade could be valuable in the developing regions. I am
particularly interested in the African region.
Thank you in advance.
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA 30314