Monday, March 26, 2007

Trade in Muslim World

If you are planning to engage in international trade with a Muslim country (whether in Middle East or Africa) here is a great help: This site has great country specific information such as export/import regulations, legal framework, banking system, taxation, etc.

Some of the countries' profiles are missing for now, such as Jordan and UAE, for example, but the site promisses that "other muslim countries are on the way..." so it's worthwhile checking it out on regular basis for new additions.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Overseas

I have a personal interest in France and French culture and the other day while researching some info on France I found a great website that would be useful for everyone interested in international business, not only business with France. This is the site of the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Overseas which brings together and supports the development of the 112 CCIs overseas in more than 75 countries:

Part of the site is, of course dedicated to France: you can obtain a lot of useful info about everything from doing business to travelling in France. The other part of the site, however, is dedicated to French Chambers of Commerce work overseas: here you can find market research, market information (i.e. useful publications) about most of those 75 countries around the world where French CCIs work.

The site can be viewed in French, English and Spanish.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Dubai: Part III of III

As I promised finally here are some pictures of Dubai. It is surprising that there is no 1 good site about Dubai where you can see all the great photos so I borrowed these from a number of sites: ,,, But even neither of these photos give due credit to what is there in reality. I guess the only way to appreciate this place is to see it with your own eyes...