Foreign trade is one of the most lucrative areas for any business. But whether you are a manufacturer exporting a fleet of trucks or a small entrepreneur importing a shipment of native art, the maze of regulations, the piles of documentation and the sheer differences in international business practices can create a world of confusion. From Kenneth D. Weiss, a leading specialist in world trade, here is a highly informative guide that unravels these secret. The book explains international business - including international transactions, import/export credit and payment, international shipping and insurance, regulatory agencies, documentation and customs clearance. Weiss also covers the finer points, such as who can and should go into importing and exporting, how the company should be set up, selecting suppliers, finding customers and choosing target markets.