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Useful Sites # 83 about Ukraine, Europe News, Airplane Seats and Country

From: FITA's Really Useful Sites
Subject: Useful Sites # 83 about Ukraine, Europe News, Airplane Seats and Country Entry Requirements
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 15:18:37 -0400 (EDT)

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Really Useful Sites for International Trade Professionals Issue 83 Volume 4 
Number 9
April 28, 2004
Issue 83
VOLUME 4 Number 9

Hello international traders! Ukraine used to be called "the breadbasket of the 
Soviet Union". These days it's a thriving country with great opportunities for 
trade, and I found a site that will help you get familiar with it fast. Also, 
if you have business in Europe, I have a great site for you, with daily news 
and headlines. Airline travelers will love, the site I found that 
shows you airplane diagrams and gives information about seating. Finally, I 
have a site that U.S. citizens should visit before they go abroad, because it 
has a list of every country's entry requirements.
If you'd like more information about international trade, go to FITA's 
International Trade/ Import-Export Portal <> ( 
), an excellent source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 
7,000 sites related to international trade.


During the heyday of the Soviet Union, Ukraine was the most important region, 
economically. It produced four times the output of the next-ranking republic, 
and its farms accounted for one- fourth of the entire USSR agricultural output. 
When the USSR broke up, Ukraine struggled with the many changes that came as a 
result of independence, but the country seems to be adjusting well now -- 
exports were a solid $18 billion in 2002, while imports were also $18 billion. 
If you'd like to learn more about opportunities for trade with Ukraine, go to 
the Ukraine page at REENIC 
<> ( ). This is a site at the 
University of Texas at Austin, and it's chock-full of useful information. 
You'll find links to Ukrainian associations, government agencies, statistics, 
trade leads, maps, hotel and transportation information, news, political 
reports, country profiles, market reports, and much more. 
There are many more links to Ukraine at the FITA site. Go to FITA's 
International Trade Web Resources <> at, click on Regional Resources then go to 
Europe and click on Ukraine in the drop-down box. Or simply type "Ukraine" in 
the search box at <>. Doing Business in the 
Ukraine <> and 
Succeeding in Business in Central and Eastern Europe, A Guide to Cultures, 
Markets, and Practices 
<> are great books on 
trade with Ukraine in the FITA Global Trade Bookstore 


One of the things I love about the Web is how it gives me so many ways to keep 
up with the day's headlines. For example, if I want to find out what's 
happening in Brussels, Berlin, or Budapest, I can go to Europe Daily 
<> ( ). This is a 
gateway to all the news affecting the continent of Europe, and it's got 
headlines and in-depth stories right at your fingertips. Use the directory in 
the left column to focus on news by region (East Europe, Central Europe, etc.), 
or topic (Business, Politics, Sport, etc.). If you need to keep up with what's 
happening in Europe, this is the site for you. 

500,000 companies in 33 countries <>
Who will see your ad today? 45,000 buyers in 180 countries? Who can beat that? 
Available in 25 languages on the Net and delivered to 580,000 recipients in 
Europe's top companies every year, with EUROPAGES will you will reach the 
purchasing managers you are seeking for your products. EUROPAGES is the most 
effective multimedia advertising solution for European markets. Buy Better, 
sell more, now more than ever! WWW.EUROPAGES.COM 
<>, the European business 
directory. More Info <>


I've never taken one of those marathon flights from the U.S. to Australia, but 
if I ever do I'll check <> ( ) first. This handy site has information about the seating 
on various U.S. and international airlines. You can find out if your seat 
reclines, where it's located in the airplane, whether it has extra legroom, and 
if it has floor storage space, among other things. You just move your mouse 
over a diagram of the plane, and will show you the information. 
Besides seat information, this site will tell you what kind of in-flight 
amenities are available. 


It's a good idea, if you're a U.S. citizen who's planning a trip abroad, to 
visit Foreign Entry Requirements 
<> ( ). This State Department site 
gives vital information about the entry requirements of various countries. You 
may not know, for example, that many countries require you to have an 
onward/return ticket before they'll let you enter. In addition, some countries 
require you to show a certificate of yellow fever vaccination, or even proof 
that you tested negative for AIDS. You don't want to arrive at a country and be 
denied entry because of some detail you didn't know about, so visit this site 
before you go! 

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