Explains the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a binding contract between 103 governments which together account for around 90 per cent of world merchandise trade, and how it works. This multilateral trading system contributes to economic growth and development throughout the world. Graphs and photos.
Covers: marketing strategy, business customs and practices, Japanese government procurement, Japanese testing, standards and certification and export financing. Also focuses on property protection rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights in Japan.
Analyzes the international competitiveness of U.S. industries that are affected by environmental policies: (1) firms that develop & market environmental technologies & services; & (2) companies that must meet U.S. environmental requirements (especially manufacturing firms). Includes trends in the global environmental market, U.S. competitiveness in environmental technologies & services, environmental requirements, cleaner technology, compliance, regulations, incentives, & government support. Photos, figures & graphs.
A review of major U.S. gov't. programs and policies that either promote or hinder U.S. business activities in China. Identifies: factors contributing to the growing importance of the U.S.-China trade relationship; U.S. gov't. and internat. programs to promote bilateral trade and support the development of China's economy, and U.S. gov't. policies that may decrease U.S. business opportunities in China. Also includes info. on discrepancies in U.S.-China trade statistics and on prospects for increased U.S. participation in China's petroleum sector. Charts and tables.
This book offers hundreds of entertaining facts about the Japanese people, including their culture & their history, which has spanned nearly 2,000 years. The facts are arranged by subject: popular culture & mythology; food & drink; religion, festivals, & holidays; arts & crafts; performing arts, movies, & theater; martial arts, sports, games, & traditional healing; media, transportation, & communications; cities & famous places; geography, climate, & the natural world; government; business; education, science, & technology; history & the emperor; & famous people. Many entries tell about that which is unique, the oldest, the most famous, etc.