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  • Important Announcement - We refer our readers who are involved in global trade and have any connections with the USA, to read this important news item that appeared in our Newsletter of 1 November 2015, Item # 1. Click here.


  • How to use this page:

    • If you are a consumer, business owner/manager or student looking for information about a specific country for the purpose of buying goods and importing items or services from a particular country, doing business, investing, research or just visiting, we have initially divided the global market place into 3 regions, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean Region and the rest of the world. This is because of subsidies and initiatives that our company promotes and receives, which are passed onto our clients in certain countries.

    • If you are a business owner or manager in one of these regions, then we invite you to use our Global Business Network that offers a free advertising service in our global trade directory to give additional exposure to your goods or services to the 1,000s of visitors to our web site. (Please read this additional page that gives more on the full details of the Global Trade page)

    • This site also serves as the online Africa Trade Center for worldwide buyers and sellers of goods and services related to the countries of Africa.

    • This site is also known as the World Market Center (World Market Centre) WMC. In addition also known as the World Trade Centre Africa.


"The Global Marketplace for Products & Services"

  • In your quest to do business in the Global Marketplace: :.....................................................................
    • Are you looking for authoritative, in-depth information about the various nations of the world? Check out "Portals to the World," from the U.S. Library of Congress. This site currently features links to in-depth information about all countries, arranged by country or area. Links for each country are sorted into a wide range of broad categories, ranging from "general resources" to specific topics, such as business, government, politics and law, culture, languages, and so on. Click here (The site is temporarily off-line, but we hope to have it up again soon, please be patient.)
    • The US Government also maintains extensive information on more than 267 countries in its comprehensive "World Factbook." Click here and use the pull down Menu for the listing of the country you are researching. The extensive information includes, geography, people, government, economy, communications, and transportation, military and transnational issues.

    • If you plan to visit any of the countries listed in our World Directory, check this overview of that country regarding currency, culture, dangers when visiting, local useful contacts, and much more. Click here

    • Country Profiles - Countries profiled from around the world. The Internet's best source of data on countries, including, flags, history, and weather, plus much more. Click here

      • For an unbiased overview of every country of the world, with interesting historical details, trade opportunities, warnings and local links, visit the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

      • Historical Country Names. This is a handy list of "formerly used country names," paired with the current names. Features "names of a countries, dependencies, and other regions of particular geopolitical interest." Also includes links to country profiles. Click for more details.

      • Countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations - Today's Commonwealth is an association of 53 countries. Its 1.8 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions. Members range from vast countries like Canada to small island states like Malta. The Commonwealth has three intergovernmental organisations: the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Learning. To obtain background and profiles of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, visit their site.

      • Producing Nature and Poverty in Africa - This book draws on case studies from eight different countries in Africa, the contributors to this provocative collection of essays demonstrate quite clearly that environmental programs often have direct and far-reaching consequences for the distribution of wealth and poverty and that they constitute one of the major forms of foreign and state intervention in contemporary African affairs. This book is highly recommended by the management of the Delamere Group, as it gives some background to trade in Africa. Read Producing Nature and Poverty in Africa



  • A Very Important Business Tool is to Read & Research the Industry or Service you are Promoting - In order to accomplish this we strongly recommend that you visit the Delamere International Bookshop that represents a number of major leading book suppliers that concentrate on non-fiction books related to business, employment, marketing, investing & finance, real estate, and conducting international trade. They also keep these reliable sources of information updated on a regular basis. Also included in the online bookstore are reliable sources for Market Research Reports and Market Information & Data related to most major industries. Click here.



  • Global Market Research & Analytics - This course examines the vital role of information and research in global marketing decisions. The key aim of the module is to enable students to understand the value of information, research, and analytics, the processes involved and techniques which can facilitate the collection, analysis and interpretation of marketing data and information. Special emphasis will be put in the challenges that arise when research is conducted across borders as well as specific new trends in data analysis such as dealing with (and benefitting from) “big data” as they apply to a range of institutions with different types and scope of activities, governance structures, and size. Global Marketing Research and Analytics




  • Become a Global Entrepreneur - Innovative entrepreneurship tips, tricks and more. This is the entrepreneur's guide for you. In this course we will cover everything from the history of Entrepreneurship, who they are, what they do, where they come from, to the benefits and advantages of being an Entrepreneur. We will also cover how to get financing, how to start up your business, and, in a bonus lecture, some tips, tricks and ideas that will help you. Become a global Entrepreneur


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  • Importing Products & Goods Into the USA - Our essential guide, provides simple and proven step-by-step methods to successfully import product into America. Ideal for people looking to build an importing business, the guide offers quality information and proven techniques and knowledge, until now, only available to professional traders. The guide includes: - How to build an importing business and make money - How to avoid getting ripped off by overseas suppliers - Hot tips to import success and what not to do - Boot-strapping your import business for success - Resources you just cannot do without. Importing America - The Essential Guide

Importing America - The Essential Guide


  • What Time Is It Now (Select Your City & Country) - The Time Now is a major place to look for the current time of any location in the world, based on the accurate US network of cesium clocks synchronized time. We also provide other information such as daylight saving time, time zones, currencies, country calling codes, detailed weather and forecast, sunrise & sunset, moonrise & moonset, coordinates, nearby cities, nearby airports and local businesses opening times and other information when available. Click here.


  • Translator Jobs from Home - Thousands of people online are discovering how doing simple translator jobs from home can be very profitable! See how they're making money doing this by signing up now! Work with established, REAL companies and individuals and you choose to get paid in US dollars or in your own currency. Click here!

  • Global Parcel Delivery Services - Fastlane International offers global parcel delivery services to consumers and businesses through the world’s most reputable carriers UPS, DHL, TNT & FedEx. We have been in business for over 28 years and established a reputation of excellence within our industry. Visit Fastlane International




  • Global Business - Discover success in global business today with the most strategic approach to international business topics and unique coverage not found in other books. Written by renowned international instructor and author Mike Peng, GLOBAL BUSINESS is the first truly global business book to answer the big question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This edition blends both an institutional-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter for an unparalleled continuity in the learning process. The book combines an inviting, conversational style with the latest research and examples throughout every chapter. A comprehensive set of cases from Mike Peng and other respected international experts examine how companies throughout the world have expanded globally. This book is a must read for our readers and clients who want to succeed in global trade and business. Global Business



  • The Centre for Rising Powers at the Department of Politics and International Relations (Cambridge University, UK) - The Centre for Rising Powers stems from the burgeoning interest in scholarly and policy circles in the emergence of new powers, the so-called BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). It is the first initiative of its kind however that goes beyond the attention to the immediate cases to focus on the fundamental theoretical and empirical puzzle: how do new powers rise, how might they be accommodated, and what impact do these interactions generate on systemic stability. Its research program is thus just as interested in the threats and opportunities posed by the rise of new powers in the past (such as Germany, Japan, the United States and the former Soviet Union in the 20th century) as the emergence of new powers today (such as India, China, and Brazil). Read more.



  • How to become a Freight Broker – Freight brokers help shippers that need to move freight from point A to point B by finding a carrier (trucking company) that will haul the freight for slightly less than the shipper is willing to pay them... thus the term BROKER!  In other words freight brokers, sometimes referred to as load brokers, truck brokers, or transportation brokers, are all middle men that match available shipper freight with available trucks while earning between 10% and 35% profit per shipment. That means brokers typically earn between $100 to $500 per shipment, but I have earned as much as $5,175 per shipment just for finding a truck to haul our customer's freight! Read more

  • World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) - Our organization is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City. The mission of WTC Utah is to guide Utah companies into profitable global markets. WTC Utah builds Utah’s international community by offering signature services: Assessment of a company’s current global position or international strategy, Education in the form of seminars and workshops to help develop global strategy, and Connections through the World Trade Center network and co-hosted local events to help in executing global strategy. In addition, WTC Utah offers customized market intelligence reports and access to the network of over 330 World Trade Centers around the globe that facilitates international trade and investment. Visit our site.


  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Though the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was officially founded in 1961, its history really begins in “the rubble of Europe after World War II.” In an unusual act of foresight and esprit de corps, European leaders recognized that the best way to ensure peace was to build cross national economic bonds. Today, the OECD is made up of 34 nations and the website offers a veritable wealth of information. Readers might like to begin with, What’s New on the homepage, or perhaps explore the Data section that compares countries across key indicators, or peruse the Economic Outlook 2014 within the Report section. A detailed explanation of how the OECD functions can be found in the About section, as well as an excellent history, a range of publications, an outline of the budget, and many other interesting insights into the workings of this important international organization. Visit this site. (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015)

  • Trade Show Displays & Exhibits - Epic Displays offers a complete line of portable, modular and custom trade show displays and exhibits. More than just a mantra or company slogan, the Epic Displays team focuses on simply one goal: to make trade shows easier for our clients. Click here

  • News Behind the News  - Stratfor.com is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments. Stratfor provides global awareness and guidance to individuals, governments and businesses around the world. We use a unique, intel-based approach to analyze world affairs.  The Delamere Group uses this service to a great advantage.  Make a note to read the excellent reports related to East Africa, this is a four-part series on the development of transport infrastructure in East Africa. Read more.



  • The Africa Research Institute - This organization, which was founded in 2007 to think critically about issues confronting the African continent, seeks to encourage debate, question orthodoxy, and disseminate knowledge widely. The non-profit's website is a trove of knowledge about a wide range of issues. At the time of this writing, for instance, the homepage features articles about the many elections that will be taking place in Africa in 2016, as well as the governmental crisis in Nigeria and the troubles in the Kenyan economy. The page also features an excellent, regularly updated blog. In addition, readers may like to explore using the featured categories of Agriculture & Land, Cities, Culture, Economics & Finance, Elections, Governance, Health, and Law & Justice, as well as the useful search engine. Visit this site. (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016)



  • Human Development Reports - This fascinating interactive map from the United Nations Development Program provides Human Development Reports on over 200 countries around the world. Fancy a factoid? While the United States scores number five in its ability to promote human development, with a mean income of $50,000 a year and a murder rate of less than 5 out of every 100,000 people, the prison population stands at a whopping 716 per 100,000. Compare that to Canada’s homicide rate of 1.54 and incarceration rate of 118. Other interesting tidbits gleaned from this site reveal the mean years of schooling in Kazakhstan (10.37 years) and the life expectancy in Madagascar (64 years-old). There is a lot of great educational material here, including the HDialogue section that features timely articles on issues related to human development, such as “Trans-border Vulnerabilities” and “The case for investing in early childhood.” Visit this site. (From the Scout Report)



  • Trade Shows Recommended For Clients of Delamere Marketing - Trade Shows, Trade Fairs, consumer exhibitions are now the most effective medium for the Manufacturers to reach the ultimate buyer and understand their taste, preference and their latest pulse. This could also be a market study to determine the trend and manufacture products to their preference and gain market strength. Also these fairs have now become the perfect points of sale to launch new products or schemes and ramp up the customer base. Check out the current list of trade shows throughout the world, every country and every city.

  • United Nations Web TV Channel - The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues. This service is used extensively by the Delamere Group and has proved to be an invaluable business tool.  Visit this site.



  • Success in Global Business – This course will help you develop the commercial and cultural skills needed to succeed in international business. Understanding the nature of international business isn't just an academic question. Every single one of us is affected by global business. But how much do we really know about it? Based on years of experience operating business all around the world, this course will help people like you to develop a clear understanding of contemporary international business and to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in global commercial activities. The course is structured into seven modules, each covering a different aspect of global business, ranging from Globalisation, to International Law, to Import/export, to Financial Risks to Markets, Cultures and Global e--Business. Each module includes video lectures, powerpoint slide notes, web links, multiple choice quizzes and appropriate supporting material to channel your interests. You need to take this course if you are operating or are thinking of operating in the global business environment. Success in Global Businessc


  • How to Obtain Funding in the EU (European Union) Module One - In this short course we provide the basics of how to participate in EU programmes and European grants. This is the first of three modules. In this First one we provide an overview of the whole process, what is an EU programme and the basics of how to participate and approach European grants. In the second Module we look at how to prepare a successful proposal with a view to get European grants and get the project funded. In the third module we will provide information and knowledge about how to manage a running project.. The second and the third modules are under construction and will go online in the next few months. EU funding: How to access programmes and projects - Module 1


  • Transparency International - This is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, and brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. Our mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. The Delamere Group is a sponsor of this organization and recommends that all business leaders become fully aware of this world wide problem and make a contribution to its elimination. Read more.


  • Looking for a Lawyer in Africa - Bowman Gilfillan is widely regarded as one of the premier corporate law firms in Africa with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The firm has an association with Coulson Harney in Nairobi, Kenya. Employing more than 300 specialised lawyers (including over 118 partners), with a total staff of over 600, the firm is recognised for its professionalism and superior legal services plus its ‘pro bono’ work. Visit our site.

  • Transfer Money with Western Union – We provide foreign exchange solutions to businesses and individuals. Western Union Business Solutions is a global leader in foreign exchange and a trusted payments provider to clients operating in international markets. Backed by a brand with a robust financial network spanning more than 200 countries and territories, and access to over 140 currencies, we empower our clients with simple, secure and reliable cross-border payment solutions. Click here.

  • The African Development Bank (AfDB) - The Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the institution aims at assisting African countries - individually and collectively - in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. The Delamere Group recommends using this service. Read more.



  • Special Report on Africa "Reducing Poverty and Investing in People" - How might safety nets be contributing positively to the lives of people across Africa? It's a key question for policy wonks and others and it is addressed in intense detail in this corner of the World Bank's website. Here, visitors will find a 166-page report released in February 2014 that provides copious details on how "safety nets are critical instruments for reducing extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity." The report looks at programs in 22 countries and specifically at how donors from middle income countries contribute to these programs in Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone. The site also contains an executive summary, along with a slideshow and several illustrative videos. Visit this site.


  • Assistance & Search Programme - If for some reason you do not find the international business resource that you are looking for within our business website, send us an e-mail with details about that international business resource and we will try to find it for you.


  • Buyers Introduction to Worldwide Suppliers - This service is the world's-leading B2B e-commerce company. We provide merchants with an efficient, trusted platform to connect with buyers and suppliers from around the world. We have 17 million users, 3 million storefronts and over 3,000 product categories. Click Here!


  • The World Customs Organization - This organization aids the national economic wealth and social protection of its Members by promoting an honest, transparent and predictable customs environment. Click here


  • UNICEF - This is the leading children's organisation, reaching children in more than 150 less-developed countries around the world. We work with local communities, organisations and governments to make a lasting difference to children's lives. Inspired gifts from UNICEF. Help a child in Africa. Give an inspirational gift. UNICEF Gifts and Cards | buying can help improve a child's life. Shop UNICEF now!


  • Old Africa Magazine - We publish stories, personal memories, and vintage photographs to recapture East Africa's past. The stories in Old Africa will transport readers to an earlier era from the time of Western interest and exploration in the area up to the mid-1960s. Read more.


  • How to Start & Operate a Successful Import/Export Business - The Delamere Group has just released this business package to help you easily and quickly start your own profitable import and export business! Check out our FREE information kit. Click Here!


  • Language Translation Software - This powerful software allows you to Translate Word Documents between 14 Language Pairs. You can even Translate Foreign Web Sites while surfing. Translate Text, RTF and Microsoft® Word® documents between 14 different language pairs with My Personal Translator. Our company also offers many other business tools. Buy My Personal Translator

  • International Cell Phones - The Delamere Group recommends this service that works in over 190 countries, you only pay for calls as and when you make them and you get one international phone number for life. Satellite Phone Rental


  • Country Profiles - Countries profiled from around the world. The Internet's best source of data on countries, including, flags, history, and weather, plus much more. click here

  • Our Free Translation Service - Quickly translate Microsoft Word documents, Outlook emails and highlighted text, you also obtain an instant online quote from Click2Translate.com, our translation services agency, and we use only high quality translation services from our professionally trained, native speaking translators. Click here.



  • Globe Media for Expats - This service is a web publishing business with offices in London and Cape Town. They produce online destination information for travel agencies, travel portals, airlines and relocation companies worldwide. Click here.


  • Free online courses on global trade and international business - Are you a professional who is in need of some detailed research and academic publications on business conditions in the emerging market of China? These modules provide an in depth international component to almost any course and valuable international business training through interactive content in functional areas such as culture, marketing, law, agriculture, among others. Some country specific insights are also available. Countries and regions covered, are Africa, China, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, European Union (EU), Southeast Asia, and Middle East. These courses have been developed by the Michigan State University Center for International Business and Education and Research (MSU-CIBER) through a Title VI B Grant for Business and International Education by the U.S. Department of Education. Visit this site and sign up for the free registration.


  • Global Trade and Emerging Markets. The focus of this study is ranking with the market potential of 24 countries identified as "Emerging Markets" by The Economist. The Emerging Economies comprise more than half of the world's population, account for a large share of world output and have very high growth rates which means enormous market potential. This site has been developed by Michigan State University's Center for International Business Education and Research (MSU-CIBER). MSU-CIBER has been designated as a national resource center in international business education by the U.S. Department of Education. and is up to date with all developments and opportunities for doing business at a global level. Our firm Delamere-Pennine Associates is registered with this service and we highly recommend that you take advantage of these facilities. Read more


  • Automated Translation Software - This is a world leading provider of automated translation software used by the Delamere Group. The company develops translation software and dictionaries awarded by the leading computer magazines. PROMT offers translation solutions for the home and business usage as well as for Internet and corporate intranets. Translation online: Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, English. NEW! English <> Spanish translator PROMT Professional 9.0: business-class translation solution Click Here

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  • Genuine Handmade Prints From Africa - Our partner imports genuine, authentic, handmade African prints (also called "Batiks") they are individually handcrafted, and each print is truly unique. They import prints from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana and various other African countries. The prints are handmade by local villagers and artists in each country. The prints use high quality cotton fabric as canvas, and the artists creatively use wax, durable paint or spray, dried banana skins and other innovative methods to produce artistic pieces that are unusual, unique and special. All products are guaranteed and also come with FREE delivery. Visit our page on African Imported Goods.


  • Authentic African Products - These products ranging from beadwork, home decor, office decor, wire work, books, clothing, dolls, jewelry, music, sculptures, souvenirs and tribal art. Browse the online catalog.






"The Region and Countries Benefiting from the 'African Growth and Opportunities Act-2000"

(How you and your business can benefit)

Please note that this section of our website is under continuous review. For more information click here


  • For an in-depth background and geographical examination of Africa or any other region or country of the world and a 'zoom-in' of maps for regions or cities. Click here.

  • One of our senior partners visits Eastern and Southern Africa on a regular basis. If you would like representation for any of your projects or proposals to companies in these regions, please contact us for more details.

  • Visit this BBC site that offers an in depth view of trade and developments on the African Continent. Click here.

  • A Biography of Africa - To assist our site visitors and clients who want to do business, or simply undertake research projects in understanding the background to Africa, its culture, geography, national and tribal attitudes and business morality, we strongly recommend reading this book, Africa: A Biography of the Continent and others similar to this publication.

  • Africa & African Studies - Librarians, researchers, and students of African studies will find much of interest within the African collections at the Stanford University Libraries. Curated by Karen Fung, the collections feature an impressive array of materials and information about Sub-Saharan Africa. For instance, within the African studies resources section, readers will find topical items sorted both broadly and narrowly, including a list of films and videos that can be watched online or links to Africa-related News feeds from around the web. From the homepage, readers may also link to Maps of Africa, a related collection at the Stanford University Libraries featuring French, English, German, and Greek maps dating back to the mid-1600s. From the African Studies Combined Database Search to AfricaBib.Org, students, educators, and many others will find much to appreciate on this site. Visit this site.

  • Resource Africa - This is an NGO centred in southern Africa. They work with a range of partners to encourage and deliver new models of natural resource management, based on community participation in which the values of transparency, equity and respect for local people, their needs and customs, are uppermost. Visit this site.

  • East African Wildlife Society - EAWLS, was formed in 1961. The Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Societies, both started in 1956, joined together with wildlife enthusiasts from Uganda, and thus EAWLS was born. EAWLS has been at the forefront of efforts protecting endangered and threatened species and habitats in East Africa. Visit their site.

  • African Business Development Association (ABDAS) is an independent voluntary association that actively promotes Industry and Commerce by encouraging the establishment of new businesses, regional and international.  Visit our site.

  • Pan African Conservation Education Project - The idea behind the PACE project is to help spread simple solutions to environmental problems between communities. From fuel-saving stoves to rainwater-harvesting, compost making to forest product certification, the project aims to share information about the environment and the very practical ways in which people are addressing common environmental problems. Visit their site.

  • Research facility from the Columbia University Libraries - This site presents an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa. Materials are arranged by region and country, by organization, or by topic (such as climate and environment, health, and human rights). Also provides links to Africa studies programs; a directory of African studies scholars; a list of libraries, book publishers, and book dealers specializing in Africa; and links to electronic journals and newspapers. Visit this site.

  • Trade Shows in Africa - ExpoGroup began its operations in 1996 starting with export-oriented International Trade Exhibitions in the Middle East & Africa. Since then, it has been organizing annual trade fairs in 14 countries within the region itself. ExpoGroup has presented several other events in emerging markets such as the CIS, Australia, Latin America & India. After 15, years ExpoGroup has spread its network in more than 37 countries managing more than 20 trade fairs annually in various counties. Read more.

  • Royal African Society - For students of Africa or business people requiring more details about the Continent of Africa, this site provides invaluable information regarding the national background, trade and culture of all countries in Africa. This site is used extensively by the Delamere Group. Visit their site.

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  • The Africa Center - This non-profit organization is a unique American institution that fosters professional development of Africa's civilian and military leaders, supports democratic governance in Africa, and facilitates long-term, continuing dialogue with and among leaders from Africa, Europe, and the United States. Visit their site.


  • FARM-Africa has been working with poor rural African farmers and herders since 1985. They aim to make a lasting difference to their lives by providing practical help, enabling them to produce more food for their families. FARM (Food & Agricultural Research Management)-Africa is registered in the UK as a charity no. 326901 and as a 501(c)3 in the USA. Visit their site The Delamere Group are supporters of this NGO.


  • The International Refugee Committee - The IRC is a non-profit organization and as such depends on the support of individuals like you to accomplish our work for refugees worldwide. Your support will help us save lives, alleviate suffering and restore the livelihoods of refugees in Afghanistan and in some 30 other countries worldwide. Click here for more information.


  • Africa Finance Corporation - There is substantial demand for infrastructure assets throughout the African continent. Relative to more developed markets, returns on investment in infrastructure in Africa are actually attractive. Notwithstanding, there have been few successful infrastructure projects. One of the reasons for this has been the lack of project structuring expertise and available risk capital. It was to fill this critical void that the founders of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) established the organization in 2007. The corporation brings a wealth of such project structuring experience and risk capital to the market. It is already bridging the infrastructure investment gap – even amidst tighter credit markets, as discerning global investors weigh their options and consider “safer” regions. Visit this site.


  • The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) - This organization is a nonprofit, membership-based organization established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA is the premier American organization devoted to U.S.-Africa business relations and includes as members more than 160 companies, which represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. CCA’s members range from America’s smallest to largest corporations. They represent a diverse pool of industries from Africa's most promising sectors, including agribusiness, capacity building, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure and security. Visit their site.


  • Current exchange rates for African countries against the US$, click here.



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Important sources of information which are invaluable for research into this region.


  • The latest breaking news in the African region. Click here
  • Looking for a job in Kenya or South Africa? Don't forget to visit our Employment- Classified Page click here
  • If you want more information on goods being imported from Africa into the USA, also visit our Marketing page
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Information related to custom incentives and regulations. Banks and legal requirements for doing business in the member states (visit their site)
  • Pride Africa - This non-profit organization provides financial and information products and networks for the small-scale entrepreneur in Africa. (visit their site)
  • Shared Interest & Thembani International Guarantee Fund - This non-profit organization guarantee bank loans for low-income communities to construct houses, create jobs, and launch small businesses. This provides a unique opportunity for U.S. supporters to invest in South Africa's future. (visit their site)
  • Corporate Council on Africa - Partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and controls various free trade and private sector involvement in numerous government controlled enterprises. (visit their site)

  • Africa South of the Sahara - A very informative site prepared by Stanford University, which provides most of the facts you will need to conduct and understand trade in this region. (visit their site)
  • South African Government Information Page - Provides latest trade incentives for the investor, importers & exporters. (visit their site)
  • National Economic, Development & Labour Council (NEDLAC) South Africa. (visit their site)
  • Across Africa - An independent site, which helps to understand the culture, tribes and language of Africa. (visit their site)


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"The Region and Countries Benefiting from the "Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)"

(How you and your business can benefit)


Please note that this section of our pages is under continuous review. For more information click here


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Important sources of information which are invaluable for research into this region



  • The latest breaking news in the Caribbean region. Click here.


  • History of Caribbean Studies - The Delamere Group are promoting a pilot web site for research resources relating to Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian peoples in the UK. You can use this web site to search and browse the CASBAH database and to view the full text survey reports. It is based upon research in the main collections relevant to these areas of research and also looks at sources in some general collections. Visit this site.


  • If you want more information on goods being imported from the Caribbean into the USA, also visit our Marketing page.

  • This is your business source for Latin America and the Caribbean. The only English-language magazine dedicated exclusively to business coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. News, analysis and easy-to-read market data, with special features on countries, companies, technology and privatizations. LATIN TRADE - ENGLISH VERSION

  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - Provides an overview of the economies of Latin America and the 23 countries of the Caribbean region. (visit their site)

  • Inter-American Development Bank - Established to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now has 46 member countries. (visit their site)

  • Foreign Trade Information System - Provides useful information about trade trends and major issues effecting trade in the Caribbean region. Also handles the "Organization of American States" (OAS) which highlights the latest news from the Caribbean Common Market (Caribbean Community - CARICOM) (visit their site)

  • Free Trade Areas of the Americas - Provides useful information and a small search engine under lists of business opportunities which include 34 countries, 23 which are part of the CBI (Caribbean Basin Initiative) and 11 outside the CBI. (visit their site)

  • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) was founded by creating a structured organization aimed at developing a business network that would provide the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength. Since its inception, the USHCC has worked towards bringing the issues and concerns of the nation's more than 1.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda.

  • Vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico - This service sponsored by Delamere Travel is one of the largest providers of discount hotels and vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico. Through our extensive network of hotels, vacation packages and value-added service providers, you will find the great deal you are looking for. CheapCaribbean.com Vacation Specials

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(How you and your business can benefit)


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  • To assist our clients and site visitors with the objective of greater understanding of the mutual benefits of global trade, we have researched various "business tools" which are relevant and useful in the area of doing business in global trade. These "tools" will help one to incorporate useful techniques and methods for improving the efficiency of doing trade at an international level. For a review of the current list of "business tools" which we have researched, recommended, and in many cases actually use in our company activities. Click here.


  • Importing from China - If you are looking to import from China but don't know where to start - you are in the right place! China is the biggest exporter of goods in the world - a huge business opportunity both for individuals and for small or medium businesses. Importing directly from China allows you to cut out the middle-man, achieve huge cost savings, get access to a vast products marketplace and create a business advantage. Like all business ventures, in order for an import to be successful you need to know what you are doing. This course will teach the basic and most important concepts and skills you need in order to execute your first import from China successfully. This course is meant for entrepreneurs who want to start an importing oriented business or for business owners looking to expand their existing offering. You will learn the basic business consideration for importing. You will learn how to track down a good supplier and negotiate the best deal while taking into account cultural differences. You will also learn how to manage the quality control process and what the preferred payment methods are. At the end of the course you will have a complete understanding of the importing process. Importing From China - A Practical Guide For Beginners


  • Glimpse of Chinese Culture - How much you know about China and her colorful culture? After A Glimpse of Chinese Culture, You will know more about Chinese culture and you will find China is not mysterious any more. This course includes 12 chapters, covering An Overview of China, Philosophy and Religions, Literature, Arts, Education, Science and Technology, Sports, Traditional Festival, Culinary Culture, Dress and Adornments, Architecture, and Tourism. This course aims to help the students command a general knowledge of Chinese culture and acquaint them with the English expressions of Chinese culture, thereby producing the probability that they can express Chinese culture appropriately in English. A Glimpse of Chinese Culture

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African Region | The Caribbean Basin Region | Asian Region| Other World Regions


African Region

  • Investing in South Africa - Is the time now ripe for investors to move some of their funds into the 'developing nation' of South Africa? Read the summary of South African President Mbeki's State of the Nation Address to Parliament, recently released in Cape Town. Full text of the Address also available. Visit this page.


  • Our firm has an ongoing contact with 'private colleges' in South Africa, and these colleges are always looking for qualified teaching staff in various fields, such as travel & tourism, languages, IT skills, business subjects, plus many more career areas.. Why not enjoy a working holiday in this beautiful part of the world, contact us if you desire more information.


Caribbean Basin Region

  • UN Assembly Condemns U.S. Embargo On Cuba - The United Nations General Assembly voted by 167 to three on 27 November 2001 for a resolution urging all countries to refuse to comply with the almost 40-year-old U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. Read the full story


Asian Region

  • China Approaches Last Hurdle to WTO Membership - Negotiators give China the go-ahead for China to join the World Trade Organization. Negotiators agreed to terms allowing China to join the WTO, praising the agreement as a signal of confidence in a global economy battered by terrorism in the United States and fears of a recession. (The Associated Press)



  • Manufacturing Companies in China - This is the largest database of more than 400,000 manufacturing companies in China. China has been able to manufacture almost every item at a fraction of the cost as compared to America. The economics of scale, favorable government policies, low cost of labor etc. has made this possible. In the year 2004 China exported some U.S.$250 Billion worth of manufactured goods to the USA alone and U.S.$600 Billion worth of goods overall. China is an industrial power house. While the value of exports from China to the US was U.S. $250 Billion in 2004 the cumulative value of these goods when it ultimately reached the consumers was estimated to be in the range of U.S.$800 billion. Obviously these goods are being retailed at a substantial mark up to consumers. Click Here!


Other World Regions

  • How to Conduct Business with China – This business guide comprises a series of seven self-study modules that develop awareness and understanding of key elements of Chinese business culture, business structures, business traditions and business etiquette. The modules are packed with hints, tips and practical strategies to enable you to build more productive commercial relationships in China, as well as work and communicate more effectively with Chinese business contacts. You will understand why culture is important in international business and what you need to know about Chinese culture and business-culture. You will be able to apply a tool for initiating, building and using Guanxi with critical groups in China. Doing Business with China
  • Conducting Business in Latin America - As business interaction between the United States and Latin America continues to increase, so does the demand and opportunity for individuals who understand this unique region and can successfully conduct business there. Latin America is an evolving economic area that offers great prospects for many U.S. based businesses. This region contains a wealth of natural resources, available labor, and consumer demand for both U.S. products and services. This course provides students with the foundation and insight they will need to successfully conduct business in the region and market themselves to U.S. businesses looking to grow into this fertile expanse. How successful business agreements and partnerships are accomplished in Latin America is knowledge not commonly found among U.S. businesses. Conducting Business in Latin America will supply students with the valuable know-how needed to expand and accelerate their careers into this new economic frontier. For the full details of this course "Conducting Business in Latin America" (MTC 3101) Go to our Online Courses page, click here, and select the Category of the Catalog "Management & Business" click here.


  • Central and South-Eastern Europe 2011 ~ Recommended by the Delamere Group
    This new release is a comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of Central and South-Eastern Europe, incorporating coverage of the latest economic and political developments.
    Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by acknowledged experts and covering issues of regional interest, including: Central and South-Eastern European Economies; Minorities in Central and South-Eastern Europe; Environmental Governance and EU Enlargement; The Baltic Sea Region; Bosnia and Herzegovina since Dayton; The Impact of EU Integration on and Social Policy Reforms in Central and South-Eastern Europe; Modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe; plus appendices on the religions of the region and on the Russian Baltic territory of Kaliningrad. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

  • The World News Network - The latest breaking news and important events from all regions of the world click here
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  • The Delamere Group and the Marketing Division, Delamere Marketing, have recently developed an on-line service related to news, research, employment and buyers guides, directly targeted at industry leaders and management of companies and services involved in Professional Audio & Video (ProAV), Broadcast, Post-Production Film, HD-Radio, IP-TV (Internet Protocol Television) Digital Cinema and Mobile TV. We currently have 4 very popular websites, Professional Audio & Video News & Buyers Guide and Broadcast Equipment News & Buyers Guide, plus Digital Cinema News & Buyers Guide, and Post Production News & Buyers Guide, all of which distribute weekly Newsletters containing the latest news, products & information, industry trends & events. plus employment opportunities, and free company listings. During the next 12 months additional sites will be developed and launched directly related to services in the audio/video and cinema industries. These online services will form part of our division, Delamere Digital Media, a world leader in digital media and digital news services.

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The following important sources of information are invaluable for research into Global Trade, the benefits and implications.

  • United Nations Organization - Lists various trade services & departments (visit their site)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) - Keep up to date with current news trends, disputes and early warnings (visit their site)
  • University of Washington - Contains latest in depth analysis of the activities of the World Trade Organization. (visit their site)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The latest programs and initiatives. (visit their site)
  • World Bank Group - Provides a list of assistance programs currently available. (visit their site)

  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries. (visit their site)
  • General US Government Website - Summary and Status of current US Congress Bills related to world trade. (visit their site)

  • The Corporate Council on Africa - Works closely with governments, multilateral groups and business to improve the African continent's trade and investment climate. (visit their site)
  • Trade Watch - An independant site, which monitors latest government trends and legislation, related to Global Trade. (visit their site)
  • The Fair -Trade Foundation - This non-profit organization is dedicated to guaranteeing a better deal for "Third World Producers". Issues are examined, such as child slavery in Africa, plus other serious issues affecting the underprivileged. (visit their site)
  • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office - The purpose of the FCO is to work for the United Kingdom's interests in a safe, just and prosperous world. For more detailed information about the FCO's objectives, (visit their site)

  • Business grants and loans for European Business (visit their site)
  • Public Citizen - Global Trade Watch - An independent site, which monitors latest government trends and legislation related to global trade. (visit their site)

  • The Internet Public Library - This is a very useful resource for all kinds of information, and has an excellent "search" facility. There are numerous "special collections" that include material about trade and professional associations and the presidents of the United States. The IPL is also home to a collection of over 20,000 online books. Internet Public Library

  • Visit the White House in Washington DC - This site allows you a virtual tour of the home of the US President. Go to the Briefing Room and check for the latest "news releases".(visit their site)
  • Visit Number 10 Downing Street, London, the Home of our British Prime Minister - If you want to learn of the latest news related to the British Parliament, Legislation, Lobby Briefings, Prime Minister's Statements and News Releases, (visit this site)
  • For Global Travelers - Don't forget to visit our travel page for the latest travel tips.

Note: Any government department, non-profit trade organization, NGO's or related institutions or web sites who feel that listing on this page would assist our initiative, please contact us and submit details for inclusion.


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