The word trade is a noun. Trade means (1) the skilled practice of a practical occupation, (2) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services, (3) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers, (4) an equal exchange, (5) a particular instance of buying or selling, (6) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work, (7) steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.
Trade is also a verb that means (1) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood, (2) exchange or give (something) in exchange for, (3) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase, (4) engage in the trade of, (5) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word trade.
- International Trade Centre (ITC)
ITC, formed in 1964, has helped the business sectors of developing and transition economies to develop exports. It is located in Geneva and is the joint technical cooperation agency of the UN Conference on Trade
and Development and the World Trade Organization. Users will find all kinds of help in marketing development and analysis. Information about current projects can also be found on the site.
- International Trade Administration
The ITA is part of the Department of Commerce. Its mission is to help strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. business and insure fair trade
and compliance with trade laws and agreements. ITA assists businesses in finding and developing markets overseas. They also help with issues that arise from exporting goods. The website contains recent news and links to forms and analysis, among other things.
- Gift and Home Trade Association
The GHTA was formed in 2000, as the gift and home industry's non-profit professional trade
association. The Association strives to help vendors, sales agencies, industry affiliates, and retailers work together by providing members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with industry leaders. The GHTA is a place where members can connect, contribute, and learn.
- Adventure Travel Trade Association
The ATTA is designed to help adventure travel companies grow by helping them secure new customers, and give them access to the global adventure travel community.
- U.S. Real Estate Associations
Most businesses involved in real estate are part of a national trade
association. Learn about prominent real estate associations across the nation, and find helpful links to each of them.
- Export-Import Bank of the United States
For over 70 years, The Ex-Im Bank has been the official export credit agency of the United States. Its mission is to finance the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. On the website, users can find out how to obtain advice and loans. There is also more information about the Agency and forms to apply for assistance. Specific countries and their needs are also discussed.
- AMEX: American Stock Exchange
This website provides information and stock quotes for companies listed on the American Stock Exchange. Users can find out how to trade
stocks on AMEX or use AMEX to trade on any of the other stock exchanges, such as NYSE or Nasdaq. On the website, users can find complete information about AMEX, its various services, market summaries, and a list of the stocks in the exchange.
- Convention Planning Careers
This convention planner page comprises information about convention planning careers in the United States of America plus a photo of a trade
show event at a convention center.
- Forex Trading
The foreign exchange market sees over twice as much trade
as the New York Stock Exchange. Learn about the Forex (foreign exchange) trading market on this informative site.
- SYS-CON Media
Established in 1994, SYS-Con Media is the publisher of many IT magazines, electronic newsletters, breaking IT news and more. It sponsors trade
shows, conferences, and other types of education. The website is a gateway to all the services and publications of the company.
- Alibaba Manufacturer Directory
The world's largest online import-export marketplace, founded in 1999, Alibaba operates out of China. There are also offices in other cities around the world. The website describes its operations which give small businesses access to goods and services from around the world and also a marketplace for their own products. The website also describes how Alibaba works with trade
- All Conferences
All Conferences is a directory focusing on conferences, conventions, trade
shows, and other business events around the world. Conference organizers can list their event on the site for free. The site also provides information about conference reservations and information about advertising on the website. Users can search by broad subject categories to find conferences in their areas of interest.
- United States Department of Commerce
The responsibility of the Department is to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement. Among the Bureaus within the Department are the Bureau of the Census, International Trade
Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, and others. The website describes the organization of the Department and its programs.
- International Housewares Association
This is the website for IHA, a trade
association dedicated to promoting sales and marketing since 1938. The IHA sponsors an annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, where the newest products are showcased. Website visitors can find information about the Association, its membership, and its publications.
Written by Java experts, JavaWorld.com offers online tutorials for using Java, downloadable Java code, a forum in which users can trade
ideas and discuss problems. The website also contains news and reviews of products, forums that provide tips for new and old users, and job listings.
- NVCA: National Venture Capital Association
NVCA is a trade
association that represents the nation's venture capital industry, which helps finance new companies and supports innovation. It is a member-based organization. On the website, users can find out about membership, local chapters, and events, including several annual meetings. The website offers publications and model legal documents plus links to venture capitalist and business service providers.
- Publishers Weekly
PW, a Reed Elsevier publication, is a major source of news and reviews about books. It is widely used by libraries and others in the book trade. Publishers Weekly Virtual Edition contains up-to-date book news, book selling, best seller lists, commentary, blogs, author interviews, deals, and much more. Both print and web versions are available by subscription.
- Random House
Random House, a division of Bertelsmann AG and originally founded in 1925, is a publisher of English language trade
books. Their many imprints include Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, Knopf, Crown, and others. The website contains information about the company, lists of titles in print, and a shopping cart. Also news about books and events.
- Software & Information Industry Association
SIIA is the principal trade
association for the software and digital content industry. Its mission is to promote and protect the software industry and to provide information to the industry. Users can become members on the website and learn about membership benefits. The website contains information about products, events, programs, and recent news.
The Wiley publishing house actually began as a print shop in 1807. Wiley is an STM publisher, including books, journals, encyclopedias, and electronic resources. Professional trade
books are published in the subjects of business, accounting, psychology, architecture, culinary arts,and general interest, among others. They are also a major publisher of textbooks for college students.
- Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
The ABAA strives to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of rare and antiquarian books and related materials, to support educational programs and research into the study of rare books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors.
- Visit Denver
VISIT DENVER is a private, nonprofit trade
association that is responsible for marketing metro Denver as a convention and leisure destination. The Bureau is contracted by the City & County of Denver to act as the official marketing agency for Denver.
- Discover Los Angeles
The mission of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is to advance the prosperity of LA's visitor economy and the livelihoods that depend on it. This is achieved by sales and marketing to the travel industry and to consumers. LA Tourism represents the Los Angeles destination to the meetings and convention industry; to the international travel trade
and traveler; to cruise passengers and cruise lines; to domestic leisure travelers; and to the worldwide travel media.
- Food Processing Suppliers Association
Founded in 2005, FPSA, the Food Processing Suppliers Association, is the trade
association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
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