International trade and commerce is a complex puzzle of regulations, laws and understanding how to deal with different governments. Trying to negotiate your path through these rules and regulations without a guide can be baffling and quite expensive.
Whether you are importing or exporting, an international resource guide from ICC Publications is an ideal way to learn about the international trade arena and its laws. Covering topics from international arbitration to commerce these books make sure you go down the right path in dealing with negotiations and foreign governments. They even have excellent charts that cover shipping via waterways and and risk involved. If you are considering starting a business overseas you will have to understand what is involved with franchises and international laws.
Demand Guarantees are also an important topic to fully understand when contemplating business internationally. There are several books covering this topic and they are highly recommended to ensure compliance with international laws and regulations.