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Along with the standard procedures set up for import/export businesses, Western companies (and most others, as well) must deal with tariffs, unless the trade is between members of economic blocks such as NAFTA (North America), EEC(Europe), etc. The global organization dealing with international trade (i.e. import/export) is the WTO.
In this conversation, Rocky Simons is the owner of a small company that manufactures recreational speedboats.He is having a telephone conversation with Jacques Riviera, owner of a seaside resort in another country.
Rocky: Good morning, Jacques. Nice talking to you again.How’s the weather in your part of the world?
Jacques: Couldn’t be better, Rocky.Sunny, 29°, light breeze...
Rocky: Stop! I can’t take any more.So, what can I do for you, Jacques?
Jacques: I need a couple of your SB2000 speedboats to rent to guests. Can you give me a price quote?
Rocky: Let’s see... Uh, the list price is $6,500 U.S. You’re a valued customer, so I’ll give you a 10% discount.
Jacques: That’s very reasonable. Do you have them in stock?来源:报关员培训网
Rocky: Sure do! We set up new inventory controls last year, so we don’t have many backlogs any more.
Jacques: That’s good. The tourist season is just around the corner, so I need them pretty quick. What’s the earliest shipping date you can manage?
Rocky: They can be ready for shipment in 2-3 weeks.
Jacques: Perfect.What’s the total CIF price, Rocky?
Rocky: Hang on ... The price will be $15,230 U.S. to your usual port. Do we have a deal?
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