Guide to International Sourcing


Professional Industry Report

Publication Date: January 2020

Pages: 28

PDF Page size: 8.5” x 11” (21.59cm x 27.94cm)

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The World Trade Press “Guide to International Sourcing” provides a comprehensive primer on how outsourcing works, gives definitions and examples of typical forms of outsourcing, and distinguishes among the different types. It includes a provocative essay on the future of outsourcing and considers country issues, vendor selection, data security, intellectual property rights, project management, pricing models, billing models, payment options, and negotiating relationships. It also includes a contractual framework (with contract checklist), profiles of five outsourcing powerhouses, and information sources for outsourcing.

Table of Contents:

  1. Key Components
  2. The Future of Offshoring and Offshore Outsourcing
  3. Comprehensive Glossary
  4. Challenges and Issues
  5. Getting it Right
  6. Country Issues
  7. Vendor Selection
  8. Data Security
  9. Intellectual Property Rights
  10. Project Management
  11. Pricing Models for Service Outsourcing
  12. Billing Models for Service Outsourcing
  13. Payment Options for Service Outsourcing
  14. Negotiating and Maintaining Relationships
  15. Contractual Framework
  16. Outsourcing Powerhouses
  17. Information Sources for Outsourcing

Who Should Purchase This Report?

The World Trade Press “Guide to International Sourcing” is an essential resource for buyers, importers, sourcing managers, product managers, and others who wish to understand how to establish an international sourcing operation.

International bankers, international attorneys, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and students of international trade will also find this report helpful.


Edward G. Hinkelman is an international economist (Tufts University, University of Paris) with more than 40 years’ experience as an importer and exporter.

Mr. Hinkelman is the author of the industry-standard Dictionary of International Trade (now in the 13th edition), the Short Course in International Payments (now in the 4th edition), the Short Course in International Trade Documentation (now in the 3rd edition), and Importers Manual USA (now in the 4th edition).

Mr. Hinkelman has been a featured speaker at many industry seminars related to topics of international trade, economics, and publishing, as well as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and San Francisco State University.


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