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?
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 totalCIFprice, Rocky?
Rocky: Hang on ... The price will be $15,230 U.S. to your usual port. Do we have a deal?
Jacques: You bet! Send me a fax with all the information, and I'll send you my order right away. I'll pay by irrevocable letter of credit, as usual. Same terms as always?
Rocky: Of course.
Jacques: Great! Nice doing business with you again, Rocky. Bye for now, and say hello to the family for me.
Rocky: Will do, and the same goes for me. Bye, Jacques.
在這則對話中，Rocky Simons 是壹家制造鎢制品公司的業主。他正和另外壹個國家壹家海濱度假地的業主Jacques Riviera在電話裏交談。