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4Trade
Link 2 EuroPages

Poland and global

Pay for

Free

Fairly wide

OK if you are interested in Poland – limited global interest

ABC France
ABC-Online

France

Not clear

By e-mail

Fairly wide

Awkward to use but claims to have
250 000 companies listed.
More a marketing channel for French companies
Also available for Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

AfaceriOnline

Romania and global

Pay for (free trail)

Pay for (free trial)

Fairly wide

12 000 companies listed

Algomtl

Global with an emphasis on France

 

Free *

Wide variety

30 000 leads per year

Alibaba

Global with an emphasis on China

 

Free*

Wide variety

One of the biggies
3 million members

AllActionTrade

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

Has approximately 120 000 offers listed. A nice, well-organised website.

Alles-Handel/All-Trade

Global

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

The site has almost 60 000 members and handles 180 000 offers.

Armenian Business & Trade

Armenia (although global companies are using this site to promote their offerings)

Free

Free

Wide variety

Site is being hijacked by exporters from around the world.
Not a big site.
Worth a visit

AsiaKingWorld

Global, with an emphasis on Asia

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

A good, well organised site. Contains about 14 000 trade leads and about 13 000 companies.

AsianNet

Global, but with an Asian flavour

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

600 000 members and 900 000 products
One of the biggies

Australia Trade

Australia and global

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety
(limited entries)

Approximately 500 companies online

B2B@TP Market

Global, but with the emphasis on Egypt

Free

Free*

Limited

Servicing the Egyptian Trade Points. A rather small community. Useful if you are interested in Egypt.
A well-organised site.

B2BTradeHolding.com
Site is also sub-divided into regions such as US, Canada, Europe, Asia, China, UK, Africa

Global

Pay for

Pay for

Wide variety

140 000 companies listed.
A very busy and confusing site.
A lot of consumer products.
Worth a visit.

Bikudo

Global

Free but registration required

Free but registration required

Wide variety

Their database is searchable and contains, buying and selling categories and a company database

BizEurope Resource

Global with a European and US focus

Pay for

Free*

Wide variety

 

BrazilTradeNet

Brazil

See company info, but these are mostly exporters

Only for Brazilian companies

Wide variety

Mainly an export promotion hub

BusinessDubai Network
Part of a larger network

Global, but with emphasis on UAE and Middle East

Free (register)*

Free*

Wide variety

20 000 members with 9 000 offers listed

BusinessPatrol.com
BusinessPatrol is an online service that enables worlwide small businesses, corporations, buyers and sellers in international trade.

Global

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

Well-organised/run site with many products.

BusyTrade.com
Has links to other BusyTrade sites such as Mexico, Brazil, India and HK.

Global, but with a strong Chinese influence

Free (register)*

Free*

Wide variety

600 000 members
Well-organised/run site.
Another of the biggies.

China Pages
Linked to ECTrade

Global, but with a strong Chinese influence

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

Site worth a visit

ChinaBusinessWorld
Linked to http://go4worldbusiness.com

China, but also global

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

280 000 members with 30 000 business enquiries per week.
Site is a bit busy.

Comesa Tradehub

Focused on Comesa countries

Free

Free*

Wide variety

A well-organised site, albeit with a small community. A good place to visit if you are interested in Comesa countries.

CommerceTurkey.com

Turkey

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

Smallish community and not very well designed.

CZIdustry.cz

Czech Republic and global

Free

Free

Reasonably wide, but not many entries per category

Very small community. Not a very useable portal.

DDEX.com

Venezuela

Free

Free, but not really intended for non-Venezuela companies, although nothing appears to stop a foreign company from registering

Wide variety

Just starting out and their database is still small. Some sections still not operational

EC Plaza

Global, but with a strong Korean/Asian influence

Free

Free*

Wide variety

400 000 members

EC Trade
Linked to China Pages

Global, but with a strong Chinese influence

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

Site worth a visit

Europages

Global with a European focus

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

390 000 buyers in 38 countries

EuroTrade

European focus

No

Free

Not clear

User unfriendly site
You can only post your offer and if acceptable they will contact you within 48 hours

ExImTurk

Turkey and global

Free

Free

Wide variety

Worth a visit.

ExpoMarkets

Global, but with an emphasis on India

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

A nice site, but it si not clear how big this community is?

ExportersUS

Global but with an emphasis on the US

Free (register)

Free

Fairly wide

17 000 members
50 000 offers

Export-Import Poland

Poland

N/A

Free

Wide variety

Mainly aimed at promoting Polish exports, but foreign companies can publish their trade leads as well for the Polish market

Export-Japan.com

Focused on Japan

Free

Free

Wide variety

No browsing – search only

Global Export Import Directory
Also Usaexportimport.com

Global with a US emphasis

Free

Free *

Wide variety

150 000 categories, 270 countries and 300 000 pages
Looks good but big gaps.

Global Sources
GS has regional sites as well such as South African Sources, but some of these have very little content.

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

Another of the biggies with 560 000 members.

Global Trade Networks

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Not clear

An Australian service, with a global emphasis. Seems a little limited, though.

IndiaMart

India, but also global

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

Approximately 120 000 offers on display and 300 000 companies registered.

IndoAsiaBiz

An Indian-Japan venture, with a global perspective

Free (register)*

Free

Wide variety

An Indo-Japan venture aimed at promoting trade between the two counties, but other international companies are also advertising on the site.

International Business Forum

Global

Free

Pay for

Fairly wide

An amateurish look and feel. It’s not clear how old these trade leads are? Worth a look, though.

Iran E-commerce

Iran and global

Free

Free

Wide variety

 

JETRO Business Matching

Global, but with an emphasis on Japan and Asia

Free (register)

Free

Fairly wide

Run by Japan’s Trade Promotion organisation, the purpose of this site is to promote trade with Japan. It’s a bit awkward to use. Currently contains some 27 000 proposals.

North Carolina Global Trade Site

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Not clear

A small site with only 300 companies registered and 5000 offers. Overwhelmed

OpenRussia.ru

Russia

N/A

Pay for

Wide variety

Advertising your products in Russia

RusBiz

Global, but with a focus on Russia

Free (register)

Free

Fairly wide

Trade leads looks interesting and up-to-date. Give it a try.

SignOn Africa

Africa

Free (register)

Free

Fairly wide, but few companies per category

Very small community – less than a 1000

SME Business Services

An Indian portal, but with strong North American and Chinese listings

Free

Pay for

Wide variety

Not a very user-friendly site – requires you to drill-down too much. It’s also not clear how big the community is.

The Great Indian Bazaar

Global, but with an Indian focus

Pay for

Free

Wide variety

A busy site, but it appears to work. This is one of the better sites.

ThomasGlobal

European and US focus, but also global

Free

Can submit your company, but registration can take up to 6 months and payment may be required??

Industrial focus

700 000 manufacturers in 28 countries

TimeFirst

Global

Free (register)

Free

Wide variety

A well-organised, easy-to-use portal containing some 50 000 leads.

Trade Romania

Primarily Romania

Free

Free

Wide, but few companies per category

Small site.

TradeAgency.net

Primarily Romania, but also global

Free

Free*

Fairly wide, but few companies per category

Small site; not even 200 companies listed.

TradeEgypt

Global, but with emphasis on Egypt

Pay for

Pay for

Wide variety

A nice, tidy system, but it is not clear just how many members they have or how well the portal is used.

TradeGet.com

Primarily Indian

Free

Free

Wide variety

Approximately 100 000 companies listed.

TradeIndia
Also Trade-India

Some global opportunities, but the site primarily promotes trade with India

Free

Pay for

Wide variety

600 000 users
35 000 Indian importers

TradeKey

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

Over 700 000 members.
3 million visitors per month
One of the biggies.

TradeMatch
A closed system

UK and global

Pay for

Pay for

Not clear

22 000 offers on their database.
Not clear how good this site is.

TradeXpro

Global

Free (register)

Free*

Wide variety

Close to 90 000 companies listed and 90 000 trade leads. Worth a visit.

UnePower

Global, but with a strong Chinese influence

Free

Free*

Wide variety

22 000 companies registered.

WebBusiness

Global with emphasis on Eastern Europe

Free

Free

Wide variety

Navigation is a bit clumsy. Database appears somewhat limited.

World Trade Centers Associations

Global (proprietary system)

Free (register)

Pay for

Wide variety

300 WTCs and 750 000 affiliated businesses

WorldBid

Global

Pay for

Pay for

Wide variety

Another of the biggies.
500 000 users and more than a million offers.
Also sub-divided into regional and industry sub-sites, e.g. WorldBidAfrica and WorldBidFurniture

YUTrade.net

Yugoslavia, but also global

Free

Free

Fairly wide

Has an aggressive anti-spam policy that blacklisted my SAIX ISP

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