PIERS Launches Online Directories of U.S. Importers and Exporters

Solution provides 150% more listings

NEWARK, N.J. - PIERS, the standard in trade intelligence, today announced that it is transforming its print publications, Directory of U.S. Importers and Directory of U.S. Exporters, to two new online products of the same name. Used by small businesses, retailers, logistics providers and others, the Directories now offer easy digital access to identify thousands of companies involved in global trade.

These online tools provide several significant improvements over the previously issued print format. In addition to anytime, anywhere convenience, subscribers may now access 150% more content. Customers can retrieve company details associated with 150,000 importers and 50,000 exporters and quickly locate new customers, suppliers or competitors via a simple search interface. Additionally, data is refreshed semi-annually, providing more frequent updates to keep current on the evolving global trade environment.

"PIERS online Directories are a direct result of customer demand for more information in an intuitive digital form" says Gavin Carter, Executive Vice President of PIERS. "Instead of paging through an unwieldy 1800 page publication, the easy search and retrieval functionality provides customers expanded information within seconds. Our new format is a more environmentally responsible solution, while also meeting our customer's needs for current and comprehensive information."

Importer and exporter details can be searched by company name, location, by industry, Standard Industry Code (SIC) and keyword commodity description. Every listing provides a detailed picture of the company's trade activity and executive contact information.

The PIERS Directory of U.S. Importers and Directory of U.S. Exporters are two separate online products that can be purchased together or separately on an annual subscription basis. Current customers are being upgraded to the online version; the print version will no longer be offered. A special promotional rate is in effect until January 1, 2011.

For more information or to subscribe, visit www.directories.piers.com, or call 1-800-952-3839 or 1-973-776-8660.

About PIERS:

PIERS is the global import and export information service that provides powerful tools and data for measuring markets, analyzing competition and uncovering opportunities. Launched more than 35 years ago, PIERS was the first venture in digital global trade intelligence and quickly became the industry standard for accuracy, reliability and insight. Thousands of subscribers from public and private businesses, trade associations and governments around the world rely on PIERS to guide their global business strategies. PIERS is a division of UBM Global Trade, and a sister company of The Journal of Commerce.

For more information, visit www.piers.com, or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660).

About UBM Global Trade - UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 outside the U.S. or Canada).




Susan Kelemen,

Media Relations,

PIERS, UBM Global Trade (a United Business Media Company),



Web Site: www.piers.com

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