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Press release Launches New Partner Service, Trade Profiles Enabling Access to U.S. Import-Export Database

12-12-2008 04:25 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: EC21 Launches New Partner Service, Trade Profiles Enabling

Seoul, Korea, December 11, 2008 –, the world’s leading business-to-business (B2B) marketplace for global buyers and sellers, recently launched a new affiliate service, ‘PIERS Trade Profiles’ designed to help suppliers and importers reduce risks when dealing with the potential prospects from U.S. importers, exporters and foreign companies.

Provided by PIERS global Intelligence Solutions, PIERS Trade Profiles is a web-based pay-per-view report of current trading activities that cover the most recent 12 month’s import-export activity, down to the details of individual transactions, for America’s most active players (At least four shipments annually) on both sides of U.S. import-export trade — more than 350,000 U.S. and foreign companies.

With PIERS Trade Profiles, all members to can navigate the U.S. import-export trading resources based on the PIERS U.S. Waterborne Import Data and PIERS U.S. Export Data to get downloadable online reports. PIERS Trade Profiles also supplies the D&B D-U-N-S Number, D&B’s unique nine-digit sequence recognized as the universal standard for identifying companies worldwide – and the key to D&B business background information.

“For EC21 members, PIERS Trade Profiles is an easy-to-navigate resource to pre-qualify the U.S. exporters and importers based on the trading data. We believe that this new service is an extension of our qualifying tools that help reduce the risks and uncertainties inherent in global trade,” said Tae-Sung Kim, the executive vice president, EC21.

"With just a few clicks, you can research and identify your potential prospects from among the more than 350,000 top players in U.S. and international trade, and then connect with them through verified contact information. For our members, we offer 40% discount on the pay-per-view reports and this will provide more opportunities to look up and identify prospects companies,” he noted.

Key benefits delivered by EC21and PIERS, Trade Profiles include:

Multiple advanced search options to create lists of U.S importer/exporter by harmonized tariff code, commodity descriptions and geographic location; and sort by volume, estimated value and level of activity

Background information from D&B supports including contact information, years in business, SIC, number of employees, and sales volume, total number of shipments, TEUs or tonnage and more

Monitoring the competitions including prospects’ top trading partners, top market countries, top commodities bought and/or sold, top ports of entry and more

Downloadable Import/Export transactional excel data per search

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About EC21 Inc.

EC21 is one of the world's leading B2B e-commerce company, connecting millions of buyers and suppliers worldwide through 3 major e-marketplaces: Global B2B marketplace ( for worldwide exporters and importers, a Chinese-version marketplace ( for importers and exporters in China, and a Korean version marketplace ( for domestic traders in Korea. EC21 is headquartered in Seoul, Korea has 8 regional sales offices throughout Mainland China along with sales offices in Vietnam, Turkey, India, Italy and Pakistan.

EC21 provides free and premium membership services using which suppliers can easily create their own homepage to showcase products online, locate and contact global buyers, reply to buying leads and post trade offers to sell. Buyers can use the site for free and can easily search for new products, locate and contact new suppliers, and post buying leads. With the trust and support of millions of buyers and sellers worldwide, EC21 has today become one of the world’s largest and most popular B2B network with over 3 million Product listings and buying/selling leads and over 600,000 inquiries are exchanged every month.

About PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions

A division of Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions is the primary source of U.S. waterborne trade information and a leading provider of trade information products for companies that do business on a global basis. A roster of over 6,000 private industry, trade association, and domestic and foreign government clients, representing more than 40 countries, relies on PIERS to translate trade data into meaningful intelligence that guides their global business strategies. For more information visit

Risa Kim,
EC21 Customer Representative
EC21 Inc, Korea
Phone: +82-2-6000-6621

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