Faustino Taderera, the celebrity, is the finest International Business brains ever produced by Zimbabwe and the African continent, an academic icon and guru nicknamed, "The Tom Peters of Zimbabwe, Africa and the Middle East." This book, Principles of International Purchasing, his 26th book, is a set book at undergraduate level and covers topics like:- supplier research and appraisal; inventory; logistics; supply chain; bonded warehouses; shipping documentation and customs procedures; exchange control regulations; insurance; transport; trading blocs; L/Cs; hedging; supplier relations; auction system; incoterms; contracts and warehouse security. The book is also very useful to purchasing managers, commodity brokers, shippers, bankers, insurers, exporters and importers as a reference guide. Faustino Taderera is now one of the world’s most eminent and distinguished researchers and consults for transnational supranational organizations like the UN and EU and leading governments. Faustino always says "Golden fish have no hiding place. I am the Socrates, Aristotle and Plato of my time." He is a much sought after global academic and professional BRAND.