Commerce is the large-scale organized system of activities, functions, procedures and institutions directly and indirectly related to the exchange of goods and services among two or more parties within local, regional, national or international economies. More specifically, commerce is not business, but rather the part of business which facilitates the movement and distribution of finished or unfinished but valuable goods and services from the producers to the end consumers on a large scale, as opposed to the sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing of those goods. Commerce is subtly different from trade as well, which is the final transaction, exchange or transfer of finished goods and services between a seller and an end consumer. Commerce not only includes trade as defined above, but also a series of transactions that happen between the producer and the seller with the help of the auxiliary services and means which facilitate such trade. These auxiliary services include transportation, communication, warehousing, insurance, banking, financial markets, advertising, packaging, the services of commercial agents and agencies, etc. In other words, commerce encompasses a wide array of political, economical, technological, logistical, legal, regulatory, social and cultural aspects of trade on a large scale. From a marketing perspective, commerce creates time and place utility by making goods and services available to the customers at the right place and at the right time by changing their location or placement. Described in this manner, trade is a part of commerce and commerce is a part of business.

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Second Level Subjects

Assurance, Reinsurance
Commercial Exchange
Import, Export
Purchasing, Supplying
Agencies, Dealers
Business Enterprises
Land Ownership
Conditions of Trade

Organizations relating to Commerce

World Customs Organization / Est. 1950
International Development Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1960
International Actuarial Association / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1895
International Cotton Advisory Committee / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1939
World Trade Organization / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1995
Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries / Montreuil, France / Est. 1996
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1963
International Insolvency Institute / Stanardsville VA, USA / Est. 2000
International Association for Educational Assessment / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1974
International Association of Consulting Actuaries / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1968
Confederation of International Contractors Associations / Paris, France / Est. 1974
International Association of Independent Tanker Owners / London, UK / Est. 1970
International Olive Council / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1959
International Marine Purchasing Association / Colchester, UK / Est. 1978
International Trade and Finance Association / Winnsboro SC, USA / Est. 1988
Licensing Executives Society International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1973
International Association for the Distributive Trade / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1952
International Committee for Insurance Medicine / Est. 1901
International Business Aviation Council / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1981
Geneva Association / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1973
CIBJO - The World Jewellery Confederation / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1926
Organization of Women in International Trade / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1989
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors / London, UK / Est. 1881
Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade / Montréal QC, Canada
World Capital Institute / Monterrey, Mexico
Global Investor Relations Network / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 2008
International Association of Claim Professionals / Palisades NY, USA / Est. 1970
Academy of Accounting Historians / Est. 1973
Global Financial Markets Association / Washington DC, USA
Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones / Paris, France / Est. 1973
Business Information Industry Association / Hong Kong, Hong Kong / Est. 2005
Natural Capital Coalition / London, UK / Est. 2012
International Payments Framework Association / Est. 2010
Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium
International Grain Trade Coalition / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2014
Collagen Casings Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium
World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
European Business History Association / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1994
Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators / Kingston, Jamaica / Est. 1981
European Association of Amusement Suppliers Industry
Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo / Lima, Peru / Est. 1968
European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future / Munich, Germany / Est. 1996
European International Business Academy / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1974
Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation / Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Est. 1984
Nordiska Tulladministrativa Rådet / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1960
Independent Music Companies Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Islamabad, Pakistan / Est. 1992
Consejo Centroamericano de Superintendentes de Bancos, de Seguros y de Otras Instituciones Financieras / Panama, Panama / Est. 1976
Federation of GCC Chambers / Dammam, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1979
Joint Secretariat of Agricultural Trade Associations / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1980

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