| Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 08:34 pm |
1) Click on Trade > products in stock. This shows you a list of the products your country has in stock as well as the monthly usage.
You can order additional supplies from the world market here.
2) Click on Trade > order strategies. This will allow you to set minimum reserves of certain items. When your stock gets down to this level, your country will automatically place an order on the world market. The size of the order can be a specific number of units, or a set number of months supply.
3) Click on Trade > contracts > common market contracts for your country. Here you can automatically search for contracts for items your country needs. You can choose to search only the local market (within your own country), only your common market, or both.
This page also shows you how much of your monthly usage is supplied on contract.
4) You can also manually set up contracts from your own corporations (those in your country, or owned by your Enterprise).
From the corporation's page, scroll to the bottom and click on review corporation contracts, then propose a new contract to countries or their corporations.
5) If you are not able to find a contract for a particular product that is in short supply, but have built up a large strategic reserve (see 1 above), you can sell some of this to your corporations. Click on Trade > Local corporations > country trading with own corporations.
Find the product you want to sell to your corporations and click on sell (yeah, this bit REALLY isn't rocket science). You can then sell a number of units to each corporation that needs the item, or raise the number of months supply up to 60 months.
6) Finally, click on Common Market > contracts > accept contracts for products your corporations need. Here you can search the local and common market for supply contracts for your corporations in a similar manner to 3.
I think that covers every possible eventuality. Hope it is of some help/not too overwhelming.