Next we’ll talk about tech and trades.
For this lesson, have a look at the following links:
Trade Guide: https://cnnato.org/thread-1113.html
Resources Guide: https://www.cybernations.net/about_topics.asp#Resources_&_Trades
Tech Deals :https://cnnato.org/thread-8567.html
NATO recommends that you sell tech until your infrastructure level is 7,000 or more, then begin buying. Tech trading is the way new nations make income. Tech trading is also beneficial to NATO as well. The more technology a nation has, the more expensive that tech becomes.
Having nations who reliably sell tech allows our larger nations to grow, while providing extra growth money to the smaller nations. As a new nation, the Secretariat of Commerce will assist you in arranging 6x100 tech deals.
The 6x100 is a one slot deal where a tech buyer sends a seller $6 million and that seller sends 100 tech back to the same buyer 10 days later. Each sales cycle lasts 20 days, as a foreign aid slot expires after 10 days.
The Secretariat of Commerce also assists members in arranging tech deals through the VEP Tech Deal Program, which you will have access to following your graduation from the CAT. The Secretariat of Commerce will assist you in joining the VEP Tech Deal Program.
You will be sent a one-time access code to the VEP website which is where the aid target lists are maintained. It's easiest to get the code on Discord. After that you'll start getting a list of buyers who will be sending you cash. It's all automated at that point. Just check your messages and aid the targets on your list.
NATO nations are still allowed to organize their own tech deals, though we encourage members to become part of the VEP system due to its more efficient and automated nature, once they are able.
We will focus here on the 1x1 format for the time being.