Resources

Office of International Commerce Resources

Global Food Marketer
Learn about food, beverage and agriculture exports with Food Export's bi-monthly newsletter. 

Food Export USA
Learn about the food industry's most up to date market trends that are affecting consumer's purchasing habits worldwide. 


Government Resources

The White House

State Department Travel Warnings 
Current travel advisories and consular information sheets.

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
Information regarding NAFTA and other U.S. trade agreements.

Export Licensing and Regulations 
Information from the Bureau of Industry and Security regarding compliance with the Export Administration 
Regulations.

Schedule B numbers
(Harmonized System) Statistical classification of US exports

The Shipper's Export Declaration
Declaration form and printing instructions

International Trade Administration, USDOC 
Providing country/region/industry reports; the National Export Directory; emerging markets; free trade; US Export Assistance Centers.

ATA Carnets 
Information about obtaining ATA Carnets.

Foreign embassies in Washington D.C. 
Resources, information on other countries.

U.S. Embassies and Consulates 
Resources, information for US embassies in other countries.

U.S. International Trade Commission 
Legislative and executive branches of government; trade practices.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Providing articles, conferences and workshops.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency 
Providing statistics, contacts and trade assistance.

U.S. Census Bureau 
Source for social, economic and demographic information.

U.S. Department of State, International Information 
Source for trade policy, news and economic issues.

The U.S. Export Yellow Pages 
A service designed to help US producers match with export firms and help U.S. suppliers attract overseas customers.

Trade Information Center 
A service of the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service providing assistance to U.S. exporters.

Foreign Agriculture Service
Providing market research information and programs for agricultural companies with overseas markets.

United States Trade Representative 
Provides news, international trade agreements and U.S. trade sectors.

World Trade Organization 
Provides trade news and economic research resources.

International Trade Center 
Provides trade information by country.

Buy USA
Bringing together exporters and importers of US goods and services around the world.

 

Resources and Directories

Country Commercial Guides 
Search engine containing the full text of all the Country Commercial Guides, which includes information on business customs and practices, top export markets, trade regulations, general political and economic background.

Global Edge International Business Resources
Links to international trade-related sites.

Kompass Directory
The online version of hardbound Kompass Directories, for locating agents, distributors and strategic partners.

International Trade Directory
A comprehensive international trade database.

World Wide Telephone Directory 
The telephone yellow pages for many countries.

Federation of International Trade Associations
Collected international trade resource links.

International Trade Terms 
A glossary of international trade terms.

 

Finance and Banking

U.S. Small Business Administration 
Information source for starting or expanding a business; financing; shareware library of business software programs.

Export Import Bank of the U.S. (EX-IM Bank) 
Offers small business programs and services to help the U.S. exporters obtain financing.

Federal Reserve Bank 
Economic information, financial services, public services and publications.

World Bank 
Current events, country information, sectoral information, publications.

International Monetary Fund 
Current events, data and statistics, publications.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 
Information regarding private investment in overseas programs.

U.S. Export Assistance Centers 
Exchange rates, trade finance and international marketing

North American Development Bank 
Operates under the November 1993 agreement between the US and Mexico.

 

NAFTA

NAFTA Center 
Information on NAFTA issues from Mexico, Canada and the US. 

Industry Canada Online 
Complete guide to doing business in Canada. Investment, opportunities, leads.

Mexico Online 
A resource for doing business in Mexico.

Brazil Exporter/Importers 
Provides list of Brazilian importers by industry
 


Europe

Showcase Europe 
Up-to-date information on the European market.

The European Union 
EU-U.S. partnership featuring legislation documents and standards.

European Medicines Agency 
Reports on all ranges of medicinal products.

European Environment Agency 
Covers Europe’s sustainable development initiative.

Centre for the Promotion of Imports 
Provides market information on all of the EU states.

External Trade
Provides an introduction to the EU’s trade policy and information on trade issues; links for market research.

UK Trade and Investment 
Current trade news from the United Kingdom.
 


Middle East

Trade Arabia 
News and business directory for Middle Eastern markets.

Saudi Arabia Business Guide 
Information on doing business with Saudi Arabia.
 


Inter-American Free Trade

National Law Center 
Weekly inter-American trade and investment law bulletin.

 

Asia

APEC Tariff Rates 
Containing the entire tariff schedule (searchable by keyword and HS/Schedule B number) for all members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. 

Taiwan Trade 
A non-profit trade promotion organization established in Taiwan.

Japan External Trade Organization 
Promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relationships between Japan and other nations.

Hong Kong Development 
Information on trade events and market research resources in Hong Kong.
 


Legal

FINDLAW 
Legal information on international markets.
 


Trade Library

Library of Congress 
Global legal information, copyright, catalogs, exhibitions and services.

A Basic Guide to Exporting 
Available for purchase: a publication by the U.S. Department of Commerce that facilitates the development and execution of an export strategy.

For more information about getting started in exporting your product, contact the Office of International Commerce at 603-271-8444 or via email.