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GENERAL INFORMATION and PROGRAMS for Imports and Exports (trade)

Public (government) and private resources for export and general trade assistance: (most are general in nature and should be able to meet your needs, some programs are aimed at manufactured goods firms, but programs also exist specifically for service providers).
bulletAre You Ready to Go International?
bullet "Are You Ready?" Web Cast {Select the Are you ready web cast from the list. Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)}.
bullet"Are You Export Ready?" assessment {see also the "Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting" and the 'Assessing your export potential' section. Canadian resource but applicable to all; Canada Business Network}.
bullet"Global Trade Tutorial" {California resource but applicable to all; TradePort}.
bulletBasics (Getting Started):
bullet Basic Guide to Exporting {Useful general information on developing an export strategy, a market plan, and other startup activities.}
bulletExport Basics {startup information and guidance; Export.Gov - US Department of Commerce}; webinars (no fee)
bullet Export Programs Guide {International Trade Administration (ITA)}.
bulletExporting {How to develop and export plan, resources and articles. While aimed at Canadian exporters, information is applicable in nearly all instances, regardless of home nation; Team Canada}.
bullet International Trade Resources for Getting Started {CITD, see Exporting Basics by Maurice Kogon}.
bullet Services--Going Global {exporting advice for service industries, USDOC, ITA}.
bulletSmall Business:
bullet Small Business Administration (SBA) Take Your Business Global; MyOwnBusiness {courses and information on small business and international trade, including business plans, general advice, pitfalls to avoid, and where small business owners can get help; SBA, International Trade Office}
bulletWorld Bank Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Toolkit {Assistance for all aspects of business, from accounting to human resource management to information technology; IBRD/IFC}.
bulletHow To...
bullet S.B.A. International Trade Program Office {The International Trade Program Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides information about training conferences, "how to" seminars, one-on-one counseling, trade links, and export financing -- Export Working Capital Program (EWCP); SBA}.
bulletInternational Trade Webcasts {general "how to" information  -- "Are You Ready?" (to 'go international') to area-specific advice (Chile, Chile, Russia...); Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)}.
bulletSell Online {See also conducting business online; Export.gov}.
bulletGeneral sources of information:
bulletBureau of Industry and Security (BIS), {trade-related initiatives to promote and control trade. See: "Resource Links"; USDOC}. See also the Export License information page {Export Control Basics; USDOC, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), formerly the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA)} and Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R) {Note that this is a secure network and that SNAP-R is meant to provide increased security over the previous SNAP version. For additional information and to read more about the redesign, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Office web site
bulletBuy USA Program {See also the US Commercial Service contacts in other nation and international/regional banks; US Department of Commerce (USDOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), Foreign Commercial Service (FCS)}See also the US Export.Gov web site {US Department of Commerce export portal; and the special site for European Union export assistance for U.S. exporters}.
bulletExport Assistance Center  {For locations, etc., select state. See also the site map and the Trade Specialist Directory (use the "U.S. Office list" drop-down menu to locate nearest assistance center and identify contact information by state) and information about the Gold Key Matching Service (service to identify buyers, partners, agents, and distributors -- select country from "Gold Key Country List" drop-down menu) and Platinum Key Service (broad, long-term marketing services use the "U.S. Office list" drop-down menu to locate nearest office).  See also the International Company Profile service, and the U.S. Missions (embassies) Online (select the country, then look for business or commercial services); The Market Research Center; the Market Research Library; and the  Webcast Library; US Department of Commerce (USDOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), Foreign Commercial Service (FCS)}.
bulletExport.Gov {the Trade Information Center (TIC) and Export.gov were merged in the spring of 2009. See also their advocacy center if you believe that you are facing unfair trade  practices}.
bulletManufacturing.Gov {U.S. manufacturing industries information; see data and trends; ITA; USDOC}.
bulletTrade Assistance {accounting, trade finance, insurance, shipping/logistics...; US Department of Commerce}.
bulletLaws, trade barriers, and treaties (pertaining to United States exporters):
bulletExport Administration Regulations {Export Administration Regulations Database.  See, among other things "Helpful Hints to Exporters"; U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)}.
bullet Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) {preferential tariff/tax treaty for goods from selected developing nations, renewed through 2008}.
bullet 2013 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. Selected earlier reports: 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008, 2007; and trade issues by geographic area and pertaining to manufacturers (by industry) and service industries as well as trade issues pertaining to the environment; US Department of the Treasury and US Trade Representative (USTR)}}.
bullet Market Access and Compliance {Market Access and Compliance (MAC) includes information on the Trade Compliance Center which assists U.S. firms to overcome barriers to trade and investment.  Among other initiatives, MAC informs American businesses of  rights and benefits under existing trade agreements and provides comprehensive information on market barriers; USDOC}. 
bulletUnited States International Trade Commission (USITC) {includes information on Trade Remedy Assistance Office -- dumping, intellectual property infringement, trade data, and detailed tariff information (by product description or HTS); The US International Trade Commission}.


For Additional General Export Advice, See Also:

bulletCustoms & Border Protection publications {U.S. Import Requirements; Informed Compliance Publications, and "Know Before You Go" - regulations for U.S. residents; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)}.
bulletDoing Business in.... {select country, topics (hiring and firing, for example), and related economic data on most of the world's economies. See also, Select a Topic which provides comparative statistics about starting a business and other topics about 'doing business in... country'; World Bank Group (IBRD)}.
bullet Doing business in the EU {particularly for SMEs; Europa}.
bulletFederation of International Trade Associations (FITA) {directory of international trade associations in the United States. Also the "International Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce"}.   
bulletFree/Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) {USDOC, ITA, Import Administration}.
bulletGlossary of terms:
bulletINCOTERMS 2000  {International Commercial Terms; International Chamber of Commerce}. See also Supply Chain Opz.
bulletTrade terms {Next Link}.
bulletTrade and shipping terms {Tradeport}.
bulletInternational Trade Center {United Nations}.
bullet National Association of Export Companies (NEXCO) {export information clearing house}. 
bulletProduct Classifications -- Schedule B, CCL, ECCN, NAICS, SIC, SITC, etc., please refer to the Everything international product classification page.
bullet United States federal, state and local economic development agencies {These are  divisions of federal, state, and local government, or government agencies, the objectives of which include promoting exports (by providing assistance in various forms to companies located in their state); as well as attracting businesses, foreign direct investment, and other job-creating ventures to their states (by providing market analysis studies, tax incentives, worker training programs, etc.) The level of sophistication and services varies; U.S. Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.} 
The following are links to international divisions within state economic development agencies and are state-specific counterparts to the U.S. Department of Commerce initiatives listed elsewhere on this web page.
See also, the State International Development Organization (SIDO) web site (select a specific state, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) on this page.
bulletAlabama, Alaska (see also the Industrial Development and Export Authority), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (Colorado Office of Economic Development & International  Trade), Connecticut, Delaware (see also "expansion into Delaware"), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (see also Iowa Department of Economic Development), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (see also the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI), and the Massachusetts Export Center), Michigan (see also the Michigan District Export Councils: East; West), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (see also Missouri Development; Missouri Home and Missouri Business Portal), Montana (see also Montana Department of Commerce and Export Montana), Nebraska (see also the Business Development site), Nevada (see also the official state web site), New Hampshire (see also main NH economic development site, and Business Resource Network for International Business), New Jersey (see also the NJ state web site), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (see also Team PA for site evaluation as well as supplier and sales leads), Rhode Island, South Carolina (see also the South Carolina Business One Stop web site), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (see also the International Trade and Diplomacy Office), Vermont, Virginia (see also Export Virginia), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (see also Wyoming Business Council, and the "Why Wyoming" web site).
bulletU.S. Commercial Offices, by state.
bulletU.S. Commercial Service Directory {US national and international; Export.gov}.
bullet U.S. Small Business Development Center {SBDC program; Small Business Administration (SBA)}.
bulletDirectorate of Defense Trade Controls {U.S. agency which regulate commercial transfers of defense articles and defense services, administers and enforces arms export control laws and regulations; and provides foreign policy guidance to persons involved in the export of defense articles}.
bulletUS Customs and Border Protection Service Trade {see also antidumping and countervailing duties, drawback (see "What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Drawback" publication (PDF) for explanations), and informed compliance on the importing site; export documents and export licenses on the exporting site}.
bullet World Bank Group for Businesses {financing information, political risk management, and procurement for business projects in developing countries.   For region and country opportunities and overviews, view the IBRD list.  See also Business Opportunities and the Doing Business in ... which provide comparative statistics about the operating environment in a country (select a topic or nation from the drop-down boxes); World Bank Group (IBRD)}.


GENERAL INFORMATION and PROGRAMS for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Joint Ventures (JV), and other forms of Investment.

bullet Foreign Direct Investment Statistics (FDI) {Country factsheets - summary of FDI inflow and outflow for most recent years}. See also, Annex tables (Excel spreadsheets) of FDI inflows, outflows, mergers and acquisitions, etc. 2012 World Investment Report (earlier years: 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002) Handbook of Statistics; Online version - UNCTAD STAT {includes statistics, on trade in goods and services, as well as foreign direct investment (FDI). 2012 Handbook of Statistics {PDF versions: 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2007-06; 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002. Other Investment publications can be found through the UNCTAD publication search vehicle; Division of  Investment and Enterprise; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); UN}.
bulletForeign Direct Investment (FDI) {F.D.I. and reverse investment data from the U.S. perspective - as investor and as recipient. Some data is provided as web documents (*.htm), some as *.pdf documents (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader* -- Get reader), others as spreadsheets.  Investment outflows (U.S.) by country and industry (1- or 2-digit product code level).  While some data are three years old, most cover periods through last year with some as recent as last quarter, and some time series including data over past 30+ years.  Also includes data on the U.S. Balance of Payments, and U.S. imports and exports}.  The focus on investment patterns, as well as investment pattern data.  The web address changes monthly, so there is no benefit in 'book marking' this page. Also available is an archive of selected Survey of Current Business articles on international transactions, international investment, and data (listed in the 'Guides' section); Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), USDOC}}.
bulletInternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) {This is NOT an international court, but on occasion, the ICSID has assisted in mediation or conciliation of investment disputes between governments and private foreign investors. Dispute settlement is voluntary and, in part, contingent upon ratification of the convention through which the ICSID was formed by the nations (or nation's citizens) involved in the dispute (list of "contracting states" -- signators.  For more information on the ICSID dispute settlement, see "About ICSID"; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), World Bank Group (IBRD).  See also "Bilateral Investment Treaties."  These treaties are available as web documents, or can be downloaded in *.pdf format}.
bulletEnterprise Surveys {foreign direct investment climate - generate custom graphs; World Bank Group (IBRD)}.


DOCUMENTATION:

bulletGeneral Export Documents:
bulletExport.Gov {common export documents, requirements, forms, including SEDs, export licenses and certificates of origin, as well as answers to frequently asked questions; Export.gov}.
bulletUnited Parcel Service (UPS) {international tools; See information on international forms, such as commercial invoice, certificate of origin, shipper's export declaration (takes you back to the site above - AES).  Examples which can be downloaded and printed are provided with lists of information needed for each form -- Invoice, US Export Declaration (DEC), US Certificate of Origin, NAFTA Certificate of Origin; UPS}.
bullet TD Commercial Banking {basic explanation of common transactions, documents, etc. letters of credit; documentary collection; export financing terms and descriptions; TD Commercial Banking}.
bulletUnited States Department of Treasury {customs forms; see also the U.S. Customs Trade site for information on trade requirements and procedures, antidumping/countervailing duties, drawback (see "What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Drawback" publication (PDF) for explanations), and informed compliance on the importing site; export documents and export licenses on the exporting site; US Customs Service; US Department of Treasury}.
bulletUnited States Postal Service (USPS) {international mailing instructions, forms such as customs declaration, and other shipping information}.
bulletAutomated Export System (AES) {electronic filing of Shipper's Export Declaration (SED), replaced the Automated Export Reporting Program (AERP) on December 31, 1999; AES Direct ; US Census Bureau .  See also the AES site at U.S. Customs & Border Protection}.
bulletCarnet {(ATA Carnet: ATA - Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission a.k.a. merchandise passport) {International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)}.  For costs and other information, see also Corporation for International Business ATA Carnet site (especially their the Information Kiosk and their list of countries that include those that do and those that do NOT accept ATA Carnets); as well as the United States Council for International Business ATA Carnet site}.
bullet Contract templates {see "Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business"; International Trace Center (ITC) - United Nations}
bulletExport Licenses {See the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) information page. For Commerce Control List (CCL) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) information and file application through the Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R) {Note that this is a secure network and that SNAP-R is meant to provide increased security over the previous SNAP version. For additional information and to read more about the redesign, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Office web site.; contacting a BIS representative, or from the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) List (to obtain an ECCN for your product, visit the 'I need an ECCN' BIS web site to submit a request). For CCL, select "Part 738" and "Part 738Spir". For ECCN, select "Alphabetical Index to the Commerce Control List," "Numerical Index to the Commerce Control List," "Part 774," the individual categories.)}.
bullet Shippers Export Declaration {(SED or Export Dec); US Department of Commerce}.
bullet Trade Tutor {documentation and financing; Mantissa}.

 

FINANCING:

bulletGeneral financing options for U.S. exporters. See also Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters {for financing, insurance and grants; Export.Gov (U.S. government export portal)}
bulletExport Finance Seminars {primarily for U.S. firms and foreign firms wishing to purchase U.S.-made goods; for working capital, insurance, loan guarantees, direct loans, and other special initiatives. Export.Gov and Ex-Im Bank}
bulletExport-Import Bank {primarily for U.S. firms and foreign firms wishing to purchase U.S.-made goods; for working capital, insurance, loan guarantees, direct loans, and other special initiatives. See also, their "Useful Links" page for other assistance, information, and programs}.
bullet International Finance Corporation (IFC) {loan, trade & equity financing in developing countries; IFC, World Bank Group (IBRD)}. 
bullet International Trade Centre (ITC) - Obtaining export credits {see especially the topics under "Information", including,  "How to Access Finance"; "Export Credit Insurance"; "Finance for Trade"; "Trade Finance: A legal Guide for Cross-Border transactions" and others;  International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO} }.
bulletLetter of Credit Glossary {'click' on a letter.  Registration required for some services; Mantissa}. 
bulletOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) {corporate and project financing for U.S. exporters}.
bullet U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) {export trade financing; SBA}.

 

FREIGHT, SHIPPING and TRANSPORTATION:

bullet Export.Gov {Exporter’s Resource Database; US Commercial Service, USDOC}.
bulletExport Management Companies {Requires registration - but no fee - directory of EMCs; Federation of International Trade Association (FITA)}
bulletCargo news and information for Air and Maritime/Ocean shipments {ClearFreight, Inc.}. 
bulletLogistics Degree: 95 Key Global Freight & Shipping Web Sites.
bulletTrade and shipping terms {Tradeport. See also glossary of shipping terms (UPS).
bulletTransportation Directory {associations, customs brokers, directories, freight & transportation brokers, freight forwarders, expediting services, shipment tracking, truckload carriers, and other information}.


INSURANCE (commercial and political risks): [Back]

bulletTypes of risk:
bullet Commercial and political {See country risk assessment and business climate assessment; and country/sectoral risk; Coface, NA}.
bullet US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) {Export Credit Insurance Program}. 
bulletPolitical risk:
bulletThe International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) {The ICC is an organization that assists with dispute resolution among firms from different nations. Find organization information, dispute resolution services, documentation, & information, standard arbitration clause - MS Word documents in Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish ... Vietnamese; and other sample clauses, such as an alternate dispute resolution (ADR) clause are available in a number of languages.  See also "Request for arbitration - bringing a case before the ICC", the ICC Commercial Crime Services, and arbitration reference materials
bulletInternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) {This is NOT an international court, but on occasion, the ICSID has assisted in mediation or conciliation of investment disputes between governments and private foreign investors. Dispute settlement is voluntary and, in part, contingent upon ratification of the convention through which the ICSID was formed by the nations (or nation's citizens) involved in the dispute (list of "contracting states" -- signators.  For more information on the ICSID dispute settlement, see "About ICSID"; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), World Bank Group (IBRD).  See also "Bilateral Investment Treaties."  These treaties are available as web documents, or can be downloaded in *.pdf format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader* -- Get reader)}.
bulletThe Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) {World Bank Group (IBRD)}.     
bullet US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) {Export Credit Insurance Program}. 
bulletUS Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).   

 

TRADE CONTACTS, LEADS and TRADE SHOWS:

bullet World Trade Indicators {126 indicators measuring at-the-border and behind-the-border trade policy performance and outcome for 208 countries; See also Trade Restrictiveness (see file list at bottom of page); Trade Barriers; and "other research;" World Bank Group (IBRD)}.
bulletTrade Contacts:
bullet International Trade Centre (ITC): {the Directory of Trade support institutions and promotion organizations includes national trade promotion organizations (public and private sectors), such as ministries involved in international trade, export promotion organizations, import promotion offices, chambers of commerce and trade associations, as well as regional and interregional organizations. See also Directory of importer trade associations (by name, country, advanced search); ITCUNCTAD/WTO}.
bulletTrade Leads
bulletExport.Gov {resources, Internet guide, and trade shows; Export.gov}.
bullet Federation of International Trade Associations: {by industry, or by region; Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)}.
bulletTrade shows, conventions and seminars
bullet Buy-USA {entrance page to Buy-USA, which is a venture between the US Department of Commerce and IBM.  The  virtual trade mission/matchmaker/matchmaking for US-made products is the flagship service, but also available are export counseling and promotion. The general market research information relies on "Background Notes" and other market research reports. There are relatively modest fees for participation ($300 and up for an annual subscription); USDOC/ITA}. 
bullet(US) Commercial Service {by country, industry, date and event type; US Commercial Service}.
bulletCommercial News {semi-monthly publication that provides information on trade shows for U.S.-made goods. Also provides platform for advertising to foreign buyers that is made available through U.S. embassies abroad through U.S. US Commercial Service, U.S. Department of State}.
bulletExpoWorld.Net {by nation, by region, or by industry}.
bullet Federation of International Trade Associations: {by continent.  Also international listings and schedules, and trade show resources; Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)}.


SEE ALSO:

bulletBarter News {countertrade - trade involving non-monetary exchange includes barter and many other forms of exchange. Countertrade in some form is common, often a requirement when trading internationally. This site provides many articles on examples of how firms have engaged in barter, as well as lists of U.S. and foreign traders that specialize in barter; BarterNews}.
bulletCenters for International Business Education, and Research (CIBERs) {U.S. government, federally-funded international business centers, the primary mission of which is to provide a bridge between higher education and business by provide all sorts of assistance from consulting, workshops, networking, etc. Although, services differ by location}.
bulletEconomic and trade sanctions {U.S. government trade and economic sanctions -- restricted goods and trading partners; U.S. Office Of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of Treasury}. 
bulletExport Certificates of Review (CoR) {provides antitrust protection to U.S. firms for a variety of export related activities including joint export activities by two or more firms; U.S. Department of Commerce; ITA}.
bulletExport Controls:
bullet Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) {United States offices responsible for trade with restricted areas and products; USDOC, formerly the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA)}.
bulletExport Administration Regulations {United States EAR web site provides information about current changes to export regulations, general export prohibitions, special reporting requirements, applications (classification, advisory and license) and documentation; BIS}.
bulletWassenaar Arrangement {Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies (items that can be used both in sensitive--e.g., military or nuclear--and other, non- sensitive applications). There are 33 nations who participate: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States}.
bulletU.S. Commercial Service Directory {US national and international; Export.gov}.
bulletForeign-Trade Zones (FTZs) {see FTZ Basics; the FTZ Board; and especially, the list of FTZs by stateInternational Trade Administration (ITA); U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)}
bulletGlobalization Index {measures of interdependence, development and stability - trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), gross domestic product (GDP), as well as telecommunications (Internet and telephone data); See also older reports in PDF; A.T. Kearney }.
bullet Glossary of shipping terms (UPS).
bulletLegal AssistanceInternational Chamber of Commerce {organization information, dispute resolution services, documentation, & information; standard arbitration clause - MS Word 95 documents in Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish ... Vietnamese}.
bulletManufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) {MEP Center locations, by state; centers provide assistance to increase competitiveness of American companies. While the focus is on manufactures with fewer than 500 employees, they do work with larger concerns. Stress is on the word manufacturers because there is also the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) which provide assistance to small US companies, whether manufacturers, retailers, or other type of firm. There is no specific focus on global business, but the goal is to assist manufacturers. Services include evaluation and strategies for becoming leaner, more strategically focused with becoming more lean; and addressing issues in the areas of quality control, the environment and human resources. Many centers also provide guidance with ISO certification. The program is sponsored by the US the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)}.
bullet Service Industries and Finance {exporting advice for service industries,  USDOC, ITA}. 
bulletTariffs and Taxes
bulletBureau International des Tarifs Douaniers (BITD - International Customs Tariffs Bureau) {search tariff/valuation by country}.
bullet Tariff and Import Fee Information {See especially country-specific tariff and tax information. For explanations and details, see Tariff and Import Fees; Export.Gov, USDOC, ITA}.
bulletUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) {The Trade Analysis Branch (TAB) of the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services provides
research and analysis on international trade policy issues of particular importance for developing countries
}.
bulletUnited States Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) {program explanation, application materials, processes, etc.; US Customs & Border Security, Department of Homeland Security}.
bulletUnited States International Trade Commission {Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (free, but requires registration); US International Trade Commission}. 
bullet United States Trade Representative {2008 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. For previous years and other trade reports, see the publications list; United States Trade Representative (USTR)}.
bullet WTO Tariff Schedules {Select country, then “Goods schedules and Tariff data”. See also WTO service Tariff schedules. World Trade Organization (WTO)}.
bulletWorld Customs Organization (WCO) {Provides information about tariffs and taxes. See also resources for tariff classification and duty rates}.
bulletTrade Data
bullet U.S. Census Bureau {monthly and historical FT900 report on goods and services trade.  While the title on the web page indicates 2009, the files are current. See also historical, by-country, or U.S. state data, etc. Also provided in 2- and 3-digit SITC formatUS Census Bureau}.
bulletU.S. Trade Administration {national trade statistics, by state, trade data basics, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trade activity.
bullet U.S. Trade Statistics {monthly, by country, by state, or by sector; aggregate trade statistics with top trading partners; USDOC, ITA}.
bullet Retaliation/Section 301 Alert {trade disputes between US and other nations and potential trade barriers against specific import goods; Section 301, US Trade Act of 1974; USDOC}.
bulletWorld Trade Centers Association (WTCA) {lists of WTCs by city and services available}. 

 

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