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Philadelphia University

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bulletThe International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) {organization information, dispute resolution services, documentation, & information (standard arbitration clause Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese}.
bulletInternational Court of Justice (ICJ) {what's on the docket, decisions, documents, as well as general organization information}.   
bulletInternational Labor Organization (ILO) {labor statistics and databases, as well as general organization information}. 
bulletThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) {country information, as well as general organization information. IMF at-a-glance}.  
bulletNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) {history and current events}.
bulletThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) {statistics, as well as general organization information}.       
bulletThe United Nations (UN) {organization information; see also structure/organizational chart; and Structure and Organization (UN).  See also United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) United Nations Conference On Trade And Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Trade Center (ITC), and other UN organizations}.
bulletThe United States Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) {regional and national contacts as well as general organization information}.
bulletThe World Bank Group (IBRD, ICSID, IDA IFC, & MIGA) {organization, financing, insurance, and project information}. 
bulletThe World Customs Organization (WCO) {organization, financing, and project information}.
bulletThe World Health Organization (WHO) {statistics on diseases, health, and mortality rates, as well as disease outbreak news, World Health Reports, and organization information}.    
bulletThe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) {intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright information) as well as general organization information}. 
bulletThe World Trade Organization (WTO) {See Documents Online; formerly referred to as GATT; organization and policy information; members}. 
bulletSee also trade agreements between US and other nations {USDOC}; and General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) {general information and details on liberalization of trade in services; WTO}.

 

STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS: See also the Global Standards Information website of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

bulletInternational Accounting Standards Committee (IASC and IFRS Foundation - The IFRS Interpretations Committee is the interpretative body of the IASB).  
bulletThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) {Some restricted, fee-based information}.
bullet The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) {organization information. See also Standards (to determine which ISO standards apply to your industry), ISO standards by ICS and TC. {ICS = International Classification for Standards; or TC - technical committee - see 'How to use ISO'}  See also the World Standards Service Network}.
bulletThe International Telecommunications Union (ITU) {international body which assist with coordination of global telecommunications networks and services; United Nations}. 
bulletRegions and individual country standards organizations: (These are, or could become important agencies. If an international standards body does not exist, the following agencies may be used as guidance in establishing worldwide standards, so the standards promulgated by these organizations may extend beyond their geographic boundaries.  A good example of this is CENELEC, which was originally a non-profit Belgian organization.)
bulletChina
bulletCCC mark (China Compulsory Certification) {See also WTO/TBT-SPS site, and the USDOC International Trade Administration site for the CCC mark}.
bulletEurope: [click here to go back to "Law" on Country page]
bulletEuropean Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) {the European body responsible for drafting, organizing approval on and publishing of European electrotechnical standards. Some data is fee-based. See also the list of acronyms}.
bulletEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN) {See especially the European Standards and latest publications}. 
bulletEuropean Compliance {Conformité Européene (CE Marking)}.
bulletEuropean Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) {See also the ETSI portal}. 
bulletThe New Approach {See especially the directives list.  This site combines European Union, European Free Trade Area, CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI standards}. 
bulletUnited States: [click here to go back to "Law" on Country page]
bulletAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI) {ANSI is the administrator and coordinator of the United States' private sector voluntary standardization system. The site includes U.S. and non-U.S. standards information; accreditation applications and databases (some of which are only accessible to members)}. 
bulletThe National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) {provides information on U.S., foreign, and international voluntary standards; government regulations; and rules of conformity assessment for non-agricultural products. The Center serves as a referral service and focal point in the United States for information about standards and standards-related information, including the Notify U.S. service -- information about proposed legislation. See also Standards Overview; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)}.


SEE ALSO:

bulletDirectories of International Organizations: 
bullet The International Monetary Fund {directory of Economic, Commodity, and Development Organizations with brief descriptions and contact information, from "Abu Dhabi Fund for Development" to the "World Trade Organization"; IMF}.
bullet Northwestern University Library {international government associations from African development Bank to World Trade and World Tourism Organization; Northwestern University Library}.   
bullet US CIA {descriptions and member lists including "advanced developing countries," "European Union," and "Zangger Committee." See also list of nations and their memberships/association with international organizations; US CIA}. 
bulletRegional Development Banks: African Development Bank (AFDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Caribbean Development Bank (CDB); European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) {Financing the economic transition in central and eastern Europe}; Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); and North American Development Bank (NADB). 

 

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