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Philadelphia University

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GEOGRAPHIC REGIONAL GROUPINGS: (See also, the regional development banks on International Organizations page and Economic Regional Groupings, below)

bulletAfrica:
bulletAfrican Union (AU) {AU replaced the Organization Of African Unity (OAU) in July 2002 and is based upon the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); see also the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA, regional integration and trade); and allAfrica NEPAD site}.
bulletCommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) {treaty, as well as general information and statistics for member nations}.
bulletEconomic Community of East African Nations (ECOWAS) {Information about the  treaty, as well as general regional data and statistics for member nations; see also the mirror site}.
bulletSouth African Development Community (SADC) {formerly Southern African Development Coordinating Conference.  Members : Angola, Botswana, Democratic republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe}.
bullet SADC Parliamentary Forum and the SADC Trade, Industry and Investment Review.
bulletAfrica {Background Notes and other State Department publications; United States Department of State}.
bulletAmericas (North, Central, Latin, South):
bulletAndean Community {also referred to as Comunidad Andina (CAN) general organization information and member nation statistics - web site in Spanish only, but some PDF files and other data are written in Spanish and English. See also, the "About Us" page}.
bulletCaribbean:
bullet CBI and Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act information (CBTPA) {U.S. Trade Representative}.
bulletCaribbean Community (CARICOM) {general information as well as statistics}.
bullet CAFTA-DR Environmental Cooperation. See also the CAFTA-DR site {Office of the U.S. Trade Representative}.
bulletFree Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). 
bulletLatin America {selected countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.  Company information including contact information, web sites, products manufactured, product catalogs, trade, etc.; Mercantil.com}.
bullet Latin America and the Caribbean {Statistical Yearbook, and agriculture, economic development, foreign investment, natural resources and production statistics and information; United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)}. 
bulletLatin American Integration Association (LAIA)/La Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración (ALADI).
bulletLatin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) (focus is on Latin American nations, as well as a few other countries around the world. LAPOP provides results/reports on surveys they conduct on the political views (democratic values) of the citizens of the various countries; LAPOP).
bulletMercado del Sur (MERCOSUR), also known as The Treaty of Asunción
bulletOrganization of American States (OAS) {general information, as well as rules of origin and dispute settlement. See also, the treaties and agreements; Organization of American States (OAS).
bulletThe North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (The NAFTA Agreement): 
bulletExport.Gov {see also: the NAFTA Regional Database, rules of/documenting origin, preference criteria, tariffs, etc.; (USDOC, ITA). See also the fact sheet and benefits for agricultural goods and updates; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)}.
bulletNAFTA Secretariat {See also, the links to individual government agencies; The NAFTA Secretariat}.
bullet US Customs & Border Protection {importing and exporting among NAFTA nations.  Information on advance rulings, Annex 401, appeals, certificate of origin, etc; US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)}.
bullet US Trade Representative {the agreement, market access reports and more; US Trade Representative}.
bulletOrganization of American States (OAS) {organization information, full text of trade and investment agreements and statistics, as well as information on dispute settlement procedures}
bulletAmericas {Except the United States. Background Notes and other State Department publications; United States Department of State}.
 
bulletAsia:
bullet Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) {organization information and member-country statistics}.   See also the US Trade Representative APEC site.
bulletThe Association of SE Asian Nations (ASEAN):
bulletASEAN Secretariat {organization information and member-country statistics; ASEAN Secretariat.}  
bulletASEAN-Japan Centre {organization information and member-country statistics; ASEAN-Japan Center}.
bulletUS-ASEAN Business Council  {regional news, member country news, and company news; US-ASEAN Business Council}. 
bullet Asian developing nations {statistics; Asian Development Bank (ADB)}.
bulletEast Asia and Pacific region and South Asia {Background Notes and other State Department publications; United States Department of State}.

 

bulletEurope:
bulletEuropean Business Directory {search by name, keyword, or browse by industry: agriculture, energy, food, metallurgy, paper, printing, rubber, telecommunications, textiles, wood, vehicles... Addresses, contact information, web sites, etc.}.
bulletEastern Europe, Central Europe and Former Soviet Republics
bullet REESWeb {national home pages; Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh}.
bulletSpecial American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) {Eurasia, Russia and Independent States. Formerly Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center (CEEBIC) -  ceased operations approximately in 2006}.
bulletShowcase Europe {Resources, recent developments, and services for U.S. exporters; USDOC, Commercial Service, US Department of State}.
bullet The European Union (EU) {organization history and institution information.  See especially AT-A-GLANCE; see also EUROSTAT (EU publication lists)
bullet Europa Databases.
bullet European Union Internet Resources {University of California, Berkeley; Andrea Sevetson}
bullet European Union in the United States {see especially, the A-Z Index page; Delegation of the European Commission to the United States}
bulletU.S. Mission to the EU,
bullet United States Commercial Service {Commercial Service, US Department of State}. EurLex and CeLex {(requires registration) sites contain full text laws, treaties, legislation, opinions, and resolutions issued by the EU; EUROPA}.
bulletWho is Who {an interagency electronic directory of the European Institutions}.
bullet EU business news {information on the EU. See the company directory}.
bullet Doing business in the EU {Europa}.
bulletEuropean Committee for Standardization (CEN). 
bulletEU Crime: Europol {some statistics, mostly text, but see also Europol and the EU; and other partners}. and The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control.
bulletEU Industries: Airbus, Ariane Space Program, European Space Agency, and Eurocopter.  
bulletEU product classification systems: CPV {Download CPV in a Excel files) "EN" = English version. The CPV, the Common Procurement Vocabulary, is a coding system used by the European Union in public procurement transactions used to group together the products of similar producers; NACE {Nomenclature générale des activités économiques dans les Communautés européennes, or NACE codes represent the statistical classification of economic activities within the European Union which serves as a basis for compiling statistics on the production, factors of production (labor, raw materials, energy, etc.), fixed capital formation operations and financial operations of firms and other entities. See also MS Word or PDF files of NACE, Revision 1; Companies Registration Office)}.  
bulletEURO: See the European Commission and European Central Bank (ECB) sites (especially the statistics and statistical data warehouse pages) {European Commission}. 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
bulletEuropean Patent Office {European patents; Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC)/European Patent Organization (EPO)}.
bullet Transatlantic Business Dialogue (see also the TBD for small business, the Transatlantic Small Business Initiative)
bulletU.S. Mission to the EU {see also the United States Commercial Service information}.
bulletEuropean Economic Area {organization/treaty history. See also, the agreement; EU}.
bulletEuropean Free Trade Area {This is EFTA: background information: history and latest developments; Secretariat for EFTA}.
bulletEurope and Eurasia {Background Notes and other State Department publications; United States Department of State}.

 

bulletMiddle East: (see also OPEC under Economic Regional Groupings, below).
bulletGulf Cooperation Council (GCC) {general information; International Monetary Fund}.
bulletMiddle and Near East {Background Notes and other State Department publications; United States Department of State}.


ECONOMIC REGIONAL GROUPINGS (i.e., where the group spans continents and the focus of the organization is on economic issues.  Or, the basis of the grouping is based upon relative economic well-being -- relative to other nations). The World Bank classifies countries by level of development, indebtedness, and geographic region (for a list of countries in each category, click <here>):

bulletDeveloping Countries:
bulletDemographic and Health Surveys {see also "Stat Compiler" which allows creation of tables based on selected countries and criteria. Some data is old.}
bulletDoing Business in... {World Bank Group (IBRD)}.
bulletEnterprise Surveys {foreign direct investment climate - generate custom graphs; World Bank Group (IBRD)}.
bulletUNIDO {Data for developing and transition economies; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, UN}.
bulletG7-G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) {organization information}. 
bulletOrganization Of The Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) {organization information}.   See also the OPEC Revenues Fact sheet {US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration}.
bulletOrganization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) {organization information}.

 

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