Office of International Commerce Resources

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

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

Shipping, Logistics, Customs and Export Documentation
Information you need to know to successfully ship your product overseas.

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

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 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.

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.

Link 2 Exports
Information about country profiles, global trade news,basic market information.

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 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


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.


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 information on international markets.

Trade Library

UNZ & Company
Publisher of export documentation forms, providing free information on forms required for specific countries.

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.

International Trade Terms
A glossary of international trade terms.

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