Resources for International Trade
Here you will find resources for every area of trade. From statistics to market reports, we have gathered our favorite and most used sources to assist with your information search.
These websites will assist in searching for a particular product to import. Options are available to limit the search to a particular country or region.
International Trade Statistics
WISER provides high quality trade statistics, data expertise, and technical support and WISER makes its trade data available in a variety of formats. Their online database is an invaluable tool for businesses, trade service providers, libraries, universities and other trade data users who want immediate access to the most comprehensive and timely US trade databases available online.
STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the U.S. people and economy.
United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. Statistics Division compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.
General Country Information
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
U.S. Department of State – Country Information
Country Information is available for every country of the world. These pages include such information as location of the U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.
U.S. Department of State – Country Background Notes
Country Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.
International Trade Administration – Country Information
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion unit of the International Trade Administration. They provide market research reports for nearly every country.
The World Bank Group’s ‘Doing Business’
Doing Business provides a quantitative measure of regulations for starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business—as they apply to domestic small and medium-size enterprises.
International Trade Commission
The International Trade Commission is an independent federal agency determining import injury to U.S. industries in antidumping, countervailing duty, and global and China safeguard investigations; directing actions against unfair trade practices involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; supporting policymakers through economic analysis and research on the global competitiveness of U.S. industries; and maintaining the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
U.S. Court of International Trade
The U.S. Court of International Trade provides information about litigation and international trade law.
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
International Trade Administration
International Trade Administration (ITA) provides assistance to U.S. businesses so they may participate fully in the growing global marketplace.
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. USTR also meets with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President's trade policy positions.