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Import Export Resources: International Resources

Resources available online in Kresge A-Z list as well as US Government resources. Info covers statistics as well as product shipments from and to the USA.

International Resources

This page contains international business resources such as databases and publications that are freely available to the public. 

The only exception is Business Monitor, which is in the Kresge A-Z Database List.

Country Profiles

Background Notes - US Department of State

U.S. Department of State Background Notes

  • This link provides information on a country's culture/history, political/economy/country risk, travel/business contacts.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies.

The World Factbook - CIA

Excellent source of country data., with emphasis on geo-political and country demographics and infrastructure. 

Doing Business in Foreign Countries

U.S. Commercial Service - International Trade Administration

  • U.S. Commercial Service- Country Commercial Guides
  • Country Commercial Guides from 2002 - present
  • Provides market reports and market research regarding countries and numerous industries.
Has a number of good resources, covering trade. The Trade Stats Express in their Trade Statistics, offers the user charts/sales,  on global patterns of U.S. Merchandise Trade as well as product profiles of U.S. Trade with a selected market.

U.S. Department of State- Business Center.  www.state.gov/business
Links for international market

Country Risk Ratings.

KPMG's Guide to International Business Costs.

A report that compares the cost of doing business in different countries. This is available online and free

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Compares non-monetary costs (time, regulations etc.) between countries Data is comprehensive and sources are from the World Bank.org

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