Industry, Trade and the Economy: Data and Analysis

OTEA conducts a comprehensive program of data development, dissemination, and research and analysis on international and domestic trade and investment issues to support trade promotion and trade policy responsibilities of Trade Development, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce and U.S. Government organizations and officials. This site makes the results of that work available to the public.

International Trade Statistics 2003

In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly looking outside national borders for new markets. Answering such questions as “Which Asian country is the largest exporter of commercial services?” or “Is the market growing for agricultural products in Africa?” can be essential for companies thinking of expanding into other parts of the world.

International Trade Statistics 2003 by the World Trade Organization is an authoritative source for … [ Read more ]

Trade Agreements Database and Archive

The complex and far-flung world of trade agreements has just been made much simpler, thanks to Dartmouth’s Tuck Center for International Business (CIB) Trade Agreements Database and Archive. This is an updated collection of bilateral and regional free trade agreements and customs union agreements, most of which have been notified to the World Trade Organization. The archive section contains full texts of 164 agreements, that … [ Read more ]

USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb

The USITC Trade DataWeb is a menu-driven wizard for creating queries about current or historical U.S. trade by country and product. The wizard allows searching by HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule), SIC Code, SITC Code, or NAIC Code. (If you are unsure of where to start, the USITC site has an end use description lookup page.)

Once you choose a product list, you can drill down to … [ Read more ]

Finding Tariff and Tax Information

Follow the four step guide at this site to determine tariffs and taxes levied on U.S. products and services exported to other countries.

“ is the world’s largest marketplace for global trade and is the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. is the number one destination for buyers and sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses online.

Alibaba’s websites allow users to browse company information and trade leads by 27 industry categories and 700 product sub-categories, ranging from agriculture to software.

Alibaba’s web … [ Read more ]

UN/CEFACT – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT is the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. Its mission is to improve the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, from developed, developing and transitional economies, to exchange products and relevant services effectively – and so contribute to the growth of global commerce. Its goals include:
– Expanding global commerce
– Reducing bureaucracy and increasing transparency … [ Read more ]

SBA Network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers

This Small Business Administration page offers contact information for the SBA’s U.S Export Assistance Centers around the country.

Export Portal – US Department of Commerce

Export Portal offers far-reaching resources about trade and exporting. Featured on the site is an online guide, “Get International Trade Assistance,” which provides information and a collection of helpful links on expanding businesses to include trade. The site also includes links to US government Websites dealing with trade and export, which feature statistics, market research, advocacy, a calendar of events and more. Finally, the site … [ Read more ]

International Business Resource Connection

The International Business Resource Connection (IBRC) is an outreach tool created by the Center for International Business Education and Research within University of Kansas School of Business. The IBRC intends to help international trade and business education by focusing on the Internet as a communication tool to help develop international business opportunities for “firms located in the heartland of the United States.” The site contains … [ Read more ]

Global Trade Zone

Global Trade Center provides many valuable international trade services for manufacturers, importers, exporters, trade service businesses and opportunity seekers. Site features include: Global Trade Leads Database (suppliers/buyers), Bulletin Board, a Reference Section, Trade Show database, World Maps, and more.

An information-rich resource offering effective trade and market research for businesses. The site is organized into several sections: Services, Market Research, Trade Events, and Exporting Resources. Perhaps the most germane resources can be found under the Exporting Resources section (including a Basic Guide to Exporting, Tariff Rates and Taxes, and an Export Programs Guide) and the Market Research (especially the country commercial guides). {Requires free … [ Read more ]