Related Websites
URL Description
ARCHIVE - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
BR Trade:
This Site available in Portuguese, English and Spanish) Contains contact information for exporters and importers; product codes; current trade opportunities; trade transportation details; particularly useful is the Balance of Trade information for the country.
Caribbean Export Development Agency
This organization is a regional, intergovernmental agency funded by the EU that performs commercial assistance and consulting services for businesses eager to do business with local companies in the Caribbean. There are also databases with information on the following market type research: country profiles, market access conditions, import tariff rates, domestic taxes, non-tariff regulations, and technical standards. There is also general marketing research on distribution types, credit card and other payment types, and pricing policies. Regarding trade policy, there are databases on agreements that facilitate trade with Caribbean nations and non-Caribbean nations, regional and national customs rates, and trade advocacy programs to encourage trade in the region.
Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)
Exporters can benefit from access to the CBI market information database, download publications, access previews and updates of the fashion forecasts, obtain information about export development programmes and training programmes, access marketing guidelines, hundreds of links to other resources on the internet, and conduct a self-assessment of export readiness upon registration. Registration is free.
China External Trade Development Council
This is a non-profit trade promotion organization in China and Taiwan with some government sponsorship. It contains database information regarding information services in Taiwan, import-export rules, Taipei trade shows, and Taiwanese products.
CIA Fact book
Country Watch
Customs Information and Foreign Requirements Governments on the Internet
European Union
The EU web site has a lot of databases on trade-related activity or agreements that involve the EU or its member nations. There are also databases on countries applying for EU membership. Data includes economic value to the EU and what further requirements for admission. There is also information on WTO-related decisions and the effects that some cases have had on EU industry and macroeconomic issues.
Export Source
Export Source is Team Canada Inc.’s online resource for export information. It provides a single access point to all trade-related, government departments and agencies on subjects including market research, export financing, export regulation and logistics, trade statistics, export contacts, trade shows and missions.
Federation of International Trade Associations
Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)
This site contains the FAOSTAT on-line multi lingual database. It has information on the following topics: production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer pesticides, land use, irrigation, forest products, fishery, population, agricultural machines, and food aid supplements. All topics are expressed in the database as relating to farming, fishing, or forestry.
Foreign Agricultural Service - US
This site has databases on the international farming community. The country guides detail specifics about farming and exporting agriculture goods abroad. Because this information is composed by in-country U.S. FAS employees who do field research on the various topics, the reports are in depth and accurate. Topics included in the database are international food aid and assistance for exporters.
G8 Information Centre
This G8 site is maintained by the University of Toronto. It has a database on the G8 meetings historical and present day. Some of the databases are divided amongst the news sources, for example the Financial Post, the G8 Bulletin, and G8 TV, and where information is found in these sources. There are also databases on G8 research available from the University of Toronto. There are databases on scholarly writings including bibliographies and various publications. The publications on the G8 are downloadable at no cost. There are also documents on the G8 meetings and delegation discussions held there.
Global Edge
Hofsted Centre
Institute for Statistics in Italy:
This database is accessible only in Italian and English. The databases available on this site are extremely specific and detailed accounts of the Italian economy. Some examples of data on line at this site are furniture sales, regional Italian statistics, foreign trade, industrial turnover, consumer price index, industrial production, and a "Italy in Figures" readable using Adobe Acrobat, that gives colour images of every statistic known about Italy: Environmental indicators, employment, trade, schooling and more.
Inter-American Development Bank
These databases are located under "statistics" and include a searchable web database, statistical tables and graphs, country data, and regional reports. The statistical tables and graphs have regional statistics on trade related activities and Latin America and individual countries in graphs. Country data has basic socio economic data and trade and integration profiles. Regional reports contain information on the economic integration of the Latin American region and economic assessment reports of individual country and industry sectors.
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Trade Map is free for users in developing countries and provides trade statistics and market access information for export development. By transforming the large volume of primary trade data into an accessible, user-friendly, web-based format, Trade Map provides indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors. Trade Map covers yearly trade data for 220 countries and territories and all 5,300 products of the Harmonized System. International Trade Centre (ITC) developed and manages the trade map data base. Formed in 1964, ITC has been the focal point within the United Nations system for trade related technical assistance (TRTA). In line with our joint mandate from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), ITC support research and policy strategies delivering practical TRTA projects.
International Trade Data Network
This site has databases with trade data only for the members.
International Trade Data System
This site has definitions of terms and import/export statistics.
International Trade Information (US site)
International Trade Institute of Bolivia (IBCE)
(Site available in Spanish and English): IBCE, a trade promotion technical institution, contains information on international transactions possibilities, fairs and trade commissions, business opportunities, and economic integration procedures. Particularly useful are its online publication issues, and trade statistics.
Internet Public Library
Internet Resources for International Economics and Business
This site is designed to help students studying international business and economics by giving the essential information on trade, finance, law, and more.
ITC Market Analysis Tools
Product Map: A web portal presenting business information and intelligence in a product context with information on existing market studies, price indicators on cluster basis and links to other product information and data.
ITC Market Analysis Tools
Trade competitiveness Map: Profiles for 184 countries and territories with a range of analytical tools like the Trade Performance Index (TPI) on export competitiveness, National Export Performance (NEP), import profiles of the countries and the Trade-in, the econometric trade simulation model for bilateral trade potentials among others.
ITC Market Analysis Tools
Market Access Map: A database for use by business and government indicating tariffs and market access barriers applied at bilateral level by 167 importing countries from 200 exporting countries and territories. The database also covers most trade arrangements at bilateral, regional and multilateral level. Products are described to national tariff line level i.e. beyond the harmonized classification level. The thrust of this Map is to allow users to analyze protection at different levels of sectoral and regional aggregation and to simulate tariff reductions.
ITC Market Analysis Tools
Investment Map: the Market Analysis tool provides foreign direct investment (FDI) data for 80 countries at the sectoral level, together with foreign affiliates, trade flows and tariffs for over 150 countries. Investment Map helps Investment Promotion Agencies identify: Priority sectors for foreign investment, Competing countries for foreign investment and Potential foreign investor countries.
ITC Market Analysis Tools on Trade Map
ITC Market Analysis Tools: The market analysis tools developed by the International Trade Centre can be used in doing a market research. Trade map is one of the tools and an online database of global trade flows and market access barriers for international business development and trade promotion with export and import profiles and trends. Registration is free.
Market Information Doing Business in...
The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub national and regional level. By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each country.
National Trade Data Bank
Inside the National Trade Data Base (NTDB) there are databases on three areas: country market research, industry specific analysis, and best market reports. There are also statistical databases on imports and exports by country.
South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation (SAARC)
The SAARC web site has databases that deal with trade statistics on interregional imports and exports and also imports and exports worldwide from SAARC individual members and the region at large. The site also list statistics on the macroeconomic indicators in SAARC member nations, including GDP levels, employment rates, and most efficient products.
State Committee the Russian Federation on Statistics (Goscomstat) (in English and Russian)
The website offers official information on the principle economic and social indicators. The website posts annual and quarterly comprehensive social-economic reports that cover all sectors and indicators of Russia’s development. It also publishes the statistical analysis of individual sectors and issues.
Statistics : Canada
Excellent source for national statistics of all kinds.
There are databases on three areas: country market research, industry specific analysis, and best market reports. There are also statistical databases on imports and exports by country.
The Americas Information Gateway System
This site is dedicated to trade statistics from the Spanish-speaking hemisphere, including research, markets, events, and experts.
The Economist
The Global Trade Analysis Project
This database may be purchased and cannot be accessed online. It contains detailed bilateral trade, transport and protection data characterizing economic linkages among regions, linked together with individual country input-output data bases which account for inter sectoral linkages among the countries.
The International Monetary Fund
This is a good site for statistics on developing countries, including GDP and other macro-econ data.
The International Trade Desk
This site functions as a screening site for listing sources of trade information. Therefore, there is a wide variety of written as well as statistical information. It is maintained by an advisor to the US Trade Representative.
U.S. Department of Commerce/ Stat-USA
STAT-USA is the headquarters of the National Trade Data Bank. It is sometimes necessary to have a special member code, depending on the computer from which it is accessed. This site gives all information on the U.S. export statistics by country, harmonized code export statistics, import statistics for the U.S., market access data, country commercial guides, industry analysis reports, and more and entrepreneurs together. The site also offers some statistics on trade with China.
U.S. International Trade Commission/ International Economic Review
This site is read with Adobe. The reviews provide technical information and advice on trade matters. There are statistics inside the articles.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
This site will give you access to the Industrial Development Abstracts (IDA) database. It provides information on the activities of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on how to assist industrialization in developing countries. It gives you partial access to over 11,000 indexed abstracts of UNIDO documentation and includes descriptions of major studies and reports on UNIDO's technical cooperation activities, reports and proceedings of expert working groups, workshops and seminars, and publications in series from 1981 to the present. Full reports can be purchased on-line.
United Nations: International Trade Centre
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
This purpose of this site is to link you to the various databases around the world. The database section of the site is divided by country. You can choose any nation and the corresponding trade related data base listed for it. Only the US, Canada, the EU, Finland, Japan, and Norway are represented. Multilateral organizations with ties to trade also have their web sites linked to this database site.
University of Michigan
This site links you to valuable databases from the government or other U.S. universities. Some of the topics for trade links are business and industry, with employment and productivity database links. Foreign trade with U.S. imports and exports database links. Foreign government with statistical agency links. Agriculture with crops and livestock database links. International and domestic economic sites with historical and current economic trend database links.
US Department of State
World Bank
World Customs Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Trade Links
The World Trade Organization (WTO):
Trade reports, trade promotion and analysis, regulations, statistics. This site is maintained by the multi governmental WTO. The databases available are either related to country specific economic status or world trade regulations.
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