Links


Trade Statistics

Many countries
Strategis. The Canadian Government website gives trade information for Canada and USA (Trade Data Online) but also links to other countries. http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html

Europe
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/  Statistics

http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/Sweden

SCB, gives information on trade and other issues  http://www.scb.se/default____2154.asp

Swedish Federal Bank in Swedish. Trade statistics. www.riksbank.se
 

North America
For USA and Canada

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/eas-aes.nsf/en/h_ra01888e.html

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html

Trade resources by geographical region http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/ibin/engdoc/1a2.html
 

Canada
Strategis. The Canadian Government website gives trade information for Canada and USA (Trade Data Online) but also links to other countries
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html


USA
US
Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/

http://tse.export.gov/



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Country Info

General

If the links below do not give you enough information for your country information go to www.google.com and type in the country your are looking for

http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Geography

http://www.worldinfozone.com/

http://www.geocities.com/thenua/worldph.htm International phone directory

REESWeb
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/reesweb
Russian & East European Studies, U.
Pittsburgh.  Index of electronic sources.

 
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html
Go to bottom of page to find sites for specific countries.

Library of Congress  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html Have different studies of countries

Country Studies – History, society, economy, government & politics and national security, mainly for developing countries. 

Links to country sources at Portals to the World: http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html. Arranged by country, common categories include Business, Commerce & Economy; Government, politics & law.

 
The Economist

Country Briefings, free online at http://www.economist.com/countries  60 countries – News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics etc.
Country Profile, Country Reports – see http://store.eiu.com (Top Products)

Economist Intelligence Unit, $.  Country Profile has 5-year statistical data; Country Reports are quarterly updates covering current economic issues, political updates, economic policies, domestic economy data, foreign trade & payments, and business news such as major contracts & investment programs.

 
The Internationalist

Business Guides to the World
$.  Available for Africa; Mexico, Canada & Latin America; Middle East & South Asia; Pacific Rim; Russia & Eastern Europe; Western Europe. 
Web site at http://www.internationalist.com/business also has “Business information by country” and directories of banks, law firms, stock markets, companies, law firms, trade laws etc.

International Business Information on the Web – Online Directory
http://www.infotoday.com/ibidirectory.htm

Information Today.  Links to the web sites described in the book titled “International Business Information on the Web”. 

Aneki.com : Country Information, Regional and World Rankings
http://www.aneki.com/index.html
Statistical facts, figures, and rankings for over 190 countries. Current listings are divided into four categories -- economic, social, technological, and environmental -- and are retrieved from sources such as the CIA World Fact book and Forbes.com.

 
Lex Mundi – Guides to Doing Business
http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Guides_to_Doing_Business1.asp?SnID=2045787476
Legal aspects of doing business in different countries

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/index.html
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

CIA information about countries note if the link does not work start with the main one and look for World Fact Book.

World facts and figures
http://www.worldfactsandfigures.com/
Has a lot of information. Note however that much of statistics are taken from other sources so it could be old.

Ontario Canada web site. Has a lot of links for country information and different markets.
http://www.ontarioexports.com/oei/redirect.jsp?page=English/Target_Your_Market/Finger_Tip_World.html

US Commercial Service.
http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/com_guides/2001/index.html

Country Commercial Guides – Yearly reports on a country's economic, political, and market environment. The key sections are: Executive Summary; Political Environment; Marketing U.S. Products and Services; Leading Sectors for U.S. Exports and Investments; Trade Regulations; Customs and Standards; Investment Climate Statement; Trade and Project Financing; Business Travel; Economic and Trade Statistics; U.S. and Country Contacts; Market Research; and Trade Events Schedule.  Written by the staff of U.S. Embassies, which report to the U.S. State Department.  Not nitty-gritty-type studies, but useful for their breadth of coverage, and simple editorial style. Chapter 2 is Economic Trends & Outlook (US-only access to post 2001 reports)

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rpts/   US web site with country information also see:
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/
http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/com_guides/2001/index.html
  Country commercial guides

United Nations Statistics Division
http://www.un.org/depts/unsd/
Millennium Profiles – Statistics on “development” indicators including computer use, Internet use, phone use, urban population.  Social Statistics has data on housing, water treatment, education, income (per capita GDP), unemployment, aging population etc.

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm United Nations Statistics Division
Millennium Profiles – Statistics on “development” indicators including computer use, Internet use, phone use, urban population.  Social Statistics has data on housing, water treatment, education, income (per capita GDP), unemployment, aging population etc.

Harmonized Description and Coding System (HS) T Customs Organization www.wcoomd.org 
Gives you the customs codes for import and export.

 
http://mkaccdb.eu.int/
Links to trade barrier and market access. Good info as to importing

BUBL World Area Studies http://bubl.ac.uk

IMD business School, shows evaluation on different countries competitiveness www.imd.ch

http://www.imd.ch/research/publications/wcy/announcing.cfm

International Trade, only for members but membership is free. www.intl-trade.com/trade-cgi-bin/bureau.cgi

Mapquest gives information about countries all over the world www.mapquest.com

Trace has information on Mexico http://www.trace-sc.com/

Travelocity, American airline, connects to information about countries all over the world. www.travelocity.com

US department of commerce, information on many countries www.ita.doc.gov/

Europe
EU, European Union
 

General sites

Euro, the European currency http://europa.eu.int/euro

General Information about EU   http://europa.eu.int/

Europe General

http://europa.eu.int

http://ec.europa.eu/trade/index_en.htm  Trade

http://europa.eu/pol/enlarg/index_en.htm
Information on the expansion of EU

 
http://mkaccdb.eu.int/
, for trade barriers

Europages Information on companies http://www.europages.com/

US based has a large number of links and information http://www.eurunion.org/


In Europe

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/  Statistics
http://home.iol.ie/ Ireland on line

Belgium
Home of the Belgium Government  http://www.belgium.be/eportal/index.jsp

Czech Republic
Main web site  http://www.czech.cz/homepage/busin.htm
 

Denmark
Main Government web site http://www.um.dk/en

Germany
German Chamber of Commerce http://www.germanchambervan.org/
German Government Website http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/1_fremsp/english/Index2.htm
 

Greece
Website of Federal Government http://www.ypex.gov.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-US

Hungary
Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency http://www.itdh.com/Engine.aspx

Iceland
Iceland
export Directory http://www.icelandexport.is/english/

Ireland
Enterprise Ireland http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/english.asp
 

Netherland
Netherland International Home Page http://www.minbuza.nl/en/home

Sweden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden

http://www.sweden.se/

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm

http://www.sweden.gov.se/

http://www.sweden.se/templates/cs/CommonPage____2707.aspx

http://www.worldinfozone.com/facts.php?country=Sweden

You can also find information on the pages:
www.riksdagen.se
www.regeringen.se
www.fr.se
http://www.un.int/sweden/pages/links.htm

http://www.nutek.se/sb/d/113
www.riksbank.se

www.regeringen.se/euro

Import license Sweden www.kommers.se. You can see in taric if license required.

Trade statistics Sweden see. www.kommers.se

Quota. To see how much is available for Sweden go to http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds/en/home.htm

www.nutek.se Good place for import license and EU and international

www.tullverket.se Swedish customs, quota etc.

Customer association Svensk Handel http://www.svenskhandel.se/Default.asp
Has an import office

http://www.swedishtrade.se/exportinformation/
Link to trade information

Updated info on trade statistics can you obtain on:
http://www.scb.se/default____2154.asp or www.scb.se/snabb/impswe.asp  also look at the main site www.scb.se

Look at http://www.intrastat.scb.se/defaulteng.asp  for trade statistics

http://www.kommers.se/templates/Standard____777.aspx

Site with information on companies and consultants http://www.bolagsfakta.se/international/


Swedish Trade Council  http://www.swedishtrade.se/english/

Bizbook Decision makers in Swedish Industry www.bizbook.se

Company Facts, Bolagsfakta. www.bolagsfakta.se
 

North America

Canada

Department of foreign affairs, start for a lot of information on Canada www.strategis.ic.gc.ca
Industry Canada. Good website with a lot of information and links http://strategis.gc.ca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada

http://www.canada.gc.ca/main_e.html   Canadian Government website

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/dbc/DoingBusinessWithCanada-en.aspx  Doing business with Canada

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html Canadian Statistics

Mexico
Untied States Mexico Chamber of Commerce www.usmcoc.org
Mexican Trade www.mextrade.com
 

USA
USA
. US Census bureau statistics on population and many other things. http://www.census.gov/

Latin America

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
http://lanic.utexas.edu
University of Texas, part of WWW Virtual Library.  Links to reference sites, discussion groups, business & finance sites, government sites, etc. Some sites in Spanish or Portuguese.

Internet Resources for Latin America
http://lib.nmsu.edu/subject/bord/laguia
Links to internet guides, directories, databases.

Chile
Source for exporters www.prochile.cl
 

Africa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/

http://www.africaguide.com/afmap.htm

http://www.worldbank.org/africa

http://www.hmnet.com/africa/1africa.html  Africa information center

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

Asia

Asia General

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

Asia Business Connection http://asiabiz.com/
World Trade Venue Directory of Asian exporters www.wtyusa.com
http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blrasia.htm 
Maps and geographic information

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/asia.htm Give information on each country

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/countries/asia/india.asp British Government information on Asia

China
Information on products and producers.
www.chinachemnet.com
www.chinashare.com
www.sinosource.com/bbs/index.com
 

India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India

http://www.tourindia.com/htm/homepage.htm

http://india.gov.in/

http://goidirectory.nic.in/

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html

http://www.india.org/

http://www.geographia.com/india/

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm

http://www.india-today.com/

http://www.worldbank.org/india

http://meaindia.nic.in/

Malaysia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia

http://www.economist.com/countries/Malaysia/

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_960.html


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Int'l Organizations

Federation of International Trade Associations
http://fita.org

Directory of 450 international trade associations in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, at http://fita.org/members.html  Also Web Resources for International Trade at http://fita.org/webindex/index.html, a directory of 4000 sites covering finance, logistics, standards, legal, business travel, etc.  See “short cuts” list for trade shows, business directories, international market research etc.

ArabDataNet
http://www.arabdatanet.com
National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce.  News, country profiles, industries, government contacts,
US trade statistics, legal information, trade shows, organizations, US embassies in Arab countries.

 
Association of American Chambers of Commerce in
Latin America
http://www.aaccla.org
Brief country overviews.

 
Association of Balkan Chambers

http://www.abcinfos.com
Includes country profiles and a market research section.

www.iorworld.com  deals mainly with culture

www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca  Canadian Government. Has links for travelers

www.brint.com-country.htm

www.state.gov/www.about_state/business.com_guides/index.html 


www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/com_guides/2000.index.html
Commercial guide for regions and countries

 www.worldbank.org
Gives specific profile and information as to countries.
 

www.wto.org Has trade statistics and country information worldwide. Also try http://stat.wto.org

UNCTAD International Trade Centre
http://www.intracen.org
Products & Services: Find aggregated trade stats by commodity and country (from UN’s COMTRADE database)
Look also at those links http://www.intracen.org/menus/products.htm
http://www.intracen.org/menus/countries.htm

OECD
http://www.oecd.org/home/0,2987,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
by country http://www.oecd.org/countrieslist/0,3351,en_33873108_33844430_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
by topic http://www.oecd.org/maintopic/0,3348,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

Frequently Requested Statistics – Includes GDP, standardized unemployment rates, population, purchasing power parities, short-term economic statistics.

OAS Foreign Trade Information System. 
http://www.sice.oas.org/
http://www.sice.oas.org/countries_e.asp
 
SICE – Trade-Related Links
– Good set of links for each country in the Americas, incl. local banks, stats offices, etc.

Eldis
http://www.eldis.org/country/
Funded by Danish development agency, Danida. 
Asia, Africa & Latin America. Statistics, agriculture, government, industry. Links to docs, other sites, & citations for printed materials


Development Banks

World Bank Group
http://www.worldbank.org
Click on Countries & Regions to find background information on 100 developing countries, click on Data & Statistics for country data. Also have statistics on the OECD countries
.

 
International Monetary Fund

http://www.imf.org/external/pubind.htm (Select "IMF Country Reports" under Series)
IMF Country Reports – Searchable and browsable collection of economic reports on various topics.  Sample recent reports:
Republic of Mozambique: Statistical Appendix; Tunisia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes; and Forecasting Inflation in Indonesia. Free to view the reports in PDF.  Advanced search function to search by report title, author/editor, or subject; as well as limit by date and language of report.  To browse reports by country, link to http://www.imf.org/external/country/index.htm.
Has also good information on different publications. Give information on the countries policies too.

Asian Development Bank Economics & Statistics
http://www.adb.org/Economics/

Economic Resource Center – Statistics, key indicators, reports and review related to Asian development.  Also Country Economic Review at http://www.adb.org/Documents/CERs – Economic situation & prospects, & social indicators, for Asian countries (PDF)

 
Center for Latin American Capital Markets

http://users.netrus.net/gmorles
Links to general economic data, from many government-sponsored databases.

 
Central American Bank for Economic Integration

http://www.bcie.org
Links to regional information sources and newspapers.

 

Universities

GlobalEDGE Resource Desk
http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp
Center for International Business & Research,
Michigan State U.  Info such as trade, stats, companies, government sources, and currency is arranged under Regional & Country-Specific Information, for Africa, Asia & Oceana, Europe, Central & South America, and North America.  Also under Statistical Data & Info Resources for links to UN and other international statistical sources.

 
VIBES
– Virtual International Business & Economic Resources
http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm
UNC
Charlotte.  Meta-site: 1300 links to full-text articles, statistical tables and meta-pages.  Comprehensive sources include general and economic country information, regional sites are listed separately, and country sites are accessed through the alphabetical index.  Also sections on how to cite web pages, and how to evaluate web sites.

 
International Marketing
http://business.library.emory.edu/researchaids/courserelated/international_marketing/intl_marketing_index.html

Emory University, Ruth Pagell (co-author of International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It, 1999)  Links arranged by 50 categories, from accounting to travel & tourism.  Also links to page of web sites by geographical area, with emphasis on EU Candidate countries.

Government

Agri-Food Trade Service (Agriculture Canada)
http://ats.agr.ca/export/howexport-e.htm

How to Export – Includes International Business Etiquette Internet Sourcebook, and agri-food export business guides for Argentina, Brazil & Mexico.

Market reports for different products and countries
Includes most of the trade organizations www.sice.oas.org

Asian Development Bank www.asiandevbank.org
G8 www.g7.utoronto.ca
International Chamber of Commerce www.icc.org and www.chamber-of-commerce.com
Inter American Development Bank www.iadb.org
OECD home page www.oecd.org
OPEC www.opec.org
NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement See sice above www.sice.oas.org
NAFTA http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nafta-alena/menu-en.asp
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/DefaultSite/index_e.aspx

United Nations
UNTPDC www.unicc.org/untpdc/welcome.html
UNCTAD www.untpdc.org/untpdc/welcome.html
World Bank IBRD www.worldbank.org
World Bank IMF www.imf.org


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Databases

Example of searches on Dialog
http://www.exportpro.com In English
http://www.exportpro.com   In Swedish
 

Seminars on using on-line data bases
http://www.exportpro.com   In English
http://www.exportpro.com In Swedish
 

Data Star
In formation about Datastar databases. http://www.dialog.com/products/datastar/

Online search, you need an account  http://www.datastarweb.com
Online training Datastar http://training.dialog.com/sem_info/dstar_ontap.html

Dialog
Information on all Dialog products including Datastar http://www.dialog.com/info/products/
Takes you on a tour on dialogweb. Note the different selection at the bottom of the page http://www.dialog.com/
Online training and seminars http://training.dialog.com/
Dialog reference material
http://library.dialog.com/
Online search , you need an account  http://www.dialogselect.com

Kompass www.kompass.com

Info USA www.infousa.com

Pronett. Search engine for businesses in more than 170 countries www.pronett.com
 

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More Export Links

Currencies:
Oanda gives currencies and historic info in most currencies. www.oanda.com
XE net. Is a currency converter www.xe.net/currency

Directories:
World Federation of Trading House Associations (WFTA)  www.wfta.org

World Pages US and Canadian white and yellow pages as well as e-mail and URL www.worldpages.com

Language, Culture
www.languageculture.com

Japanese culture www.culturebank.com-jpntoc.html

Freight and deliveries
http://europa.eu.int/comm/taxation_customs/dds/sv/home.htm to see how much is left of quota

A description of Incoterms by way of transport http://www.thelcexpressinc.com/termsale.htm
ICC, International Chamber of Commerce home page, contains a lot of information including Incoterms http://www.iccwbo.org/home/menu_incoterms.asp
 

ATA carnet
To get an updated info www.chamber.ca/carnet

Importers and exporters
Directory of importers worldwide www.ottmall.com
 

Tenders
European Tenders Electronic Daily http://ted.europa.eu/  

Trade shows
http://eventseeker.com
www.tsnn.com
www.cyberexpo.com
www.tscentral.com
 

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