International Trade Resources



Preparing to export, counseling, and other resources

Tools for first-time exporters

Export planning and international marketing tools 

Export University 

Assessing Export Readiness 

Export Readiness Assessment

Michigan State University globalEDGE 

Export business plan



Trade and market data

Trade data

Market/country commercial guide

U.S. Census Bureau 

Industry Canada 

Country-Specific Statistics and Insight 

Trade Stats Express

U.S. Market Industry Reports 

Industry Research Reports 

The CIA World Factbook 



Trade leads and promotion

Trade leads databases

Trade leads 

Country-specific U.S. trade information 

Featured U.S. Exporters 

Certified Trade Missions 

International Buyer Program 

Trade events

Advertise Products Overseas 

Export Yellow Pages 

Commercial News USA 



Rules, regulations, and compliance

Incoterms (Int'l Commercial Terms) 

Incoterms (Int'l Commercial Terms)

Finding Schedule B

export codes 

AES Filing

Export Regulations - Commodity Jurisdiction

Export Legal Considerations

Export Regulations & Controls (Additional Info) 

EU Regulations 

Trade Sanctions Information 

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau




Transportation and


Shippers Association

Customs & Border Protection 

Freight Forwarders 

Carnets (duty-free exporting) 

Common Export Documents




U.S. government financing


SBA Export Loan Programs 

Deloitte International Tax Source 

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Export 

Oanda currency conversions



Trade agencies

Small Business Administration 

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Overseas Private Investment


U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Agriculture 

U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service 

National District Export Council 

International Trade Administration

U.S. Agency for International




Other resources

World Intellectual Property Organization 

Small Business Exporters Association of the United States 




U.S. Department of Commerce

Preparing your product for export 

Global Market Opportunity Assessment 

Internationalization Process of the Firm 

Finding Qualified Buyers 

Shipping your products 

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International Legal Considerations 

Financing Export Transactions 

Methods of Payment 

Regionalization and Trading Blocs 


Taking American SMEs Global with Google 

FTA Tariff and Trade Resources 



News and Information


BBC Africa

Corporate Council on Africa

The Economist

Africa Legal Network

McKinsey & Company

President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa



Meeting Highlights:

Learn how to turn African partnerships into profits

Keynote Speakers:
Ian Oliver, Director of Client Services at ISI Consultants

Ross Ensor, Managing Director of ISI Consultants



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