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International Business Research Guide

Trade Agencies

U.S. International Trade Administration  (
Their Export Solutions Includes sections such as Learn How to Export (with How to Export videos and  and Exporter Assessments) A Basic Guide to Exporting; and Research Foreign Markets.
Free registration required to access some types of reports.

    • Trade Agreements

U.S. Commercial Service Fresno Office
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals ... help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

U.S. Census Bureau-Foreign Trade
Information on export regulations, commodity classifications, & other trade related topics.
Also has webinars for exporters.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Sections include Trade Agreements; Countries & Regions; Issue Areas such as Trade & Development and  Agriculture, Labor and Preference Programs.
    • Browse the Press Office by year for reports such as the 2021 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

U.S. International Trade Commission
Investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations.
Also has trade data & statistics.
    • Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule
      The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.
      The Year in Trade: Operations of the Trade Agreements Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Trade
    • Basic Importing and Exporting

United Nations. Food and Agricultural Organization
    • OECD/FAO Agricultural Outlook
      Market projections for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNCTAD Publications

U.N./WTO International Trade Centre
  • Market Information and Tools
       Market Analysis Tools includes a Trade Map and Export Potential Map

World Trade Organization (WTO)
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations."