InfoQuest! International Trade Resources
International Trade Resources
The international trade resources listed here are by no means all that exists on
the internet. They are meant to be examples of the types of resources available.
That said, most of the international trade resources that exist on the Internet
can be found by browsing the links on this site. Some of the most popular international
trade sites aren't listed here, but can be accessed through the sites listed under
General Internet Resources or US Government Resources.
General Trade Resources |
US Government |
Non-governmental Organizations |
Canada, Mexico & Latin America |
Middle East & Africa
General International Resources
- International Affairs
This is the site of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library subject guide on international affairs.
- International Business Resources on
WWW, Michigan State University
A very good collection of annotated links to other international business sites.
- Country & City Information Sites through City.Net
Demographic, travel, tourism, maps, economic, etc. information organized by region, country, city.
Information by Country on Yahoo
- Tradeport International Trade and Export Assistance
Tradeport contains a comprehensive set of trade information, trade leads, and company databases. It is managed by the Bay Area Economic Forum, LA TRADE, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. After registration, access to Tradeport is free. The site includes a market research library, trade statistics, trade leads and job opportunitities, a trade events calendar, and links to other international trade sites.
- Trade Compass
This is a fee-based subscription international trade site whose services include Stat-USA, trade leads, and other business services. ($24.95 per month)
- Miami Trade Web
This website contains a lot of international trade information that focuses on the Latin American and Caribbean region.
- The Journal of Commerce
This site contains articles about international trade news, current and past from the Journal of Commerce, an industrial price index, top 100 importers and exporters, a wide range of shipping-related links, trade leads, and links to other JOC publications and services.
- A-Z Worldwide Airfreight Directory
This site lists Airlines, Airlines' General Sales Agents, Airports, Cargo Agents and Freight Forwarders, Cargo Handling Agents, Express Operators and Couriers, and Services and Supplies.
This is a website devoted to seaborne shipping. It contains shipping movements, liner schedulues, a searchable trade directory, news, and many other shipping-related resources.
- IMEX Exchange, Inc.
This international business exchange is dedicated to promoting international trade on the Internet to promote cooperation and understanding among people and nations. The site includes lists of trade associations, trade leads, products, services, global market information, trade news, and other trade resources.
US Government Trade Resources
- NTDB through Stat-USA
National Trade Data Bank. Requires fee-based subscription.
- US International Trade Commission
Besides containing a searchable database of the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule and rules and procedures for Customs, this site has an excellent set of international trade links that is divided by the following topics: data sets, information by industry and country, legal, trade assistance, newsgroups and mailing lists, etc.
- International Trade Administration
The ITA website has links to all of the major export-oriented US government websites.
- Library of Congress International Research Tools
The Library of Congress website has a number of internationally-oriented research tools, including the Country Studies, Area Handbooks Program, Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS), and the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), which provides a database of national laws from more than 35 contributing countries around the world.
- International Broadcasting Bureau
This is the website for the Voice of America. The site also includes Worldnet Television programs and information about the IBB programs and monitoring services. VOA also has a gopher site for its newswire and audio files.
Voice of America Newswire (text)
Voice of America audio files
(in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Czech, English, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Urdu)
International Non-Governmental Resources
- United Nations
This is the Official Web Site Locator for the UNITED NATIONS System of Organizations.
- World Trade Centers Association
You can use this site to locate local World Trade Centers around the world, along with information about their services. The site also has a members only section with access to the D&B Exporter's Encyclopedia, WTCA trade leads, Stat-USA trade leads, Trade Flow Pricing System, and the World Business Directory.
- ISO Online (International Organization of Standards)
ISO standards have been developed to facilitate companies doing business with each other around the world. This website desscribes the ISO structure and publications, and has links to other websites providing standards information.
- International Chamber of Commerce City-State-Province Directory
This is a searchable database of links to Chambers of Commerce around the world. The site also has a webforum with topics on business information and small business.
- Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
The FITA site includes their directory, excerpts from their magazine The Exporter, and links to other international trade resources.
- National Association of National Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
NAFTZ is an affiliation of public and private entities that advocates the advancement of the U.S. foreign-trade zones program.
- Export Oregon
Sponsored by the Oregon Trade Conference and the Oregon International Trade Council, this website has a lot of information about trade services available in Oregon, export tips, and links to other Oregon trade-related organizations.
- Oregon International Resource Center
The International Division of the Oregon Department of Economic Development sponsors this site which includes Oregon export statistics, country and regional market information from Stat-USA, trade terms and products classification information, information on how to export and on business etiquette and cultural issues, and other trade and shipping related information.
- World Trade Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The WTCPD website offers a number of services including an online Oregon International Trade Calendar and abstracts from the WTC Portland Journal.
This is the official website of the Europan Union. It is available in all of the major European languages. It includes press releases, policies, and links to the major Europan Union institutions' websites, including the Parliament, Council, Commission, Court of Justice, and Investment Bank.
- Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)
This is the database that corresponds to the US Commerce Business Daily for government bids, tenders, and procurement. Full access requires a fee-based subscription.
- Business Europe
This site has information from ebassies and from law, accounting, and management firms about doing business in Europe.
- Russia Friends and Partners
This site was jointly developed by citizens of the US and Russia to promote better understanding between the people of the two countries.
- IRLNET: Database of IRish Online Resources
Canada, Mexico & Latin American Resources
- JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
This site contains a lot of information about how to do business with Japan, including procurement, facts and figures, 1997 International Trade White Paper, basic Japanese for businessmen, market report database, and JETRO publications.
Japan page on city.net
Besides linking to all sorts of travel, government, entertainment, and business sites, this page has a map of Japan and lists the day's weather report.
Tokyo Food Page
(Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
Besides having a lot of company related information, including procurement opportunities, this site has links to entertainment in Japan, facts and figures, Japanese culture and customs, travel and tourism, sports, legal information, links to other Japanese information sites, and more.
China: China News Digest WWW
Besides the digests, this site has a photo archive, and other reference material about news in China.
- China a2z
This site contains a searchable database of Chinese periodicals, as well as updated links to other Chinese-related websites.
This site has articles about business, entertainment, and other topics about Asia, particularly Singapore.
Travelling in Indonesia
Lots of information about Indonesia.
Australia: Brisbane Weekend Independent newspaper
New Zealand News from Akiko International
Includes WYSIWYG News, soc.culture.new-zealand newsgroup archives, Aiko's International Site News, and Television New Zealand Daily News.
Middle East and African Resources
- Marios Cyberspace Station
This site contains constantly updated news about Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and the Hamas and Hizballah.
This site has more than 1700 webpages of information about the Arab world, organized by country.
- Virtual Africa
This site is about doing business and trade with South Africa.
Services Home Page]
Copyright 1995-1997 InfoQuest! Information Services
Last updated: November 3, 1997
Please send any comments to