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  • Trade Finance Guide  Check out the Trade Finance Guide:A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters. Spanish version now available! This guide is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basics of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales.

  • Top 50 2011 International Trade Search Terms with Links! Export.gov is highlighting the top 50 search phrases of the year. 
  • BBC News - Country Profiles

    Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. 

  • Choose Washington - Financial Loan Packaging This program partners with local organizations, state agencies and service providers to maximize private sector job creation and investment. Promote retention and growth of businesses and provide a range of other services
  • CIA - World Factbook The World Fact book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, and transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • Commercial Services - Government Export Info Information to help you expand your business through exporting. Can assist U.S. companies with finding new international business partners.
  • Cornell University - Copyright Law Find information about copyright law, and how you can apply it to help protect your export business.
  • Cornell University - Patent Law Find information about Patent law, and how you can apply it to help protect your export business.
  • Cornell University - Trademark Law Find information about copyright law, and how you can apply it to help protect your export business.
  • Exporters Guides - Trade Agreements export.gov's Trade Compliance Center link to all Guides.
  • Gaebler - Small Business Export Strategies Information on finding foreign markets, assessing market response, developing sales and marketing strategies.
  • Global Edge - Global Resources The Global Resource Directory offers a rich collection of thousands of international business- and trade-related resources, which we have selected for their content and usability and organized into the categories below to facilitate your research.
  • Global Negotiation - Global Negotiations Learn 10 rules to global negotiations. Resources available online for 50 countries. Option to purchase the book: Global Negotiation The New Rules.
  • Harvard Business School - Customer Retention Costs Customer Lifetime Value Calculator. Use this tool to calculate a nominal value for your customer and figure out which customers are most profitable and are worth retaining.
  • International Trade Alliance - Trade Leads After registration website offers free information and resources to assist with international trade. Particularly trade leads.
  • Manufacturers.com - Manufacturing Trade Leads Trade leads for manufacturers. Trade leads are broken down, and searchable by industry.
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology - E-Business Standards & Technology Find information on standards and technology practices for setting up your online website for export sales. Learn how to use IT as a valuable business tool functional tool to grow your export business
  • Tradeport - Tutorial: Export Strategy A look at different types of exporting strategies, including direct vs. indirect exporting. Also takes a look at current export marketing strategies such as: piggyback marketing.
  • TradeStats Express TradeStats Express Get the latest annual and quarterly trade data with TradeStats Express.™
    Retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download your customized output.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA - Trade Leads Phoenix-Opportunity is an online database system in which you register your company with the Minority Business Development Agency. This tool will enable you to receive leads about business opportunities and seek business partners.
  • US Patents and Trademark Office - Patents Find information on the patents available and the process for obtaining a patent. Follow this guide to obtain patent.
  • US Patents and Trademark Office - Trademark Can find both, general information, as well as information on what trademarks are available. Also gives a run through of the process for obtaining a trademark and the steps you will need to take.
  • USA Trade Online The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is pleased to bring you USA Trade Online! With this dynamic service, you can access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level.
  • WSBDC - Advisors Contact your local SBDC advisor
  • Import Genius Databases have information on the trading activities of millions of importers.  Evaluate and monitor suppliers and competitors via information of customers, product lines, and exporting volumes for factories around the world. Find sales prospects and research markets through accurate and up-to-date economic data.