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Global Resources

US Business Global Resources

Bureau of Industry & Security - a division of US Department of Commerce that regulates the export of sensitive goods and technologies (so-called 'dual use' items that may have both commercial and military or proliferation applications) and enforcing export control regulations

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook - a basic intelligence factbook updated weekly with country entries that include land, water, people, government, economy, communications, flags and defense forces - resources from across the US government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies such as market research, trade leads and advice on non-payment and intellectual property misappropriation

Export-Import Bank of the United States - the official export credit agency of the US government with programs for all sizes of companies which export US manufactured products and/or services rendered by US personnel

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - weather information on the past 24 hours, forecasts, watches and warnings searchable by country

Overseas Private Investment Corporation - a development agency of the US government to help US businesses invest overseas by providing political risk insurance and financing through direct loans and loan guaranties

US Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - the nation's source for data on populations, economics and trade statistics

US Chamber of Commerce - the world’s largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, fighting for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion and international governments. An international division provides global updates and policy information.

US Commercial Service - market research library searchable by industry, region and country, key words and date range

US Customs and Border Protection - an office that facilitates about $2 trillion in legitimate trade per year while enforcing US trade laws that protect the economy, the health and the safety of the American people

US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service - a division to improve foreign market access for US products and foreign markets, build new markets, improve the competitive position of US agriculture in the global marketplace and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries

US Department of Commerce - the agency that fosters, serves and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement

US Department of Commerce International Trade Information Center - a comprehensive resource for information on all US federal government export assistance programs

US Department of Commerce Trade Compliance Center - the US government's focal point for monitoring foreign compliance with trade agreements to see that US firms and workers get the maximum benefits from these agreements and resolve trade barriers or unfair situations encountered in foreign markets

US Department of Education - the agency that promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access

US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - vaccination information by country to be visited

US Department of State - the agency that helps build and sustain a more democratic, secure and prosperous world comprised of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty and act responsibly within the international system

US Department of State Background Notes - facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies and areas of special sovereignty

US Department of State Embassies - a list of embassy websites by location, consulates and diplomatic missions information

US Department of State Office of Commercial and Business Affairs - the office that coordinates trade and investment matters in support of US firms doing business overseas

US Free Trade Agreements - the latest information on US trade agreements, updated by the US Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, State, Treasury and the Office of the US Trade Representatives

US International Trade Administration Basic Guide to Exporting - answers to questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for products and services

US Small Business Administration - the official business link to the US government, a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses with their operations, managed by the Small Business Administration in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies

US Small Business Administration's Office of International Trade - resources for US entrepreneurs to compete in the global marketplace, including access to capital to support international trade

US Trade Development Agency - an organization to advance economic development and US commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries by providing technical assistance, investment analysis, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment

US Trade Representative - an agency that negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations

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