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World Business Global Resources

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - a 21 member forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, that operates on the basis of non-binding commitments, open dialogue and equal respect for the views of all participants. The Member Economies are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Republic of the Philippines, The Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America and Viet Nam.

APEC Business Advisory Council - an organization under APEC comprised of up to three members from the private sector of each APEC Member Economy that provides advice on specific business priorities, in accordance with general principles of comprehensiveness; WTO-consistency; comparability; non-discrimination; transparency; standstill (measures taken won't increase protection levels); simultaneous start, continuous process and differentiated timetables; flexibility; and cooperation.

Doing Business - World Bank regulations for starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business—as they apply to domestic small and medium-size enterprises in a global economy

EmbassyWorld - a comprehensive list of contact resources for all of the world's diplomatic offices by country

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) - links to 450,000 company members sites dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, international logistics management and international finance

International Chamber of Commerce - the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity with direct access to global national governments through its national committees

Trade Lead Zone - a directory of free services for world trade to bring together buyers and sellers, provided by the Mellinger family

United Nations - an organization comprised of 192 nations and associated agencies, that works to promote respect for human rights, protect the global environment, fight disease and reduce poverty

World Bank - a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (focusing on middle income and creditworthy poor countries) and the International Development Association (focusing on the world's poorest countries)

World Bank Economic Policy and Debt - information and analyses of developments in debt and non-debt financial flows to developing countries as well as statistical reports on 150 countries

World Customs Organization - the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on customs matters including the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures, trade supply chain security, the facilitation of international trade, the enhancement of customs enforcement and compliance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion and sustainable global customs capacity building programs

World Health Organization - the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends

World Trade Organization - the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations including WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by most of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments

World Trade Organization International Trade and Tariff Data - up-to-date WTO trade statistics and publications

World Trade Organization Legal Texts - WTO trade agreements between nations as well as negotiated trade obligations searchable by country

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