International Business


Country Commercial Guides --  This link takes you to the US Commercial Service's Market Research Library. Just select a country and select "Country Commercial Guides" as the "report type".

"The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion unit of the International Trade Administration.  U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists in 107 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries work with your company to help you get started in exporting or increase your sales to new global markets."

Doing Business -- "The Doing Business database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. The Doing Business indicators are comparable across 175 economies. They indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity, and growth." -- "brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace."

International Opportunities--  From the Library of Congress' The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information, 3d. ed.

International Trade Administration --"ITA's mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements."

PriceWaterhouseCoopers -- "Major international accounting and consulting firm resulting from the July, 1998, merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand."

Really Useful Links for International Trade --From the Federation of International Trade Associations.  "the most comprehensive searchable database of International Trade Web Resources on the Internet! More than 8000 links to International Trade / Import-Export Web sites are annotated and indexed."

Shifts in US Merchandise Trade 2006 -- "This site provides analysis, data, and information resources showing competitive aspects of U.S. merchandise trade trends on a country and sector basis."

The Trade Compliance Center -- "Helps American exporters overcome foreign trade barriers and works to ensure that foreign countries comply with their commitments to the United States."

The World Bank -- "The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries."

The Year in Trade 2006 -- From the United States International Trade Commission


With its information on the FDU library, its collections, and its services, the FDU Library web page is the best place to start your research.

Databases of particular relevance to international business include Business and Company ResourceCenter, Business Source Premier and CountryWatch.