Doing Business Globally--A General Guide
Home Page--includes tariff info for member countries. Free
of Economic Analysis -- U.S. government. Click
here for International
-- " features more than 20 maps that cover over 190 economies across
issues like How easy it is to do business, How often firms are
expected to bribe tax inspectors, and much more. You can filter
maps by various topics, regions and countries and share a link with your
colleagues through a toolbar at the top right corner."
Information -- company profiles, industry profiles, and
annotated links to businesses in Canada, Mexico and other countries.
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from WorldBank Group, this website provides objective measures of
business regulations for 130 countries. Includes costs of
starting a business, hiring workers, getting credit, etc.Interactive.
in Washington DC -- includes links to information about the
business culture in each country
Industrial Relations Observatory Online -- offers current
information and analysis relating to industrial relations in 15
Planet -- information on acceptable public conduct, attire,
forms of address, etc. arranged by country.
Statistics Express -- provides ability to draw maps of global
distribution of U.S. or a State's exports
Web Resources for International Trade -- information on trade shows,
export/import, foreign banks, trade statistics, international trade
Direct Investment in the United States -- index to report prepared by
the Bureau of Economic Analysis, includes charts and graphs. in
Edge--includes news, journals, articles,
research reports, statistics, country data, and more.
International -- "has successfully designed, implemented and
evaluated more than 500 international projects, establishing a solid
reputation for its practical, hands-on approach to meeting global
challenges with local solutions." Be sure to look at the site menu on
Banking Law--with links to various national banks, treaties,
Business Kiosk-- Useful information for the business traveler
Economic Trends -- from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis,
this report has economic trends on Japan, Canada, Italy, Germany,
France, and the United Kingdom.
Trade Administration -- from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
this site includes FAQs, country information, tariff & tax
information, NAFTA, and industry information. Check out the blue
menu bar along the upper page.
Trade Law Project-- information on treaties, dispute
resolution, customs, intellectual property protection, insurance, etc.
Internationalist--bills itself as a comprehensive source for
international business information.
one-stop resource for business and commercial information about
Minimum Wages in Europe -- a document discussing minimum wages
in several European countries.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation -- guides and
Register of European Manufacturers
Currency Converter-- How many pounds, zlotys, lira, to your
dollar and vice versa?
Agency for International Development
-- use the "search" box to locate information on
specific countries. Information includes economic profile, labor
market information, outlook for industry growth.
Department of State Country Commercial Guides -- reports
prepared by US Dept. of State on foreign countries' trade practices, US
investments, economic indicators. Includes reports on such issues as
worker rights, protection of intellectual property, barriers to US
exports, export subsidies, etc.
Foreign Trade Statistics -- from the Census Bureau.
Includes current and historical statistics.
Trade Representative--contains texts of various treaties and
Clock Meeting Planner -- "Need to make a call to someone
far away? Need to arrange a videoconference, telephone- or net-based
meeting with several people spread around the globe? This utility
should help you find a convenient time, so that no one has to be up
during the middle of the night."
Development Reports -- put out by the World Bank.