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  • A Basic Guide to Exporting has been prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce with the assistance of Unz & Co., Inc.
    This website contains the 1998 version of A Basic Guide to Exporting.
    The current edition (2008) is available for purchase at

  • The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

  • According to the website: "Air freight, shipping, rail freight, trucking, specialized transportation, logistics management, customs brokers, international trade, export documentation and licensing, letter of credit... all freight forwarding services are located here."

  • Find trade leads, web resources, trade events and more. Sponsored by the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), the FITA site links to over 3,000 international trade Websites.

  • The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organization compete at home and abroad.

  • Through its publications, Web sites, and data services, the publisher of the magazine and website The Journal of Commerce, UBM Global Trade, is the leading supplier of business information for people involved in transporting goods and commodities in the United States and internationally. Its publications and online services also include PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, Directory of U.S. Exporters/Importers, Official Export Guide, U.S. Custom House Guide, and Transportation Telephone Tickler.

  • Research Guide to resources for research on international trade (import and export) available at the Science, Industry and Business Library of the New York Public Library

  • SICE - the Organization of American States' Foreign Trade Information System - centralizes information on trade policy in the Americas. On the SICE Website, you will find the full texts of trade agreements in force for OAS Member States, new and ongoing trade policy developments, information on national trade-related legislation, links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy information and more! SICE, with more than ten years online, strives to provide OAS member states and other users up-to-date and relevant information.

  • STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government. Subscription is required for full access (available at the Science, Industry and Business Library).

  • TradePort is a repository of free information and resources for businesses that seek to conduct international trade to and from California.

  • The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

  • Portal, published by the United States Dept. of Commerce, providing trade and exporting resources. Basics about exporting, NAFTA rules, calendars of trade shows, events and missions. Find trade partners, statistics and market research.
  • The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The agency investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations. The Commission also adjudicates cases involving imports that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights.

  • The mission of the U. S. Trade and Development Agency is to promote economic growth in developing and middle income countries, while simultaneously helping American businesses to export their products and services, thereby creating U.S. jobs. In addition, USTDA supports U.S. policy objectives related to development and capacity building activities.

  • World Trade Magazine is a U.S. logistics journal delivering news and information to 100% U.S. subscribers active in domestic and international trade. World Trade reflects the priorities and diverse interests of its senior level and management subscribers to help them navigate today's rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace. World Trade covers every aspect of the global supply chain from the movement of products across the U.S. to the procurement from delivery to international markets:

  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.