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Basics of Exporting  helping U.S. companies export. 

A Basic Guide to Exporting

Country Information

Country Studies

The Country Studies Series provides descriptions and information on the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries around the world.

Background Notes

The US State Department provides the information for this publication which include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of various countries.
World Factbook
CIA's World Factbook provides information about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military etc.of various countries.

International business - provides an Export programs guide,  links to exporting opportunities, and national and state trade statistics via the TradeStats Express - site is managed by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration     


U.S. Department of State - Great SealDepartment of State: the business section of this website provides information about international markets as well as resources for businesses engaging in international trade.  See especially the Country Commercial Guides.

  U.S. Commercial ServiceCommercial News USA - provides information about exporting opportunities and also serves as a directory of U.S. exporters.  Produced by the Department of Commerce's U.S. Commercial Service.


 Harmonized Tariff Schedule - classification codes for United States imports and exports. 


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NAFTA - information related to North American Free Trade Agreement.  Managed by

                 U.S.Customs and Border Protection.  


U.S. Trade Representative - find information about countries and trade topics from the Executive Office of the President.  Trade agreements are also available.


 Go to USITC Home Page United States International Trade Commission An independent federal agency determining import injury to U.S. industries, investigates matters of trade; directs actions against unfair trade practices involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement

International Labor Comparisons/Prices


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TablesText Files
International Comparisons
International Labor Comparisons   Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables Text Files
Prices - International
Import/Export Price Indexes
(International Price Program - IPP)
  Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables Text Files


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Lucy Duhon
The University of Toledo
Carlson Library
2801 W. Bancroft St. (MS #509)
Toledo, OH 43606 USA
VM: (419) 530-2838
University webpage


CIA's WORLD FACTBOOK  provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.