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About this Page
This page has links to websites and resources of the federal government that can help people who are involved in international trade or who are researching an aspect of international business.
Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM)
EXIM is the official export credit agency of the United States. When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales.
Below are links to the agency's website and to a few of the resources available on that site.
Small Business Administration
Independent Federal Agencies and Commissions
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
This agency has broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade and serves as a Federal resource where trade data and other trade policy-related information are gathered and analyzed.
U.S. International Trade Commission's DataWeb
Provides U.S. merchandise trade and tariff data from 1989 to the present.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Helps American businesses invest in emerging markets.
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
Executive Office of the President
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Transportation
International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Home Page of the International Trade Administration
Explore the many resources available at this site, some of which are listed below.
A portal to government resources helpful to U.S. exporters and people researching interntional trade.
Text and videos on finding foreign markets, product preparation, logistics, financial & legal considerations, and e-commerce. Part of Export.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers are provided and within some of them are links to resources on other sites.
International Market Research: Research Foreign Markets
Links to Country Commercial Guides, Market Diversification Tool, industry research, and more.
Trade Agreement Guides
Part of the Export.gov website.
Trade Data and Analysis
Part of the Export.gov website.
Access to the latest annual and quarterly trade data.
United States -- Mexico -- Canada Agreement (USMCA)
The United States, Mexico, and Canada updated NAFTA to create the new USMCA.
Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Other Bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce