International Resource Center

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce understands the importance and complexities of the global marketplace and is pleased to provide vital information for you as you explore the opportunities of growing your business internationally and support foreign business looking to expand into the Frisco area.


Numerous tools, organizations and other resources exist to help businesses grow to serve markets outside the USA. The International Business Council, made up of a team of business leaders experienced in doing business in the international marketplace, has assembled a database of the best tools, organizations and other resources to assist you, the business person, navigate the complexities of International Business.

Frisco Texas International Development Center (FTIDC)

Online Resources

There are numerous publications and online resources available to you as you consider taking your business to the global marketplace. Below are a few for your review and consideration:

Aon Terrorism and Political Violence Risk Map
The map measures the risk of political violence to international business in 200 countries and territories.

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Country Risk Handbook
Provides information on risks for nearly every country of the world and sectional risk rating assessment for 14 sectors.

Comprehensive source of international business portals from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Michigan State University. Sources include includes links with annotations for individual countries and international business topics, articles, and tables for country comparison.

USA Trade Online is now free to the public!
Provides data tools to access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data

The United States Social Security Administration

Political Affairs
For information on political affairs that may impact your ability to do business overseas, please contact:

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Reports on economic development, global finances, and investments, with statistical data and key information about countries worldwide.

“A Basic Guide to Exporting” from the International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
A Basic Guide to Exporting addresses virtually every issue a company looking to export might face. Numerous sections, charts, lists and definitions throughout the book’s 19 chapters provide in-depth information and solid advice about the key activities and issues relevant to any prospective exporter, including: Getting things rolling, Delivering your product, Financial issues, Overseas activities and Legal issues. Download this guide HERE.

World Fact Book
Country profiles with economic, social, and political information, arranged by country or location. It includes maps and cultural information for international business.

Texas Foreign Trade Zones
Free Trade Zones, also known at Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or Zones), are located with geographical advantages. Company goods can be unloaded, manufactured, tested, processed, and re-exported without U.S. customs authorities intervention.



There are numerous organizations in the Metroplex and Texas that are available with expert guidance for operating or doing business in the international marketplace. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other agencies are eager to assist you as you “Go Global.”

North Texas:
Dallas Regional Chamber
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
North Texas Commission
North Texas Export Assistance Center
Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
DEC – North Texas District Export Council

Secretary of State
Texas Department of Agriculture
Office of the Governor – Economic Development
SBDC International Trade Center
District Export Councils of Texas
Free Trade Alliance in San Antonio

US Export Assistance Centers
Export Import Bank of US
Small Business Administration International Programs
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

IRS Resources:
Form 5471
Form 5472
US Tax Guide for Aliens 519
Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 54
U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad 516
Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U.S. Possessions 570
Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

There are numerous trade organizations and chambers of commerce, both locally and abroad that can provide valuable contacts, information and resources. Below are a few that you may find helpful:

Chambers of Commerce
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce – New York
Japan-American Chamber
Hong Kong-American Chamber
Vietnam-American Chamber
Argentina-American Chamber
BRATEEC – the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
China-American Chamber
French-American Chamber
India-America Chamber
Israel-American Chamber
Mexico-American Chamber
Russia-American Chamber

International Organizations:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
The Federation of International Trade Associations
The International Chamber of Commerce
World Chambers Network

Trade Agencies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex:
Canada, Canadian Trade Commission of Dallas
Japan, Japan External Trade Organization
Korea, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Korta)
Mexico, Promexico
Spain, Valencia Trade Office
Tianjin, TEDA International, Inc.