Online Resouces and Publications

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.


Electronic Commerce: Selling Internationally
Fluent in Foreign Business: Grow Your Company While Expanding into Foreign Markets

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