Routledge

Useful Links

International Organizations

International Monetary Fund
www.imf.org

World Trade Organization
www.wto.org

global trade statistics
www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/statis_e.htm

World Bank
worldbank.org

World Bank country data
worldbank.org/data/countrydata/countrydata.html

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
oecd.org

United Nations Conference on Trade and Investment, World Investment Report
unctad.org/Templates/Page.asp?intItemID=1465

UNDP
undp.org

Human Development Report
hdr.undp.org/en/

World Intellectual Property Organization
wipo.int

International Chamber of Commerce
iccwbo.org

Incoterms
iccwbo.org/incoterms

U.S. Government

firstgov.gov
This is a one-stop site that consolidates 20,000 government sites into one

Trade Information Center
tradeinfo.doc.gov

Bureau of Economic Analysis
bea.gov

Bureau of Labor Statistics
bls.gov

Census Bureau
census.gov

foreign trade statistics
census.gov/foreign-trade/www

Federal Reserve Board
federalreserve.gov

Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
uspto.gov

Copyright Office
copyright.gov

U.S. Customs Service
CBP.gov

U.S. Trade Representative
ustr.gov

National Trade Estimate Report of Foreign Trade Barriers
http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2008

U.S. International Trade Commission
usitc.gov

U.S. import and export data
dataweb.usitc.gov

Central Intelligence Agency
cia.gov

World Fact Book
cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

NGOs (Nongovernment Organizations)

The International Institute for Management Development
imd.ch

World Competitiveness Yearbook
imd.ch/about/pressroom/pressreleases/

Freedom House
freedomhouse.org

Freedom in the World country ratings
freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=15

World Economic Forum
weforum.org

Global Competitiveness Report
http://www.weforum.org/en/initiatives/gcp/index.htm

Heritage Foundation
heritage.org

Index of Economic Freedom
heritage.org/research/features/index/

Languages and Business Etiquette

SIL International
sil.org
executiveplanet.com
etiquetteintl.com
worldbiz.com

Others

U.S. Council for International Business
atacarnet.com

Education Testing Service
ets.org

exchange rates
xe.com/ucc

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
cme.com

Localization Industry Standards Association
lisa.org

International Organization for Standardization
iso.ch