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Importing and Exporting resources on the Internet

United States Commercial Service
http://trade.gov/cs/
Provides a full array of trade assistance including trade counseling, trade contact services, trade finance information and support.

Export-Import Bank of the United States
http://www.exim.gov/portals/usexporter/index.cfm
This site provides all sorts of information to help the exporter.

globalEDGE
http://globaledge.msu.edu/Reference-Desk/
This Michigan State University site’s strength is its links to guides for trading with specific countries. Also provides good links to other importing/exporting informational sites.

International Trade Data System
http://www.itds.gov/xp/itds/home.xml
Importing and Exporting resources, Industry Profiles, Country Profiles and Scheduels as well as general import/export information.

Massachusetts Export Center
http://www.mass.gov/export/
The Massachusetts Export Center offers a wide range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands ready to help with services suited to your needs.

State Exports
http://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/tg_ian_001955.asp
State Export web site contains export data for a limited number of major U.S. export markets. All data presented here are based on the Census Bureau’s Exporter Location (EL) series, which allocates exports to states on the basis of the location of the exporter of record

TradeStats Express
http://tse.export.gov/TSE/TSEhome.aspx
Trade data from Office of Trade and Industry Information (OTII), Manufacturing and Services, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade)
http://comtrade.un.org/
Trade statistics from over 130 countries detailed by commodity and partner country.

World Bank
http://data.worldbank.org/
In addition to information about the organization itself, this site includes discussions of many national economies, particularly African nations and developing countries. Click on “About the World Bank” and you’ll find commodity prices (under “Business and Development: Pink Sheets”) and region by region economic summaries (“World Bank Briefs”).