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UN Comtrade - UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database
The most comprehensive source for world trade data. Choose "database" to access the more than 1.75 billion trade records available. 1962-present
WITS: World Integrated Trade Solution
"he World Bank — in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and in consultation with organizations such as International Trade Center, United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) — developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This software allows users to access and retrieve information on trade and tariffs."
Search or browse all OECD content and choose to download titles or selected statistical data; 1998-present. [FULL TEXT]
"Search for and extract data from across many databases under different themes..." Note: On the left side, Choose "Globalisation," then click plus (+) sign, then "Trade Indicators." Also look for the TiVA data, ie. Trade in Value Added indicators (See description here)
USA Trade Online
"Provides U.S. export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities presented in the Harmonized Tariff Classification System for current month and previous month; cumulative year to date, current year and prior year; and annual two year and historical data."
Foreign Trade - U.S. Census Bureau
"The official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need."
"Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace."
Export Administration Annual Reports & Foreign Policy Reports (U.S.)
Provided by the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; scroll down for links to the Annual Reports and the Foreign Policy Reports.
Export Administration Regulations (U.S.)
Online access provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
International Centre for the Settlement of Disputes (ICSID)
"ICSID is an autonomous international institution established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States with over one hundred and forty member States. The Convention sets forth ICSID's mandate, organization and core functions. The primary purpose of ICSID is to provide facilities for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes."
International Trade Centre (ITC)
A joint agency of the UN and the WTO. Use this site for access to tools like: the Investment Map, the Market Access Map, Country Market Analysis Profiles, the Trade Information Reference System, and more.
Trade Data Online (U.S. and Canada)
Using data from Statistics Canada and from the U.S. Census Bureau, generate customized reports on Canada's and the U.S.'s international trade in goods. Search by product or by industry.
SICE - Trade Resources (OAS)
The Organization of American States' (OAS) Foreign Trade Information System; use this site for trade related information relevant to OAS Member States.
UNCTAD - Statistics
By the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. "UNCTAD releases statistics that are relevant for the analysis of international trade, foreign direct investment and commodities, and more explicitly for understanding the economic trends of developing countries over the past decades, particularly in the context of globalization."
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947-1994
Documents published by GATT found at WTO and Stanford U. Library (Full Text Online)
World Trade Organization (1995+)- International Trade and Tariff Data
Use for access to the most up-to-date WTO trade statistics and/or to view the International Trade Statistics (an annual publication).
International Classification Codes and Trade Standards
UN Classifications Registry
"The Classifications registry keeps updated information on Statistical Classifications maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)." This is a vast listing of international codes, eg. ISIC, STIC, HS, correspondences, etc. Don't miss the "Free Downloads" page!
Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb
By the U.S. International Trade Commission. Note that the codes are in some cases modified by the United States Government and the data is for U.S. trade.
RAMON - Eurostat's Metadata Server
Compiles worldwide classifications with an emphasis on Europe and European statistics.
Global Trade Alert
This easy to use site can help you find statistics and information on how foreign commerce may be affected by measures taken by other countries around the globe.
Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics
By the U.S. Census Bureau; use this site to gain an overview of the Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Statistics Program. Includes an introduction, history, changes to and uses of foreign trade data.
Provided by the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Find the latest annual U.S. merchandise trade statistics at a national or state level. View and/or download maps, graphs, and tables for exports, imports, and trade balances.
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