Regulations, Standards, Tariffs, Certification of Product and Government Sites

Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau
This site contains general U.S. trade information, including the current edition of the FT-900 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services press release, with information on the trade balance, import and export totals, general commodity groupings, and country totals.

Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration
Visit the "ITA Trade Statistics". This site contains U.S. aggregate foreign trade data, including total exports and Imports to individual countries since 1991, the current top 50 trading partners, the current top 50 surplus and deficit countries in U.S. trade, and commodity trade by SITC code. The site also lists statistics on exports by state and metropolitan area and industry-specific data by SIC code.

US Customs Import Export Resources
US import duty and tax can be determined by using the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS, USHTS, or HTS for short). This exceptionally large book of customs tariffs breaks down into categories virtually every product and commodity imported into the United States. Variations of the Customs tariffs are used around the world in a cooperative effort to regulate international trade.

U.S. International Trade Commission
This site contains U.S. import and export data one product at a time or by customized list.

Virtual International Business & Economic Sources (VIBES)
This site provides links to various international trade statistic sites. Links that provide articles and news clippings dealing with international trade are also available.

World Trade Organization
This site allows ordering access to International Trade Statistics 1999 on CD-ROM. The information provides international patterns between countries and regions. Tables can be exported to a spreadsheet.

International Monetary Fund publication: Direction of Trade Statistics Yearbook 2000.
Visit this site to learn about the purchasing information for the publication. Click on "Publications".

Listing of U.S. and Foreign Trade Statistical Agencies

United Nations Statistical Division

Macroeconomic Indicators Bureau of Economic Analysis

Government Printing Office Survey of Current Business
This site provides contains a monthly publication containing economic analyses and economic statistics on the U.S. economy, and U.S. international transactions.

Central Intelligence Agency World Fact Book

World Bank Country Data

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED) This site provides information on main economic indicators including labor, wages, prices, purchasing power parity and foreign trade for OECD members and selected transition economies.

Price Indices U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Wage Statistics

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

International Labor Organization

Exchange Rates Universal Currency Converter

Pacific Exchange Rate Service