The CIA World Factbook is widely used in both its print and online form. Country profiles include information on geography and communication networks and transportation in addition to the traditional economic and demographic data snapshots.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, The International Trade Administration (ITA) is charged with strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
International trade and country facts focuses on activities of multinational corporations, U.S. trade in goods and services, for individual countries and country groupings. The website also looks at direct investment.
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.