The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) is promotes fair and open trade policy and practices.
The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites.
National Association of Export Companies (NEXCO) is An international trade association bringing you high quality, affordable events every month that take the mystery out of trade.
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business organization advocating a rules-based world economy.
Small Business Exporters Association is the largest and oldest nonprofit association in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to small- and mid-size business exporters in the United States
World Trade Club (WTC) was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest as well as one of the largest international trade organizations in Washington.
On-line how to of exporting from the SBA
Basic one to five minute videos from the Census Bureau providing a basic overview of:
Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR)
Classifying your Commodity
Register for AES Direct, File a Shipment, Response Messages, and Proof of Filing Citations
NAFTA Basics, Certificates of Origin I, Certificates of Origin II, Preference Criterion, Rules of Origin
Taxes and Tariffs
Canada Trade Statistics.
Automated Export System (AES) for required electronic filing of export information.
Schedule B is the official schedule of commodity classifications to be used by shippers in reporting export shipments from the United States. It is used in compiling official statistics on the export of merchandise from the United States.Schedule B Commodity Classification Number.
North American Industry Classification (NAICS) developed by U.S., Canada and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries.
Market Access and Compliance (MAC) for reports on entering new markets, trade barriers, etc.
DIRECTORIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) for trade leads, events and international trade links
Could Emerging Market Competitors Dominate your Industry? Interview with a London Business School professor, Donald Sull
FINANCING AND INSURANCE
http://www.exim.gov The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Helpful links on this site include links to News and Events and Products and Policies.
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
Journal of Commerce for international logistics for planning global supply chain operations.
World Trade Magazine for information and news for global business.
http://www.buyusa.gov - Commercial Service site offering marketing tools, trade events and other export resources.
http://www.ita.doc.gov/ International Trade Administration-Trade Data The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) home page contains links to U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs, general export counseling, and country and regional market information.
The U.S. Department of State website offers facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations etc. Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department’s regional bureaus.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce contains resources on various regions in the world, good resources and the mission to promote U.S. businesses.
CIA World Factbook has great up-to-date information on any country worldwide.
State Department has information on any country in the world.
NAFTA information from the Department of Agriculture.
All about NAFTA
Export.gov site containing basic information on NAFTA. Also includes up-to-to date information on retaliatory tariffs.
US Trade Representative (USTR) information
World Trade Organization (WTO) international organization dealing with rules of trade between countries.
Information on passports, visas, emergency informatiuon from the State Department
Information on ESTA, border security, trade and travel.