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Agroinfo Americas

This site has the trade and agriculture regulations, trade policy, trade agreements links to other sites. There is also a page with the links to agriculture and trade issues that are directly related to the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. Under the "Agro Market Place" part of the site, you can place advertisements on goods that you want to sell and buy. There is a part to the site with the Country Commercial Guide as pertains to the sections on agriculture for different countries.

Caribbean Agricultural Trade Policy (CATP) Project-NCFAP

This site is dedicated to the Caribbean through the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy. The site has information on the Caribbean Agricultural Trade Policy Project, a project sponsored by USAID and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to provide technical assistance, training and analysis in agriculture for the Caribbean. There is also information on the food safety, sanitary, and phytosanitary standards that exports and imports to and from the Caribbean must be in compliance with


This site looks at the agriculture, food security and trade issues. It has papers on symposiums that FAO held to discuss these problems and you can find reports on line. The site also looks at the impact of the globalization on food security and these issues and their examinations are also available on line. There are pages with global food prices, commodities market outlooks, and FAO’s projections for international food demand. There are also Intergovernmental Commodity Groups and commodity market analyses divided amongst product type.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA-Canada)

This is a Canadian Agriculture site that gives instant access to a database of agriculture consultants. You can also add your name to the list of consultants. Clicking on "all categories" will bring you to a very in-depth page with every country and its related agriculture and trade sites. There is a short description of the best sites to visit. You can also visit individual pages divided by category like food safety, economics and statistics, and agriculture software.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

This USDA site features information on agriculture exporting and importing programs, how to buy US agriculture products, US agriculture trade policy, and food aid. There is always an updated front page with the newest news in the agriculture and trade arena.

World Agricultural Information Center (WAICENT)

Agricultural Associations
American Soybean Association
Corn Refiners Association, INC.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association}
The Association of Agricultural Aviation Operators
Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association
American Farm Bureau
North Carolina Fisheries Association
The Montana Grain Growers Association.
Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association
North Dakota Corn Growers Association

American Soybean Association

American Soybean Association (ASA) is a non-profit, farmer-controlled organisation working to strengthen soybeans as a viable crop. Our aim is to ensure an ongoing demand from food and feed processors for this most valuable raw material.

Corn Refiners Association, INC.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Corn Refiners Association, Inc. is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. Through a series of operating committees of executives from corn refining firms, the association conducts programs of research and technical service, public relations and government relations for the association membership. The association is a primary source of educational material on corn and products from corn for schools, government, journalists, agriculture and agribusiness. Through assessments of the membership, the association conducts a program of sponsored research at leading universities in the corn belt and throughout the country

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (formerly Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association) is dedicated to the growth, progress, and welfare of the poultry industry and all of its individual and corporate interests. All segments of the industry are represented, from producers of eggs, turkeys, and broilers to the processors of these products and allied companies which serve the industry.|

The Association of Agricultural Aviation Operators

An association of agricultural aviation operators and pilots interested in the advancement of the industry.

Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association

The mission of wusata is to provide integrated marketing services to help Western United States' agribusiness develop and expand their export sales

American Farm Bureau

As the national voice of agriculture, AFBF's mission is to work cooperatively with the member state Farm Bureaus to promote the image, political influence, quality of life and profitability of the nation's farm and ranch families.

North Carolina Fisheries Association

North Carolina Fisheries Association represents North Carolina's commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, and seafood processors.

American Feed Industry Association

AFIA is a national organization devoted exclusively to providing strong, highly qualified leadership representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the animal feed and pet food industries and their suppliers

The Missouri Corn Growers Association

The Missouri Corn Growers Association, established in 1978, is a grassroots organization of farmer-members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production by: developing and expanding corn markets, collecting and distributing information, building coalitions with organizations and industries, and participating in the governmental process.

The Montano Grain Growers Association

The Montana Grain Growers Association is an organization of Montana grain producers who, by combining their strengths, voices, and ideas, are working to insure a better future for themselves, their industry and the consumer

Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association

The primary purpose of the RRVSGA is a service to its members. This service includes working with the state legislatures in North Dakota and Minnesota on state matters like taxes and regulatory legislation, the Federal Congress on sweetener legislation, to encourage research, and to conduct a public relations program for the sugarbeet growers. Overall, the organization is concerned with any areas that may affect the well-being of its members.

North Dakota Corn Growers Association

North Dakota Corn Growers Association’s mission is to provide increasing opportunities for North Dakota corn growers in a global market.

Perennial Plant Association

Perennial Plant Association (PPA) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the perennial plant industry. The site has information on education and scholarships for gardening and farming, and events that the organization funds. There is also information about the yearly plant symposium.

Independent Cattlemen's Association of Texas

The mission of the Independent Cattlemen's Association of Texas is to be the premier representative of the cattle industry providing an effective legislative voice for all its members with the vision to accept and promote changes impacting their well being

Fishermen's Alliance of California

Fishermen's Alliance of California promotes the preservation, restoration, and understanding of the Pacific Coast fisheries.

National Fisheries Institute

The National Fisheries Institute represents companies in the fish and seafood industry. There is a buyers guide and also food safety information.


USApple is the national trade association for the U.S. apple industry. Our members include apple growers, packers, shippers, marketers, processors and allied businesses from across the United States, and around the world.

American Seed Trade Association

ASTA is an organization formed and directed by its members as an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world with a minimum of regulations affecting its members.

   Automotive Associations

Automotive Service Councils of California

ASC-CA is a trade association of independent automotive repair shops in California. Website includes consumer & industry information, as well as a directory of all ASC automotive repair shops in California.

Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA)

The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the improvement and welfare of the automatic transmission repair industry. Founded in 1955, we are the worlds oldest and largest network of independent transmission rebuilding firms, with members located throughout the United States and Canada

Engine Rebuilders Association

Engine Rebuilders Association located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. AERA is a non-for-profit trade association serving the engine rebuilder/remanufacturing industry, machine shops, equipment, parts and services suppliers since 1922. We maintain this site to give you the latest possible information available through AERA.

Automotive Industry Action Group

Under the auspices of AIAG, volunteers from over 1,600 member companies tackle industry issues in supply, manufacturing, engineering, quality and finance. Working together, they investigate the benefits of commonization in new areas, examine established business processes with an eye toward improvement, and compare procedures to determine best practices.

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) - formerly serving the industry as APAA and ASIA - is a trade association representing suppliers, distributors, retailers, program groups, manufacturers' reps, trade publications, educators and vendors in all segments of the industry. AAIA brings these diverse groups together as equal members to meet the challenges of today's market and look for tomorrow's opportunities.

Automotive Service Association

The Automotive Service Association advances the professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.

Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA)

The mission of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is to support its membership through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and communications and community relations activities. One of the chief goals of the association is to promote the integral role that the motor vehicle plays in the economy of our nation and the world.

Electric Auto Association

EEA has promoted the use of electric vehicles since 1967

Rubbers Manufacturers Association

The Tire Industry Safety Council (TISC), founded in 1969, is a trade association supported by U.S. tire manufacturers to disseminate facts about tire care and safety to consumers.

United States Council for Automotive Research

USCAR was formed in 1992 by the three companies. The main objectives of USCAR are to:

Monitor current research projects and consider new opportunities, coordinate the industry's interaction with government PNGV researchers, share results of joint projects with member companies, seek and recommend funding from public and private sources for joint research and development, provide facilities and administration for consortia


   Financial Services


Center for Latin American Development Bank

The finance division of this site offers a funding, investment and operations section. The funding section looks at the yearly funding that the Bank makes of Latin American businesses and organizations. There is the yearly report on funding made and past developments in funding and the returns made on it. The Investments Section invests the Bank's liquid assets and has reports made on the investments made. The Markets Operations section works with the funding and investment transactions, including discrepancies. This section of the site has research and reports on these issues.

Center for Latin-American Monetary Studies (CEMLA)

This site offers information on how to develop a common structure for Latin American clearance and settlement of payments and securities systems. To this end, it has publications, online magazines, and annual reports.




This Latin American site has telecommunications legislation, information on the Andean internet system, and recent studies and projects on telecommunications in Latin America.


This site has one front page which is updated on a normal basis with top news stories of the telecom industry and how these affect either the Caribbean community or the world at large.

Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COTELCE)

Viewable only in Spanish, this site is the Central American telecom industry page for the top information on telecom issues in Central America. There is a page with the upcoming telecommunications events in Central America. There are also the telecommunications laws regulating the market in the Central American countries.

InfoAmericas 2000

This site has new research projects on telecommunications issues that are researched by unaffiliated researchers. There are also library materials on the following topics: wireless issues, governments and telecommunications, government documents, international organizations that look at telecommunications, international policy on telecommunications, cyberspace and telecommunications issues, an opinion section on telecommunications policy, and education and development issues in telecom. There is also a page for telecom company information and telecom union information for workers.

International Telecommunications Union

This site delves into a vast array of telecom issues from radio communications to standardization. The standardization file contains information on special ITU standardization projects and a database on standardization problems. Other publications and databases on the site deal with not only standardization, but also with radio communications and development of the telecom industry and infrastructure around the world.

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)

This site is mainly dedicated to public telecom services, broadcasting, and radio communications. In the general information section of the site, you can find the annual reports put out on these three topics by CITEL. You can also go to the "summit" section of the site to find the new telecom decisions and agreements made during the Summit of the Americas Conference.

Telecom Information Resources on the Internet



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