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International Organizations

 

  North American Links

 

Organization of American States (OAS)
http://www.oas.org/

This site promotes multilateral dialogue on a variety of issues such as human rights, environment, poverty, economic development, telecom and labor issues. This is achieved through legal texts, publications, and legal services. The legal services look at the capacity of each state to monitor itself and of other international and regional bodies with dispute settlement potential. The publications section is a compilation of several essays in English and in Spanish of the opinions of different members of the OAS. Most are judicial opinions based on legal analysis of issues facing this region of the world.


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
http://www.sec-tlcan-mex.org

Available:  Mandate, Details of the agreement, and Contact information.

 

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
http://www.usitc.gov/tr/tr.htm

Available:  Information about data, industry, region, legal, trade assistance and economic development, the commercial service, market access and compliance (MAC), import administration and trade development home page.


Export-Import Bank- US Government

http://www.exim.gov

Available: Press releases, publications, newsletters, contracts, annual report, partnerships, regional offices, contacts, links, US activity map, information regarding small businesses, working capital, environmental concerns, country and fee information.

 


Foreign Agricultural Service- US Government
http://www.fas.usda.gov/

Available:  Country information, commodities, export assistance, news, information, programs, trade policy divisions, export/import data, attache reports, field offices, trade leads, and the USDA directory.

 


International Development Agency (USAID)
http://www.info.usaid.gov

Available:  News, Information regarding business and procurement, publications, Partners, resources, economic growth, the environment, information technology, regions and countries and development links.

 


Office of the United States Trade Representative
http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu/resources/node54.html

This site offers current news about nearly all trade-related issues pertaining to the United States. It has a "Hot Topics" section that posts up-to-date information about current trade issues. It also contains speeches and testimony, reports, and notices to the Federal Register.

 


Service Sector Website by the Mark Twain Institute
www.SItrends.org

This site posts the latest service sector data, including industry growth, job creation, and trade surplus figures from principal countries around the world. The site includes analyses of current service sector issues, updates on major pending legislation affecting the services industry in several countries, book reviews, reading lists, opinion pieces and links to other relevant sites. It is organized in a way that will give all readers a better understanding of the new economy, from academics and journalists to those wishing to obtain general information about the contribution service industries make to the world's economies.

  

Canadian International Trade Tribunal
http://www.citt.gc.ca/
(Available in English and French)

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is an administrative tribunal operating within Canadaís trade remedies system. It is an independent quasi-judicial body that carries out statutory responsibilities in an autonomous and impartial manner and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. The website contains a list of appeals concerning free trade violations. It also includes annual status reports, bulletins, guidelines, press releases, rules, planning documents, practice notices, and other documents issued by the Tribunal.

 

 

Department of  Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canada 
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/dfait/menu-e.asp

(Available in English and French)
 

The Departmentís mandate includes inter alia, coordination of Canadaís economic relations and fostering the expansion of Canadaís international trade. The website provides texts of recent Departmental news releases, statements and speeches. The website contains a link to the Departmental Library which holds a collection of materials on relevant areas. 

 

ExportSource
http://exportsource.gc.ca/dindex2_e.html
            

ExportSource is Team Canada Inc.ís online resource for export information. It provides a single access point to all trade-related, government departments and agencies on subjects including market reserch, export financing, export regulation and logistics, trade statistics, export contacts, trade shows and missions. 

 

Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition
http://www.cancrc.org/index.html
 

The Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition is a coalition of over 100 anti-poverty, consumer, community economic development, labour and small business groups. The coalition represents over three million people, and advocates bank accountability in Canada. The website offers news releases and position papers on issues of banking service and banking policy in Canada. It also represents the views of Canadaís political parties on banking in Canada.

Health Canada: Food and Nutrition
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/food.htm#novel
 

This website provides information and fact sheets on regulations of genetically modified and novel foods, and information on the food safety program in Canada.

Strategis
http://www.strategis.com/frameset.html 

This website provides a search engine and contains links to miscellaneous information in the from of white papers, press reseases on manufacturing, resource, service and technology industries in Canada, including new areas such as biotechnology and e-commerce.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (CTCS)
http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/menu-e.asp
 

The site provides access to sectoral market studies and country-specific reports prepared by the CTCS  Market Research Centre and offices abroad. These reports help companies identity foreign business opportunities and learn more about target markets. The market reports are arranged by sector. 

Trade Port
http://www.tradeport.org
 

Various forms of support to companies interested in exporting from the US. Online books are available on how to export; market research on many countries around the world; finding partners to trade with; and sources of finance. 

The Trade Association for Business on the Internet
http://www.interactivehq.org/
 

Independent subsidiary of the Direct Marketing Association. Weekly newsletters with research, events listings, news.

 

Regional Investment Initiative
U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation
http://www.iatp.unibel.by/USAInfo/usiaweb/regional/bnc/usrussia/rii/index.htm

The Regional Investment Initiative (RII) is a special initiative under the Gore-Primakov Commission (formerly the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission or GCC) designed to create a climate for private investment in Russia's regions and attract foreign and domestic capital. The website presents a consolidated listing of documents, compendium of materials on the RII, and activities of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation, also known as the Gore-Primakov Commission.

 

US-Russia Business Council
http://www.usrbc.org/Members-Only/enter.asp
 

US-Russia Business Council is a non-profit trade association. The Council targets to expand and enhance the US-Russia commercial relationship. The Council represents the interests of its members in the following ways: issue advocacy, company specific assistance, provision of information and analysis. The website offers Councilís publications, including the Russia Business Watch, and information on political establishment in the State Duma. It also provides briefing papers, transcripts and summaries. Membership application is required to access some website materials.

 

Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC)
http://www.fraec.org/details.html
 

The Foundation facilitates better trade relationship between the US and Russia with a special focus on enhancing trade in the Pacific areas of the two countries. The Foundation serves as a hub through which grassroots organizations, the private sector, regional officials and federal decision makers are interconnected. The website provides links to a variety of information resources and contacts within business and government throughout the U.S. and Russia. It also offers links to its affiliated groups and committees.

CANADA

Canadian Council of International Business (CCIB)
http://www.ccib.org/
 

CCIB is a Canadian business organization that monitors the implications of Canadaís policy in trade, investments, environment, taxation etc. on Canadian business. The website offers annual reports and publications of the CCIB.  

Sustainable Forestry and Certification Watch (SFCW)
http://www.sfcw.org/
 

SFCW provides comprehensive information and analysis on forest certification and related developments, such as the forest products purchasing policies of major corporate buyers. The website offer the background articles on of forest certification and its impact on trade and consumer information. 

 

Export and Import Controls Bureau (EPD)
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/~eicb/epd_home.htm
 

EPD is responsible for administering the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). The website posts annual handbooks that contains information concerning the import or export controls requirements. Imported or exported goods that are required to obtain permits are categorized. The website also presents the report of the Foreign Affaires Minister on operations under the Export and Imports Permits Acts.

 

World Trade Centre Montreal
http://www.wtcmontreal.com/eng/index.html

(In English and French)
 

The website provides information on activities and services provided by the center. The website offer news reports and press clippings on the matter of trade and beyond.

 

Toronto Board of Trade 
http://www.bot.com/
 

The website provides information on the activities of the Board which include survey of export/import opportunities and organization of trade events. The website offers the list of Consulates in Toronto and international links. Boardís publications, including quarterly magazines, surveys, market guides are available at the website.

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center
http://www.eccwtc.org/
 

The website provides information on events and services of the Chamber and the Center. The website represents the online issues of the mutual Chamberís and Centreís bulletin The Commerce News.

 

Forum for International Trade Training
http://www.fitt.ca
 

The website offers a guide which describes the variety of opportunities for people seeking careers in international business and trade. It explains the broad role of each occupational function and duties that people in those positions perform.

 

Trade Facilitation Office, Canada
http://www.tfoc.ca/
 

Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFOC) is a non-profit, non-government organization providing training and practical assistance in all sectors of international trade and investment for private companies and government departments. The website provides information to assist Canadian importers and facilitate foreign exports.
 

 

Canadian-American Chamber of Commerce
http://www.crossborder.com/canam
 

The Canadian-American Chamber of Commerce supports Canadian business operating in Northern California and Northern California businesses operating in Canada. It provides individuals with opportunities to network and communicate. Its objective is to contribute to Canadian and American business development and relations. The Chamber offers information on Canadian marketplace, relevant laws and referrals to other organizations.

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.ca/start.html
 

Excellent source for national statistics of all kinds.
 

 

Trade Mission of Ukraine
http://www.brama.com/ua-trade-mission/
 

The Ukrainian Trade Mission in the US has some information on implementation of WTO agreements in Ukraine, as well as general economic and business information.  They are working on expanding the site to be more informative and to have more links offered.

 


Canadian International Trade Tribunal
http://www.citt.gc.ca/
(Available in English and French)

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is an administrative tribunal operating within Canadaís trade remedies system. It is an independent quasi-judicial body that carries out statutory responsibilities in an autonomous and impartial manner and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. The website contains a list of appeals concerning free trade violations. It also includes annual status reports, bulletins, guidelines, press releases, rules, planning documents, practice notices, and other documents issued by the Tribunal.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canada
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/dfait/menu-e.asp
(Available in English and French)

The Departmentís mandate includes inter alia, coordination of Canadaís economic relations and fostering the expansion of Canadaís international trade. The website provides texts of recent Departmental news releases, statements and speeches. The website contains a link to the Departmental Library which holds a collection of materials on relevant areas.


ExportSource
http://exportsource.gc.ca/dindex2_e.html

ExportSource is Team Canada Inc.ís online resource for export information. It provides a single access point to all trade-related, government departments and agencies on subjects including market reserch, export financing, export regulation and logistics, trade statistics, export contacts, trade shows and missions.

 


Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition
http://www.cancrc.org/index.html

The Canadian Community Reinvestment Coalition is a coalition of over 100 anti-poverty, consumer, community economic development, labour and small business groups. The coalition represents over three million people, and advocates bank accountability in Canada. The website offers news releases and position papers on issues of banking service and banking policy in Canada. It also represents the views of Canadaís political parties on banking in Canada.

 


Health Canada: Food and Nutrition
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/food.htm#novel

This website provides information and fact sheets on regulations of genetically modified and novel foods, and information on the food safety program in Canada.

 


Strategis
http://www.strategis.com/frameset.html

This website provides a search engine and contains links to miscellaneous information in the from of white papers, press reseases on manufacturing, resource, service and technology industries in Canada, including new areas such as biotechnology and e-commerce.

 


The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (CTCS)
http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/menu-e.asp

The site provides access to sectoral market studies and country-specific reports prepared by the CTCS Market Research Centre and offices abroad. These reports help companies identity foreign business opportunities and learn more about target markets. The market reports are arranged by sector.

 


Trade Port
http://www.tradeport.org

Various forms of support to companies interested in exporting from the US. Online books are available on how to export; market research on many countries around the world; finding partners to trade with; and sources of finance.

 

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