Subject terms in the Library Catalog or the Circuit:

Business etiquette -- [Country name]
Business travel
Corporate culture -- [Country name]
Exports -- [Country name]
Investments, Foreign -- [Country name]
[Country name] -- Commerce
International business enterprises -- [Country name]

Country Studies and Reports and Data

Doing Business in Foreign Countries. Zimmerman's Research Guide   From Lexis/Nexis.   Extensive list of guides with emphasis on start up, law and tax

The Best Sources for International Industry Statistics / The Information Advisor. Volume 21(12) Dec. 2009.
Reports Online databases, market research reports, National statistics. Thanks to IA for sharing this.

ProMexico Doing business in Mexico resources

China Business Research Guide
Best source for business guides to China. Compiled by University of Penn librarians.

International Market Research / (Similar to STAT-USA)
Country Commercial Guides (Doing business in ....)
Industry Overviews
Market Updates
Multilateral Development Bank Reports
Best Markets
Industry / Regional Reports

Doing Business in.... GlobalEdge (free registration required)
Free online courses on doing business in.

Doing Business: Benchmarking Business Regulations (World Bank)
Compare and calculate business risk in over 175 countries. Topics cover all aspects of starting and operating businesses in the selected countries. Includes business law library in home language that include labor laws, tax and tariffs. Yearly World Bank Doing Business In ... reports available for download.
Recommended for BA 616 View links for law Library or Download country report, some are more complete than others

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Business Monitor Online -- CSUSM access only
Business reports and news for global emerging markets for countries and major industries. Data and analysis for macroeconomic, forecast, and business operating environments

CIA World Factbook--Basic overview for country reports.

EIU Country Commerce Reports via Business Source Premier (6 month embargo, scroll ahead to previous year's full text reports
Displays Human Resources segments of EIU's Country Commerce Reports, 11 page essays about HR practices, covers labor, wage and benefit, hours, compenstation etc. Recommended forBA 616 Sample Search Italy

Globus Country Commerical Guides by Country (Must ask to be logged in, ask for password at Research Help Desk)
Accessible through a section of Stat-USA database (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), These guides provide information on doing business in over 200 countries. Topics include political and economic environment, selling and trade regulations, investment climate and business financing as well as contacts and market research. Update regularly. (limited to Cal State San Marcos)
Profiles for all countries addressing political, business, economic aspects.

Craighead's international business, travel, and relocation guide to 90 countries. REF HF5549.5.E45 C73 2004 2 vol.
Business and relocation and information on top 90 trading countries.

Europa (The European Union Online)
Find news, activities, official documents and information sources including statistics.

Described as a business-to-business directory for European business establishments. Search by product, service, company name, the directory returns company name, address, email, and maps and catalogs.

Foreign Governments on the Web / University of Michigan Documents Center
Lists foreign government web sites, background, laws, news and statistics. Immigration laws, labor laws, and links to Doing Business In foreign countries.

Gini Coefficients Q&A from Princeton measuring inequality of wealth and income across countries.

GlobalEDGE International Business Resource Desk
Covers free resources and links to research topics, countries, states, industries, and statistical tools. Created by Michigan State University, Broad College of Business.

Global Development Finance / World Bank.
Global Economic Prospects / World Bank.
These two flagship publications from the World Bank serve to track, record and forecast financial capital and economic forces for emerging countries.

International Country Statistics on the Web
Lists statistical agencies for each country. Through a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site.

Penn World Table
Alan Heston, Robert Summers and Bettina Aten, Penn World Table Version 6.1, Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania (CICUP), October 2002.
Find GDP comparisons for countries worldwide time series 1950- present in a downloadable table.

OECD Statistics Portal
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development statistics arranged by topic and member country. Some topics are globalisation, Information and Communication Technology, Labor, Purchasing power.

U.S. International Trade Statistics by NAICS and country


Country Culture Library Research Guide
Collection of books and topics on business culture in various countries, recommendations to databases and free websites.

Worldwide Etiquette Wikipedia
Contains Etiquette norms, manners, cultural differences,Sections link to Etiquette and language, Etiquette and society, and Etiquette by World Wide Regions. Nice recommended reading and links to additional resources.

International Company and Industry Reports

Covers news and business information, including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and The Wall Street Journal, plus more than 8,000 other sources providing current news.

Mergent Online
Type in company name, after entering database. Industry tabs by global region.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Business / Company Financial / International Company Reports

Import and Export
Guidance for import and export by country.

Corporate Information
Interactive web forms guide you in researching a company, a country, and industry, and currency rates.

Directory of United States Importers. REF HF3012 .D54 2005
Published by Commonwealth Business Media and PIERS. The directory is arranged by company name, product (name and SIC), state, trade commissions, embassy and consulate, foreign trade zones, ports, and financial services.

Directory of United States Exporters. REF HF 3011 .D63 2005
Published by Commonwealth Business Media and PIERS. The directory is arranged by company name, product (name and SIC), state, trade commissions, embassy and consulate, foreign trade zones, ports, and financial services.
International trade assistance and links to federal agencies with exporting resources
U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Trade   Import and Export information.

Kompass Worldwide B to B supplier network
International directory of import/export companies with short company descriptions, contact information, and products and services. Some with web links to company sites.

Manifest Journals
Contains US Import Data analysis. Free registration required.

Port of Entry--San Diego
Port of San Diego, including Airport/Seaport, and Palomar Airport.
List of brokers with contact, and service hours
Forms for import export operations

RAND California
Economic, political and statistical information about California. Find import and export statistics by port and commodity.

San Diego World Trade Center
The SDWTC is an international business service organization licensed by the World Trade Center Association in New York. Members and clients of the SDWTC are primarily small, medium sized businesses or organizations committed to world trade.

Tariffs and tax @
Step 1: Find your Product number in the Harmonized System / Schedule B number
Schedule B Search Engine For example this is the number for Wine of Fresh Grapes: 2204214000

Step 2: Find your country's tariff and tax information. by individual country.

UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade)
Provides export/import data on commodities between two countries. Search by commodity name or harmonized codes.

U.S. Department of State
The Business Center web site has resources to help U.S. business in foreign countries. The Countries and Regions web site has country background reports. Embassy listings for each country include resources on doing business in that country including Country Commercial Guides.

U. S. International Trade Administration