Country Information


General Country Resources

  • Country/Area Studies A database prepared by the Library of Congress with information describing and analyzing the political, economic, social, and national security systems of 101 countries.
  • CIA World Factbook  The CIA World Factbook provides current information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communication, transportation, military and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Doing Business The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational level.
  • General Country Information A list of links to information on specific countries from Yahoo.
  • World Bank Data  The World Bank database provides a comprehensive set of data by country for more than 214 countries and territories. The database provides information on a variety of sectors including economic, social, political, and health indicators

Africa

  • Liquid Africa Holding Ltd. Provides investing and business services for all African Markets.
  • All Africa Financial information on all African markets with current news services.
  • Mbendi Provides useful information on the current business trends and news in Africa. 
  • Corporate Council on Africa Organization dedicated to the promoting of trade between the United States and the nations of Africa.
  • Whitaker Group  Consulting group  with a specialty in Africa  
  • African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – Signed into U.S. law on May 18, 2008, AGOA strives to offer tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.
  • Doing Business with South Africa The South African government’s guide to doing business with South Africa.

Asia

China 
Hong Kong
India
  • Trade-India.com Provides links for businesses, products, and services in India.
Japan
Singapore
  • Singapore Enterprise One This Singaporean government site provides comprehensive information on business practices and regulations
Taiwan
  • Taiwan Trade Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Europe & Russia

Germany
  • Germany Trade & Invest  This German government agency focuses on foreign trade and inward investment and provides a comprehensive and client-oriented economic and industry data as well as information about legal and customs regulations.
France
Russia
  • Doing Business in Russia Site providing information for conducting business in Russia.
  • Small Business in Russia Provides in-depth information on Russian businesses. 
The Netherlands
The United Kingdom

The Americas

Central America
South America 
  • South American Guide Provides information from food to business on the different countries that are in South America.
Argentina
Brazil
  • Brazil: American Chamber of Commerce Information about business and the economy – (Most of the information is provided in Portuguese, however some information is available in English)
  • Brazil - U.S. Business Council The Brazil-U.S. Business Council is a private sector organization focused on promoting the free flow of trade and investment between the United States and Brazil.
Canada
Mexico
  • Bancomext Mexico Bank for Foreign Trade (primarily Spanish, however also provides some information in English)

The Pacific

Australia

Middle East