Practical Research Tools for Exporters
Online tools enable exporters to research new markets and export opportunities.
The Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC)
enables exporters to visualize, understand, and interact with international trade data on goods and services by product and country.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Trade Facilitation Performance Indicators
provides measures of cross-border trade facilitation performance in areas, such as, fees and charges, documents, and automation.
provides export market indicators, such as, gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, interest rates, employment, and credit availability.
The International Trade Center (ITC) Market Access Map
provides detailed information on import requirements.
The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)
provides access to international merchandise trade, as well as tariff and non-tariff measures (NTM).
Exporters will benefit from examining cultural practices and business etiquette in export markets of interest. Embassies and government websites often offer information on culture and etiquette. The Harvard Business Review 2.17 minute video Getting to Yes Across Cultures highlights cultural considerations in business negotiations.