International Trade Resources
United States Trade Representative – http://www.ustr.gov/
Official website for America's chief trade negotiator and principal advisor to the president.
U.S. Census Bureau: Foreign Trade Statistics – http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/
A huge compendium of trade statistics compiled by the United States Census Bureau.
Trade and Development Centre – http://www.itd.org/
Contains essays, case studies, country overviews and an online discussion forum.
World Bank International Trade Research – http://www.worldbank.org/research/trade/
Contains much information relating to international trade.
Hot Topics in International Economics – http://www.iie.com/research/topics/topics.htm
Research that focuses on international economics-related issues, some of which are related to trade policy.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development – http://www.card.iastate.edu/
Academic research and briefings in the Center's main research areas, which includes trade and agricultural policy.
Foreign Trade Information System – http://www.sice.oas.org/default.asp
Information on trading agreements and statistics in the Western Hemisphere.
Globalization – http://www.iie.com/research/globalization.htm
Collection of papers by members of the Institute for International Economics on this topic.
China Commercial – http://www.chinacommercial.org/
Official website of the Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office of the People's Republic of China.
Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices – http://www.state.gov/www/issues/economic/trade_reports/
Chronological index of reports providing a single, comparative analysis of the economic policies and trade practices of certain countries, released by the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, of the U.S. Department of State.
The Cato Center for Trade Policy Studies – http://www.freetrade.org/
Aims to increase public understanding concerning the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism.
North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA – http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp
The full text of the North American Free Trade Agreement (provided by Organization of American States).
CEPA Working Paper Archive – http://www.newschool.edu/cepa/papers/index.htm
The Center for Economic Policy Analysis publishes academic papers on international capital markets and capital mobility.
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) – http://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/
Provides data, models, and software for multi-region, applied general equilibrium analysis of global economic issues, and organizes training and conferences.
International Economics Network – http://www.internationaleconomics.net/
A portal for international economics and related disciplines with links to research papers, news and commentaries in the field.
European Trade Study Group – http://www.etsg.org/
The ETSG is a forum for academic discussion and research on international trade among European universities and research institutes.
Black Sea Economic Cooperation Pact – http://www.photius.com/bsec/bsec.html
Description of the BSEC's activities.
International Trade Theory & Policy Analysis – http://internationalecon.com/v1.0/
An e-text by Steven Suranovic.
Trade Policy Special Report – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/trade/trade.htm
Articles, and links on free trade issue from the Washington Post newspaper. (Originally posted 1998)
International Trade Policy Course – http://www.firststep.com.au/econ/
An interactive on-line course teaching the fundamentals of international trade policy.
National Tariff Commission, Pakistan – http://www.ntc.gov.pk/
The website for the official government trade body in Pakistan.
FlyingFish – The OECD's Crocodile Tears – http://www.flyingfish.org.uk/articles/oecd/tears.htm
An essay on globalization, WTO, IMF, the World Bank and the OECD.
International Trade Issue Briefings – http://www.thunderlake.com/briefings.html
International trade briefings and other issues in trade policy analysis.
International Trade – http://home.flash.net/~stevew9/trade/
Site provides annotated links and statistics for international economics.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – http://www.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/smith/
A web-book with seventeen chapters covering a wide range of trade-related issues.
Computational Modelling of International Trade – http://www.intereconomics.com/handbook/
Lists a range of links for data and models for use in academic modelling of international trade.
The High Cost of the China-WTO Deal – http://epinet.org/Issuebriefs/Ib137.html
On U.S. policy regarding China and its entry into the WTO.
Trade Policy Papers – http://www3.sympatico.ca/ciuriak/
Contains abstracts and full texts of papers on trade policy by Dan Ciuriak.
The Global Company — Financial Times – http://www.ft.com/reports/gc_home.htm
In this twelve part series, correspondents seek to identify what factors make for the best and most successful companies operating in the global economy.
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development – OECD – http://www.oecd.org/trade/
Provides analytical underpinnings to support continued trade liberalisation.
Technical and Regulatory Barriers to Trade – http://www.isr.gov.au/industry/tbt/index.html
Deals with barriers to trade and mutual recognition arrangements.
Indian Trade Law Policy – http://www.infodriveindia.com/tradelaw/
Databases containing Indian foreign trade laws, including those on customs duty, input output norms, export and import policy and baggage rules.
EU Trade Barriers Kill – http://www.cne.org/pub_pdf/2003_09_04_EU_barriers_kill.pdf
A study demonstrating how the trade barriers of EU affect the poor countries, published by the Centre for the New Europe.
Policies to Attract Foreign Direct Investment – http://rru.worldbank.org/Resources.asp?results=true&stopicids=10
Much recent research has focused on identifying which factors and policies can influence the location decision of multinational companies. Download dozens of papers and cases studies from this online database.
Essays on International Economics – http://members.tripod.com/jockoconnell/articles.html
Essays on international economics, world trade and politics published by Jock O'Connell.