International Trade

Print Sources – Books and Government Documents

The Reference Section, located on the fifth floor of the Broward County Main Library, provides a variety of reference materials on the subject of international business. Circulating books on international trade are located on the fourth floor of the Broward County Main Library.

Books and government documents on the following topics are available:

  • Directories of principal international companies
  • Doing business in various countries throughout the world
  • Importing and exporting
  • Legal materials
  • Trade statistics

Note: Books on international trade are available at many branches of the Broward County Library and are generally classified in the 382 Dewey Decimal section of the library.

Reference Databases

Business Insights: Essential (website) provides links to full-text articles from business journals on a wide variety of business topics, including international trade. It is accessible from any computer.

USA Trade Online
The Reference Section provides a variety of import and export information, including a subscription to USA Trade Online, an online international trade database from the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. This is available in its entirety only at the Reference Section of the Broward County Main Library. Ask a librarian to assist you in logging on.

Links to Websites on International Trade

Additional information on international trade may be found on the following websites:

ipl2:  Information You Can Trust - website
This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources that provide accurate, factual information on many topics. Select “Business” and then “International Trade” or type a keyword in the search box.  The Electronic Embassy - website  
This site provides a directory of and information on foreign embassies in Washington, D.C.

Enterprise Florida - website 
Enterprise Florida provides information on international trade and economic development in Florida. - website  
This government portal to export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government includes trade leads, free export counseling, and help with the export process.

Florida Division of Corporations – International Trade - website
This site provides links to the International Trade Administration’s website and other related sites.

Foreign Trade Statistics - website
This site provides U.S. foreign trade reports from 1994 to the present and annual import and export data for trade with each country from 1996 to the present. It also includes Schedule B Commodity Export Codes, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, and information on compliance reporting using the Automated Export System.

Global Edge - website 
Part of Michigan State University's website, Global Edge includes a feature article, conference announcements, and the text of articles from the Journal of International Marketing. It provides global resources and country insights. Key facts on each country, including statistics, history, economy, government, and links to useful sites for international business research are included.

Inter-American Development Bank - website  
This site provides information on trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.

LANIC:  Latin American Network Information Center - website 
LANIC provides business and economic information for every country in Latin America. The site includes the import and export policies and procedures of many of these countries.

Mellinger Company Trade Lead Bulletin Board - website  
Information on global trade-opportunity services and import-export trade leads are provided here. The Currency Site - website  
This site provides international exchange rates and a currency converter.

Owens Online - website  
International business and economic information, a trade-lead bulletin board, and ordering information for credit reports from all countries of the world are provided on this site.

Really Useful Links for International Trade - website  
This site, compiled by the Federation of International Trade Associations, indexes, abstracts, and provides links to several thousand international trade and import-export websites in 30 categories.

Industry Canada - website 
Canadian industry information is provided here.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - website    
The site of the U.S. Customs Service provides information on customs, importing and exporting regulations and procedures, NAFTA information, information for travelers, trade statistics, and currency exchanges.

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration - website
The site of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration provides basic "how to" export information, information on export markets, and trade statistics from the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis. It also includes state export data.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs - website  
Foreign travel information is provided here.

U.S. International Trade Commission - website  
The home page of the United States International Trade Commission provides news releases, federal import and export regulations, reports on U.S. industries and the global trends affecting them, and updates to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. It also provides links to other sites related to trade and industry.

World Trade Organizationwebsite 
Site of the World Trade Organization.

Community Resources

The following agencies handle requests for basic information and referrals, without charge, and provide trade education and information services.

World Trade Center – Fort Lauderdale - website
2700 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite #C104, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-771-0711
Fax:     954-975-2646

World Trade Center – Miami - website
1007 N. America Way, Suite #500, Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-871-7910
Fax:    305-871-7904

World Trade Center – Palm Beach - website
Phillips Point, West Tower, 777 South Flagler Drive, Suite #800, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-712-1443
Fax:     561-712-1445



Updated 6/13​​