International Trade
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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. Call your local branch library for additional information.

Reference Databases

Business and Company Resource Center 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 by following these steps:

  • Click on " Free Materials" on left column
  • Click on " Free Online Resources"
  • Click on " Business and Investments"
  • Click on " Business and Company Resource Center"

The Reference Section has a subscription to Stat-USA, a U.S. Department of Commerce database that provides trade information and statistics. Although parts of this database can be viewed at the Stat-USA/Internet website (, the database, in its entirety, is only available in the Reference Section. Please see a librarian on the fifth floor to be logged on to the database.

Links to Websites on International Trade

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

Librarians' Internet Index: Websites You Can Trust

This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. Select " Business" and then " International Trade" or type a keyword in the search box. The Electronic Embassy

This site provides a directory of and information on foreign embassies in Washington, D.C.

Enterprise Florida 

Enterprise Florida provides information on international trade and economic development in Florida.

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

This site provides links to the International Trade Administration's website and other related sites.

Foreign Trade Statistics 

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

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

This site provides information on trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Trade Administration

The ITA provides basic "how to export" information as well as trade statistics on its website.

International Trade Web Resources

This site, compiled by the Federation of International Trade Associations, indexes and annotates thousands of links related to international trade. 

LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center

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

Information on global trade-opportunity services and import-export trade leads are provided here. The Currency Site

This site provides international exchange rates and a currency converter.

Owens Online

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

This site indexes, abstracts, and provides links to several thousand international trade and import-export websites in 30 categories.


This service of the U.S. Department of Commerce provides federal business, trade, and economic information. It includes many full-text government reports, including the Handbook of International Economic Statistics

Note:  A limited amount of information is provided for free, but a registration fee is required for additional information. This database, however, can be accessed for free, in its entirely, at the Reference Section of the Main Library. Ask a librarian to assist you in logging on to this database.

Strategis: Canada's Business and Consumer Site

Canadian industry information is provided here.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection   

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

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

Foreign travel information is provided here.

U.S. International Trade Commission

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 Organization

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


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


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