US Government Websites
U.S. Government Websites
U.S. Department of Commerce
- Export.Gov - Comprised of 19 federal agencies involved in opening foreign markets and promoting the export of U.S. products and services.
- International Trade Administration - Provides industry and country-specific market information, and offers a wide variety of programs to assist U.S. exporters.
- Bureau of the Census – Provides trade and other survey data.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis - Produces statistics including U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), state and local numbers, foreign trade and investment stats, and industry data.
- Bureau of Industry and Security – Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology – Provides information about foreign standards, technical regulations, and certification requirements. NIST also has hotlines for the World Trade Organization and the European Union.
- Notify U.S. – Free web-based service provides U.S. industry with the opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their business.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade and direct investment policy and for leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of State
Small Business Administration
SBA provides a full range of export assistance services to small businesses, particularly those new to exporting, and offers counseling, training, managerial and trade finance assistance.
U.S. International Trade Commission
An independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government.
- Dataweb (U.S. Imports/Exports) - The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade Dataweb provides data on U.S. imports and exports; U.S. tariff data; and U.S. tariff preference information. The Dataweb responds to user-defined queries integrating international trade statistics and allows both expert and non-expert users to create and save customized country and product lists for future re-use.
Federal Trade Commission
Works to protecting consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity. Responsible for enforcing textile and apparel labeling laws (fiber content and care), and administration of RN numbers.
- Fur Products Labeling Act
- Leather Guides
- Rules and Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act
- Textile Fiber Rules
- Wool Products Labeling Rule
- RN Numbers
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
- Regulations, Mandatory Standards and Bans (including flammability standards for certain clothing and textile products)
Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.