The Flemish Regulator for the Media (VRM) consists of a chamber that regulates telecommunications in Belgium. The VRM can issue or suspend licenses to radio broadcasting networks, determine relevant markets for the broadcasts, supervise legislation compliance, and protect consumers by solving disputes.
The Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) works to attract foreign direct investments and strengthen local businesses through research and innovation. The site offers an economic overview of Brunei and provides a list of incentives for doing business in the country. Also included in the site are sector overviews that provide detailed information about Brunei's industries and the business opportunities associated with them.
The main focus of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to create a favorable business environment, represent the economic interests of Latvia's enterprises, and offer promotional business services. The chamber offers export consultation, information on incoming trade missions, as well as training, seminars, and conferences, all of which are detailed on this website. Although this is the English version, a majority of site content is written in Latvian.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan website provides information about the agency and news articles about the different industry sectors and current events in Turkmenistan.
Finnfacts is an independent media service unit that works with international media and Finnish businesses. The website offers information about media tours, press releases, and publications. Finnfacts offers services for companies that will help build brands globally.
The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) provides a series of publications like a brochure explaining the DIN, a yearly report, or a document discussing the "German Standardization Strategy." All publications are accessible in PDF.
The India China and America (ICA) Institute is a non-profit organization providing industry-focused research, education, and strategy recommendations on the market impact of China, India, and the United States. This site provides a multitude of knowledge-based services, including research opportunities, working papers, and other publications covering issues affecting the economies of China, India, and the U.S.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is Asia's first stock exchange and additionally one of India's leading exchange groups. Their site contains information about markets, public issues, and offers for sale (OFS) for corporations, members, and investors. Various products and services are offered by the exchange along with training and certification information.
This is the official website of Iran's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance. The site includes general information on the ministry as well as news.
The Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) is a self-regulated stock exchange in Iraq. The ISX site provides market data, indices of different business sectors, as well as company data and guides. Various laws and regulations pertaining to trading in Iraq are available in PDF in the rules & instructions section, but some publications are only available in Arabic.
Iraq's Central Statistical Organization (CSO) offers statistical information on various topics such as agriculture, environment, trade, index numbers, and national accounts. Additional statistics covering different aspects of life in Iraq including demographics, employment, education, and welfare are also available.
Managed by the Office of Government Procurement, eTenders helps visitors find tender notices all across Ireland. Buyers have an ability to establish notices while suppliers are given a chance to learn about the latest business opportunities. The site also offers legislation and guides on public procurement as well as notices available through a business sector search. A free registration is necessary to access the buyer and supplier pages.
This resource is the official online portal website for the Government of Monaco. This resource contains information about the government, governmental institutions, laws and legislation, and history and heritage. The site also includes information about Monaco's policy and practice in several areas including the economy, environment, and employment.
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) is an institution dedicated to promoting fair trade in South Africa in order to enhance economic growth and development. The site includes trade and tariff services as well as import and export control services. Also available are documents and publications such as reports, notices, brochures, and media releases.
This Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers website serves as the main website of the Sudanese government and includes information about the country, the government, and related news. Site is only available in Arabic with limited English content.
The Swedish Consumer Agency is the state agency tasked with safeguarding consumer interests. This site contains a list of consumer rights in Sweden as well as information regarding product safety, filing complaints, and budget and debt.
The Trade Law Compendium, produced by the member law firms of Lexwork International, provides trade law summaries for over 30 jurisdictions prepared by law firms located there. It also includes the U.S.'s most significant trading partners for companies intending to do business in foreign countries and some U.S. states. Summaries are listed below with the marking "a Lexwork International exclusive".
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) provides information on the population and economy, such as statistical data including an annual survey of trade and monthly reports on the Brazilian economy. Some information on the website is only available in Portuguese.
A Guide to Doing Business in Barbados contains information relevant to doing business in Barbados. This resource includes information pertaining to the business environment, setting up a business, accommodation, taxation, and education. Opens in PDF.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, A Guide to Doing Business in the Benelux Countries, discusses business opportunities in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The publication includes information on the countries' business cultures and practices, explanations on how to network and do market research, information on tax and legal issues, analyses of growth sectors, and advice on how to successfully operate a business in the Benelux market. This resource opens in a PDF.
Going Global Exporting to Canada, a publication created by Enterprise Ireland, provides information on critical success factors, starting in the Canadian market, routes to market, legal issues, and growth sectors in the country. Opens in PDF.
The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an autonomous institution of public interest with a mission to represent the various product and service activities of the private sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The site offers organizational information, news articles, and provides links to a variety of directories.
A non-profit organization, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) aims to promote Afghan trade and industries at home and abroad. The site provides information about laws and regulations, importing and exporting, and starting a business in Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) regulates broadcasting, post, and telecommunications in Afghanistan. Its site contains information regarding regulations and licensing within the industry, policies and guidelines, recent news, upcoming events, and statistics.
This is the official website of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, also known as Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). The site contains basic information about numerous banking topics such as monetary policy, financial supervision, and laws and regulations. Also provided by the site is a media center which contains various news and publications related to the bank.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Central Statistics Organization (CSO) works to collect and distribute statistical information to citizens of Afghanistan. The website provides numerous industrial, financial, social, economic, and demographic statistics which can be downloaded in either Excel or PDF.
The main purpose of the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA) is to promote and develop exports from Afghanistan. This website provides numerous useful features such as Afghanistan trade statistics, an exporters directory, information on trade preferences, and common products within the country.
Provided by the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, Invest in Afghanistan serves as a resource for those wishing to do business with or in Afghanistan. General economic, political, social, and infrastructure information is provided by the site as well as a country profile. An investment opportunities section provides information regarding Afghanistan's most popular industries. There are also dedicated sections of reasons to invest in the country, processes of starting a business, and success stories.
The goal of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MOCI) is to promote the development and growth of private sector enterprises through the development of the appropriate policies. This website contains all of the publications and regulations made by the MOCI as well as contact information for the MOCI's staff. Trade agreements, information concerning imports and exports, and licensing instructions are also included in the site.
The Deutsche Handelskammern (AHK) is a worldwide network of the German Chambers of Commerce. The AHKs offer their commercial services to support German companies in their efforts to establish new business relations or to enter new markets and are instrumental in the promotion of German business in foreign countries. There are over 120 AHKs in over 80 different countries. The site provides information on how to attain services, AHK news, and practical training. A majority of the website is only available in German.
The Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) serves as the regulatory agency for free zones in the United Arab Emirates. The site provides license information for business investors who would like to start a business in UAE. It also has the latest news headlines and media features such as the Ajman Economic Magazine.
The Bank of Albania is the Central Bank of the Republic of Albania. This website contains information about the bank, monetary policy, currency, and banking legislation. The site also provides statistical data and periodic publications.
The Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP) is the regulatory agency for postal and electronic communication in Albania. AKEP creates regulatory policies for operators and monitors compliance with these regulations. The website provides information about AKEP's board members and organization structure, legislation, and publications. Site only available in Albanian.
The Ministry of Energy and Industry for the Republic of Albania develops and implements policies that are aimed to preserve the country’s energy supply while sustaining economic development, ensuring public usefulness, and promoting industrial development standards that are more environmentally friendly. The site provides legal documents for six industries, government program introductions, and publications. Only available in Albanian.
The official site of the Republic of Albania includes information about the prime minister, deputy prime minister, and the other ministers. It also provides weekly news reports and press releases as well information on the country's integration into the European Union, economic development, laws, and public services.
The Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) regulates broadcasting by managing the radio frequency spectrum, monitoring compliance with regulation and policies by operators, granting licenses to producers, ensuring appropriate broadcasts, and resolving conflicts from consumers. The AMA website provides information about AMA regarding its members, the council of complaints, and structure. Site content also includes service media providers, legislation, and press releases. The website only available in Albanian.
The Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA) is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial services industry within Albania. This site contains information about AFSA, legal framework, publications and statistics, and consumer protection. The website is only available in Albanian.
The Albania Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) is an independent institution under the authority of the council of ministers. The web site includes monthly, quarterly, and yearly data on social and economic indicators.
The Algeria Press Service provides news articles specific to Algeria. Included on the website are articles on economics, society, culture, sports, regions, the world, health, science, and technology.
The Algiers Stock Exchange provides essential information on the markets of Algeria. Information on the website includes market regulations, prices of stocks and commodities, and economic statistics.
The Bank of Algeria functions as the central bank and supervisor for the Algerian banking system. Included on the website are sections such as general bank information, economic statistics, economic regulations, and market information. Certain portions of the website are only available in French.
The main government page for the Democratic Republic of Algeria provides essential information regarding the different sectors of the government, ministries, institutes, and other basic information on the country. Only available in Arabic and French.
The National Office of Statistics of Algeria provides statistical data for many different aspects regarding the country. The site includes demographic, social, and economic statistics. Available only in French.
The Regulatory Authority of Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) regulates the post, broadcasting, and telecommunications in Algeria. The ARPT is responsible for granting operating permits, giving recommendations to producers, managing the radio frequency spectrum, ensuring fair competition, improving technology and equipment, and protecting consumers. Only available in Arabic and French.
The National Agency of Investment Development (ANDI) of Algeria is responsible for promoting and growing international and local investment within Algeria, which is done through policy development and regulation. This resource contains lists of useful statistics, laws, and business sectors within Algeria.
The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) is a member of the International Astronautical Federation. ASAL is responsible for developing space programs in Algeria and gaining independence in the field of satellite design. Only available in French.
Alliance Media is a Russian business portal with information, articles, and resources designed to support Russian entrepreneurs and business opportunities. Articles are provided on a variety of major categories including finance, industry, and business in Russia. Information on taxes and investment in Russia is also provided. This site is only available in Russian.
The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) acts as a liaison between United States companies, Congress, and executive agencies. AAEI works side-by-side with customs managers on regulatory and policy initiatives that affect the efficiency and profitability of U.S. companies involved in international trade. The website has sections for topics such as trade job postings, trade news, and trade events. The website provides links to services such as a career center which allows users to seek jobs in the trade industry and a library of documents that are recommended to ensure adherence to regulatory trade requirements.
The American Business Council in Dubai (ABC) is an organization committed to promoting United States business interests in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. On the site, a publication regarding doing business in the United Arab Emirates is available as well as other resources including a business directory. An events calendar and a useful links page are also provided.
The American Business Council of Kuwait (ABCK) is a non-profit organization designed to promote the development of American business in Kuwait. Information about doing business in Kuwait can be found on the site as well as events and initiatives that promote business interests in Kuwait. Additionally, this organization has many other resources such as a useful links page that contribute to its goal of increasing trade between Kuwait and the United States.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt provides information on the laws of business, business incorporation, taxation, labor regulations, financial sector regulations, and recent reforms in Egypt.
American Chamber of Commerce in France (AmCham) is an organization designed to represent the interests of businesses in France. AmCham helps American companies integrate effectively into the French business environment and allows companies in France to build closer ties to American markets. The site includes upcoming events and conferences, membership services, information about working AmCham committees and policy initiatives, a directory, and media and press information.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham) represents American, international, and local business interest in Hungary. The AmCham website provides information about the chamber itself, its programs and initiatives, upcoming events, and a newsfeed.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (AMCHAM) is an organization dedicated to promoting business relations between the United States and Luxembourg while also enhancing cross-cultural understanding. The website contains descriptions of AMCHAM's different committees, includes publications, news reports, and articles regarding business in Luxembourg, and provides resources to learn the languages of Luxembourg. There is also a page of links to outside resources for media partners, government, education, and internship programs.
American-Turkish Council (ATC) aims to promote investments and trade between the United States and Turkey. The organization hosts many trade events and conferences throughout the year. These activities include business, cultural, and government affairs. The resource also provides current news and information regarding upcoming events.
The Department of Statistics (DS) is in charge of keeping official statistics and presenting them to the public. The site includes sections on society and population, the labor market, business sectors, and the economy.
Invest in Andorra (ACTUA) is an investment promotion initiative focusing on Andorra. This site provides reasons for foreign investors to consider Andorra, as well as economic information on the country and private sector demographics.
The Ministry of Commerce of Andorra aims to encourage economic development through the facilitation of commerce, entrepreneurship, and the protection of consumers. This resource provides detailed information on legislation and regulation as well as a section for consumers. Only available in Catalan.
As the official page for the government of Andorra, this resource includes information about people in the government, as well as a page that includes links to all government websites. Only available in Catalan.
The Andorran Financial Authority (AFA) was established in 1989 as a public financial institution to carry out many functions related to the regulation and oversight of the financial sector in Andorra. This site contains information on the specific functions of the Institute, as well as a section on the laws and regulations in Andorra. Only available in Catalan.
Angola Press (ANGOP) is a resource that provides up to date news information on politics, economics, society, sport, and the culture of Angola. Users are able to search by topic as well as by province.
This is the official website for the Government of the Republic of Angola. Featured on the homepage are recent news updates relating to the country, the president's schedule, and special publications. News may also be filtered by topics such as the economy, environment, government, health, and society. A limited English version of the site is available, however, site content is mainly in Portuguese.
The Ministry of Commerce of Angola is in charge of the development and regulation of all import and export policies. The website contains information about the ministry itself, services available, news, and a calendar of events. A search engine allows users to search through a library of publications, which are available for free in PDF. A limited English version of the site is available, however, content is mainly in Portuguese.
The Angola Ministry of Finance aims to stimulate economic activity within Angola and promote equitable distribution of national income through the implementation of its fiscal policies. The site contains a general ministry overview, financial legislation, and information regarding the national economy as well as international affairs. An English version of the site is available.
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MTTI) of Angola sets policies and regulations for telecommunications, IT, and postal services. MTTI represents Angola in international telecommunications, grants licenses to operators, promotes the growth of industry technologies, mediates disputes, and protects consumers. A limited English version is available, however, site content is mainly in Portuguese.
This is the official site of the National Bank of Angola (BNA) which provides information on the bank, currency, markets, and legislation. Statistical documents and publications are also available for free in PDF.
AnnualReports.com provides the most recent annual reports for most public companies within the United States. Users can search and browse reports by exchange type, industry, sector, or alphabetically.
The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Agency (ABIA) is the investment promotion agency for both domestic and foreign investors. The site provides information about various programs, initiatives, and investment opportunities. In addition, the site provides information about starting a business, background information about Antigua and Barbuda, and a resource library.
The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) of Antigua and Barbuda is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Antigua and Barbuda. The site contains a list of services, directories, and FAQs.
As the main government page for Antigua and Barbuda, this site provides information on the various aspects of government ministries and bodies, law, finance, and medical services. In addition, the site provides press releases and links to other government information and services.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange is the official stock exchange of Argentina. Information for investors regarding investing, training, and financing is provided as well as details about Argentina's capital markets and financial statements. Only available in Spanish.
This resource provides an institutional overview of the Argentinian banking system, statistical data, and financial news. It includes updated news and daily reports on the world monetary politics, reserves status, and major economic variables.
This resource is the official government web portal for the country of Argentina. Information on doing business in Argentina is provided alongside other general information regarding the country. Only available in Spanish.
Invest in Argentina is a government sponsored department that serves as Argentina's official investment promotion agency. The website provides information on investment opportunities, geographical locations, investment guides, and economic sector profiles. News and events in Argentina are also available on the site.
The Ministry of Treasury and Public Finances, also known as Ministerio de Finanzas, provides general economic information and news for investors interested in Argentina. Legal and taxation information are also provided alongside a detailed section dedicated to investment opportunities in Argentina sorted by economic sector. Some parts of the site are only available in Spanish.
The National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices, also known as Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT), is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage industries within Argentina. The site contains information on regulations, press releases, and publications as well as state agency and medical publications links. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.
The National Entity of Communications (ENACOM) regulates the audiovisual sector in Argentina by implementing and enforcing regulatory policies while also granting operation permits. ENACOM protects consumers by providing easy access to broadcasts, ensuring fair prices, and monitoring the quality and appropriateness of broadcasts. Only available in Spanish.
The National Institute of Statistics and Census, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC), is responsible for providing statistical data about economic activity, investment, labor market, prices, foreign trade, public finance, capital market, and money and banking in Argentina. Available in Spanish with limited availability in English.
Argentina's National Space Activities Commission, also known as Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), represents the nation's civil research and development capabilities in space activities. CONAE develops advanced space technology, enhances economic and human resources, and builds international space cooperation. The site is only available in Spanish.
The National Stock Market of Argentina, also known as Comision Nacional de Valores (CNV), is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the Argentinian Financial Services Industry. The site is only available in Spanish.
ProArgentina Export Promotion serves as Argentina's official export promotion agency. The company works to promote the spread of Argentina products by organizing rounds to their sectors from international businesses. Information regarding Argentinian exports is provided along with details pertaining to trade opportunities in Argentina.
Armenia Securities Exchange is one of the major securities market infrastructure institutions in Armenia. The site provides general information about the institution structure, market data, legislation, and events.
ArmenPress is owned by a private news agency and provides news on current events in Armenia. This resource provides information on Armenia's economy, including articles on current business issues, investments, construction, and budgets.
As the official site of the Central Bank of Armenia, this site includes descriptions about the Armenian Banking system, current financial news, worldwide stock indexes, and foreign currencies exchange rate.
As the Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Republic of Armenia, this site offers information on the country's economic, industrial, and investment policies. It also gives information about the business environment, legal acts, and relevant news and events.
The Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) regulates industries in Armenia including electricity, natural gas, water, and electronic communications. For the communications industry, the PSRC grants licenses to operators, monitors the radio frequency spectrum, allocates resources to broadcasters, sets regulations and standards, and monitors producers' compliance with legislation. Most of the website is only available in Armenian.
As a state body, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia publishes statistics for government and public use. The site includes databases and a search feature to navigate the information, as well as a calendar with release dates.
This is the official site of the government of the Republic of Armenia. It contains information about the government structure, programs provided by the government, and current news.
The Aruba Chamber of Commerce advises and submits proposals to Aruba's Minister of Economic Affairs about social, financial, and economic issues in the interest of commerce. The Chamber of Commerce's website contains a guide to doing business in Aruba, information on services that the Chamber offers to aid business professionals, a searchable registry of products and services in the country, and a calendar of upcoming trade events.
The mission of Aruba Ports Authority is to enhance security and efficiency of mobility on Aruba by managing and maintaining waterways on the island. The site provides information regarding two major ports in Aruba and procedures utilized at these facilities. A section on fees and tariffs is available as well as a portion of the website focusing on statistics.
The mission of the Central Bank of Aruba (CBA) is to maintain the internal and external value of the financial system as well as help serve the financial industry of Aruba. This site provides detailed information on statistics, legislation, regulation, new releases, and economic publications.
Aruba's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) provides detailed statistics collected by the government of Aruba. Larger statistical categories include the business and economy, environment, labor, and tourism. Some statistics are updated infrequently, but the latest publications and updates are listed on the home page.
The Aruba Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce, & Industry (DEACI) promotes investment and exports in order to improve the business environment in Aruba. The site provides information on foreign economic relations, fuel prices, and consumer goods in Aruba. There are also economic and statistical reports detailing current and future plans for the country.
The official web-portal of the Government of Aruba provides information on the country of Aruba such as doing business in the country and employment. There is also a press release section containing news on the government's actions and important national news. The website is available in English but some documents are only available in Dutch.
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is a nonprofit organization established to increase the number of events and exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand in order to stimulate economic growth. The site includes an event calendar, a search function for events, venues, and suppliers, a job center, and information about conferences.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry in both Australia and New Zealand. The site contains information on the food code and regulation as well as important information for consumers including recent recalls, insight into food labeling, and recent food complaints.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is in charge of developing and implementing policies in Australia's agriculture industry. The department's aim is to ensure the safety and competitiveness of Australian agriculture on an international level. This site provides information on various aspects of the Australian agricultural industry including importing, exporting, and travel.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides foreign trade and development policy advice to the government in order to promote Australian interests internationally. The site contains information on the policies of the department as well as the latest news relating to Australian foreign affairs and trade.
The Department of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry in Australia. The site contains publications, information about the department's programs, and relevant information for both consumers and medical professionals.
Australia's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) develops successful and diverse food and agriculture industries. The site provides recent news related to these industries as well as a number of useful publications detailing a variety of methods to help start, grow, and sustain an agricultural or food-related industry.
The Department of the Environment and Energy designs and implements policies and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water, and heritage while promoting climate action. The department deals with topics including air quality, national fuel quality standards, and renewable energy. The site is a source for information regarding the department's legislation, grants, permits and licenses, and programs.
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) helps protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of chemicals and also providing information to promote their safe use. The NICNAS website provides recent news, upcoming events, and information about various industrial chemicals.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is the country's central bank. It conducts monetary policy, works to maintain a strong financial system, and issues the nation’s currency. The resource includes information regarding monetary policy, market operations, financial stability, payments and infrastructure, banknotes, and financial services.
The Age, Melbourne's daily newspaper, provides comprehensive business news coverage in their "Business Day" section, as well as general news and information relating to the Australian economy.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the regulatory authority for the Australian pharmaceutical industry. The TGA oversees and regulates numerous therapeutic goods including prescription medicines, vaccines, and medical devices. The site contains information catered specifically to consumers, health professionals, and industry manufacturers. It also lists recent pharmaceutical recalls and alerts.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides key statistics on a wide range of economic, environmental, and social aspects. The ABS coordinates statistical activities in order to collect, compile, analyze, and distribute statistics with the aim of making their community more well informed and productive.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is a council of business representatives that strive to represent the interests of business nationally and internationally. The site includes publications, policy reviews, annual reports, and surveys. The available online reports cover diverse issues, such as the environment and employment. These reports are available in PDF.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radio communications, and telecommunications. ACMA's responsibilities include promoting competition in these sectors, protecting consumers, developing equipment standards, managing the radio frequency spectrum, and representing Australia's communications internationally. The website provides resources for businesses, consumers, and the community on relevant topics regarding the ACMA and its regulated industries.
The Australian Department of Defence was created to protect the national interests of Australia and promote peace and security internationally. The department includes the navy, army, and air force. Their webpage provides reports and publications, a section with information on possible careers, updates on the industry and their contracts, as well as a large amount of media and news reports on the department.
Australian Exporters is a fully searchable directory of Australian exporters listing each company’s main products as well as size, turnover, and contacts. This site also includes information on expanding export operations, market research, and trade agreements.
The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reports news on the business and financial community. They offer an authoritative source of information on a wide-ranging number of markets, industries, and companies. A paid subscription is required to access most of the site's content.
The Australian Government website contains in-depth information about Australia's government, culture, and people. The site provides government media releases and initiatives as well as information on Australia's industries and agencies.
The Australian Government Brunei Market Profile is provided by the Australian Trade Commission and includes a news section, business tips, and information about setting up a business in Brunei. The site also includes a list of useful government, business, and trade links.
Hosted by the Government of Australia, this site provides information and tutorials on starting and growing a business. Comprehensive information is also given regarding the hiring of employees, grants, assistance, importing, exporting, insurance, intellectual property, market research, statistics, and taxation.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) oversees and regulates all areas of the financial services industry in Australia. The site provides publications and statistics as well as information regarding financial legislation and policies.
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) informs members and represents the diverse interests of all Australian retailers. This site includes relevant news articles, career advice, retail consulting, and a business directory.
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is the regulatory agency of financial services in Australia. The registry search feature of ASIC's site contains a database of all Australian businesses. Searches can be performed by querying the organization's name or its Australian business number.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the regulator for Australia’s corporations, markets, and financial services. ASIC is more specifically involved in the registration of securities as well as the oversight of financial reporting and market mechanics. The site contains useful links and publications for those in the Australian financial services industry.
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) provides prices and research for the securities traded on the exchange as well as listing and operating regulations. Information is also available on finance seminars and online courses.
The Australian Suppliers Directory section of the Austrade website is a searchable database of thousands of Australian companies, products, and services compiled by the Australian government. Resources are available for both Australian exporters and overseas buyers.
The role of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is to manage and shape tax, excise, and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. The site contains a listing of all tax laws, regulations, and tips sorted by tax filing type.
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) was created by the Australian government to help businesses sell their products overseas. The site provides a directory of Australian exporting firms, trade statistics, an event calendar, industry reports, and information on investing in Australia.
Advantage Austria is the official Austrian foreign trade promotion organization and the largest provider of services in the area of foreign trade. This site offers access to relevant information on Austria as a business partner and includes information and advice regarding taxation, labor law, vocational training, industry-specific legislation, industry-wide advertising, and market research.
This document outlines Austria’s laws regarding the contracting of outside parties. It describes how trade representatives are to be contracted and the legal protections they have. Brief descriptions of Austrian Competition Law and Antitrust regulations are also given. Furthermore, links to outside resources are included. Prepared by: Barnert Egermann Illigasch Attorneys at Law. Presented in a PDF.
The website for the Austrian Federal Chancellery provides basic information about the roles and responsibilities of both the Austrian Chancellor and the Federal Chancellery. Information about the separation of powers within the Austrian government, historical facts, and external links to the various Austrian ministries are also included. Print publications may be ordered online while various economic reports are downloadable in PDF.
The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Austrian healthcare industry. The site contains information for tourists traveling to Austria, physician certifications, and pediatric health. Information provided covers the Austrian healthcare system as well as more specific topics such as nutrition, diseases & medicines, and women & equality.
The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the Austrian financial services industry. The site contains a list of all applicable laws, statistics, and relevant links for different sectors of the Austrian financial services industry.
The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is the central bank of Austria. The OeNB contributes to the monetary and economic policy decision-making in Austria and the euro area. The institution issues a quarterly newsletter providing an analysis of cyclical developments, macroeconomic forecasts, and other important topics related to economics. Information on the website about cash management, monetary policy, and financial stability is provided in addition to numerous statistical tables regarding these areas.
Statistics Austria contains a wide range of statistical information including industry specific data, demographic statistics, and economic indicators in Austria. The site also compiles publications, services, and surveys.
The Local is an English-language news source for Austrian events. In addition to a business and money section, this site provides other news at national and international levels. This site also displays job opportunities and apartment listings in Austria.
The Vienna Stock Exchange, or Wiener Börse, is Austria's main stock market. The website offers market data and press releases on the homepage. The site also contains various analyses and research documents compiled in cooperation with the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management.
The Austrian Business Agency (ABA) offers free services to international investors willing to do business in Austria. Information regarding incentives, taxes, and quality of life are provided by the ABA on this website.
The "About Austria" section of the Austrian Embassy website offers information about Austria's history, economy, social structure, politics, and culture, including Austria's position in the world and economic structure. By navigating to the "Foreign Policy" section, users may find information on such topics as international cultural policy and foreign trade promotion.
The Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) consists of the two divisions Media and Telecommunications and the Postal Service. The RTR regulates these divisions by granting operating licenses to producers, setting standards and regulatory policies, ensuring compliance with legislation, mediating disputes, and encouraging the growth of technology in the sectors. The website provides information for consumers, telecom operators, and media service providers. A limited English version of the site is available.
Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), a joint public-private-initiative, aims to contribute to the economic development through attracting foreign investments in the non-oil sectors of the economy and stimulating the expansion of the country's exports of non-oil goods to the overseas markets. The site offers information, news, and resources on investing, exporting, and doing business in Azerbaijan.
The Ministry of the Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan aims to increase the agricultural capacity of the country. The site provides information about legislation, international cooperation, and statistical information. In addition, users can find in-depth information about various sectors, such as plant-growing, technical policies, and production facilities. The site only available in Azerbaijani.
The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Republic is responsible for implementing the policy regarding national defense, aviation, communication and radio-electronics, and engineering. The site provides information about various enterprises, production, e-services, and recent news. The site also provides useful country resources regarding information on national leadership.
The Ministry of Economy and Industry is in charge of implementing all legislation and regulation that impact trade and economic development in Azerbaijan. This website contains economic statistics, information for entrepreneurs, data on regional and international development, and a list of relevant legislation.
The National TV and Radio Council (NTRC) regulates broadcasting in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The NTRC regulates broadcasts by managing the radio frequency spectrum, granting licenses and resources to operators, protecting consumers from inappropriate and inefficient broadcasts, and encouraging technological innovations. Although an English version of the site is available, the majority of the pages are only available in Azerbaijani.
The President of Azerbaijan website provides information about the presidency and administration, information about Azerbaijan, various documents and laws, and recent news.
The State Statistical Committee website contains demographic and social, economic, and environment statistics for Azerbaijan. The site also offers information on legislation, publications, and e-services for its users.
The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) is a non-profit organization designed to represent businesses and promote the private sector of The Bahamas. The site provides employment and labor relations information for businesses in The Bahamas and also provides a directory of companies affiliated with The Chamber. There is also a section dedicated to news and various legal documents.
This resource contains statistical information on the Bahamas provided by the Department of Statistics of the Bahamas. Its data includes statistics on the labor force, trade & industry, economics, imports & exports, and other key statistics for doing business in the Bahamas. The resource also provides historical archives and reports for the viewer.
The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) represents the financial services industry and the government of The Bahamas and intends to promote the country as an "international financial center." It features links to industry news, events, and special reports about the economic environment of the country, as the BSFB also "promotes the development of all sectors of the industry." The site also contains an extensive list of relevant websites and contacts.
This resource contains information on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX). Its content includes pricing information, the Securities Exchange's products & services, and press releases that contain insights into the exchange's functions. The resource also contains links to recent news releases relevant to the exchange and links to a social media account for current pricing and index updates.
The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Financial Services Industry in the Bahamas. This site contains information on how the SCB regulates, the laws it enforces, publications, and information specifically for investors.
As the major financial institution in the country, the Central Bank of the Bahamas is charged with maintaining monetary stability and an adequate banking system, as well as ensuring a balance of payments that is conducive to economic development. The site offers financial statistics, publications, news, and links to relevant websites.
This resource is the official website of the Government of the Bahamas. Aside from general information on the various functions of the Bahamian government, this resource contains a section entirely focused on the government's role in the business environment of the Bahamas. This section includes business news and press releases, helpful links for potential investors, and useful agency links among other helpful tools and insights.
The Nassau Guardian is an online newspaper covering news and events occurring in the Bahamas. The business section covers important business events in the Bahamas and internationally. Archives of past editions are also available, which are searchable using an online query.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) regulates electronic communications and broadcasting in the Bahamas, as well as controlling the spectrum and numbering systems. URCA promotes fair competition in the sectors, ensures quality, appropriate radio & TV broadcasts, mediates disputes, and ensures operators comply with legislation and permits.
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents the interests of private commercial and industrial sector in Bahrain and abroad. This site includes information on upcoming conference and delegations.
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a public agency designed to attract direct investment into Bahrain and to support initiatives that help enhance the investment climate in the country. The website provides investors with investment procedure and the investment opportunities in Bahrain.
The official website of the government of Bahrain provides country information, government links, embassy and consulate locations as well as statistics and census records. There are also links to business, government services, visitor information, and government provided resources for citizens.
Referred to as Bahrain Bourse, the exchange is currently made up of over 50 companies that can be traded Sunday through Thursday. It operates as an autonomous institution that is overseen by an independent board as well as the Central Bank of Bahrain.
The Central Bank of Bahrain is a public corporate entity responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability. It is the sole regulator of Bahrain's financial sector, covering the full range of banking, insurance, investment business, and capital markets activities.
The Ministry of Finance of Bahrain is responsible for all aspects of the financial services industry in Bahrain: regulation, oversight, and promotion. The website includes budget and law information as well as analyses and headlines relating to the economic state of Bahrain.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Bahrain. This site contains information on medical services and institutions within Bahrain.
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce strives to increase economic competition and foreign investment through regulations and policies impacting trade. This site contains relevant publications and a listing of regulations and services provided by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
Official government statistics on all aspects of life in Bahrain. The website provides features for analyzing data, as well as raw numbers.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is responsible for the regulation of telecommunications & post in Bahrain. The TRA promotes effective and fair competition in the industry, while also encouraging the development of technologies and promoting investment. The TRA also grants licenses to operators, sets equipment standards, and protects users by mediating disputes.
The Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh, responsible for issuing Bangladesh currency and maintaining its value. It acts as a banker and adviser to the government, supervises the banking system of the country, and administers foreign exchange regulations.
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics offers current and archived data of economic, environmental, and social statistics. Its role is to provide the government with statistical information to guide decision making and developmental processes.
The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) encourages investment in the private sector of Bangladesh while providing information on various industries in the country. The site offers information on investment opportunities, news, and business laws.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) regulates telecommunications by granting licenses and permits to operators, setting regulations and standards, monitoring compliance with legislation, setting tariffs, promoting fair competition, mediating disputes among consumers and operators, and encouraging technological innovation and investment.
The Dhaka Stock Exchange is one of the two stock exchanges in Bangladesh. Information on the capital market of Bangladesh is provided on this site. Market highlights and company information is also offered on the site.
The Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau is a government agency that focuses on the promotion of exporting goods. The site offers news, publications, and statistics on the products and services exported by Bangladesh. Some of the information available on the site is only in Bengali.
This website is the official government website for Bangladesh. It provides a listing of departments with in-depth information about each. Other useful information on this site includes a section on foreign investment, the Bangladeshi Constitution, government forms, and local newspapers. Some portions of the site only available in Bengali.
The Ministry of Commerce is responsible for overall trade and commerce related activities of Bangladesh through the implementation of proper policies and regulations as they impact global and local trade. This website has all of the information on trade and trade organizations with regard to Bangladesh. This site is originally only available in Bengali, click the link in the top right corner of the page for the English version of the site.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Bangladesh. This site contains information on healthcare services, budgets, and an annual report published by the MOH&FW.
The Ministry of Textiles and Jute is in charge of developing policies for the apparel and textile industry in Bangladesh. Specifically, the Ministry is focused on furthering the development of Bangladesh's apparel sector. This website contains information on current projects and policies being used by the Ministry. The site is available in English, but many of the publications and reports are only available in Bengali.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Bangladesh (BSEC) is responsible for creating policies and regulating the financial services industry in Bangladesh. The site contains a list of recent press releases and important links for investors.
As the official website of the Bank of Canada, this resource includes news and information on monetary policy, the financial system, and the Canadian currency. Sections focusing on core functions, markets, bank notes, publications, and statistics can easily be located through the homepage.
The Bank of Central African States, also known as Banque des Etats de I'Afrique Centrale (BEAC), consists of Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea. This website provides statistical information on the region as well as publications. Also included on the site are sections on monetary policy, public securities markets, and banking supervision. Only available in French.
The Bank of the Lao (BOL) website provides information on monetary legislation, economic data, and interest & exchange rates. This website also provides information about the history of the Bank of the Lao, as well as the leaders and governors.
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a private sector organization which represents the interests of its members and area's business community. The site strives to better the environment for businesses by providing links to company directories, yellow pages, and other useful business materials.
The Barbados Integrated Government Portal (BIG) offers information on different government ministries, departments, and agencies. This resource also provides essential information for both citizens and businesses such as financial requirements, taxes, and registration information.
The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation website covers the entire spectrum of international business and investment in Barbados. The site provides information on starting businesses and exporting services and goods. Users can find legal information, statistics, tutorials, and various service forms on the website.
The Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) is a privately owned nonprofit organization. Its goal is to create wealth by trading in a cost effective and efficient way throughout the Caribbean. The site also offers news, education for investors, and trading reports.
The Central Bank of Barbados works in association with the government to formulate monetary and fiscal policies to assist the country's economic development program. The website provides economic data, information on the financial system and the bank's regulatory framework.
Invest Barbados (IB) is an economic development agency of the government of Barbados. It is responsible for attracting and sustaining international investment in Barbados. The site contains general information on the country, as well as provides current information about Barbados' business environment for investors.
The mission of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce is to encourage economic development and the improvement of the quality of life for the people of Barbados through the facilitation of commerce, entrepreneurship, and the protection of consumers. The official website of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce contain all relevant legislation and applications for conducting trade in Barbados.
Nation News is a local publication in Barbados that features recent business headlines and news stories.
The Telecommunications Unit of Barbados (TU) is responsible for promoting a competitive environment, ensuring the industry is easily accessible, and developing and implementing regulatory policies. On the site, you can also find resources related to Barbados domains, government notices, application forms, and types of licenses.
Barnacle is a business journal that focuses on business promotion of Grenada. Companies attempting business with or in the country can use the resource to disseminate information about various products and services. News on the site is categorized into local, regional, and featured stories. An archive of past articles is also provided.
The Belarus Investment Guide, which is a section of the official Belarus government website, promotes foreign investment in the country. The site provides information on the investment climate, economic and business background, and key sectors of Belarus.
Export.by is a portal for supporting exporters from Belarus in getting their products on the foreign market. The site includes facts on the country, foreign partners and market information, distribution network, business proposals, export regulations, business news, and a goods catalog.
The Ministry of Communications and Informatization regulates the telecommunications, post, and audiovisual sectors in Belarus. The website includes ministry information, a press center, management practices, projects, news for investors, and online services.
The Ministry of Economy in Belarus is responsible for the implementation and design of regulation that promotes economic competition and entrepreneurship while monitoring and responding to bankruptcy and monopolies in Belarus. This website contains macroeconomic data on Belarus, reasons to invest in the country, foreign economic and anti-monopoly policies, business reforms, and news and publications.
The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus is the central bank of the country, operating as a government agency in regulating its banking and finance systems. The site includes general information, legislation, statistics, banking and payment system information, and publications.
The National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus is the official institution in charge of collecting and publishing statistics on various parts of the country. Its website includes the structure of statistics collected, official country statistics, population censuses, sample surveys, events, news, and publications.
This is the official website of the Republic of Belarus. The site includes general information about Belarus and its government as well as facts on traveling and doing business in the country. A press center with news and photos can also be viewed.
The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry promotes establishment and development of business relations between the Belarus and foreign companies. The site includes online services, projects, business information, and upcoming events.
The Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange is the main source of information on prices and other characteristics of transactions in financial assets traded in the country's organized market. The site contains information on the foreign exchange, forwards market, and stock markets, as well as data on exchange rates, trading volume, and other indices.
The Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry, also known as Belneftekhim, is an agency that promotes safety in crude oil production companies, oil product sales, chemistry and scientific research, and development in foreign markets in Belarus. The site contains information about the agency itself, investments, licensing, and recent news. Although an English version is available, content is extremely limited.
This site is the official website of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (BFTA). The site offers information for businesses in Belgium seeking to import, Belgian foreign trade statistics, and publications related to Belgian foreign trade.
The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) supervises both the postal and telecommunications sectors. BIPT sets standards for producers such as prices, tariffs, and equipment standard, as well as solve consumer complaints and disputes. The BIPT site contains information about internet, television, radio, and post services.
Belgium.be is the official website of the Belgian government. The site contains information on the Belgian economy, taxes, education, and housing. It also contains a section covering recent news in the public services sector.
This document focuses on the Belgium Distribution Act and how it affects both parties involved in transactions. It specifies the terms of ending an agreement and the proper procedures for doing so. In addition, the Belgium Agency Act is discussed as well as how it applies to ending an agency agreement. The Belgian Precontractual Information Act is also described in length. Prepared by: Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners.
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, food, and beverage industries in Belgium. The site contains information about food safety, healthcare, the health of animals and plants, and the health of the environment. Food regulations are addressed for specific aspects of food production and are downloadable in PDF. Some parts of the site are not available in English.
The Financial Services and Market Authority (FSMA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the Belgian financial services industry. This site is broken up into two major sections, one with information for consumers and the other with information for professionals. The consumer section covers general topics like savings, investments, and pensions, also offered here are fraud warnings and a portal to file complaints. The professional section offers information on major target groups, a business portal, and a link to the Belgian Audit Oversight College document collection on financial supervisory regulations. Other sections on the site cover recent news and warnings relevant to the financial industry.
The Media Council of the German Speaking Community of Belgium is responsible for regulating audio-visual media among German speakers in Belgium. The council regulates the broadcasting sector by granting licenses to operators, setting equipment standards, monitoring compliance with legislation and standards, managing the radio frequency spectrum, and encouraging technological innovations. Some information is only available in German.
Statistics Belgium provides data related to Belgium, as well as other countries. It also links to the international, regional, or country specific websites of statistical agencies.
The Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) regulates the audiovisual sector in Belgium for non-German speaking citizens. The council mainly assigns broadcasting licenses for TV and radio, monitors operators' compliance with laws, and ensures quality, appropriate broadcasts. Only available in French.
Auto-defined as a non-profit, non-political membership organization, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) promotes the trade and business interests of its members. The BCCI also supports the economic, commercial, and financial growth of the nation. The site contains links to trade opportunities, a business directory, library, and country links.
The Belize Ministry of Finance is tasked with managing government finances, developing economic strategies, and representing the government in dealing with international financial institutions. Users can access information on taxes, budgets, and current projects.
This Belize Trade & Investment Development Service (Beltraide) website contains relevant information on the requirements for investing in Belize, links to the actual applications for licenses, and fiscal incentives. There is a business directory, links to useful resources, regulatory requirements, news, and event updates.
The Central Bank of Belize provides information on Belize's economic and financial systems. The website provides a brief history, background information, statistics, annual and quarterly reports, currency information, and news.
The Official Government Portal of Belize provides essential information regarding the country. Included on the website is information on the different sectors of the government, ministries, opportunities for investment, and employment.
The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) provides statistical information on various aspects regarding Belize, including economic, labor, and population information. They also offer various publications for international and local clients.
The Benin Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) web-portal provides information, news, and resources pertaining to the economy and financial strategy of Benin. This website is only available in French.
The official web-portal for the Government of Benin includes events, country information, government information, and current news on the country. There are additional links available to resources relevant to the government of Benin. Only available in French.
The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) site includes news, events, surveys, methodology, documentation, recruitment, and news pertinent to statistics and the economy of Benin. Only available in French.
The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post Office (ARCEP) is responsible for defining standards and regulations for telecommunications producers, granting licenses and permits to operators, and arbitrating disputes between consumers and operators. The site contains information about the organization's structure, its legal texts, and regulatory activities. In addition, publications and news are available. The site is only available in French.
The Bermuda Department of Statistics collects statistics regarding Bermuda's economy and society. Specific reports are available which cover topics such as employment, household expenditure, population and demographics, GDP, and consumer pricing.
The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is the regulator of the financial services industry in Bermuda. This site contains information on company matters, banking, insurance, and investment. Statistics, legislation, and publications are also available.
The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is the world's leading fully electronic offshore securities market. The products the exchange offers include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and some derivatives. The site provides general information about the exchange, regulations, and daily trade reports.
The official website for the Government of Bermuda provides information on the country's population, traveling and living in Bermuda, business dynamics, and governmental functions. There is also an online services portal that provides official documents.
The Royal Gazette is a daily publication covering news in Bermuda. The business section of the website contains articles covering a broad range of issues such as the Bermuda stock exchange, the economy, finance, technology, and local and international businesses.
The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) aims to promote the private sector activities as well as to serve as a link between the private sector and the government. The site provides information on business events and latest news. Additionally, a variety of links to international organizations and related forms are available.
The Bhutan Government portal site provides government information for citizens including the Bhutan Constitution, publications, overseas embassies, and citizen services. The site also includes helpful information for businesses including rules and regulations of the Bhutan economy, trade guidelines, employment opportunities, and statistics.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs is responsible for the promotion of the Bhutanese economy through regulation and policy development. Information pertaining to regulatory matters with regards to trade, energy, mining, and other industries are available on this site. Additionally, forms for approval to do business in Bhutan are also available.
The National Statistics Bureau (NSB) is the main statistical agency of Bhutan. NSB's site contains a variety of useful statistics in regards to key economic indicators as well as demographic information. Additionally, PDF publications of statistical information may be downloaded for free from the publications section of the website.
Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) is the central banking institution of Bhutan. The RMA is responsible for the creation and regulation of all monetary policy in Bhutan- including laws that govern brokers, insurance companies, and bankruptcies. The website provides forms for foreign currency exchanges. The site also provides links to other Bhutan financial institutions.
The Bogota Chamber of Commerce (CCB), also known as Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, supports the entrepreneurial sectors and collaborates with the Colombian national government in the regulation of the business community. The site includes information regarding the procedure of starting a business, strengthening of business, and business registration and renewal. It also contains research about the economic climate of Bogota.
The Central Bank of Bolivia, also known as Banco Central de Bolivia, is the monetary authority that maintains monetary stability by issuing domestic Bolivian currency. This site offers information on the regulations, currency exchange, and economic statistics of the country. Only available in Spanish.
El Diario is an online newspaper focusing on news in Bolivia, including topics such as national and international news, economy, culture, industry trends, and sports. Only available in Spanish.
The Financial Regulatory Authority, also known as Autoridad de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero (ASFI), is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial services industry in Bolivia. The site contains statistics, publications, regulations, and consumer information. Only available in Spanish.
As the main government resource for Bolivia, this source provides information on topics such as the different sectors of the government, government agencies, taxes, statistics, universities, and tourism. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MEPF), also known as Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas, is responsible for the creation of an equitable financial services industry in Bolivia. The MEPF site contains listings of applicable laws, industry news, economic forms, vice ministries, and citizen information. Some content is only available in Spanish.
The National Statistics Institute, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadística, provides and analyzes statistics on various aspects concerning Bolivia in order to offer users a greater perspective of Bolivia's economic and social situation. Statistics include, but are not limited to, the economy, demographics, geographical information, and the environment. Only available in Spanish.
The Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Transportation, also known as Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (ATT), regulates communications, transportation, and post in Bolivia. The ATT website contains information about its functions, legal framework, each of the sectors it is responsible for regulating, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
The Stock Exchange of Bolivia, also known as Bolsa Boliviana de Valores, provides essential information on the markets in Bolivia. Information on the website includes rules of the markets, prices of stocks and commodities, economic statistics, and news updates. Only available in Spanish.
The Bolivian Agency for Space Activities, also known as Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (ABAE), promotes programs for space research and development projects that allow for the improvement of space technology. The goal of ABAE is to use technological resources to reach remote areas of space. Only available in Spanish.
The Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade, also known as Instituto Boliviano de Comercio Exterior (IBCE), offers statistics that cover regional exports, imports, and global exports. A section on doing business elaborates upon macroeconomic data, imports and exports, and also contains a directory of Bolivian exporters. The IBCE also provides services for businesspeople including consulting, translation service, and custom studies. Only available in Spanish.
The Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is a non-profit organization designed to foster trade and commercial agreements between the Republic of Bolivia and the United States. The site contains updated economic and social information as well as potential investment opportunities and legal framework regarding investments.
The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) is one of two official stock exchanges in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its official website shows active market information, financial reports, indices, trading systems, issuers, regulation, and news. Some portions of the site are only available in Serbian.
The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina defines and controls the implementation of monetary policy within the country, supports and maintains appropriate payment and settlement systems, and coordinates the activities of the country's banking agencies. This site offers currency information, a list of the country's banks, statistics, and publications.
The Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA) regulates communication and broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The site contains information and regulations on telecommunications, broadcasting, radio spectrum management, and news.
The Federal Ministry of Trade of Bosnia and Herzegovina gives information on sources of internal and external trade in the country. The site contains general information on the ministry, its departments and offices, tenders and vacancies, and news. Only available in Bosnian.
The Federal Office of Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the primary office in charge of gathering statistical information for the country. The site includes general country statistics, information on the statistical system, surveys, indices, news, and publications. Site only available in Bosnian.
The Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is in charge of providing information on investment opportunities available in the country. The site provides general information on Bosnia and Herzegovina, its primary economic sectors, and investment opportunities. Information for investors, news, and publications are also available on the site.
This is the official website for the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The site contains information on the government and its ministries, offices and services, departments and special bodies, budget, and laws. The website is mostly in English, but the events calendar is only available in Bosnian.
The Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) is one of two official stock exchanges in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its official website includes information about the exchange, market research, legislation, services, reports, and indices.
The Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is responsible for the policies and regulations that impact the Bosnian financial services industry. The site contains a list of audit companies, an information registry index, and lists of laws, publications, and financial statements.
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) is responsible for the regulation of the telecommunications, postal, internet, and broadcasting sectors. The site provides information about the responsibilities of BOCRA, its projects, and a list of documents and legislation pertaining to telecommunications.
The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is an organization dedicated to promoting trade and economic development in the country. The BITC website provides a multitude of resources including guides for importing and exporting, business sector profiles, and a resource library which contains recent news, upcoming events, and downloadable documents.
The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) in Botswana is responsible for the promotion of business development in the country. This site includes sections with information about Botswana's laws pertaining to businesses, the country's various trade agreements, and programs meant to help investors.
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) is Botswana’s national stock exchange, which operates and regulates the nation's equities and fixed interest securities market. Its site provides a variety of resources such as market statistics, directories for listed companies and brokers, and overviews of the various regulations that govern the BSE.
The Bank of Botswana is the country's central bank. This site includes monetary policy statements, information on banking in Botswana, and financial statistics. There is also a section on recent economic and financial news.
Statistics Botswana provides statistical service to the government, the private sector, and the public. The website provides social and economic statistics, a data portal, and a database of publications.
The official site of the government of Botswana includes daily news, sections of information for citizens and visitors, and an index of ministries. The site also features a section on business containing information about various business sectors, entrepreneurship, and economic statistics, among other topics.
The Monitor is an online newspaper that provides recent news articles pertaining to business, economics, and politics in Botswana. Most recent news articles are posted on the homepage of the site along with the latest stock information.
The business section of Brand South Africa provides information on business development in the country. Sections include investing, trade, economy, as well as trends and growth. The site also contains business news, updates, sector overviews, and a brochure.
The Brazil Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum, provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s latest reported competitiveness landscape, highlighting strengths as well as problematic areas. The publication explores issues such as infrastructure, public institutions, environmental sustainability, business sophistication, foreign direct investment, and innovations in the agribusiness sector.
This document focuses on agency and distribution agreements in Brazil in the context of the Civil Code. It lists the particulars of these types of agreements as well as details on how they are handled in the Brazilian court system. Prepared by: Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados.
B2Brazil is a B2B marketplace for promoting trade and transactions with Brazil. B2Brazil provides a searchable online directory of Brazil's companies, as well as products and services. Online resources and tools are also available to help users conduct business in Brazil.
The Bahia Sergipe Alagoas Stock Exchange (BOVESBA) serves as the official stock exchange for the nation of Brazil. The site includes indices for different aspects of the stock market. Site is only available in Portuguese.
The BM&FBOVESPA Exchange works to manage Brazil's markets in securities and derivatives. The site includes information on market activity, services, and news.
This Central Bank manages the Brazilian Payment System and Currency supply. It formulates and manages monetary and foreign exchange policies according to the Brazilian Federal Government guidelines.
Invest & Export Brazil offers information for potential investors in Brazil. The site also provides important addresses, information on company formation, and a listing of trade fairs.
The Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services site is a comprehensive resource for Brazilian trade. The site contains information about trade barriers, imports, and exports all dealing with Brazil. An English version of the site is available, however, the majority of pages on the site are only available in Portuguese.
The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) regulates telecommunications, post, and broadcasting in Brazil. ANATEL promotes fair competition in the industry while also promoting the innovation of equipment. ANATEL monitors radio frequency, implements legislation and standards, and arbitrates disputes among consumers and operators. The site is only available in Portuguese.
Developed by NEI Brazil, the Industrial Product and Suppliers Guide offers a directory including suppliers of various products and services. Users are able to search by product or service, company name, or choose from a list of industry-specific categories. The site also includes numerous industry events as well as a directory of top five suppliers for each particular product. Free registration is required to access the full website. Available only in Portuguese.
Portal Brazil serves as the official government page for the country of Brazil. The site includes information on the government, the president, and current news of the country.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) is charged with maintaining a fair and equitable financial services industry through policy development and regulation. This site contains information on the CVM, recent news, and important links.
The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Brazil. The site contains news, education, and knowledge resources sorted by sector. Parts of the site are only available in Portuguese.
Brazilian Journal features a wide variety of news including economic and business news. Users can search for articles through the search bar on the top right. Website is only available in Portuguese.
The National Confederation of Industry, along with the Export and Investment Promotion, developed the Brazilian Network of International Business Centers. The site provides background information about Brazil, its economy, and business and investment in Brazil.
The Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei is responsible for telecommunications, radio, and ICT industry development. The AITI accomplishes this regulation by granting licenses, monitoring the radio frequency spectrum, protecting consumers by resolving disputes, encouraging innovation and investment, establishing equipment standards, and much more.
The Department of Economic Planning and Development is responsible for implementing all policy that affects natural development in Brunei. The department's website contains links to current news, reports by the department, and statistics on the economy of Brunei.
The Ministry of Finance and Economy is responsible for monitoring and regulating the use of all public funds within Brunei. The site contains links to the different departments, divisions, and services of the Ministry of Finance and Economy.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Brunei. This site contains information on health services as well as statistics on the industry.
The Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) is responsible for policy development and regulatory affairs as they impact the Financial Services Industry of Brunei. This site contains a list of regulatory information divided by sectors as well as information on financial intelligence and monetary policy in Brunei.
This is the official site of Brunei's Prime Minister. Information can be found here, including speeches, press releases, photo galleries, and historical and cultural details of Brunei. It also contains links to each of Brunei's government ministries.
Created by the combination of Invest in Brussels and Brussels Export, Brussels Invest and Export serves as both the investment and export promotion agency for Brussels, the capital region of Belgium. On the investment promotion side, the agency provides information to foreign companies about investment opportunities as well as insight as to how to set up and operate a business in the region. On the export promotion side, the agency provides advice and consulting services to Brussels-based companies looking to export. Additional information available on the agency's website includes a news feed and an array of resources available in the useful links section.
Building Markets is an organization that builds markets, creates jobs, and sustains peace in developing countries by connecting local entrepreneurs to business opportunities. The site provides business portals for Afghanistan, Haiti, Liberia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Timor-Leste, and Turkey. Relevant news, media coverage, and market overview coverage for certain countries is also available on the site.
The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) regulates communications in Bulgaria. The CRC monitors the radio frequency spectrum, grants licenses to operators, regulates the post, arbitrates disputes, and monitors operators' compliance with legislation. The site contains news related to the CRC, available E-services from the commission, and archives of annual reports and other practical information.
The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) is a regulatory agency of Bulgaria that is responsible for electronic communications, especially the broadcasting of radio and TV. The CEM regulates broadcasts by setting standards and regulations that operators must comply with. The CEM also arbitrates disputes, protects the freedoms of consumers, and promotes fair competition in the industry. The site is only available in Bulgarian.
The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) is charged with maintaining stability and transparency through policy development, promotion, and regulation. This site contains information on the FSC's projects and functions as well as relevant information in the financial services industry.
InvestBulgaria Agency helps investors explore opportunities in Bulgaria. The site provides brief country economic information like foreign investment statistics as well as news headlines. In addition to publications, this site also provides success stories of companies that have invested in Bulgaria.
The official government web portal of the Bulgarian government provides information on the different cabinets within the government, information on the prime minister, and general information about the government. There is also a section with news on current events involving the government of Bulgaria.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is in charge of upholding the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for Bulgaria. The CAP dictates how farmers receive subsidy distributions, support payments, and rural development policies.
The Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Economy is responsible for the implementation and regulation of government policies as it impacts the business services industries. Specifically, this site contains updates on current news, lists of policies, and relevant statistics.
The National Statistical Institute (NSI) for the Republic of Bulgaria offers comprehensive statistical information about Bulgaria and other countries for use in comparisons and analyses. The site provides statistics on industries and information on foreign trade, business surveys, and gross domestic product.
The Sofia News Agency offers news on numerous subjects involving the Bulgarian economy, society, and environment. The business section provides articles on various business topics concerning Bulgaria such as finance, energy, industry, properties, and tourism.
The Pari Daily is a Bulgarian resource for financial and business news and analysis published on a daily basis. It includes local as well as international news. Users can browse the most recent issue and search all previous issues. Only available in Bulgarian.
The website for the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters (BAATPE) is a business marketplace for resources regarding textile and clothing products made in Bulgaria. BAATPE also serves as an interface between Bulgarian manufacturers and international buyers or companies. The website provides research information regarding the apparel and textile industry as well as a listing of related events and services.
The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a non-governmental public organization, promotes international economic cooperation and foreign investment in Bulgaria. The website contains up-to-date business news and links to other European chambers, trade fairs, and directories.
The Bulgarian Drug Agency (BDA) is associated with the countries Ministry of Health. It is responsible for overseeing the safe production of medicines in Bulgaria. The BDA inspects laboratories, drugs, and medical devices in order to ensure the quality and safety of drug use. Their site includes useful information for citizens, medical specialists, and companies regarding medical laws, devices, and treatments.
The Bulgarian National Bank contributes to the maintenance of the stability of the national currency through the implementation of monetary and credit policy. It also assists in the establishment and functioning of efficient payment mechanisms. The site provides information on the Bulgarian payment system, financial market, and bank structure. It also offers various economic statistics.
An agency of the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) includes analyses and publications on the Bulgarian economy and information on export strategy. The organization also provides services to help small businesses succeed in Bulgaria. The webpage is only available in Bulgarian.
The priorities of the Bulgarian Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI-BAS) are to research solar-terrestrial and space physics, research and design remote sensing of the Earth, and research new space technologies. The site provides information on their research projects and events.
The Bulgarian Stock Exchange provides all of the necessary information on the markets in Bulgaria and around the world that investors would need. This site includes information on the rules of the markets and prices of various stocks and commodities.
The Government Portal of Burkina Faso provides current and future plans for the country as well as government resources. There is also a section that outlines foreign direct investment opportunities and resources in Burkina Faso. Site is available only in French.
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, also known as Ministere du Commerce de la Promotion de l'Entreprise et de L'Artisanat, is the government arm that promotes and regulates the development and growth of businesses in Burkina Faso. The site provides information on the policy and plans of the ministry, online documents, and a news section. Site available only in French.
The Burkina Faso National Institute of Statistics and Demography is an organization under the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Structural and trend data are provided as well as a catalog of publications. Site is only available in French.
The Regulation Authority of Communications and Electronics Post (ARCE) regulates electronic communication in Burkina Faso. ARCE grants licenses to broadcasting operators and monitors their products to ensure they adhere to regulatory legislation. ARCE monitors the frequency spectrum, resolves disputes, encourages the development of new equipment, and more. This website is only available in French.
This is the official website of the Central Bank of Myanmar. It contains general information about the bank, monetary policies, payment systems, and financial regulations. Annual reports are also provided on the site.
The Central Statistical Organization's (CSO) purpose is to provide quality and correct statistics through collection, compilation, and dissemination. It allows users to combine and use the statistics to develop a more efficient system to plan economics, social, and administrative affairs in Burma. The CSO has publications for policymakers, planners, researchers, and other interested users.
Doing Business in Myanmar provides information related to general business etiquette and culture in Myanmar, and also informs users about the country's financial systems and infrastructure. Specifically, this resource covers business introductions, the common languages used in business, and business attire.
The Burundi Investment Promotion Agency aims to inform investors about investment and exportation in Burundi. The site provides a variety of information including general information about Burundi, investment guides, and investment opportunities. This website is only available in French.
The fundamental mission of the Bank of the Republic of Burundi is the definition and implementation of monetary policy and exchange. The site provides information on national policies, banking practices, and statistics.
The official government web portal for the Republic of Burundi outlines key information about the country and provides a governmental overview and recent news. Only available in French.
The Regulatory Agency for Telecommunications (ARCT) is responsible for regulating communications in Burundi. ARCT regulates by processing applications for licenses, establishing standards for equipment and operation, arbitrating disputes, ensuring fair competition, and managing the frequency spectrum. Only available in French.
BoliviaBella is a website that provides pointers on business practices and culture in Bolivia for those who are going to live, work, study or tour in Bolivia. Specifically, the site includes helpful advice with greetings, gift giving, and meeting etiquette.
Business in Asia covers business, economic, and cultural topics for Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The site also offers statistical data for each country.
Business Panama Group offers information about the group's services, the business environment in Panama, investment, real estate, immigration, and tourism. The site also describes investing incentives and opportunities as well as a guide to establishing a business in Panama.
BusinessInfo: Czech Business Web Portal provides information for businesses located in or looking to do business in the Czech Republic. The site provides information with regards to starting, managing, and expanding a business both in the Czech Republic and the European Union. In addition, the site provides information pertaining to the EU market, research and innovation, and finance and support.
The Cabo Verde National Institute of Statistics is responsible for the production, collection, analysis, and dissemination of official national statistics. The site contains statistics on indicators such as population, the economy, inflation and exchange rates, agriculture, foreign trade, and transportation.
The Cabo Verde Stock Exchange is the primary stock market in Cabo Verde. The site provides information about the markets and products, types of investments and investment methods, exchange operators, and legislation and regulations. The site is only available in Portuguese.
Cabo Verde TradeInvest is the investment promotion agency of Cabo Verde. The website provides information on the different business sectors in the country, an investors guide which gives an overview of the national economy, and several publications which are available for download in PDF.
This is the site of the Central Bank of Cabo Verde, formed in 1975. It exercises all of the functions of a central bank, such as issuing currency and being the exchange authority, treasurer, and commercial bank. The site provides information on the bank structure, payment system, capital market, legislation, and monetary policy.
The National Communications Agency (ANAC) regulates telecommunications, broadcasting, internet, and post in Cabo Verde. ANAC manages the radio spectrum, grants licenses to operators, promotes competition among networks, encourages investment, promotes innovation of technology, and protects consumers by providing cheap, accessible services. This website is only available in Portuguese.
The official website for the Cabo Verde government provides general information about Cabo Verde, transcripts of recent speeches by government officials, and information about other branches of the government. In addition, the site provides information about policies and links to state agencies and ministries. Site only available in Portuguese.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) is the highest decision-making level of government for private and public sector investment in Cambodia. The Cambodian Investment Board (CIB) and Cambodian Special Economic Zone Board (CSEZB) are both sub-groups of the CDC. The CDC provides the latest investment information, laws and regulations, a country overview, investment schemes, as well as information on the current investment environment. Some sections are only available in Japanese and Khmer.
The Cambodia General Directorate of Trade Promotion (GDTP) is a part of the Ministry of Commerce and is responsible for state management, coordination and implementation of trade, and trade investment promotion activities. The site provides Cambodia trade news, trade statistics, annual reports, trade agreements, and information about the GDTP's departments. A limited English version of the site is available.
The Ministry of Commerce is responsible for maintaining all international trade relations that Cambodia is involved with as well as encouraging private sector growth through policy and regulatory development. This site contains news links, material on Cambodia's free trade agreements, and information on new projects the ministry is working on.
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is responsible for determining monetary policy objectives; monitoring monetary and exchange policies; and licensing, delicensing, regulating, and supervising banks and financial institutions in Cambodia. This website contains information on current and past legislation, economic research — including exchange rates, interest rates, and the country liquidity — as well as publications, news, and events from the bank.
The National Institute of Statistics (NIS) functions as an integral part of the Ministry of Planning of Cambodia. The website offers statistics on demographics, the consumer price index, and national accounts. The NIS site has some publications listed that are only available for purchase.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is responsible for implementing regulatory policies pertaining to post, telecommunications, and information technologies in Cameroon. The Ministry grants licenses to communications operators, provides training of employees in the sectors, ensures appropriate and efficient products, encourages technological innovation, and encourages investment.
The site is the official website of the Prime Minister of Cameroon's office. The site provides information about the government, laws and statutory instruments, important projects, public administration information, and also includes publications and recent news. Some portions of the website are only available in French.
Cameroon's National Institute of Statistics is responsible for providing statistical data about structural statistics like agriculture, finance, and mining, as well as quarterly conjunctural statistics. The site is available in English and French, although many of the PDF files are only available in French.
Provided by the Canadian government, Canada Business Network is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to exporting internationally, whether for new companies or companies that have already expanded abroad. Information is also provided on business planning, financing, and management. The site also contains a blog section with information on a variety of business topics.
Canada International provides a specific section dedicated to helping foreign businesses do business in Canada. Other general information on Canada is also available including foreign policy, tourism, business services, and travel services.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research, technology, policies, and programs to achieve an environmentally sustainable agricultural industry. The site offers information on the industry, trade, and innovation. It also contains a list of all the services and programs AAFC offers to Canadian farmers and businesses.
The Department of Finance is responsible for the use and regulation of Canada's public funds as well as regulating international trade with Canada. This site provides information about various topics, such as financial institutions & markets, international issues, federal budgets, publications, and reports. In addition, the site provides information about acts and regulations, tax treaties, news releases, notices to the media, and speeches.
This is the official website of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Canada. It provides information about the department, Canada's foreign policy, and international trade and development. News releases and articles regarding hot topics are posted on the homepage in addition to numerous quick links. These quick links offer information regarding trade missions, exports, and investing in Canada.
Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) provides advice and support to the minister of national defense and implements the decisions of the government on the defense of Canada and of Canadian interests at home and abroad. The site provides information about doing business with DND and investing in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is an agency in Canada that works to develop the country's export trade by helping local companies respond to international business opportunities. EDC's site contains an overview of how to start exporting as well as profiles with information on the business climates of partner countries. A useful knowledge center contains publications, multimedia, and research regarding the latest trends and developments in international trade. Users with specific business concerns can utilize the "our solutions" portion of the site which is dedicated to answering questions about financing, risk, foreign markets, and many other topics.
The Financial Post is a financial news site that includes daily business headlines and stories. Articles typically cover topics relating to finance, investing, the economy, and other business aspects of Canada and other countries.
Aside from general information on the Canadian government, this website also provides information regarding employment in Canada, insights into doing business in Canada, and tax code information. The resource also contains information on Canada's infrastructure, immigration policies, and foreign relations.
Health Canada is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Canadian healthcare industry. This site contains information on legislation, activities, and publications.
Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is charged with increasing Canada's share of global trade and building a fair, efficient, and competitive marketplace. ISED is responsible for the regulation of Canada's airwaves and for protecting and promoting the interests of Canadian consumers. This resource allows users to apply for radio licenses, browse federal regulations, and report frauds and scams, among many other functions. Extensive trade statistics are also available under the "International trade and investment" section. These reports provide detailed information on imports, exports, countries of origin, and destinations for Canadian trade.
Invest in Canada is a useful guide for those interested in investing in Canada. The site provides information on the Canadian advantages, the attractive industry sectors, as well as detailed provincial and territorial information.
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) creates the rules that all regulatory agencies in the financial services industry in Canada must adhere to. This site provides information about the industry, regulations and governance, investors, and a rule book. In addition, the site provides resources including notices, news and publications, and the IIROC AdvisorReport.
The Ministry of International Relations site provides a large amount of information about conducting business in Québec. In addition, the site contains the latest news, information about the international policy, and Québec’s relations with other countries.
The Montreal Exchange site contains information on the exchange and its various functions. The site provides information about trading activity and reports, Montreal Exchange products and indices, and information about the options and futures markets. In addition, the site provides recent news, publications, and education guides.
The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) is a self-regulatory agency for the distributors of mutual funds within Canada. This site contains information on regulation and enforcement as well as an area where one can check the background of a mutual fund adviser or distributor.
Canada's National Statistics Agency offers numerous Canadian statistics including key indicators, commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic, and general data. The agency also performs many surveys and research featured in the surveys and statistical programs section of the site.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is responsible for medical research and development and then communicating with the Canadian government to enforce policies and regulations within the public sector of the Canadian Healthcare Industry. This site contains resources on diseases, education, and statistics.
Public Safety Canada (PS) keeps Canadians safe from a range of risks such as natural disasters, crime, and terrorism. Its official website includes information on national security, border strategies, countering crime, and emergency management.
This document details sales and distribution arrangements in Canada and the laws that govern them. Specifically discussed are the regulations and liabilities for these relationships, the Competition Act, intellectual property rights, and taxes. Prepared by: Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLC.
This document outlines how The Civil Code of Québec (CCQ) provides the basic provisions for the relationships between sales contracts and distribution. The competition legislation for Québec is also described in depth. Some of the specific legislation discussed is the Competition Act and the Consumer Protection Act. Prepared by: De Grandpré Chait LLP.
This document outlines the terms for preparing business-related contracts in Ontario. It also describes in depth many of the specific laws that are used in sales representative and distributor contracts. Prepared by: Shibley Righton LLP.
The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) is a non-profit corporation providing information on market intelligence, trade development, and international projects. The site is helpful for those looking to attend trade events and learn about current developments in business and economics. The site also features publications such as a newsletter and an annual report.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is an international trade web site of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and is designed to help Canadian companies in the international marketplace. The site provides export information that covers various topics such as sector specific advice, guides, market reports, and trade missions. In addition, the site provides information about funding and collaborative opportunities, information about the investing environment, publications, events, trade negotiations, agreements, and statistics.
The report on business section of The Globe and Mail provides up to date news coverage on local and international business news including Canadian and U.S. market trends. Users can read articles specifically on industries, careers, small businesses, and the economy.
As the main webpage of the Toronto Stock Exchange, this resource provides information and insights into the functions of the stock exchange market. The site provides information about listings, trading, Toronto Stock Exchange products and services, market activity, and statistics. In addition, the site provides relevant news and press releases.
Transport Canada is in charge of the rule making, oversight, and outreach for the transportation industry in Canada. The goal of this agency is to ensure both safety of the transportation system and proper investment in Canada's infrastructure. This site includes road, marine, rail, and air transport information.
Canadian Business is dedicated to providing business news and information for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. The site provides analysis and perspective, market and data information, as well as the option to subscribe to e-newsletters. There is a free trial for the website and then a required subscription fee.
Provided by Industry Canada, Canadian Company Capabilities is a searchable database of 60,000 Canadian businesses. Industry-specific directories are available on the site for those interested in connecting to buyers, distributors, or partners within an industry.
The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) was founded in 1972 and promotes the study and analysis of international legal issues by university scholars, government lawyers, practitioners, and students. While some material is accessible only to members, the site provides information for all users on upcoming events and conferences, relevant news, and partnerships.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Canadian food and beverage industry. The site contains news, recalls, and regulatory information, as well as a listing of frequently requested links.
This is the official website of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, an independent quasi-judicial body that carries out its statutory responsibilities within Canada's trade remedies system. The website provides detailed information on the tribunal's various mandates as well as recent press releases. Users may additionally locate numerous e-filing forms and search for specific international trade cases.
The Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulates both broadcasting and communications in Canada. The CRTC issues broadcasting licenses, makes decisions on mergers, approves tariffs, encourages competition in the communications sector, provides information about broadcasting and communications, and resolves disputes from consumers.
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is an umbrella organization composed of all of Canada's provincial financial regulators that creates equal and consistent regulation and financial markets across Canada. This site provides information about various investor tools, legal enforcement, cease trade orders, and industry resources. In addition, the site provides relevant news releases, letters, and statements.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) promotes the peaceful use and development of space to advance the knowledge of space through science. The CSA site provides information regarding its activity sectors, multimedia, resources, and recent space-related news.
The Canadian Trade Index (CTI) was created to promote the interest of Canadian industries, commerce, and foreign trade. The user is able to search by product, service, or company name in various locations around Canada.
The Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) facilitates and promotes investment in the Caribbean region. The CAIPA website includes information regarding investment opportunities and incentives, as well as general information about the economies of each of its member countries.
The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce helps to further business development across the Cayman Islands. The Chamber is a member-driven organization that assesses the needs of local business owners and executives. This site features information on business, travel, and investment within the Cayman Islands.
The official site of the Cayman Islands government provides in-depth information about the various branches of the government, lists of agencies and public bodies, information about various industries, and general country information.
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority regulates and supervises the financial services industry. The site provides information about the regulatory framework and regulated sectors, external cooperation and assessments, enforcement, and statistics and regulated entities.
The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange is the country's official market. This site lists the participating companies as well as provides information regarding its fees, rules, and forms. Information is also supplied relating to investment funds and different types of debt.
The Department of Commerce & Investment (DCI) is responsible for the promotion of investment within the Cayman Islands. The DCI site provides information on doing business in the Cayman Islands, licensing, press releases, and news and updates.
The Economics and Statistics Office provides economic indicators for the Cayman Islands. The site also contains a number of statistical reports which users can search for by topic or sector.
This resource contains current and archived releases for all the U.S. economic indicators, as well as an economic indicator calendar for when the next release will occur. The information can be viewed as an Excel document, a PDF, a chart, or it can be downloaded.
With a goal to offer information on the Japanese economy, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business provides publications, an events calendar, and other information regarding their program. Economic reports pertaining to Japan are also featured on this site.
The Central African Republic Official Government Website contains brief synopses regarding the country's culture, history, geography, tourism, national parks, and economic development. Foreign embassy information is also available on the site.
The Central Bank of the West African States (BCEAO) is the common central bank of the eight member states which form the West African Economic and the Monetary Union: Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Togo. The site provides information about monetary policy and markets, financial stability, payment systems, and the banking and financial system. In addition, the site provides relevant publications, research and studies, and an economic and financial database. The site is only available in French.
The Ministry of Posts and New Information and Communication Technologies in Chad is responsible for developing and implementing policies as well as maintain a regulatory framework in the telecommunication, information technology, and postal sectors in the country. The Ministry's website provides information about the Minster and Ministry, laws and ordinances, and the Ministry's entities. A limited English version of the site is available.
The Chamber of Commerce of Andorra provides businesses with advice and information pertaining to the business climate in Andorra, including information on the judicial, tax, and social systems. The website also provides useful publications on the country's economy, including tables that compare data between Andorra and other European countries. Some sections of the site are only available in Spanish or French.
The website of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso provides information on developing a business and investing in the country. Information on banking, regulations, and cost factors is provided.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo acts as an interface between business and government. It provides consultancy, support, information, training, and management of industrial and commercial services. The site is only available in French.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Martinique (CCIM) provides economic, business, and industry services and information for the Martinique region. The site includes information on dividends, entrepreneurial support, business development and education, transferring ownership, preventing risk, and news. Only available in French.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) is a non-governmental organization that promotes the interests of Romanian traders and industrialists at home and abroad. The site offers information about market regulations, projects, and various services. In addition, the site provides business information and publications, various events, and recent news and press releases.
As an independent and non-profit organization, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia provides a link between Slovene business entities and potential foreign partners. The site carries information on the business environment in Slovenia as well as trade directories and opportunity listings.
The Moldova Chamber of Commerce is an independent body that serves the interests of Moldovian businesspeople. The site gives details of services offered by the chamber and also provides a list of business news, fairs, and events.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI) represents the interests of Russian entrepreneurs and enterprises in relation to government bodies and their commercial activity at home and abroad. The site provides information such as investment facts and the government contacts for doing business in Russia, and news and events for the chamber.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan was created to develop the private sector. The site contains information such as announcements, information for investors, and a list of services provided to businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Chamber of Commerce and Services of Nicaragua, known in Spanish as la Cámara de Comercio y Servicios de Nicaragua, coordinates and represents the industrial private sector of the country. It promotes trade and helps its members to understand and use trade laws and governmental requirements. Its site has links to support programs, training, publications and investment projects. The site is available only in Spanish.
The Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala, also known as Camara de Comercio, is an organization that assists in the development of the Guatemalan trade and business sectors. The site provides advice for legal, fiscal, and labor practices, information about international trade, and various publications. This site is only available in Spanish.
The Chamber of Commerce of Quito, also known as the Cámara de Comercio de Quito, is the official chamber of commerce for Ecuador's capital city, Quito. The site provides a list of member businesses, upcoming events, and recent news. Additionally, the chamber's services, including legal, economic, and foreign trade advice, are detailed on the site. Only available in Spanish.
The Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture represents the private sector and was created to serve as the voice of business and provide services. The organization's website has guidelines for registering a business in the country and statistical trade data. In addition, the site provides links to import and export information and trade opportunities.
With 60 chambers of commerce and 13,000 business members, Chambers Ireland is the largest business network of chambers of commerce in Ireland. Local chambers of commerce are accessible through the website, as well as news, events, publications, services, and membership information. A newsletter is also available with a free subscription.
The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of France (CCI de France) is a national public establishment providing a network focused on the sharing of skills and experience for the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The site contains news, industry information, activity reports, chamber locations, training, online services, and guides. Only available in French.
The Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce website provides analyses, studies, surveys, and other general information about Luxembourg's economy, investment market, and international affairs. The site also includes legislation, publications, newsletters, and press releases. The Chamber of Commerce produces an informational magazine called the Merkur that can be subscribed to in PDF. Resources are in French, but limited English and German versions of the site are available.
Business Chile is the business magazine of the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile). The purpose of the monthly magazine is to inform partners and the general public on the main issues of economic and trade relationship between Chile and the United States in order to promote free trade and investments between the two countries.
The Central Bank of Chile, also known as Banco Central de Chile, was created in 1925 as part of Chile's monetary restructuring efforts. The bank's objective is to stabilize the value of Chile's currency under a fully convertible gold standard and to regulate currency according to the needs of the monetary market. The website features central bank policies, latest news, and financial stability reports, among other resourceful reports.
InvestChile is a government agency that promotes the investment of foreign capital in Chile. The website contains business and trade information, as well as statistics on the Chilean economy. It also has an investment guide, various publications, laws, and a list of international agreements for the country.
As the main government website for Chile, this resource provides information on the president, money, government agencies and authorities, news, history, and laws and democracy.
Mercantil.com provides an indexed business directory for over 200,000 companies and over 5,500 business activities. Within each industry, the user is able to browse companies, websites, and opportunities.
The Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, also known as Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo, is responsible for the promotion and development of the Chilean economy through proper regulatory actions. Features include studies and surveys in business, innovation, and a foreign trade procedures section. This site is only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Chilean healthcare industry. This site contains a list of regulations, publications, and health services in efforts to promote a healthier nation and ensure access to medical care for all citizens. Only available in Spanish.
The site for the National Statistics Institute of Chile, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE), is a collection of Chilean statistics and indices that provides helpful information for doing business in Chile. The website highlights the price index, employment figures, monthly indicators, regional indicators, and census data. Some features of the site are available only in Spanish.
The National Television Committee, also known as Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), regulates Chilean television by ensuring the broadcasts are divulging accurate information. The CNTV receives and handles complaints by users, promotes the development of new technology, grants licenses to TV broadcasters, and ensures easy access to television while also featuring various publications. Only available in Spanish.
ProChile, an agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides information ranging from the basics of Chile to business-related statistics in order to promote the spread of tourism and foreign investment in the country. Databases include exported products and exporting companies, foreign investment application procedures, and international trade fair listings. The site also presents the option to select a specific region that tailors relevant information based on that region. This site is only available in Spanish.
The Santiago Stock Exchange, also known as Bolsa Comercio de Santiago, is Chile's official webpage for its stock market. The site contains information on market data, investor services, and income statistics in order to enhance market opportunities in Chile.
The Supervision of Securities and Insurance, also known as Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), is the regulatory agency overseeing the securities and insurance segments of the Chilean financial services industry. The site contains a list of relevant legislation, presentations, stock and insurance market statistics, and recent news. The website is in Spanish, with an English overview.
Chile's major English language paper, The Santiago Times, offers extensive business coverage with a focus on news pertaining to finance, economy, and trade as they relate to Chile.
Export.gov is a website put forth by U.S. Commercial Services that provides information and services with respect to doing business in Chile with efforts to enhance the country's standing in today's global market. The site contains information on industry sectors and Chilean business service providers. Services include assistance in finding a Chilean trade or business partner, a listing of trade shows, as well as consulting and advocacy services.
The Undersecretary of Telecommunications, also known as Subsecretaría de Comunicaciones (SUBTEL), regulates communication services in Chile. SUBTEL is in charge of creating legislation for producers as well as granting licenses, monitoring services according to regulations, resolving disputes among consumers and producers, and developing new technology to improve the telecommunications sector. The site provides sector reports and statistics related to the TV, telephone, and internet industry. Only available in Spanish.
This website by Export.gov provides significant amounts of information concerning the United States and Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The site contains texts, legislation, and statistics on the FTA, as well as trade links and assistance for companies looking to do business in the Republic of Chile.
Allproducts.com is an international business-to-business website aimed at helping business people find manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, and suppliers from Taiwan and China. Also available are buyer/supplier services and trade leads searchable by product category.
B2BManufactures helps provide e-business solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises in China and Taiwan. The site offers online marketing tools such as search engine optimization, an online showroom, and a digital catalog, as well as buying and selling leads. The site also offers a directory of manufacturers and suppliers from Taiwan and China with over 8,000 different categories.
This China and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Free Trade Agreement resource outlines the details behind the 2004 free trade agreement negotiations between China and the GCC along with news articles about the negotiations. The articles provide details on the negotiations between the two sides and updates on issues concerning trade in goods.
The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the banking sector of China's financial services industry. This includes making sure banks meet adequate metrics and that Chinese depositor's interests are met. The site contains a list of notices, regulations, and reports published by the CBRC.
China Briefing is a monthly magazine and daily news service about doing business in China. It covers topics relating to the Chinese economy and trade, human resources and payroll, and Chinese law and tax. The magazine is written in-house by the foreign investment professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates. All published materials are in English and are available for purchase on the site.
The China Business Information Center is a site that allows users to find information regarding U.S. export regulations, Chinese law and trade regulations, Chinese trade leads, evaluating your exporting decisions, trade events, and general market information. This page is provided by the U.S. Commercial Service.
The China Daily business page offers market reports, industry statistics, and policy news for the country of China. The site provides news on the various industries within China while also monitoring the political climate.
China Knowledge offers information regarding business solutions and products, broken up into nine sections: newswires, databank, investment & financial advisory, market research, fundraising, bond, mutual funds, trusts, and business setup. The site provides a wide range of consulting information to foreign businesses seeking opportunities in China. Most of the data and information is free, but a paid, added-content subscription is available.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and futures segments of the Chinese financial services industry. This site contains a list of regulations, market data, news, and international agreements.
The China Textile Industrial Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation (CTEXIC) is an enterprise involved in running foreign aid textile engineering projects. The site includes information on textile machinery and engineering, upcoming events, as well as the program's marketing network and current projects.
This site contains information about trade and business in Asia - specifically in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Resources include write-ups on import and export regulations, intellectual property rights, and information on how to establish small businesses in Asia.
The ttnet.net directory is a trade directory that provides trade leads and information on trade shows, manufacturers, and products pertaining to the greater China area. Users may search by the category of products and manufacturers or browse the recently posted trade leads. The listings available on the website include products and manufacturers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
Published since 1958, Beijing Review provides news and viewpoints on Chinese economy, politics, history, culture, and international business. The business page is subdivided into the categories of finance, market watch, and legal-ease.
The Construction and Planning Agency of the Interior (CPAMI) is responsible for the planning and regulation of construction within China. This site contains information on current news, how to bid on Chinese projects, and relevant conferences.
The official website for the Council for the Promotion of International Trade, which is composed of many Chinese organizations and businesses representative of the trade and economic sectors, is a comprehensive resource on foreign trade and investment in China. It includes information such as economic and trade news, conferences and events, domestic economic analysis, economic data, fairs and exhibitions, and laws and regulations.
Smart China Sourcing consists primarily of articles and interviews with businesses that have imported from China. The site covers topics such as supplier selection, quality control, payment, compliance, IP Rights, logistics, and business strategy. It also has helpful tips for trading in China.
Global Sources' Trade Show Center provides a directory of trade shows for countries that import Chinese and Asian-made products. Information is provided for buyers, suppliers, and trade services. Searches can be done based on trade shows in select regions, industries, or by month. A free registration is required for some of the services on the site.
This resource is the official web portal for the Government of the People's Republic of China. Publications, press briefings, and information on Chinese laws and regulations are provided. The site also includes information on a variety of topics such as travel, work, and investment in China.
Invest in China gives information on doing business in China, including laws and regulations regarding foreign investment. The site also includes city profiles, an economic data database, and an investment project database.
Made-in-China.com aims to connect Chinese manufacturers, suppliers, and traders with global buyers. The resource offers trade leads, company directories, a listing of trade shows in China, business news and opinions, and industry reports.
The Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China website is the location for all of the announcements and laws put forth by the Chinese government regarding agriculture. The site also includes articles on hot topics in the agriculture industry and on-line exhibitions that delve into topics such as crop production, organic food, and fishery.
The Ministry of Commerce People's Republic of China website includes news and trade information for businesses as well as a section on investing in China and global policy. The ministry is also in charge of all regulation of international trade as it relates to China. The site provides various economic data such as foreign direct investment, imports, and exports, as well as numerous policies and opinions.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT) regulates IT in China by fairly allocating resources to producers, forming regulations and standards, monitoring producers' compliance with regulations, mediating disputes among consumers and operators, and developing efficient technology. The website provides forms for businesses to submit projects for government's approval. It also provides data on information technology. The site is only available in Chinese.
The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics offers rich statistics on key economic indicators which are organized by month, quarter, and year. Other statistics on the site include the consumer price index, total retail sales of consumer goods, and investment in fixed assets.
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is responsible for overseeing much of China's international actions. This site contains information on the functions of the NDRC as well as recent news and policy updates.
The Public Construction Commission (PCC) regulates and enforces construction within China. This site contains a list of the current regulations, publications and statistics, news happening within the industry, and information on working with the Chinese government.
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange is China's official stock market. Market news and information is provided alongside market data. Rules and regulations regarding China's stock market are also available on this site.
Sina English is a resource for news and information on China. The website provides readers with finance and economic news about China.
Tex Index is one of the largest online marketplaces specialized in textile and apparel in China. It contains a list of Chinese textile events, as well as links to past events. The site as a whole also gives information on the major companies in the textile industry and promotes international textile trade.
The People's Bank of China has two main functions: regulation of the monetary policy and financial supervision. Under these guidelines, it approves, supervises, and administers financial institutions and the financial market industry. The site includes information on monetary policy, rules and regulations, financial stability, and statistics.
Trader China is an international business to business portal providing trade opportunities for global importers and Chinese exporters. It has an index of manufacturers, suppliers, exporters, and product information. Products from multiple industries are listed on this site including agriculture, automobile, chemical, apparel, computer, electronic, and industrial supply products.
Tradesparq matches buyers with Chinese suppliers, manufacturers, and exporters, by product or shipments. Search results allow you to use your network to verify potential trade partners. Also offered by the site is a customs database that allows users to search by keyword. The database is free of charge to those who register as members.
This World Chinese Business Network (WCBN) site is set up by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry to aid networking between Chinese businessmen as well as with other global business partners. WCBN provides information for numerous countries under three categories: Chinese companies, Chinese business associations, and global trade opportunities.
The business section of Xinhua Headlines provides news regarding Chinese business and politics. Sections include macro-economy, finance, industries, trade, companies, and markets.
ChinaExhibition.com (CE) is a resource for finding trade shows and business events in China. Trade shows can be filtered by industry, organizer, city, and venue. Users can also submit events to the website.
Cision Canada contains a real-time news release database searchable by keywords, timeframe, industries, subjects, or geography. News releases are also posted on the homepage by most recent article. Cision Canada also provides services to increase online visibility, promote brands, and expand social media networks for interested companies upon completion of registration.
The Colombian Venezuelan Chamber, also known as Cámara Colombo Venezolana, is an economic integration chamber and a private organization with a goal to strengthen trade and investment between Colombia and Venezuela. Publications and economic research articles on business issues in both countries are provided on the site. There are also categories for events within the organization and services for businesses in the two countries. Only available in Spanish.
The Colombia Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, also known as El Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, provides detailed information on the ministry's structure, foreign trade, industry, tourism statistics, business regulations in Colombia, and domestic business news. Only available in Spanish.
The Colombia Stock Exchange, also known as Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC), is the country's official stock exchange. The website includes stock prices, company information, and regulation information.
The Bank of the Republic, also known as Banco de la República, controls the issue of Colombia's currency, makes loans to the government and private banks, and manages the financial policy of the country. The bank also acts as the promoter of scientific, social, and cultural development. This site contains a number of statistics, financial research, recent press releases, and publications related to business in Colombia.
The Communications Regulation Commission, also known as Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC), regulates communications by promoting fair competition, issuing regulations and permits to operators, determining standards for equipment, monitoring services, and resolving conflicts among consumers and operators. The site contains information about the CRC, its ongoing projects, the telecommunications industry as a whole, and citizen services. Recent press releases and other important notices are also available.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, also known as Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, is in charge of the safety, development, and productivity of the agricultural industry in Colombia. The site provides information regarding the organization's regulations and programs. Only available in Spanish.
The site for the Colombian National Department of Statistics, also known as Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (DANE), provides information on a variety of diverse statistical indices. Data can be organized into charts and graphs demonstrating annual and quarterly changes. Only available in Spanish.
The National Institute of Health, also known as Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), is responsible for the medical research and regulation of the Colombian healthcare industry. This site contains information on public services and educational resources for the public. Only available in Spanish.
PROCOLOMBIA has partnered with the government of Colombia to act as the country's official resource for investment information and assistance. It offers information regarding Colombia's business advantages, investment sectors and incentives, and the investment process. News and publications are also provided.
The Supervisory Agency of Finance, also known as Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services industry in Colombia. This site provides a list of regulations, recent financial news sorted by sector, a data and reports library, and information for consumers and supervised institutions.
The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.
This website serves as the official resource for the Central Bank of Comoros, also known as Banque Centrale des Comores. The site includes interest rate information, news, and upcoming events. Only available in French.
Invest in Comoros (ANPI) is the official investment promotion agency for Comoros. The site contains general information on the country, an investment guide, opportunities by sector, useful links, events, and news.
The National Regulation Authority of Information and Communications Technology (ANRTIC) regulates ICT in Comoros. The ANRTIC approves tariffs, enforces fair competition, promotes low prices, manages frequencies, approves equipment, ensures operators' compliance with legislation, and also promotes the interests of consumers. Only available in French.
This is the official website of the President of Comoros. Key elements of the site include information on the presidency, news, government composition, and information on investment in Comoros. Only available in French. The website is currently under construction.
The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is a private organization currently funded, owned, and managed by a multitude of companies within the manufacturing, trade, and service industries. This site offers consultancy, benchmark reports, and newsletters related to Denmark's enterprises. An "international section" provides users with information about the services provided by the confederation and its recent international business activities.
The Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) works to create a better and more competitive operating environment for the business community in Finland. This website provides infographics for indicators of prices, foreign trade, public economy, business tendency surveys, money market, and production. It also provides publications on confidence indicators. Current affairs are also discussed.
The Central Bank of Costa Rica, also known as Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR), is the financial institution in charge of currency issuance and the maintenance of economic stability. The BCCR site contains information about Costa Rica's monetary policy, financial stability, and investing options. It also provides economic indicators, research papers and documents, legal framework, and publications. Site only available in Spanish.
The Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica, also known as Cámara de Comercio de Costa Rica (CCCR), provides business professionals with information on how to invest in Costa Rica. The site offers a list of services that the chamber provides, economic information and statistics, as well as legal documents and positions. Only available in Spanish. Some information only available to members.
As part of the executive branch of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce, also known as Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Comercio (MEIC), is responsible for developing regulatory economic and social policies to protect consumers and encourage competitiveness in the market. The MEIC site contains information about the ministry, its procedures and services, and public consultation. The site also provides data and the results of studies performed by the MEIC. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Costa Rica. This site contains press releases, regulations, and a listing of services for both citizens and businesses. Only available in Spanish.
Costa Rica's National Institute of Statistics and Census, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC) manages the country's national statistics. The INEC site provides statistics by category such as the economy, social, environment, population, education, and households. Census data, publications, press releases, surveys, and methodologies are also provided. Only available in Spanish.
The website for the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica, also known as Bolsa Nacional de Valores (BNV), provides market indices for companies and investors, statistics, news, and press releases. Only available in Spanish.
This is the official site of Costa Rica's government, also known as Presidencia de la República de Costa Rica. The site contains a breakdown of the administration's structure, press releases, publications, travel reports, the national development plan, open data, and links to government programs. Only available in Spanish.
Procomer is a public institution that facilitates the exportation of products and services from Costa Rica as well as investment abroad. The Procomer website provides information, advice, and tools for international buyers, exporters, and investors. The website also contains news and updates on trade.
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) is a non-profit organization that provides investment services for companies. The CINDE website contains information about the Costa Rican business climate, overviews of the different investment sectors, economic and government resources, as well as a directory of corporate service providers organized by industry.
The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and SME Promotion is the official trade and commerce ministry of Cote d'Ivoire. The site contains information on trade, industry, SMEs, regulations, and news. Only available in French.
The National Statistical Institute (INS) serves as the principal statistics office for Cote d'Ivoire. The site includes general information as well as economic statistics and various indices. Only available in French.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Agency of Cote d'Ivoire (ARTCI) enforces regulations regarding telecommunications. A few of ARTCI's duties include defining standards for operators to comply with, determining prices of services, issuing operating permits, and managing radio frequencies. The site contains information about the regulated sectors, laws and regulations, procedures, and decisions. Some features are only available in French.
The Official Government Portal of Cote d'Ivoire provides an overview of the current prime minister and government, news reports and press releases, a geographic description, country history, investing information, and a travel guide. Only available in French.
The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an executive body that regulates governmental functions of the country. This site contains information about the council including its ministries, permanent bodies, legal acts, and recent press releases.
The official web portal for the Government of the Republic of Croatia provides news, press releases, government information, and resources that are relevant to the Croatian government.
The Ministry of Economy of Croatia web-portal provides information on the ministry itself, energy, industries, investment in Croatia, along with a few other sectors of the economy. There are also sections for press releases and news related to the economy of Croatia. Portions of the website are only available in Croatian.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Croatian healthcare industry. This site contains information on services and regulations, strategy plans, and important documents relevant to healthcare in Croatia. It is only available in Croatian.
The Croatia Zagreb Stock Exchange web-portal provides trading data and statistics, regulations, information on the Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy, market information, and useful resources for investors.
The Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS) provides expert work concerning preparation and carrying out of statistical surveys in the Republic of Croatia. It collects, processes, analyzes, and publishes statistical data on the basis of unique methodology and uniform statistical standards.
The Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE) is an independent professional and business organization of legal entities engaging in business. This site offers information on taxation and foreign investment, how to start an enterprise in Croatia, economic reports, a list of relevant contact information, and upcoming events.
The Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Croatian Financial Services Industry. The site contains regulations, decrees, and statements as well as specific information sorted by applicable sector of the industry.
The National Bank of Croatia is the central bank of the Republic of Croatia and is responsible for the stability of the national currency and for general domestic and foreign liquidity. The site includes a number of financial resources as well as information on the bank itself. This website is only available in Croatian.
The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) goal is to promote stability, competition, and growth in the electronic communications and postal services market. The site provides market analysis and other information for both operators and consumers in the network industries.
The Central Bank of Cuba, also known as Banco Central de Cuba, was created in 1997 to take over the role of the existing central bank. The website provides information on currency exchange rates, monetary policy, links to commercial banks, and economic news about Cuba.
The main government page of Cuba contains essential information on investment regulations. The site also links to the ministries of internal and external commerce and to the national office of statistics. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Public Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud Pública, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Cuban Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on regulations, services, and statistics. Only available in Spanish.
The National Statistics Office of Cuba, also known as Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Informacion (ONEI), provides economic and other relevant data for those interested in the country of Cuba. Publications are also available on the site. Only available in Spanish.
The Cuban News Agency (ACN) publishes economic, political, scientific, and sporting news related to Cuba. Also included on the site are videos, galleries, and audio clips to support main site content.
The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is a private law organization that promotes the views of the business community. The site includes information on the CCCI departments, independent services, and local chambers. It also contains publications, information on training activities, and professional online tests, which measures the knowledge of potential investors.
The Cyprus Government Web Portal contains information for citizens, residents abroad, and businesses. It also includes general information about the government's departments and legislation. There are links to outside resources for citizen, travel, and business services.
The Cyprus RadioTelevision Authority (CRTA) is the radio television regulatory authority for Cyprus. The CRTA site provides information about authority itself, its composition, legislation, and recent news. English version available with limited content.
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is responsible for overseeing the investment services market and regulating transferable securities transactions. The site contains information about the CySEC, regulated entities, regulatory framework, and investor protection.
The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) provides information for investors about companies listed on the exchange. The site includes market information and indices, as well as links to articles and other services. Additionally, the site provides content on the regulated market, emerging companies market, central depository, and legal framework.
The Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) is responsible for regulating monetary policy in Cyprus. The CBC site provides monetary policy reports and economic statistics as well as information about currency and international banking.
The Financial Mirror is a weekly business paper in Cyprus. The site has publications, videos, and blog posts that cover business news. Topics address current events related to the economy, finance, industries, and investment within the country. An option is available for a subscription to the Financial Mirror PDF Newspaper.
Invest Cyprus is a non-profit organization that works with investors to attract foreign direct investment into the country's key industries. The site includes information on investment sectors, an investor's guide, and procedures and assistance for establishing a business in Cyprus.
The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism provides information on Cyprus trade, industry, tourism, and consumer protection. The site includes publications, press releases, statistics, legislation, and lists of services. The website is currently under construction.
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for economic policy development and the regulation of public funds within Cyprus. The site explains the divisions, services, and departments of the ministry. It also contains publications, economic indicators, legislation, and the minister's press releases.
The Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) provides information about economic, demographic, social, and environmental trends. The site contains the results of surveys and censuses that CYSTAT conducts, information on specific industries, and publications.
This Czech Exporters Directory provides information on all current exporting companies located in the Czech Republic. This site provides users the ability to search companies by name, category, or product/service. Useful material is provided through the search box on topics such as a company's contact information, address, establishment year and business line.
The Czech National Bank (CNB) is the central bank of the Czech Republic and the supervisor of the Czech financial market. The CNB site provides statistical data, economic research, and information regarding financial stability and the financial markets.
The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV) regulates broadcasting in the Czech Republic. The RRTV supervises broadcasting operators to ensure their compliance with legislation, grants licenses, and monitors broadcasting content. In addition, RRTV advises broadcasting operators, manages frequencies and territorial ranges of frequencies, and regulates disputes among consumers and producers. The site provides a list of broadcasting operators.
Czech Chamber of Commerce aims to create opportunities for business by aiding further business development and economic growth. The site provides business support information, such as various events, development projects, and customs and certification services. In addition, the site provides useful information regarding doing business in the Czech Republic and various professional associations.
Czech Space Office (CSO) is an organization that aims to develop space activities in the Czech Republic and to increase involvement of Czech research, development, and industrial institutions in international space projects. The site allows users to search through leaflets and brochures by article type, type of user, and by an assortment of programs and organizations. In addition, the site contains various project infosheets, news articles, and press releases.
This is the official site for the government of the Czech Republic. The site provides information about the government composition, news and events, and various government programs.
This is the official site for the Czech Republic for the disclosure of information on public contracts that have been awarded. The site allows users to search for the awarded contracts by various parameters, such as by name, registration number, or sponsor. This site is available in Czech only.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic provides a variety of services for businesses in the country. The site includes information in regard to business support, foreign trade, consumer protection, energy and raw materials, and industry and manufacturing.
The Prague Stock Exchange provides information about the various indices and trades. The site provides an annual report, information regarding rules and regulations, and information about members in the exchange. In addition, the site provides information for traders and investors, price lists, and a list of investment instruments.
The State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL) regulates the safe production of pharmaceuticals in the Czech Republic. SUKL is responsible for the surveillance of advertising and marketing medicines and medical devices. The site contains various databases which allow users to search for clinical trials, medicinal products, and pharmacies. Articles covering the results of recent clinical trials are also posted on the homepage.
Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) contains statistical information covering several areas such as external trade, financial data, prices and inflation, regional statistics, and macroeconomic indicators. In addition, the site provides analysis and commentaries, a public database, an external trade database, and various publications.
The Czech Telecommunication Office regulates electronic communications and postal services in the Czech Republic. Additionally, the office regulates the markets and business conditions, as well as works to ensure fair economic competition. The website provides resources including publications, information on consumer protection, and telecommunications.
CzechInvest is the Investment and Business Development Agency in the Czech Republic. The site provides information for both Czech and foreign investors in several target sectors such as aerospace, automotive, life sciences, engineering, and energy. In addition, the site provides information about the Czech Republic, such as the various regions, and information about different programs that provide financial support for investments.
CzechTrade is a government agency created by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to assist in building trade relationships between the Czech Republic and economies of the world. This site includes general directories for business and government institutions in the Czech Republic and country-specific economic information for countries with trade relations with the Czech Republic. Additional information on CzechTrade services and the Czech Republic itself is also available.
The National Agency for the Promotion of Investments (ANAPI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aims to promote international investment in the country. The site provides information regarding the general background of the country, investment guides, popular sectors, and the current business climate. Latest news related to the agency is also available on the homepage of the website.
The Agency for Post and Electronic Communication (ARPCE) regulates telecommunications in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The site contains information about the agency itself, operators and service providers, observatories, and recent news. Site is only available in French.
The Central Bank of Congo works to maintain a stable monetary system by monitoring and creating credit policy. The site includes current events of the bank, publications, and information on currency. The site also provides statistics and market information. The website is only available in French.
This is the official government website for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The site includes general information on the country, its president, and important news. Only available in French. The website is currently under construction.
NASDAQ OMX lists country-specific indexes for the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden, as well as several indices for the entire Nordic region. Available for each country are listings for shares, bonds, options and futures, investment funds, and exchange-traded funds/products.
The document provides information about Danish agency and distribution agreements, such as freedom of contract laws and product liability agreements, competition and tax law, and international conventions. In addition, the document lists several websites describing Danish trade laws. Prepared by: Lund Elmer Sandager.
The Danish Agency for Digitization implements IT projects that focus on digitizing Denmark in order to provide better services to businesses and citizens. The agency operates a number of national digital service solutions, develops business cases and plans for profit realization, forms IT policies, and develops new technologies. The site provides detailed information about the agency and its activities, IT news, and figures and statistics related to the industry.
The Danish Business Authority is responsible for contributing to sustainable economic development and increasing Denmark's competitiveness. In addition, the authority is also responsible for regulating competition in the telecommunications and internet market. This site details the responsibilities of the authority and regulations within the telecommunications sector.
The Danish Medicines Agency (DKMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries within Denmark. The site contains information on licensing and supervision, product information, medical devices, pharmacies, and sale of medicines. A library of publications about pharmaceutical research and development is also available.
The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate aims to prevent climate change and addresses energy issues, meteorology, and buildings. It also conducts national geological surveys in Denmark and Greenland. The site contains information on the ministry's policies, legislation, an overview of the issues it is tasked to cover, and its EU and international policies. In addition, the site provides facts about energy supply, savings, and security, as well as recent news and press releases.
As the central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank is responsible for ensuring stable prices, a safe payment system, and a stable financial system. The site provides in-depth information about the country's monetary policy, financial stability, an analysis of the Danish financial sector, and information on the market as a whole. In addition, the site offers information about banking and payment systems, government debt, publications, and statistics.
Finanstilsynet (FSA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Danish financial services industry. The site contains a list of laws, regulations, and statistics about the financial services industry in Denmark. An English version of the site is available, however, some features are only available in Danish.
Invest in Denmark is provided by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It includes detailed information on doing business in Denmark including a rundown of business costs, incentives for investors, and information on infrastructure and taxation. There is also a newsletter that provides updates on the business environment and laws.
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark includes the AgriFish Agency, the Veterinary and Food Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Nature Agency, and the Coastal Authority. The Ministry as a whole is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection, farming, and food production. The site provides information about laws and policies covered by the agencies under the ministry's umbrella. In addition, users may access sections with recent news and publications.
The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs concentrates on improving the conditions for business growth in Denmark. The ministry performs economic analyses and suggests policy initiatives in economic growth areas. It also addresses business regulation, intellectual property rights, competition and consumer policy, the financial sector, and shipping. The site provides access to news as well as the ministry's publications.
The main government page of Denmark offers quick facts on the country, the Danish society, and lifestyle. The site also explains how Denmark is working towards becoming independent from fossil fuels. A link is available to a blog page covering topics such as lifestyle, food, and recent events in Denmark.
Statistics Denmark is the central authority on statistics that collects, compiles, and publishes statistics on Denmark. A variety of data regarding specific business sectors, labor, the economy, and finance are all available on the site. The authority also provides a number of products and services, such as surveys and data for research and analysis for varying nominal fees.
The National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark aims to create and expand knowledge about Earth and space physics as well as related space technologies. The institute fosters scientific research within Earth and space physics, provides technological research, and creates educational opportunities for new scientists and engineers. The website provides research information to its users as well as educational material. A news section also provides users with recent articles, photos, and videos related to the aerospace industry in Denmark.
The Business Finder is the official export directory for Denmark that enables you to find Danish products and suppliers. By providing contacts to Danish exporters, this site is an effective tool for international marketing. The site offers business information on Denmark's goods and services, which makes it easy to find the right exporters. Only available in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish.
The Copenhagen Post is the only regularly printed English-language newspaper in Denmark. The site provides local and international business news, as well as editor opinions on current business problems. News about sports, culture, and politics are also included on the site.
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) regulates the industrial sector by promoting investment and technology flows. In addition, the DIPP monitors the growth and performance of industries. The site includes information on policies and schemes, acts and rules, international co-operations, and information for investors. Publications regarding annual reports and statistics are also available in PDF.
The Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) carries out economic policy on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and aims to support entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, direct investment, and exports. The RAS website includes information about the business environment of Serbia, SME development, RAS projects, export promotion, and investing in Serbia. The site also provides a Serbian suppliers database and investment locations database.
The publications section of the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) provides annual research reports, monthly economic notes, newsletters, and industrial financial indicators concerning the Japanese economy. All publications can be downloaded in a PDF.
The Central Bank of Djibouti web-portal includes information on banking, currency, taxes, regulations, and finances in Djibouti. Only available in French.
The National Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) of Djibouti encourages the promotion of investment in Djibouti through a policy of flexibility in investment operations and a modern regulatory framework. The site provides detailed background information about Djibouti along with a guide for potential investors and information about investment opportunities in each industry. The info center provides current events, news, and related links to investment in Djibouti. Some documents from the site are available for free in PDF by clicking on the download tab.
The Official Site of the Republic of Djibouti gives a basic overview of the country, covering the presidency, the government, the institutions, and important news. The website is only available in French.
Put forth by the U.S. Commercial Service, the Doing Business in Denmark page provides a wide variety of information for the international businessperson working in Denmark. A country profile, as well as demographic, economic, and political overviews, are prepared by U.S. Embassy staff and included on the site. Additional pages are also available providing market research on the country and information about services for U.S. businesses and service providers within Denmark.
Provided by Export.gov, the Doing Business in Portugal web page provides a market overview of the current economic status of Portugal, as well as information about the challenges, opportunities, and possible entry strategies for that particular market.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, Doing Business in South Africa, outlines helpful tips about travel and local logistics, money and banking, and foreign direct investment. Opens in PDF.
Prepared by the International Market Advisor (IMA) in association with UK Trade and Investment, this "Doing Business in South Africa" guide covers topics related to researching the market, preparing to export, and the culture of South Africa. Although the guide is targeted to businesses in the United Kingdom, the information is still useful to firms from other countries.
Prepared by the Embassy of India in Yemen, the Doing Business in Yemen guide contains useful and relevant information on doing business in the country. The guide overviews exporting; how to do business; standards; business etiquette, language, and culture; trade agreements; and how to invest. Opens in PDF.
The Invest Dominica Authority provides an introduction to several investment opportunities and also outlines the incentives that come with investing in Dominica. The site also includes an in-depth country profile and information on starting a business in Dominica.
This is the official website for the government of Dominica. Within this site there is information regarding government services, recent speeches and addresses, as well as links to other government resources.
The Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) aims to promote Dominican exports and investments in order to make the country more competitive in regards to global trading. The CEI-RD website contains general information about the ministry itself, its services, and recent news. Other links to external Dominican resources such as ministries and institutes are available at the bottom of the website.
The main stock exchange of the Dominican Republic, La Bolsa de Valores (BVRD), allows trading by investors and issuers to occur successfully within the country. The BVRD website includes market information and statistics, information for investors and issuers, and a "how to invest page". Site is only available in Spanish.
The Central Bank of Dominican Republic regulates the national banking and monetary system. The site features statistics, publications, regulations, and a section on the payments system. News and information on various services provided by the bank are also included on the site.
This site is the online edition of the Dominican Republic newspaper Listín Diario. The economía & negocios (economy and business) section provides current business news with a focus on the Dominican Republic and Latin America. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) of the Dominican Republic provides users with information about the process in which the government uses public policy to shape how industries, commerce, and the mining of natural resources function in the country.
Provided by the Government of the Dominican Republic, the website for the Ministry of the President highlights the role of the president and how the presidency affects the society, political atmosphere, and economy of the Dominican Republic. The site also discusses the government's current projects and programs, transparency, future goals, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
Provided by the Government of the Dominican Republic, the National Office of Statistics (ONE) is the official institution for the collection and dissemination of statistics in the Dominican Republic. The website provides information on the office's background, services, statistics, and links to external statistical resources. Only available in Spanish.
The Superintendency of Banks (SB) is responsible for the supervision and regulation of the banking sector of the Dominican Republic's financial services industry. The site contains information on the regulations and services of which the SB controls. Recent announcements, news, and statistical reports are also provided by the site. Only available in Spanish.
The Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores del la República Dominica (SIMV), or the superintendent of the stock market is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities market within the Dominican Republic's financial services industry. This site contains a list of regulations, projects, services, and strategic plans for the SIMV. Only available in Spanish.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce provides a major source of information for Dubai's business community, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The Chamber offers many services to facilitate business growth in the region. A news and events page is provided along with an initiatives page providing details about business development programs in Dubai. Important government links can be found on the site as well as research reports regarding business issues in Dubai.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is the monetary authority for eight Caribbean economies (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). The bank aims to regulate the availability of money and credit and to promote and maintain monetary stability. The site offers information regarding currency, payment systems, and financial institutions, as well as a statistics section.
EBANX is an online payment provider that allows international merchants to collect payments from Brazilian consumers. The company provides over 200 merchants from over 50 countries with local payment solutions. The EBANX site is divided into sections that contain key company facts and statistics, information for users and merchants, and customer support.
South Africa's Economic Development Department (EDD) works to strengthen government involvement in the development of the economy. Its official site contains a newsroom that includes documents such as policies, bills, publications, strategic and performance plans, and annual reports. The site also offers other documents such as tenders and Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) manuals. Information is also provided on the department's programs and their networks.
The Economic Initiative for Kosovo (ECIKS) supports the development of the country by promoting and facilitating foreign investments, supporting the SME-Sector, and developing economic policies. The site provides information on the services ECIKS provides, recent economic news, and a section on past and current projects.
The Central Bank of Ecuador, also known as Banco Central del Ecuador, is the institution driving the dollarization campaign of the Ecuadorian economy. The goals of the institution are to lower inflation, implement sustainable government finances, and achieve economic growth. The website provides information about the bank itself, its products and services, and the economy of Ecuador. Only available in Spanish.
The economy page of El Universo, an online Ecuadorian news source, provides a variety of current business news. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Trade, also known as Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, is tasked with enhancing the country's trade sector and providing information for individuals interested in trade. The website includes information on the ministry, its programs and services, international agreements, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
The National Institute of Statistics and Census, also known as Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC), provides statistical data on population, censuses, consumer price indexes, producer price indexes, and other demographic and economic data. The INEC website contains information about the institute, its services, publications, and various forms of statistical data. Only available in Spanish.
Presidencia de la República del Ecuador is the official website for the president of Ecuador. Included on the site is basic information on the president, different branches of the government, as well as links to the various other government agencies serving Ecuador. Only available in Spanish.
The Stock Exchange of Quito, also known as Bolsa de Valores de Quito, is charged with continuing the economic advancement of Ecuador. It provides information on financial institutions and services within the country and acts to maintain and improve the financial market. Only available in Spanish.
The Telecommunications Regulatory and Control Agency, also known as Agencia de Regulacion y Control de las Telecomunicaciones (ARCOTEL), is the body that regulates telecommunications in Ecuador, which includes managing the radio spectrum. ARCOTEL creates policies and regulations that are then implemented by the Ministry of Telecommunications. ARCOTEL also grants licenses to operators and promotes high competition within their regulatory framework. Its site contains information about the council itself, its programs and services, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, also known as Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información (MINTEL), regulates telecommunications and information technology in Ecuador, among other fields. MINTEL implements policies for operators to comply with and also gives advice to operators, promotes competition, and ensures efficient and quality products. The site contains information about the ministry, its programs and services, related publications, and recent news. Only available in Spanish.
The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) is in charge of the administration and execution of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Program. They conduct scientific research on planetary and space sciences and push forward the development of science in the educational system in Ecuador. The EXA website contains information about the space program and its history, missions, astronauts, satellites, and services provided by the agency.
The Egypt Export Portal, created by Egypt's Export Development Authority, is the country's official export promotion website. The site provides information on when and how to export. It also offers reports on foreign markets, as well as a directory for upcoming international exhibitions.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics provides statistics and economic indicators regarding Egypt's business environment. This resource also contains information regarding Egyptian consumer prices, labor forces, foreign trade, manufacturing industries, food commodity prices, building materials prices, and tourism.
The Central Bank of Egypt is an autonomous public legal entity responsible for formulating monetary, credit, and banking policy. It also maintains the stability of the Egyptian currency. The site provides quarterly and periodic economic review reports, monthly surveys and statistics, documentation on banking laws, and contact information for other banks and related bodies in Egypt.
The General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) is a government department that provides assistance to investors wanting to do business in Egypt. This site offers information regarding investment laws, areas available for privatization, projects available for investment, and the process of starting projects in free zones.
Egypt's Government Services Portal provides information on the Egyptian government and how its services relate to economic activity within the country. The resource's insights include information on government subsidies, the functions of the government's various industry-specific ministries, and documents related to Egypt's infrastructure investments.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation conducts numerous studies every year with the objective of trying to determine the best policies for the development of the Egyptian agriculture industry. This site includes all of their publications as well as contact information for the ministry. Only available in Arabic. Note: this site sometimes loads slowly.
The Ministry of Health and Population is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Egyptian healthcare industry. This site contains information on regulation, guidelines, and educational handouts. Available in Arabic only.
The Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry website provides information from the Egyptian government regarding the country's foreign trade policies, as well as insights into the leading industries of the Egyptian economy. The resource also provides government publications, statistics, legal documents, and links for investment opportunities.
Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) is the pioneering Egyptian institution in the field of satellite remote sensing. The sector of remote sensing works on data provided by earth observation satellites to produce maps and spatial data for evaluation of natural resources and natural hazards. The sector of space science develops sensors for earth observation to be mounted on satellites, and it also deals with problems involving communication with satellites.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) oversees telecommunications in Egypt. The three main responsibilities of the NTRA are policy and licensing, competition safeguards, and interconnection regulation between licensed operators. This site provides updates on the industry as well as a list of approved devices and various forms.
The Egyptian Exchange comprises two exchanges: Cairo and Alexandria. These entities are both governed by the same board of directors and share the same trading, clearing, and settlement systems. This site provides the latest stock information on the Egyptian capital market, along with trade rules and investor education.
The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) regulates and supervises non-banking financial markets. This site provides information covering microfinance, pension funds, and insurance.
The Egyptian Trading Directory provides access to information on factories, import and export companies, banks, hotels, insurance companies, and maritime companies in Egypt. Each entry contains contact names, telephone and fax numbers, and links to the company's website.
The El Salvador Trade website provides a directory of companies in El Salvador exporting goods to other countries. Exporters are grouped by category with their respective products. Export-import statistics are also available. Only available in Spanish.
The Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador, also known as Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador, provides economic and financial information as well as links to related investment sites. The website provides recent information on interest and exchange rates, economic and financial data by sector, and an archive of economic indicators starting from 1994.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, also known as Camara de Comercio e Industria, provides access to a number of services for businesses interested in investing in El Salvador. Information on the website includes mediation services between member and foreign companies, import and export advice, and general information about El Salvador. Only available in Spanish.
The Department of Finance, also known as Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero, is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services Industry within El Salvador. The site contains statistics, regulations, and financial statements.
The Department of Statistics and Census, also known as Dirección General de Estadistica y Censos, provides statistical data on population, censuses, consumer prices indexes, producer price indexes and other demographic and economic data. These offerings can be found underneath the "temas" section. Only available in Spanish.
The Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador, also known as Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador, is responsible for implementing government regulations on exporting and encouraging exports. Features on the site include advice for exporters, support programs, foreign trade statistics, and international buyer services. There are also introductions to the country's main export sectors.
The Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador, also known as Agencia de Promoción e Inversiones, encourages investment in El Salvador by providing thorough information on the country's investment environment. The website provides information about different industry sectors, the legal framework of El Salvador, and the economic climate of the country.
The Ministry of Economy, also known as Ministerio de Economía, develops policies and regulations for the economy of El Salvador. This website also provides information on the economy of El Salvador for citizens as well as visitors. Only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Health, also known as Ministerio de Salud, is charged with the education, oversight, and regulation of the healthcare industry within El Salvador. The site contains a listing of news, policies, and services provided by the Ministry of Health.
The Presidency of the Republic of El Salvador, also know as Presidencia de la Republica de El Salvador, is the official website for the president of El Salvador. Included on the site is basic information on the president, different branches of the government, as well as links to the various other government agencies serving El Salvador. Only available in Spanish.
The Stock Market of El Salvador, also known as Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador, provides information on the markets in El Salvador through its website. It also offers information on market rules, regulations, various stocks and commodities, and other essential market information. Only available in Spanish.
The Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications, also known as Supertendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET), regulates both electricity and telecommunications in El Salvador. Its website provides a variety of information regarding electricity and telecommunications. It also provides a service guide, news, publications, and announcements.
The Embassy of Brazil, located in Washington, D.C., provides information on Brazil including economic and political background, trade statistics, investment policies, export databases, newsletters, and foreign policy issues.
The Embassy of Brazil in London provides information on the evolving Brazilian economy. The site offers in-depth information regarding trade, foreign policies, tourism, and culture.
The Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. provides valuable information about visa requirements, news from the country, and some travel/cultural insights. The "doing business in Ethiopia" section provides basic information about the country, its government and political system, reasons to invest, and key industries in the country.
The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States contains general facts of the country as well as information on trade and investment, the economy, and tourism. Only partially available in English.
The Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in the U.S. website features demographic information about Laos, as well as a PDF document that provides in-depth information on Laos' economy, foreign policy, culture, and history. The site also includes forms for obtaining a visa and passport.
The website of the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen includes reference information on the embassy, explores various issues of interest to the country, and provides links and resources for the user. The site is not frequently updated, but the majority of the information provided is not time sensitive.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organization responsible for the development of Irish enterprises in world markets. The site is developed to assist Irish enterprises in attracting investment from international businesses, growing their business, and boosting export sales.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, Going Global Exporting to the USA, provides a guide to doing business in the United States. The guide includes critical success factors, legal issues in the USA, a business development guide, and routes into the market. The appendices provide additional information that is important for potential U.S. business owners to take into account.
Entrepreneur Philippines is a valuable resource for any business professional interested in establishing a business in the Philippines. The information available on the website covers the entire entrepreneurial process under the following main sections: business ideas, start-up tips, and run and grow. There are also franchise and supplier directories as well as a forum.
The Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy is the official national regulatory agency for the minerals and energy industries in Equatorial Guinea. The site contains general information on the ministry and the industries involved.
The Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea contains the latest news on government actions and country events. The web-portal provides information on the presidency, government, economy, culture, and sports in Equatorial Guinea. Various statistics are offered regarding the country and government of Equatorial Guinea. Also, links to resources are available to provide further information on the government.
This is the official government website for the State of Eritrea. The site provides information about the country's current administration, culture, and history, as well as press releases and links to local news sources.
EritreaDaily.net is an independent website dedicated to the country of Eritrea and to presenting national, international, political, and cultural news of the country.
Establishing a Presence in South Africa provides a wide range of information related to starting or expanding a business in South Africa. The provided publications address topics such as taxation, regulatory requirements, and financing.
The Nasdaq OMX Baltic Stock Exchange lists country-specific indices for the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as well as several indices for the entire Baltic region.
The Agency of Medicines of Estonia is charged with the oversight and regulation of the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries within Estonia. The site contains information on regulations, drug trials, and proper healthcare techniques in Estonia.
Äripäev is a daily newspaper catering to corporate executives and business managers. In addition to business headlines, the newspaper has special features, interviews, industry analyses, and information on the Estonian financial market. Free registration is required to access full content. Only available in Estonian.
Eesti Pank is Estonia's Central Bank whose mission is to strengthen domestic and international confidence in the stability and integrity of the Estonian currency. The website provides information on the monetary system, payment system, and various financial statistics.
Finantsinspektsioon is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the entire financial services industry within Estonia. The site contains annual reports, market data, and information on financial supervision.
This is the main government page of the Republic of Estonia. The site provides information regarding government objectives, activities, and news. A list of the various government ministries and ministers is available in the "government members" section.
The mission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is to implement and evaluate outcomes of economic policies. The ministry develops policies that encourage a responsible and productive society as well as oversees industries throughout the republic. The website contains information on Estonia, relevant strategic documents, news, and contact information.
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia is responsible for the implementation of tax, financial, and fiscal policies in Estonia. The ministry's website provides information on the ministry and its main activities, press releases related to the financial services industry in Estonia, and links to other useful resources.
The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides information on Estonia’s economy, foreign policy, up-to-date news, and government facts.
The Ministry of Rural Affairs is responsible for the drafting and implementation of natural development plans. This page includes links to news about areas the ministry is involved in as well as information about the role of the ministry in Estonia and the greater European Union.
The Statistics Estonia (SE) website offers extensive data on both economic and social aspects of Estonia. A wide range of indicators are covered with some archived data starting from 1992. The resource also includes news articles and publications giving current statistical trends.
The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides information for business professionals interested in investing in Estonia. This site provides a list of its members, descriptions of services the chamber offers, and a calendar of events. The "Economy" section provides an overview of the current business environment and information on the tax system, foreign trade, and E-Estonia.
Estonia's export search engine offers a company directory and relevant historical, legal, and economic information on Estonia. Users are able to search by company name, industry, NACE code, or product.
The Estonian Investment Agency provides information on investment opportunities in Estonia. The website includes information on business opportunities, doing business in Estonia, news and events, and an investment guide.
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board deals with customs duties, protection of economic activities, implementation of national tax and customs policies, ensuring compliance of trade and customs legislation, and providing customer services for the fulfillment of tax liabilities. Specific information is provided on taxes, customs, and Estonian legislation.
The Central Statistical Office of Eswatini aims to provide high-quality statistical data and information about the nation in order to assist government leaders with policy planning and national development. A variety of statistics are available on different aspects of the nation including the economy, agriculture, demographics, tourism, and prices. Various statistical reports are available in PDF.
The Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) works to attract investment in Swaziland by offering statistics as well as laws and regulations for the country. SIPA also links investors to avenues for investing within Swaziland. The site also contains content such as a business set-up guide, laws and regulations, and an analysis of key business sectors.
Eswatini's Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Trade website includes information on the various departments and services provided by the ministry as well as contact information and news and events.
The Eswatini Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) is composed of two units, EswatiniTelecom and EswatiniPost. EswatiniTelecom is committed to modernizing telecommunication technology and does this by providing a spectrum of global telecommunication through internet services and telephone services. EswatiniPost is Swaziland's mover of written communication, which it tries to do in the most cost-effective way.
As the official site of the Eswatini Stock Exchange (SSX), this resource provides users with data and information pertaining to the market as well as links to other stock exchanges.
The Central Bank of Eswatini website provides users with information on Eswatini's monetary policy, payment systems, currency, exchange control, financial markets, and bank supervision. The site also includes statistics on financial indicators and publications from the central bank itself.
The main government page for Eswatini includes specific information for citizens and visitors. The site also contains a section that breaks down all of Eswatini's ministries and departments.
The Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) is responsible for generating statistical data related to the economic and social conditions of the country. The agency offers a variety of different reports including price indices, industry reports, and employment figures.
Telecommunication services in Ethiopia are provided under a monopoly in the control of Ethio Telecom, formerly the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC). Ethio Telecom regulates telecommunications by ensuring quality telecom services, authorizing and monitoring frequencies, specifying technical standards, regulating tariffs, regulating equipment, and licensing operators of telecom services.
The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade works to ensure social benefits by establishing a transparent, fair, and competitive trade system and by generating foreign exchange earnings. The ministry's website offers information on trade policies and strategies, commercial registrations, and various financial institutions.
National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is the central bank of Ethiopia. The website has information on the structure of NBE and a brief history of money and banking in Ethiopia. There is also a chart of recent currency transaction rates available on the homepage.
The Ethiopian Government Portal is the official website of the government of Ethiopia. The site provides different forms for citizens, business people, and foreigners. Overviews of Ethiopia and its government are also available as well as recent government news. Portions of the site are only available in Amharic.
The Euronext is the official stock exchange for several European countries, including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK. Its official website provides several stock services including equities, listings, bonds, exchange-traded products (ETPs), derivatives, indices, and market data. The site also includes news releases and statistics.
This is a sub-section within the official U.S. Commercial Service website for the country of Peru. It provides information about doing business in Peru including general business information, market and industry reports, financial programs, travel information, and trade relations between the U.S. and Peru. The site also includes pages which contain information about trade events and services for US companies wishing to do business in Peru as well as a directory of links to useful Peruvian websites.
This resource, produced by the ExportAr Foundation, offers a wealth of business information. Some of the tools available include province reports, exporting reports, economic sector reports, and market analysis. Publications regarding trade opportunities in Argentina are also provided. Some parts of the site are only available in Spanish.
ExportersIndia.com is an online B2B marketplace that allows users to search for products by industry and company. Also available on the site are numerous buy offers that allow users to promote their own products. Registration with the site is free and allows users to post their own trade leads as well.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, Exporting to Brazil, provides information on the investment climate, company structures, imports and exports, taxation, real estate, and free zones in Brazil. Opens in PDF.
Fedecámaras is a non-profit organization formed by private business economic entities that work to strengthen the Venezuelan enterprise system. Its site offers numerous services such as business news, economic indicators, events, and publications. It also has a directory of its affiliated organizations. Available in Spanish only.
The Federated States of Micronesia Division of Statistics website provides a variety of statistics pertaining to society, the economy, and the environment of Micronesia. The website also provides past statistical publications and infographics, which are available for download either in PDF or as ZIP files.
This is the official website of the government of the Federated States of Micronesia. It contains information about the government structure, current news, and the federal announcements.
The Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce is an umbrella organization for the different economic commerce chambers in Belgium. The site contains links, business information, and news about local chambers of commerce as well as Belgian chambers of commerce located abroad.
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce publishes macroeconomic reports on Israel's economy, forecasts, a company directory, and other useful information on how to begin trading with Israel.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is the largest private sector economic organization in Malaysia, representing thousands of manufacturing and industrial service companies. The website provides recent news articles and events, search tools for company or product information, and glimpses of overall economic performance in Malaysia. Some portions of the site can only be accessed by registering for membership at varying nominal fees.
The Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBoS) provides various economic, demographic, tourism, and migration statistics. These statistics can be viewed on the FBoS website or in the form of free downloadable publications. The site also allows users to search a document library for recently released statistics and other information.
The official web portal of the Fijian government provides an overview of the government and its structure, recent press releases, and laws and regulations within Fiji. There is also a section of the site entirely devoted to detailing basic information about the country such as immigration, investment, and the country's holidays.
Investment Fiji provides investor information such as opportunities, news, industry profiles, business information, and reasons to invest. It also includes exporting information such as trade agreements, finance schemes, exporting strategies, and opportunities to export.
The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare industry within Fiji. This site contains information regarding the ministry and available health services as well as a media center with various articles, press releases, and speeches related to improving the healthcare industry.
The Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) works to create an ideal environment for trade, investment, business development, and inclusive economic growth within the country of Fiji. The MITT website describes the responsibilities of its numerous divisions and also provides users with recent news articles related to Fijian business. Links to relevant Fiji resources are also available.
The South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) is currently the only licensed securities exchange in the Fijian Islands that works to raise capital by issuing new shares of stock to the public. The SPSE site provides indices and market statistics, company information, and educational tools for prospective investors.
In addition to the normal responsibilities of a Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) fosters credit and exchange conditions conducive to the orderly and balanced economic development of the country. The RBF website includes a variety of resources such as economic and financial publications, descriptions of financial regulations, and an upcoming events listing.
The Bank of Finland is responsible for maintaining the currency supply in Finland, for investing foreign reserve assets, and for contributing to the efficiency and development of payment and overall financial systems. The website includes information on recent publications, research and statistics, monetary policy, banking operations, financial stability, banknotes and coins, and The Bank of Finland.
Export Finland is the official export promotion agency for Finland. The site provides lists of market opportunities, services, events, and news.
The Finland Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the entire Finnish financial services industry. The site contains information on regulation, securities registration, statistics, and publications made by FIN-FSA.
The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) is a body of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and its main purpose is to regulate communications and electronic media in Finland. The site provides industry news and general information about the Internet, telephone, TV, radio, postal, cyber security, and spectrum industries.
The Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea) promotes the health and safety of the population by regulating medicinal, blood and tissue products, and by developing the pharmaceuticals sector. The site provides medicine databases, a directory of pharmacies, and veterinary information.
Invest in Finland is the official investment promotion agency for Finland. Basic facts about Finland are provided to give a basic background knowledge of the country. Each prominent industry in Finland has its own page covering recent trends and news in the industry. Additionally, the site offers services which are listed for those interested in investing in Finland.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry steers the policy on sustainable use of natural resources and is in charge of a broad array of resources in Finland including agriculture, fisheries, land development, and the care of game animals. A variety of facts, reports, and publications are also provided by the site.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) is responsible for creating business and strengthening competitiveness in Finland. Their website contains information regarding current employment and economic issues. The MEAE site also includes projects, legislation, publications, and news.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for both transportation policy and communications policy in Finland. The site provides information on transport and communication policies, industry issues, and press releases.
Statistics in Finland is a site with various resources for gaining economic and trade statistics. Information on the site covers many topics including: population, trade, energy, science, technology research, and labor market data.
ThisisFINLAND is a news website produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The business and innovation section highlights current articles concerning business and economic events in Finland and international endeavors. The website also contains news, facts, and statistics about Finland.
Yritystele is a company directory search portal for businesses located in Finland. With this site, you can search for company names, contact information, and goods and services found in Finland. Company reports are also available for purchase and include credit rating information and other financial information to determine a company's creditworthiness. This site is only available in Finnish.
FinnCham works to promote international business and to establish close relationships between enterprise, FinnCham home countries, and Finland. Under the Finland in Brief tab, the website offers information about doing business in Finland, public administration, studying and working in Finland, and traveling in Finland. The website also lists useful links for more information about conducting business in Finland.
This is the main website for the Finnish government. On the homepage, current issues related to Finland are listed by most recent date. The site also gives an overview of the current government in office. Press releases, speeches, webcasts, and publications are also available.
Flanders Investment and Trade is the investment and export promotion agency for the Flanders, which is the Dutch-speaking northern region of Belgium. The agency provides advice and guidance to both outside companies looking to invest in Flanders and to Flemish companies wanting to export. The agency's website contains more information on the agency's services, a listing of useful resources regarding business environment, sectors, and activities, Flanders investment news, and contact information for companies interested in their services.
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. The site offers information on why to invest in France, as well as investment advisory services and export opportunities. The site also contains a section containing recent legal, business, and regulatory news. Some parts of the site are only available in French.
The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and financial markets segments of the financial services industry in France. The site provides information about market participants and products, warnings, regulations, and sanctions and settlements. In addition, the site provides the latest news and relevant publications.
The French Telecommunications and Post Regulator (ARCEP) regulates telecommunications and postal services. The site provides news, publications, major files, and reports concerning the industry.
France's Government Portal provides information on the government, the prime minister, spokesmen, the New French Model, and more relevant topics. There are press releases from the prime minister's activities along with other current events in France. Links are also available to resources relevant to France and its government.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the regulation of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and food. The site provides information on various agricultural sectors, the members of the department, press releases, publications, and media. The majority of the website is only available in French, but an "English contents" section is available. This section lists articles and videos that summarize issues the ministry deems important.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France website provides information on the French culture, economy, foreign policy, and society. The site also contains information on the ministry and doing business in France.
France's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health oversees issues of social exclusion, unemployment, racism, sexism, and social justice. The Ministry is also responsible for regulating the public healthcare facilities and managing the health insurance sector of the French Social Security system. They also set prices pertaining to healthcare goods and services. Their site includes ministry information, campaigns, press documents, statistics, and publications. Only available in French.
The Ministry of the Economy and Finance is responsible for formulating and implementing economic, financial, budgetary and fiscal governmental policy. The site provides information for individuals and businesses covering topics including the economy, indicators, and figures. In addition, the site provides relevant news, public consultations, records, and online services. Only available in French.
This document outlines changes that have been made to the community customs code and how this may affect local business. There are also comments from lawyers, which are helpful for anyone looking to review their license and sale agreements. Prepared by: DS Avocats.
France's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies provides a comprehensive collection of indicators and figures on French economic, demographic, and social aspects. The site includes statistical information on different topics and regions as well as unique databases, publications, services, and official indices.
The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the French Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on news, activities, publications, and services as provided by the ANSM. Only available in French.
An integral part of the European Systems of Central Banks (ESCB), The Banque de France ensures the smooth operation and security of payment systems within the framework of the task of the ESCB. Its official website contains general information about the bank as well as on monetary policy, financial stability, economics, statistics, and the Eurosystem. The site also has news, speeches, publications, and reports.
The Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA) is responsible for regulating broadcasting in France. The CSA allocates frequencies to broadcasters, protects consumers, resolves disputes, and ensures the protection of French culture in broadcasts. The site provides general information about the council, television and radio, interactive services, press releases, and legal documents. Website is only available in French.
"You Buy France" is the official business-to-business directory for French suppliers and exporters. The site provides a business directory, as well as a recent news and events directory, where you can filter by industry and location.
The Gabon National Investment Promotion Agency (ANPI-GABON) is tasked with promoting investment and trade for Gabon. The site provides information on the benefits of investing in Gabon, the various economic opportunities, and investment guidelines. Only available in French.
The Gabonese Republic's main government website, also known as Portail Officiel Du Gouvernement Gabonais, provides detailed information on international and national affairs, government news, and general economic and investment activities. Only available in French.
Gaboneco is an online news resource that is devoted to providing information about current events in Gabon. Included on the website are various sections including economy, politics, society and environment, and culture and people. Only available in French.
The module on Brazil provides information on: the potential for doing business here; cultural practices; tips, tools, and information about typical practices in daily business; the state of logistics and transportation; current political and social issues facing the country; and important business factors that directly affect costs of doing business, including the labor force and taxes. Included is also a case study on the Amazon rainforest.
The China module should provide one with a general understanding of the following: China’s market potential and hot industries; its culture and people; common situations that arise when conducting business in China; current obstacles and opportunities in logistics; the historical and current problems faced by the economy; and economic and political factors that affect the costs of doing business in China. A case study focusing on China’s rural dilemma is incorporated into this module.
This module provides a basic understanding and analysis of the basics of doing business in India. It includes information on Indian culture and its business environment, business etiquette and practices, business negotiations, and the current investment climate in India. Additionally, the module offers a case study on entrepreneurship and new ventures in India.
The Japan module should provide one with an understanding of Japanese social and business cultures, market potential and hot industries, how to deal with business customs and common business situations, and the current characteristics of the Japanese marketing and supply chain industries. A case study on the Japanese economic recovery is provided in this module.
Doing Business in Russia offers a general overview of the conditions for doing business in Russia today. It includes sections covering Russian social and business cultures, marketing distribution and sales channels in Russia, and supply chain management, as well as information on the costs of doing business in Russia and issues currently facing the country. This module also includes a case study on Russia’s Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure.
The module on South Korea provides a general overview on the following: why to do business in South Korea, country and business culture, growth industries, and issues facing South Korea. This module will help already established exporters as well as fledgling exporters better understand the culture and business culture in this region. This module also includes a case study on the business practice of Total Quality Management.
This module provides a general overview for doing business in Vietnam. The module covers: why do business in Vietnam, Vietnamese culture, business culture, logistics and infrastructure in the country, and issues facing Vietnam in the 21st century such as environmental concerns, social concerns, and obstacles to business success. This module also includes a case study about how the Vietnam War effected Vietnamese modernization and industrialization.
This general information portal for Azerbaijan provides news and information on Azerbaijan's history, economics, culture, and politics. In addition, the site offers maps detailing the locations of various industries and other demographics. Information can also be found describing Azerbaijan's status in the international realm.
Invest in Georgia is an agency that promotes international investment in Georgia. Its website has information about the country, the legal framework for trade and business, key economic sectors, services, news, and media.
This is the official website of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. The website contains information about the ministry and its responsibilities. Other resources available include a media center, economic statistics and regulations, and a guide on doing business.
The Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MOF) is a regulatory agency that works to ensure development and adherence to legislation in regards to budgeting, accounting, and taxation within Georgia. The official MOF site provides an overview of the ministry and its responsibilities, and also covers topics such as budget, public debt, and the taxation system in depth.
This is the official website of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG), the nation's central bank. The site includes information about the bank, monetary policy, financial stability, Georgian money, and payment systems. Also available on the site are numerous statistics, research and publications, and news articles.
The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) regulates electronic communications, broadcasting, and postal services. The website of the GNCC includes information about the commission, regulations, legal acts, and news.
This is the website for the Georgian Stock Exchange (GSE), the stock exchange center of Georgia. Information and reports are available on market listings, securities, companies, and rules.
Provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the German Business Portal (iXPOS) covers a variety of information on the German marketplace, market entry, and the country's popular business sectors. The contacts and networks section provides tips for how to conduct meetings, follow up with, and understand business partners in Germany. A listing of current business inquiries is also available on the homepage.
This official website of the Commission of German Corporate Governance Code provides the newest version of German Corporate Governance Code and news related to corporate governance topics in Germany in order to promote transparency.
The German Medical Association is the central organization in the system of medical self-administration in Germany. It represents the interests of physicians in matters relating to professional policy and plays an active role in opinion-forming processes with regard to health, social policy, and in legislative procedures. The site contains information about health tips for patients and it explains how the organization will assist doctors in the medical field.
German Missions in the United States provides information about German foreign policy, business and science, culture, language, as well as information about Germany. The business section of the site provides information and resources on doing business in and investing in Germany.
The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, known in German as the AUMA, is the central organization for the trade fair industry in Germany. The site provides a database of trade fairs worldwide and in Germany, as well as addresses and links to members of the Association.
This is the official website of the Berlin Stock Exchange. It contains the most current data in regards to stocks, bonds, funds, ETCs, and ETFs. The site also provides a variety of notices, as well as information about the quality of trading, fee structure, and regulations.
Deutsche Börse Group is an exchange organization that aims to provide investors, financial institutions, and companies access to global capital markets. The site contains information on market data, current market news, and links to various trading websites, which offer different market research and trading knowledge.
Maintaining the stability of the Euro as its primary objective, the Deutsche Bundesbank is the principal bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. It acts as the guardian of the monetary reserves and the issuer of seven different banknotes. The website provides information on the bank and its regular tasks, recent news, financial topics, statistics, and numerous research publications.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is an international broadcaster in Germany that has television lineups, radio, and online content. DW's mission is to report in-depth evaluations on up-to-date news to promote global and cultural understanding. The business section of the website provides news on different sectors of business.
The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Germany. The site contains information about its structure and functions, as well as topics such as supervision, consumers, international, and recent news.
The Federal Foreign Office contains information about Germany on subjects such as entry and residence in Germany, foreign and European policy, and current issues. A library of resources, entitled "information service", is also available and provides a help desk, FAQ, publications, and newsletters related to the work of the Federal Foreign Office.
The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) is responsible for licensing and registering finished medicinal products as proof of safety and efficacy. BfArM monitors the risks of medicinal products by collecting and evaluating laboratory reports. The institute also evaluates and develops safe medical devices in Germany. The BfArM site contains information about the institute and its functions, medicinal products, and medical devices. Various research documents covering topics such as pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, safety of medical devices, neuropsychopharmacology, special indications, and biostatistics are also available.
The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy is responsible for policy and regulatory development that impacts the business services, energy, technology, and hospitality and travel industries. This site contains information on the various trade agencies Germany is involved with, as well as statistical data and policies.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) aims to promote a balanced and healthy diet, ensuring that everyday goods are safe. The ministry assists in the development of clear consumer rights and helps to ensure that the agricultural sector is strong and able to perform the duties required of it.
Germany's Federal Ministry of Health is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the health care system and the prevention, rehabilitation, and disability policy for the country. The ministry's goals include the continuation of safeguards and further developing the effectiveness of health insurance. Its website contains information about the ministry itself, prevention, long-term care, and health. Recent topics in healthcare are also posted on the homepage.
The Federal Network Agency (BNA) is a body that regulates the telecommunications and postal sectors in Germany, among other sectors such as electricity, gas, and railway markets. For telecommunications and post, the BNA is responsible for securing fair competition, promoting telecommunications in public institutions, securing efficient frequencies, and protecting consumers by resolving problems. The BNA website provides information to users about their responsibilities in each of their respective areas along with pertinent stakeholder information.
The Federal Statistical Office, also known as Destatis, provides statistical information about Germany covering economic indicators, countries and regions, national economy and environment, economic sectors, and society and state. There are also a number of statistical publications which can be viewed and downloaded in PDF. Recent news and press releases are available on the homepage of the site.
The Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Scheme (AGA-Portal) was appointed by the German government to manage foreign trade and investment promotion schemes. The site includes information on export credit guarantees, investment guarantees, and untied loan guarantees specific to Germany. Recent news on these topics is also provided on the homepage of the AGA-Portal website. Some parts of the site are in German.
DLR, the German Aerospace Center, is Germany‘s national research center for aeronautics and space. Their research also includes the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, defense, and security. DLR conducts research into Earth and the solar system; it delivers important data for the preservation of our environment and develops environment-friendly technologies to enhance power supply, mobility, communication, and security. The DLR website provides overviews of their responsibilities in aeronautics, space, transport, energy, and security. Recent news related to the DLR, as well as information about its previous and current missions, is also available on the site.
GOYAX provides business and economic news, current stock quotes, graphs, and finance tools. The site is only available in German.
Handelsblatt provides access to the internet edition of the German business and financial daily. News articles are updated daily and the site is only available in German.
Key Technologies in Bavaria is a free online database that provides information on Bavarian enterprises, research institutions, economic organizations, and government institutions. It allows you to search for products and services offered by companies in Bavarian key technologies across a broad range of industries.
This is the official website of the federal government of Germany. The site provides information including the government structure and the government position on several important issues. Recent governmental news is also available in the news section.
The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) represent all commercial enterprises in Germany. The IHK website provides information about its own structure and services, recent business news in the country, and a number of useful publications. Although an English version is available, the majority of site content is only available in German.
The Media Authorities are in charge of regulating radio and television in Germany and granting licenses to broadcasting operators to ensure that producers fulfill the requirements of the legislation. The authorities also strive to create a level playing field in the industry, while also safeguarding the interests of consumers, by mediating disputes and developing equipment standards. This site is only available in German.
WirtschaftsWoche is a German weekly news magazine. The finance page provides current news as well as stock graphs and finance tools. The site is only available in German.
This is the official website of the Government of Georgia. The site contains general information about the country and its governmental structure. Also included on the site are recent news articles, a press center, and information for the public related to laws and other government regulations.
The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to promote industrial and commercial businesses in Ghana by acting as a voice of the community and through a number of information services. This site provides information about the chamber and its membership, international trade, a research bureau, and events.
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority is responsible for facilitating, developing, and promoting Ghanian exports for economic development. The site provides information for Ghanian exporters, buyers overseas, and an overview of institutional partners. In addition, the site contains market links for countries globally, an exporter directory, and trade news and events.
Ghana's main government page provides users with information about the government, background and geographical information, and projects that the government is completing. In addition, the site contains general news, reports and speeches, and additional links and resources.
Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) was created with the goal of attracting foreign investment to Ghana. The site provides information about starting a business in Ghana, reasons to invest, and sectors in the country. The site also allows users to search for investment opportunities by sector and market.
Ghana Statistical Service is the main page for all official statistics from Ghana allowing stakeholders a full view of quality country data. The site provides economic, social and demographic statistics, censuses and surveys, and allows for users to request customized data. In addition, the site provides multiple databases, current projects, and publications.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is the main facilitator to the public for the purchase and sale of bonds, shares, and other securities. The webpage provides users with current market information, a list of companies, access to training programs to become an authorized dealing officer, and market news and highlights.
The Central Bank of Ghana was established to monitor and implement monetary and fiscal policies, regulate and supervise payment and settlement systems, and regulate the financial sector as a whole. The site provides information about monetary policy, regulatory frameworks and financial laws, treasury and market information, and the banking and payments system. In addition, the site provides economic data and publications, statistical information, and the latest news and press releases.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) is Ghana's commerce ministry. The ministry ensures Ghana receives the greatest amount of benefit from international trade relations and advises the government on trade, industrial, and private sector development. The webpage provides users with links pertaining to information on doing business in Ghana as well as news, events, and policy documents.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) regulates telecommunications in Ghana by granting licenses for operation, ensuring fair competition among licensees, monitoring the quality of service, setting equipment standards, protecting consumers by providing safeguard mechanisms, and coordinating frequencies with neighboring countries. The site provides information for consumers and stakeholders, licensing and relevant projects, and recent news.
GhanaWeb provides recent and relevant news in Ghana in areas such as current domestic, international, and business news. The site also provides information about Ghana, examples include demographic and ethnic information, the composition of the government, and statistical figures.
Executive Briefing: The island tourism market is a major growth segment worldwide in international tourism. Penghu, Taiwan, and Phuket, Thailand, have become major tourism destinations for Taiwanese tourists. This paper will explore the difference between Taiwanese tourists who choose between Penghu and Phuket as their travel destinations. Opens in PDF.
Executive Briefing: Brazil, Russia, India, and China form the so-called BRIC countries. This article summarizes the basics of the BRIC countries, including: the impact on the BRIC’s by the world economy, organizing by the BRIC countries, economic and population changes in the BRIC countries, key strengths and weaknesses of the BRIC countries, and key issues for countries and firms to consider when doing business with the BRIC countries. Opens in PDF.
Executive Briefing: India presents a huge untapped business opportunity for American executives, but many myths hinder the success of Western companies in India. Five common fallacies ranging from outsourcing, to finance, to marketing, are discussed in this article. Opens in PDF.
Provided by GOV.UK, Doing business in the Czech Republic is a trade and export guide which provides guidance for conducting business in the Czech Republic. The guide provides information about the growth potential and potential challenges in conducting business. The guide also provides information about various opportunities for businesses in sectors like advanced engineering, energy, life sciences, and infrastructure. In addition, the guide provides information about considerations for start-ups, law, and customs and tax.
The official website of the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands provides application forms for legal documents, a business guide, and government news. Profiles are also available for industries prevalent in Turks and Caicos.
The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to support and promote entrepreneurship. The site provides an organization chart with contact information and allows users to search for businesses who are members of the Commerce.
The Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX) is a group of companies that provide support to the Greek Capital Market and promote the investment culture in Greece. The site provides information about various market models, financial products that are listed and traded, and information about companies listed on ATHEX. In addition, the site contains information about ATHEX's various operations, regulatory information, and services. The site provides press releases, company announcements, publications and reports, and market data.
The Bank of Greece is responsible for implementing the Eurosystem's monetary policy in Greece and ensuring the stability of the Greek financial system. The site provides information about the Bank of Greece, payment and settlement systems, the euro, the Eurosystem and monetary policy, and supervision in banking. In addition, the site provides news, publications, and statistics relating to the central bank.
Enterprise Greece: Invest & Trade is designed to promote and support investment opportunities and to engage the global business community with Greece. The site provides information about various sectors for investment, such as tourism, energy, food and agriculture, and life sciences. In addition, the site provides an interactive map of Greece by region which contains information about the infrastructure and various facts and statistics about each region.
Evresi - The Greek Business Directory allows you to search for companies located throughout Greece. With this site, you can search for Greek companies within certain industries such as electronics, transportation, and services. These major industries can also be broken down into smaller subsections for a more focused company directory search.
The General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection is responsible for the formulation and implementation of government policy for trade, to improve the business environment, and to promote business competitiveness. Only available in Greek.
Greek Exporters is a source for information on Greek products and services including contact information on Greek exporters and importers. Users can also post requests and offers for business opportunities to be sent to the companies in the database. A free subscription is required to access publications.
The Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the capital market sector of the Greek financial services industry. The site provides detailed information about its various responsibilities, such as its supervision of market intermediaries and listed companies, market surveillance, and money laundering. In addition, the site provides information about legal framework, the European Securities and Markets Authority, and a list of warnings for potential investors in the Greek marketplace.
The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) site provides statistical data categorized in various areas such as industries, international trade, the economy, and the population and social conditions. In addition, the site contains press releases, various indices, as well as news and announcements.
The Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) regulates the electronic communications and postal services sectors in Greece. The EETT supervises service operators, grants licenses, ensures consumer protection, promotes fair competition, and promotes innovation and investment. Information is provided on the website for consumers, electronic communication operators, and postal services operators.
This resource is the official government page for the country of Greece. The site provides links to government ministry sites, as well as news articles and information about the prime minister.
The Ministry for Rural Development and Food is in charge of ensuring the safety of several types of crops grown in Greece. It is also in charge of the regulation of how to farm these plants. The site includes general information on the ministry, as well as news and a list of useful links.
The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece includes a foreign policy section, current issues, and information about the structure and leadership of the ministry.
Greece's National Organization for Medicines (EOF) protects public health in relation to medicinal products, medical devices, supplements, and cosmetics. The EOF evaluates new safe and effective products, control the production of medicines to meet the standards of good manufacturing, and promotes medical and pharmaceutical research. The site provides announcements for various products and laws. Only available in Greek.
The Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) is an interconnected group of businesses and professionals who work together to increase commerce locally and nationally. The GCIC's primary purpose is to promote trade, investment, and an open market for goods and services. The site contains a calendar of events and activities, tutorials, and posts that cover a variety of topics such as human resources, marketing, and news. Membership is required to access some content on the site.
As the investment promotion agency of the Government of Grenada, the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) aims to increase private sector investment through attracting new investment, increasing the number of small businesses, and facilitating the development of existing businesses. The site also provides information on investing in or setting up a business in the country, as well as publications available for download.
As the official website of the government of Grenada, this resource has information on government ministries, departments, and embassies, as well as general information on Grenada. News, announcements, and events are also available on the homepage.
The Bank of Guatemala promotes, creates, and maintains monetary, credit, and exchange conditions favorable for the development of the Guatemalan economy. The site contains information about the monetary policy, economic and financial information, payment system, currency and bills, and institutional transparency. In addition, the site provides information about principal laws, economic research, research documents, publications, and press releases. This site is available in English, however, some parts are only available in Spanish.
Invest in Guatemala strives to promote investment in the various industry sectors of Guatemala. The site offers resources for a variety of industries including food, energy, tourism, textiles, mining, and forestry.
The Guatemalan main government page provides information about the organizational structure and function of Guatemala's government. The site provides information about budget revenues and expenditures, a staff directory, recent news, and relevant documents and notices. This resource is only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Economy is responsible for improving the business climate and increasing the country's competitiveness, improving and facilitating foreign trade, and assisting the development of enterprises. The site provides information for developing business, consumer protection, treaties and trade agreements, and investment and competition.This resource is only available in Spanish.
The Ministry of Public Health and Welfare (MSPAS), was established to ensure the right to health of the inhabitants of Guatemala. The MSPAS regulates the health services, and controls the financing and management of the resources, orienting it towards health promotion, disease prevention and people recovery and rehabilitation with quality and equity. This resource is only available in Spanish.
The National Statistics Institute of Guatemala (INE) provides statistical information on Guatemala. The site provides statistics that cover the sociodemographic, economic, and environmental aspects of Guatemala. In addition, the site provides access to databases and publications, general public information, and reference prices. This resource is only available in Spanish.
The National Stock Exchange of Guatemala, also known as Bolsa de Valores Nacional (BVN), is responsible for providing infrastructure, services, and regulations all with the main goal of furthering the development of the economy in Guatemala. The site provides various reports and publications, information about stockbrokers and issuers, and legal framework. This resource is only available in Spanish.
The Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT) is a technical body of the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure, and Housing in Guatemala. SIT manages the operation of the radio spectrum, grants licenses to telecommunications providers, resolves disputes, ensures producer compliance with legislation, and promotes international treaties and agreements. This website is only available in Spanish.
The Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea website includes financial statistics, market data, publications, opportunities, and other information about the bank's structure. Currency rates are also available on the site. Only available in French.
This is the national statistics webpage of Guinea. The site provides economic and demographic statistics, commodity prices, and currency exchange rates. Only available in French.
This is the official statistics webpage of Guinea-Bissau. The site provides general information about Guinea-Bissau and statistics regarding health, finance, and agriculture. The site also contains publications on the economy and demography of Guinea-Bissau, events, and links to statistics from other countries. Only available in Portuguese.
Guineenews is a news site that provides current news about Guinea. Business news is featured in the economy section. Site is available only in French.
The Guyana Association of Securities Companies and Intermediaries (GASCI) is the official stock exchange of the country. The site includes trading information, presentations for download, a list of brokers, and news.
The Guyana Office for Investment functions as both an investment and an export promotion agency for the country. The site includes news, investment incentives and legislation, reasons to do business in Guyana, and information about different economic sectors.
The Bank of Guyana fosters price and monetary stability in Guyana. This site contains information on the legal, regulatory, economic, and financial frameworks of Guyana. It also provides data covering Guyana's currency, foreign exchange rates, and interest rates. Recent publications are available to users as well.
Guyana's Bureau of Statistics works with government departments in order to organize and publish statistical data on several sectors of the country. The site includes reports and publications, as well as the census.
Guyana's Government Information Agency (GINA) functions to provide for communication and the exchange of information between Guyana's government and the public. The site includes news, information on the administration and ministries, and relevant documents.
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a private sector representative body in Guyana focusing on the promotion of trade and industry at the local, regional, and international level. The site contains news and events, publications, a job bank, and options for advertising businesses. Users also have the option to subscribe to their blog, so they can receive notifications of new posts by email.
Haiti Business is a business directory searchable by company name, industry, location, and phone number. Main page in English, with directory listings in French.
The Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) works to direct and supervise monetary policy in the country. The site includes information on monetary policy, macroeconomic indicators, banking supervision, statistics, circulars, and payment options. Site is only available in French.
The Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI) is the national investment promotion agency of Haiti, working to promote private investments and develop business opportunities within the country. The site includes general information on the country and its key sectors, how to conduct business in Haiti, and the services the center provides.
The Haitian Institute of Statistics and Information (IHSI) is the national office responsible for providing financial information and statistics on several sectors of Haiti. The site offers economic statistics, demographic and social statistics, survey results, and a population census. The site also includes methodology and general country statistics. Site is only available in French.
This is the official web portal for the Haitian Parliament, the governing body for the Republic of Haiti. The site contains information on the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, the two main departments of the government, as well as general information on the Parliament and the Presidency. The site also provides details regarding events, international relations, press releases, elections, and online services. Site is only available in French.
Helsinki Business Hub is produced by Greater Helsinki Promotion (GHP), a non-profit organization established by the cities of the capital region to drive strategic international investments into the region. This resource provides information on the business environment of Finland, paying particular attention to the area's strengths of clean tech, information and communication technology (ICT), and life sciences.
This is the main government page for the Holy See. This resource focuses primarily on the papal office and provides other links regarding the function and international leverage of the papacy and the Holy See.
The main website of the political arm of the Holy See, the Vatican City State website provides information regarding general information on the city state, information about the Holy See's public services, and data on other institutions, such as the Holy See Press Office.
The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) is the political and technical arm of the Honduran private sector and the highest level business trade organization in the country. The COHEP website contains information regarding sustainable business strategy, trade policy, and legal advice. Only available in Spanish.
The Central Bank of Honduras (CBH) formulates monetary policy, establishes the exchange rate, and acts as the major financial institution in Honduras. This site offers information on Honduras’ economic indicators, news, publications, and links to related governmental agencies. Although an English version is available, a majority of the site content is only available in Spanish.
FIDE Investment and Exports is a private, non-profit institution which works with the government and private institutions to improve the business climate in Honduras and promote foreign direct investment and exports. The website provides information about the business climate and different industries as well as documents about investment in Honduras.
This is the official government page for the Republic of Honduras. It provides information about the government structure, the leader's biography, and government news. An English version of the site is available by choosing menu and then select language.
The National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) regulates the telecommunications sector in Honduras. CONATEL promotes the modernization of telecommunications equipment, private investment, and free and fair competition. The CONATEL website provides news and notices, regulations, and information about the services they provide. Only available in Spanish.
Located in the United States, the numerous Hong Kong Economic Trade Offices aim to strengthen economic, trade, and investment relationships between Hong Kong and the U.S. The site contains resources including guides for traveling and doing business in Hong Kong, as well as statistics regarding trade between the two countries. Videos, news releases, and exhibitions related to the trade offices are also posted on the website.
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) acts as the country's official stock exchange. The site includes market indices and statistics, links to market participants, and news and updates.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is the governmental authority in Hong Kong responsible for maintaining monetary and banking stability through policy development and regulation. This site contains publications, statistics, and regulations as overseen by the HKMA.
The Hong Kong Shipping Directory provides a search engine for shipping and marine-related companies in Hong Kong. This site also contains links to shipping information and press releases.
The mission of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is to promote trade within Hong Kong by creating opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to partner with global service and product providers. The HKTDC site allows users to view and post trade leads as well as search for specific service or product providers. Other features on the website include a listing of events, research conducted by the council, news, and a blog/forum.
This is the official website for the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) for the government of Hong Kong. It provides statistics covering various social and economic topics such as population, labor, trade, personal income, and business performance of the country's key industries. C&SD also features press releases and publications relating to the statistical topics covered by the site.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry within Hong Kong. The site posts recent news about the food industry including incident posts and alerts of food recalls. Additionally, information about import control, export certification, slaughterhouses, animal monitoring, food legislation, and other topics is available for those interested in moving their food-related business to Hong Kong.
The Communications Authority (CA) regulates the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in Hong Kong. The CA briefs officials and proposes legislation and regulatory policies relating to the sectors. The authority grants service licenses, deals with complaints, manages the radio frequency spectrum, develops equipment, and enforces legislation. CA's site contains a media library with press releases, publications, and data and statistics. Specific information regarding policies, regulation, and licensing is also available on the website.
Hong Kong's Drug Office is responsible for the market surveillance of medicines, risk assessments, and complaints of drugs. Additionally, the office is in charge of inspecting the drugs, licensing manufacturers and retailers, and conducting research and development for the improvement of drug standards. The site is designed to provide specific information for consumers, healthcare providers, and those interested in pharmaceutical trade, and the homepage offers sections that are specific to these audiences.
The goal of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance is to promote urban development while focusing on improving the environment. The site is used for large-scale development projects that are to be implemented for research and forecasts, as well as evaluating the impact of business operations on the environment.
GovHK provides information about the Hong Kong government departments and agencies as well as investment information and services. The website organizes its information based on the type of users which include residents, business and trade, non-residents, and social groups. General information on Hong Kong and news briefings are also available.
Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is a government department whose aim is to provide assistance to companies looking for direct foreign investment opportunities in Hong Kong. Site content includes information about Hong Kong regarding its business environment and living in the country, business opportunities by industry, the services provided by InvestHK, and news.
Responsible for the welfare and regulation of the Hong Kong labor market, the Labour Department of Hong Kong offers a series of publications, labor legislation, recommended employment practices, as well as up-to-date information regarding the Hong Kong labor market situation.
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and futures sectors of the Hong Kong financial services industry. The site contains a list of rules, regulations, publications, and services provided by the SFC.
This is the business section of the South China Morning Post, a newspaper from Hong Kong. This site provides information in separate sections, including markets, stock quotes, money, companies, and economy.
The Hong Kong Business Directory, put forth by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, provides a comprehensive list of companies offering both goods and services based in Hong Kong. Users may search by product or service in specific industries to locate companies specific to their business needs. Each company listing contains a background about the business, its website, and information regarding the services or products provided by the company.
The website for the Trade and Industry Department of Hong Kong provides information for companies about importing and exporting, press releases, and trade and investment agreements. The site aims to lead and support the development of trade and industry by also providing users with information on trade relations and E-services.
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office collects and organizes statistical data for the parliament and public administration, local authorities, scientific bodies, and economic and social organizations. Information provided by the site includes economic and financial data, key production and consumer indicators, and news on important statistical events.
The Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) was established to help foreign companies intending to invest in Hungary. The website contains information on exporting, industries in Hungary, investment projects, publications, and news.
Budapest Business Journal is a daily business news site in English providing business, economic, and political news from Hungary. The site also includes analysis, opinion, real estate, and events articles. Payment is required for access to the bi-weekly journal, but the majority of the information can be viewed without purchase.
This is the official website of the Budapest Stock Exchange. The site provides information on market data, lists of issuers, and various information services. It also provides information on traders, brokers, and data vendors.
Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the national bank of Hungary, defines and implements monetary policy in the interests of maintaining the stability of the national currency. The site includes information on monetary policy, financial stability, statistics, and research.
This is the official website of the Hungarian government. The site provides information about the government, its institutions, and the ministries. The site also includes documents from the ministries as well as an "about Hungary" section where users can learn about visiting Hungary or investing in the country.
The Ministry of Rural Development provides central governance for agriculture, game management, fisheries, and food sectors. This website includes links to all of the laws imposed on these areas as well as information on protected food and beverages within Hungary.
The National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYÉI) is a licensing and administrative authority for pharmaceutical products. The OGYÉI also evaluates medicines, issues licenses, and supervises medical testing. The site includes news as well as information regarding authorization, supervision, methodology, and drugs. Some information is only available in Hungarian.
The National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) regulates media, electronic communications, and postal and IT services in Hungary. The authority manages radio frequency, issues licenses to operators, promotes the innovation of equipment, maintains competition, and promotes investment into the media and entertainment industries. The site includes news, legislation, market data, and links to other important European organizations.
I.E. Canada is the national association for importers and exporters. The site provides information on events in Canada covering topics such as customs duty and international trade. It also offers industry news as well as various publications, some of which require purchase. While much of the site is freely available, membership is necessary to access parts of the website.
The Iceland Chamber of Commerce provides information about the Icelandic economy to foreign companies interested in establishing business connections with Icelandic counterparts. The website provides many trade-related links, publications, and status reports.
The Central Bank of Iceland is in charge of monetary policy implementation in Iceland and performs a wide range of functions to this end. The site presents information and statistics about the bank and its activities. It includes sections on inflation, financial stability, and exchange rates.
The Government Offices of Iceland offers news and press releases on government activities. Current government information along with information on various government offices is offered. There is a section on how Iceland is governed, along with links that lead to other ministries, institutions, agencies, and resources relevant to the government of Iceland.
The Invest in Iceland Agency provides a wide range of information for investors and businesses. In addition to a general description of Iceland's investment incentives, this site details different business opportunities in the country along with sector analyses.
The Ministry of Industries and Innovation web-portal provides information on all sectors of ordinary business and economic activity in Iceland. There is also information on different subject matters such as investing, fisheries and wildlife, and sustainability. In addition, the site lists industry laws and regulations in Iceland.
Iceland's Ministry of Social Affairs deals with policy-making relating to social affairs, health, and social security. This site provides an overview of the ministry as well as some of its legislation and publications.
The Post and Telecom Administration of Iceland (PTA) is responsible for regulating the post and telecommunications sectors in Iceland. The roles of the Ministry are to issue licenses to telecommunications providers, mediate disputes, promote the innovation of equipment, and ensure appropriate broadcasts to protect the consumer.
Statistics Iceland is the national statistical institute of Iceland. The site provides data collected on the population, environment, economy, business sectors, and society. The site also contains a collection of publications, an indices overview, historical stats, and related news.
The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the financial services industry within Iceland. The site contains a list of regulations, statistics, and annual reports published by the FME.
The Icelandic Medicines Agency (IMA) is responsible for assessing the quality and safety of medicinal products in Iceland. They provide inspections to confirm that regulatory requirements are fulfilled. The IMA website serves as a source of information for health professionals and the public. The site includes information regarding licenses, inspections, and Medical devices. It also has a section covering the latest medical publications.
The India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) is a trust established in order to promote and create international awareness of the Indian-made products in markets overseas and to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge of Indian products and services. The site contains what investors need to know when importing to or exporting from India. A brief overview of the country, publications created by the foundation, and information about specific products and industries are included on the site.
India Briefing is a monthly magazine and daily news service about doing business in India. It covers topics relating to the Indian economy, the market in India, foreign direct investment, and Indian law and tax. All published materials are available for purchase on the site. However, the regional profile is provided for free.
India Together aims to inform users on development and policy issues in India. Included on the website is helpful information and resources on an array of topics all focused on achieving prosperity in India. Topic areas available on the website include agriculture, economy, environment, media, and government. Also included on the website is an interactive section allowing users to ask questions and engage in discussions, as well as editorials and interviews.
Business Standard provides news and information on markets, companies, economy, politics, finance, and commodities in India and across South Asia. A free registration is required to access some content on the website.
A leading Indian business publication, Businessworld covers recent news related to the economy, business, finance, and technology. Coverage includes news articles, analyses, and case studies.
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization in India sets standards and regulatory measures for medications. The organization provides guidance on health issues and medicines. They also regulate the standards of imported drugs and clinical research in India. Various regulatory documents and forms are available to download for free in PDF from the website.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare functions as the main agency in charge of the research, production, and regulation of all agriculture and food products produced in India. The department's site contains a variety of issues on its responsibilities, regulations, and current initiatives. A section dedicated to reports and publications contains numerous documents about a variety of agricultural topics, and all publications are downloadable in PDF.
The main functions of India's Department of Commerce are regulation, development, and promotion of India’s international trade and commerce through the creation of appropriate international trade and commercial policy. This site specifically contains information on those policies, as well as current news, statistics, and contact information.
Infobanc is a B2B e-commerce portal that provides bulletins with buy/sell offers from Indian manufacturers, exporters, importers, and international traders. Free registration is required to view some contact information of the traders.
Locate India is a trade portal that allows buyers and sellers to post listings for Indian products and services. The site contains information on exporters and manufacturers, service providers, tourism, finance, and a guide to exporting and importing. A company directory is also provided and allows users to locate specific businesses by the type of products being sold.
The Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for maintaining India's international relations. The site provides information about various diplomatic activities and visits, a treaties database, and bilateral/multilateral documents. In addition, the site contains various external links, recent news, and video briefings.
The Ministry of Finance is divided into multiple parts and is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the aggregate financial services industry in India. Information on all departments in the ministry (economic affairs, expenditures, revenues, financial services, and disinvestment) is provided, along with yearly economic surveys, taxation and legislation information, investment information, and statistics.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is responsible for formulating and implementing the policies and plans related to the food processing industry. The site provides information for investors and stakeholders, current research projects, and related government agencies, as well as statistics about food-processing in India.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) is responsible for maintaining and improving the healthcare system and population control measures of India. An overview of the ministry links to its various departments and programs and reports are listed on the website along with information regarding medical education and counseling.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation website includes a national data bank covering socio-religious issues, income statistics, and industry trends. Free registration is required to use the data warehouse.
The Ministry of Textiles of India is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development, export promotion, and trade regulation with respect to the apparel and textiles industry. The ministry's site provides information regarding the specific sectors in the apparel and textiles industry, related statistics, and recent news. Information about the ministry, its responsibilities, and regulations are also provided by the site.
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is India's primary stock exchange offering a trading system with national reach and market watch as well as an extensive section on foreign exchange markets. The site contains information for domestic and foreign investors, in addition to its spotlight on tech, education, and research. Also available are multiple live watches on topics including equities and derivatives.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities sector of the financial services industry within India. The site contains a list of regulations, publications, statistics, and news.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is responsible for both the telecom and broadcasting sectors in India. The TRAI issues licenses to operators and creates regulations for them to comply with. The site provides regulations, directions, recommendations, and consultations for consumers and companies in regards to telecommunication.
The Economic Times is a financial media outlet from India that offers access to corporate news, politics, economy, stock market news, stock quotes, and editorial opinions. Readers can search the news by industry. The site also houses six magazines published by the newspaper.
The Financial Express is an Indian daily newspaper which provides news about the corporate world. Topics covered on the site include investment, economy, stocks, banking, industries, infrastructure, and technology.
This website is the official portal of the Indian Government. The goal of this portal is to provide information about India itself as well as the Indian government and the services it provides. Information is available on economic sectors, government, culture, citizenry, business, press, and living in and traveling to India.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) acts as the monetary authority, regulator and supervisor of the financial system, manager of exchange control, and issuer of currency in the country of India. The site provides a variety of useful publications, speeches, press releases, and a database of current statistics. Publications and other documents on the site are downloadable in PDF.
Tradeindia is India's largest business-to-business site that offers news briefs, export-import opportunity listings, a bulletin board, and importer and exporter company directories.
IndiaMART is an online marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses wishing to connect global buyers with suppliers. This site primarily contains products posted by sellers and buyers originating in India, but there are multiple companies from other countries posting offers as well. Users can see the latest postings for products and buy leads on the homepage, as well as search for listings by industry category.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination, and promotion of biomedical research. Aside from information about research and a directory of council directors, publications regarding medical research and scientific forms are available and may be downloaded from the website in PDF.
The Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) is the main investment promotion agency for Indonesia, working to create a suitable climate to attract domestic and foreign direct investment. The site includes information on investment procedures, investment opportunities, e-services, and press releases.
Bank Indonesia, the country's central bank, works to ensure the stability of the currency, the rupiah. The site includes information on monetary and banking policy, the payment system, and regulation. In addition, publications and statistics are available.
The Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia is in charge of regulating the agricultural commodities business. This site contains directories of the ministry's various programs, a database of important information, and a list of publications. Site only available in Indonesian.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) works to improve the country's economy and improve Indonesia's image in the world. The site contains institute information, news and events, foreign policy information, and a media corner.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for overseeing healthcare services in Indonesia. The site includes public information, public services, data publications, and news. Some pages are available only in Indonesian.
Indonesia's Ministry of Trade works to develop the country's trade sector and provide information on trade policies and activities. The site includes information on Indonesian trade, a country economic profile, trade licensing information, a newsroom, information on trade representatives, and trade statistics.
The National Portal of the Republic of Indonesia is the official government website of Indonesia. The site contains general information about the country and information about government members, law regulations, statements, public services, news, and statistics. Only available in Indonesian.
Statistics Indonesia (BPS) provides statistical data on population, censuses, and various economic sectors. The statistics can be sorted by sector and by region. The site also includes press releases and publications.
The Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) strengthens and implements guidance, control, and development of rocket technology, satellites, and aviation. The site provides news, regulations, general institute information, services, and news.
The Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) is the official stock exchange of the country. Its website includes listed companies, membership, market information, news, regulations, publications, and services.
The Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BRTI) is in charge of regulating Indonesia's telecommunications sector. The site includes general information on BRTI, events, press releases, news, and current policies. Only available in Indonesian.
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a financial institution promoting sustainable economic growth in South Africa. This website includes information on development funds, recent tenders, and publications.
The Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) supports industry enterprises in Egypt through business development programs. The IMC provides a section dedicated to programs for various industries and businesses. There is also information on the different industrial sectors.
International Business Development, or Desarrollo de Negocios Internacionales (DNI), is an organization that provides business services for small and medium-sized enterprises with foreign counterparts. While their services are fee-based, the website offers free access to a wide variety of articles on topics such as Argentinian imports and exports, the future outlook of international trade in Argentina, and a comparison of Argentina with the rest of the region.
The International Chamber of Commerce United Arab Emirates (ICC UAE) represents the commercial, industrial, and business enterprises in the country on a global level. The site includes an overview of the chamber's services, publications by the organization, and membership information.
International Registries Inc. (IRI) helps to provide administrative and technical support to the Marshall Islands' maritime and corporate registries. The website includes information on corporate, maritime, and yacht services, as well as important documents concerning Marshall Islands entities.
The Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS STAT) is an official source of statistical information on social and economic situations in the CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). Site content includes press releases, forecasts, publications, and statistical data on numerous economic indicators related to each CIS country.
Invest in Israel is a government web-portal that provides interested investors with information regarding doing business in Israel. Information is offered on areas such as business climate, incentives and benefits, facts and figures, investor information, business sectors, and previous success stories.
Invest in Vietnam is a site that provides information for those looking for investment opportunities in Vietnam. Information on the country's investment environment is included, such as relevant laws and investment procedures. The site also has sections that are regional specific with information on the area's advantages and overall economic environment.
The business.belgium.be website offers access to useful information for business professionals who are interested in investing in Belgium. Some of the resources available through this website include a full list of procedures for setting up a business, details on taxation and accounting, and economic indicators.
This site provides information for companies interested in setting up in the Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE. Detailed information is available on the site regarding licenses, facilities available, and on where to invest in the UAE. There is also a news feed for events related to this free zone.
The Investment Promotion Center in Cote d'Ivoire (CEPICI) is an agency under the Ministry of Economy, Prospective, Development, and Evaluation of the Public Action (MEPDEAP). Its mission is to promote the development and promotion of investments in Cote d'Ivoire. The site contains information about living and working in Cote d'Ivoire, the country's business environment, investment in Cote d'Ivoire, as well as a guide to creating a business.
The Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture site provides information on trade laws and regulations, news, and economic data for the country. The site has a search option that allows you to find a business contact or companies according to area of interest.
The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for creating and implementing the country's monetary and credit policies. The website offers press releases, statistics, publications, and information about laws and regulations.
This is the official webpage of Iran's Ministry of Agriculture. The site contains statistics, rules and regulations, and news on the agriculture industry in Iran. Only available in Persian.
The Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI) is responsible for promoting, financing, and regulating foreign investment in Iran. The website offers information on key projects, different sectors in Iran, and an investment guide.
The website for the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran offers information on Iran's government and recent developments in political news. The website also offers an archive of past news, photos, and a biography of the current president.
The Statistical Centre of Iran was created out of the Department of Public Statistics and provides statistical data and census information for the country. The user can find a summary of the most important statistical information for Iran, ranging from statistical publications to a statistical yearbook.
The Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) is the region's leading stock exchange. This site provides market data, rules and regulation, publications, and contact information for brokerage firms.
Tehran Times is a Tehran-based English daily newspaper. The economy page offers views and opinions about local and regional economic, political, and cultural issues.
The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) was created to develop and research remote sensing, which provides Iran with direct access to satellite images. Its official website contains research, satellite images, and news on space travel. Site only available in Persian.
The Central Bank of Iraq aims to formulate and implement monetary policy, manage currency, and promote sustainable growth for the country as a whole. The site highlights banking law, monetary policy, and securities auctions. Additionally, economic statistics and data about financial indicators are posted and can be downloaded for free in PDF.
The main government website for the Republic of Iraq provides useful information for both citizens and visitors including news, government agency information, and other legal information.
The Ministry of Trade for the Republic of Iraq is responsible for planning foreign and interior commercial policy, developing the private sector, and supporting and developing foreign economic relationships. This website includes general information on the ministry, trade tenders, and recent ministry news.
The National Investment Commission (NIC) facilitates investment in the Republic of Iraq. The NIC provides investors with logistics support, business process support, and trade contacts. An investment opportunities database allows users to search for opportunities by province or sector. The site also provides information on why Iraq is an attractive business destination as well as background information about policies and laws, the commission's current projects, and a useful investor's guide.
Iraq-Business News provides opportunities for various foreign and domestic companies that operate in Iraq to trade and do business together. Recent Iraq business news is available on the website along with job and stock market reports on different types of industries. In order to post and respond to tenders, registration is required. Users also have the option to subscribe to the site's newsletter.
Provided by Global Markets as a special report, Ireland after Brexit features a roundtable discussion between top business leaders and government official regarding the impact Brexit will have on the Irish economy. The report is available to download in PDF free of charge.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) regulates all broadcasting content by granting licenses to operators and ensuring their compliance, encouraging technological innovation, and promoting fair competition in the industry. The BAI strives to protect consumers by guaranteeing high quality, affordable, and appropriate broadcasts. The site includes current projects, publications, information on licensing, and lists of broadcasters.
The Central Bank of Ireland is a member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and is responsible for monetary policy functions, financial stability, economic analysis, currency and payment systems, investment of foreign and domestic assets, and the provision of central services. The site includes information on all previously mentioned sectors as well as reports and current exchange and interest rates.
The Central Statistics Office of Ireland (CSO) is under Ireland’s Ministry of State and coordinates the analysis and compilation of information relating to the economic and social aspects of Ireland. The site features detailed statistics covering topics such as agriculture, trade, economy, labor, and prices. Census results are also provided.
The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector, which includes telecommunications, radio communications, and broadcasting transmission, as well as the postal sector. The main roles of ComReg are to protect consumers by resolving disputes and ensuring quality products, promotion of competition, and encouraging innovation. Their site includes publications, consultations, licensing, and services.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website contains all of the links and documentation that one may need regarding the food and agriculture industries in Ireland. The department itself is in charge of all policies and support related to those industries in Ireland. Publications, legislation, news, and PDF documents on different agricultural sectors are available on the website.
The Department of Business, Enterprise, & Innovation, maintained by the Irish government, provides information on many laws and regulations related to enterprise, trade, and employment. Some examples of information provided include rights for foreign workers, import/export license information, and intellectual property rights.
The mission of Ireland's Department of Defence is to provide for the military defense of Ireland and to contribute to national and international peace and security. The site includes publications, press releases, and news.
The Department of Finance of Ireland works to support the achievement of the government's economic and social objectives by promoting a sound, sustainable economic and budgetary environment, continuing improvements in the efficiency of public services, and an effective framework for financial services. This resource includes sections on the Irish government's budget and tax policies.
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the policy development and regulation of international trade with Ireland. The site provides information on passports, citizenship, travel advice, and Irish embassies and consulates.
The Department of Health is responsible for improving the health and well-being of people in Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery, and high performance. The site includes a news center, publications and statistics, and information about projects being done by the department.
Finfacts is a business and finance portal that provides daily business news, business briefs and reports, and information on financial products for both Ireland and the rest of the world. Some sections are updated daily, others less frequently.
This website serves as the main government page for Ireland. The resource features links to every Irish government website and links to over 400 online services. Information for the citizens of Ireland is also included.
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) protects the public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices, and healthcare products. They also monitor the safety of cosmetics. The HPRA website includes product listings, descriptions of different medicines, current topics in medicine and legislation, as well as news and publications.
IDA Ireland is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. The site includes information about the advantages available to businesses in Ireland, as well as sections on the major business sectors in Ireland.
The business section of the Independent has news articles on the latest developments and stories about business in Ireland, as well as sections on farming, technology, and small businesses.
The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), founded in 1793, serves Ireland as the country's only stock exchange. Its website includes information on listing debt, funds, and securities. Additionally, the site provides a variety of statistical reports related to ISE market activity and a section that allows users to look up stock prices.
The Sunday Business Post serves as Ireland’s financial, political and economic weekly newspaper. Topics covered by the periodical include business, politics, and technology.
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) provides support for Irish companies who are looking to export. The site offers information on starting a business, market research, reaching target markets, customs formalities, and export and import documentation. The IEA also offers specific exporting resources and programs for its members. A paid membership is required to gain access to IEA's exporter services.
The Israel Association of Electronics & Software Industries (IAESI) provides Israel's technology industry with analysis and company lists as well as detailed sections regarding its work with military systems, software, and equipment in the telecommunications, industrial, medical, and industrial sectors. It also contains information from the World Economic Forum.
The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute promotes Israeli exports along with trade relations, cooperation, and strategic alliances with overseas companies. It also provides information on different sectors within the Israeli economy as well as relevant events and general information on the Israeli economy.
The main government web-portal of Israel provides information and news on the different ministries and authorities within the Israeli government. There are guides on subjects such as making aliyah, studying in Israel, and being a migrant worker. There are also links to resources relevant to Israel and its government.
Israel's Ministry of Finance's main responsibility is planning and implementing the government's overall economic policy. The site provides information on all departments of the ministry, general and economic information, archives, and current news. Links to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israel Defense Forces are also available.
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the securities and capital markets sectors of the Israeli financial services industry. The site contains information sorted by sub-sectors (such as for mutual funds only) and international and domestic regulatory information.
The Bank of Israel represents Israel in international financial institutions. Among its many other responsibilities are regulating and directing monetary policy, foreign currency activity, foreign exchange control, banking supervision, issuing of coins and banknotes, and serving as an economic advisor to the government.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is a government body that provides statistical information to government ministries, academic research institutions, and the general public. Examples of offered disseminated information include economic and demographic data, price indices, and labor figures. Monthly bulletins in Excel and PDF are also available.
Globes is an Israeli daily financial newspaper. The online paper contains extensive business and economic news and features on Israel and the Middle East. In-depth stock market coverage and a technology guide are provided along with sections dedicated to those interested in news on a specific sector or topic.
The Ministry of Communications is responsible for regulating telecommunications in Israel. Examples of the ministry's duties include formulating regulatory policies, supervising providers and ensuring their compliance with legislation, supervising the postal authority, setting tariffs, and managing the electromagnetic spectrum.
The official Ministry of Economy site for Israel is designed to encourage economic growth by offering tools to aid internal and foreign investors in doing business within Israel. The site provides business statistics, a detailed industry sector analysis as well as information on taxes and laws.
The Ministry of Health bears national responsibility for ensuring the health of the population of Israel. The Ministry determines the policy on matters of health and medical services, and is in charge of planning, supervision and control, licensing and coordination of the health system’s services.
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) provides market data and investing information for those interested in the Israeli markets, as well as sections for the local investment community and securities sector. Also included is a section for news and events relevant to Israel and the markets.
The Jerusalem Post offers business headlines, stock market reports, real estate reports, and company news from the Israeli news source. Business news is updated regularly.
The Second Authority for Radio and Television regulates the broadcasting market in Israel. Examples of duties include determining legislation and ensuring the compliance with these regulations, examining broadcast schedules, and ensuring the appropriateness and truthfulness of broadcasts.
The Israeli Space Agency (ISA) is a part of Israel's Ministry of Science and Technology. The ISA promotes both academic research and research institutes to support the development of innovative space technologies as well as to create the next reserve of scientists in space research and education.
The Italian Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II) is an organization designed to promote United States investment in Italy's small to medium-sized enterprise sectors. This organization highlights business opportunities between Italy and the United States and provides a platform for collaboration between the two countries. An events page is provided as well as a resource page which includes academic papers related to Italian and American business markets.
This is the main government page for the Italian Government which includes official press releases, statistics, and information on Italian foreign relations and domestic policies. This resource is mostly in Italian, but does contain a small portion of English sections.
The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) promotes good health through medicines by setting pharmaceutical policies and assuring their consistent application nationwide. AIFA promotes pharmaceutical research and development to further the safety and efficiency of drugs and medical devices. The site provides information on pricing and reimbursement, medical and scientific information, assessment and registration, and inspections and certifications.
The Italian Space Agency (ASI) is a significant player in space science, satellite technology, and the development of mobile systems for exploring the Universe. The site provides users with educational information as well as current news, missions and projects, and a deeper look into the agency. Some parts of the site are in Italian.
The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) provides contact information for Italian firms interested in trading with a particular country, information on Italian laws and regulations, detailed profiles of Italian consultancy companies, and statistical information relating to trading with Italy. Training programs aimed at entrepreneurs or civil servants from developing countries and economies in transition are also offered.
The National Institute of Statistics (Istat) acts as the central institution for statistical information in Italy. The site includes indices on several economic sectors, news, and statistical tools. Users can find an assortment of statistics listed by territory or theme on the site.
This document defines Italy’s restrictions associated with freedom of contract regarding agency agreements and distribution agreements, as well as the differences between them. This resource also specifies the legal issues including exclusivity and non-compete provisions, choice of law, competition law issues, taxes, and international conventions. Prepared by: DS Avvocati Santa Maria Tristano Ziccardi.
The Authority for Communications (AGCOM) regulates communications in Italy by implementing licenses to operators, promoting fair and accessible competition, resolving disputes, protecting copyrights, and supervising the quality and appropriateness of communication products to protect consumers. The site provides statistics on telecommunications in Italy, information on postal services, and access to a user section for consumers. This website is only available in Italian.
The Borsa Italiana is charged with the responsibility of managing the Italian stock exchange. Information is provided on stocks, ETFs, funds, derivatives, and bonds. On the site, users can learn about different markets, stock options, how to take a business public, read up on new regulation information, and analyze statistics.
Invest in Torino Piemonte is an Italian regional service agency devoted to aiding foreign and domestic industries interested in doing business in Piemonte, in northern Italy. They offer complete assistance to companies desiring to locate in Piemonte as well. The site provides services such as helping with the development of prospective companies, and giving comprehensive information about all aspects of Piemonte.
Invitalia, under the Italian government mandate, is the national agency for inward investment promotion and enterprise development to promote opportunities and encourage investment. This site provides information about new initiatives, current projects, and investment opportunities.
The Ministry of Economic Development is responsible for a wide variety of policies, including economic development and cohesion, energy and mineral resources, telecommunications, internationalization and business incentives. Specific resources on the site are available in English, otherwise, the site is in Italian.
The Ministry of Health has been assigned the responsibility to look over the healthcare, veterinary health care, and occupational healthcare industries, as well as coordinate national health services and regulate hygiene and food safety in Italy. The site offers information on the ministry such as the functions, organizations, and information on the National Health Council. The site provides tools and services for users. Only available in Italian.
The National Commission for Society and the Stock Market (CONSOB) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Italian Financial Services Industry. The site contains a list of laws and resources, as well as an education section that covers basic legal financial material.
The Bank of Italy advises the legislative and executive branches and also provides treasury services for the central government. The web page provides users with information on services for the public, publications, statistics, the central banking system, and markets and payment systems.
The Jamaica Observer is an online news source with a section dedicated to business news and analysis. News stories in this section pertain to business news, Jamaica's economy, and financial sector information. The latest news and headlines in Jamaica are also provided on the site.
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is Jamaica's trade and investment agency. JAMPRO offers pertinent information regarding how to invest and trade in Jamaica as well as a country profile detailing basic information. The media portion of the site contains publications, press releases, and videos about current events within the agency.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is an electronic market that allows users to buy and sell stock. It provides valuable insights into the stock exchange via market reports, stock market facts, and publications regarding market prospects. Users can also download corporation action data, dividend data, histories indices, and pricing information from the website.
The Bank of Jamaica is in charge of managing currency, regulating the financial system and markets, and controlling monetary policy. The site offers economic and financial data, exchange rate information, and news releases. The site also contains sections that give a detailed overview of Jamaica's financial system, monetary policy, and currency.
The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is responsible for monitoring and regulating broadcast radio and television. The commission monitors licensees and ensures their compliance with regulations, which the commission creates. The site includes information on services provided by the commission as well as a library of broadcasting laws, regulations, and codes which open in PDF.
The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Jamaican financial services industry. The site also contains featured articles and speeches, information on financial education and literacy, and general information about the FSC.
This is the online information portal for the Government of Jamaica. This site includes information about the Jamaican government including its ministries, agencies, and ministers. Basic information about the country itself is also available on the site.
The Ministry of Health's (MOH) mission is to ensure the provision of quality health services and to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental practices in Jamaica. The ministry, together with its regional health authorities, agencies, and related organizations, make up the public health system and are responsible for healthcare delivery across the island. The MOH website provides current news regarding healthcare and pharmaceuticals as well as information about the ministry's services.
The Ministry of Industry Investment, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries focuses on developing and maintaining industries in agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, and service sectors. This website gives visitors information on the ministry and its administration, along with general information on the projects and goals of the ministry. There is also a news section with current events and news relative to Jamaican industries.
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica is an agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. It provides statistical data on demographics, employment and labor, consumer prices, production, and trade in the country. Annual, quarterly, and monthly statistical reports are also provided.
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) specializes in space development, as well as aviation research and development. Exploring space and pursuing aerospace fields are JAXA's greatest missions. The site includes topics, press releases, missions, and global activities.
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the atomic energy industry in Japan. This site contains a list of news, information, publications, and JAEA research and development.
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) provides information about various financial instruments, environmental conservation efforts, and finance groups in different areas. In addition, JBIC provides reports and press releases.
The Japan Business Federation, also known as Keidanren, is an economic organization that aims to utilize corporations, individuals, and local communities to further develop the economy and strengthen the country's quality of life. The website provides information on the current economic and business environment in Japan through a variety of articles, opinion pieces, and policy recommendations.
The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) provides users with an overview of international and domestic business activities of Japan. International business opportunities and a listing of Japanese business organizations are also featured on the site. Some parts of the site are only available in Japanese.
The Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) provides a bi-monthly newsletter regarding Japan's economy and its international business outlook, as well as more internal aspects of Japan's economy for potential investors. It also acts as a platform that arranges opportunities for Japanese and foreign leaders to exchange ideas by offering conferences and research activities.
Striving to improve the Japanese economy, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) provides statistics on the electronic and information technology industry in Japan as well as information on different activities pursued by JEITA. Links to different exhibitions, press releases, publications, and a list of its members are also included.
The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) is a financial institution that operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Exchange, Japan Exchange Regulation, and Japan Securities Clearing Corporation. The site provides information about listed companies, financial instruments, data and statistics, self-regulation, clearing and settlement, and updated market news and indices.
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) provides information on doing business in Japan, such as a cost simulation model to help estimate start-up costs of establishing a new operation in Japan, an overview of Japan's regional transportation infrastructure, and information regarding regulations on establishing new enterprises.
Japan for Sustainability (JFS) is a non-profit organization providing information on developments and activities in Japan that lead toward sustainability. The site has a variety of news articles on topics such as biodiversity, steady-state economy, and energy. The JFS newsletter, issued monthly, summarizes the latest environmental trends and topics in Japan.
Provided as a special report by Global Markets, Japan in the Global Capital Markets 2017 details the latest trends that are impacting Japan's interaction with the international capital markets. Key features include the impact of recent economic policies, trends in the Yen market, and a bond market outlook. The report is available to download free of charge in PDF.
The Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs (Keizai Koho Center) provides economic reports covering business trends in Japan. The site also offers a publication called "Japan and the World" which is a well-respected data book on Japanese social and economic statistics. This is an annual publication. Some reports provided by the website require payment.
The Japan Railway Construction, Transport, and Technology Agency (JRTT) was created to promote the establishment of mass transportation systems in Japan through the creation of railways and marine transportation companies. The JRTT is in charge of ensuring a smooth evolution of Japan's rail, marine, and air transportation industries.
This website provides information on the Bank of Japan's monetary policy, financial and payment systems, international finance, research papers, and current applicable financial statistics.
The Daiwa Institute of Research (DIR) provides economic research, consulting, and system solutions. Under the research section, Japan's economic outlooks are available on a monthly, a quarterly, and a medium-term basis. In addition, there are economic indicators and analyses, legal and tax information, and other research reports. DIR news releases are also posted on the homepage when available.
The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Japanese financial services industry. The site provides information about various laws and regulations, measures, regulated institutions, and topical information. In addition, the site provides annual reports, announcements, and FAQs related to the financial industry.
The Institute of Developing Economies - Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) strives for increasing trade and collaboration with the developing world. The site provides various research reports, which are based on different regions and topics, a library of resources, publications, and relevant data.
As the main website for the government of Japan this resource provides valuable information on the structure and functions of the government, ministries, and agencies, as well as a multitude of links to other useful government related resources.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is in charge of the promotion and policies of the Japanese Agriculture industry. The site provides many links regarding current promotions, statistics, and policies, as well as annual reports on the department and the industries they oversee.
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) provides a variety of economic information on Japan including statistical releases, economic reports, external economic policies, and trade information.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) offers information on the budget, customs, national property, government bonds, tax policy, and stabilization of Japan. The site also provides links to other major financial institutions in Japan.
The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan provides information on foreign policy, regional and economic affairs, visa application procedures, and more. It also contains announcements, links, and a newsletter.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare provides regulations on maximum residue limits for agricultural chemicals in foods, basic food and drug regulations, standards for foods, and food additives for Japan. The site includes policy information, news, statistics, and documents.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) regulates the information, communications, and postal services sectors, along with several other systems such as administrative organizations, electoral systems, and disaster prevention. The MIC promotes the fair competition of these sectors while also developing new technological systems for information and communications. The MIC grants licenses to operators and sets tariffs and taxes for regulation.
The National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) conducts testing, research, and studies toward the proper evaluation of the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, foods, and the numerous chemicals in the living environment. The site includes information on drugs, medical devices, food, and chemicals as well as general information on the NIHS.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) is a research institute attached to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for conducting fundamental and applied research on infectious diseases and setting testing standards for the development of antibiotics and vaccines. The NIID website contains information about the institute, as well as recent news articles and research being done.
Nikkei Asian Review serves as a primary business-information source for top corporate executives and decision-makers in Japan. The site is an online resource that provides daily coverage on Japanese business news and financial markets. A subscription fee is required for certain features of the site.
The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) of Japan is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and capital market sectors of the Japanese financial services industry. The site contains news, regulations, and publications as they apply to Japan.