Useful Links

North Carolina Trade-Related Sites

Official State of North Carolina site – Links to all aspects of state government

N.C. Ports – Links to information about ports of Wilmington and Morehead City

N.C. Department of Commerce, International Trade Division – Access to ITD services and information, including calendar of events, statistics, outreach, foreign trade zones, JETRO, furniture export office, and others

N.C. Department of Agriculture, International Trade – Information on international marketing of N.C. agricultural products

N.C. Small Business & Technology Development Center – Includes access to International Business Development services for small firms

The U.S. Export Assistance Centers of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina – Links to all campuses of state university system

N.C. Community College System – Links to all N.C. community colleges

World Affairs Council of Charlotte – As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world.

North Carolina Economic Development Partnership

U.S. Government Sites

U.S. Department of Commerce – Links to many U.S. trade-related services

International Trade Administration – Primary trade-related agency in DOC

U.S. Trade Statistics from Census Bureau – Up-to-date information on overall U.S. trade

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis – Data on trade and foreign direct investment

The Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce – Links to many agencies and data sources

Export-Import Bank of the United States – The official export credit agency of the U.S. government.

International Trade Commission – Quasi-judicial body involved in making determinations in trade disputes

U.S. Commercial Service Market Research – Includes link to the Market Research Library

Overseas Private Investment Corporation – U.S. Government agency that sells investment services to assist U.S. companies investing in some 140 emerging economies around the world

U.S. Customs Service – Look especially at Trade section for info about “Importing and Exporting”