International Law Section Resources


 

U.S. Government Links

U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov/

Export.gov—U.S. Department of Commerce’s Portal
http://www.export.gov
Export.gov is the portal to all export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government. Whether you're looking for trade leads, free export counseling, or help with the export process, Export.gov is your first step in growing your international sales.
Trade Information Center
http://www.ita.doc.gov/tic Bureau of Industry and Security
http://www.bis.doc.gov
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is at the cutting edge of many challenging and important issues involving national security and high technology. A principal challenge for the bureau is helping stop proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, while furthering the growth of U.S. exports.
U.S. Census—Foreign Trade Statistics
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/index.html
The official U.S. import and export statistics reflect both government and nongovernment shipments of merchandise between foreign countries and the U.S. Customs Territory (the 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico), U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, without regard to whether or not a commercial transaction is involved. In general, the statistics record the physical movement of merchandise between the United States and foreign countries.
International Buyers Program
http://www.usatrade.gov/ibp
The Commercial Service is the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce. Wide and deep knowledge of markets and industries. A unique global network. Inventive use of information technology. A focus on small and midsized businesses. The clout and cachet of the U.S. government.
European Union Regulations and Standards
http://www.buyusa.gov/europeanunion
Working to ensure that European integration is a success for American business, US&FCS at the U.S. Mission to the European Union (CSEU) anticipates and responds to the needs of U.S. exporters, especially new-to-export, small and medium sized businesses, as well as U.S. businesses already operating in the EU.
Market Access and Compliance
http://www.mac.doc.gov/
Keeping foreign markets open to American businesses and workers is our top priority. MAC looks for exporting problems caused by foreign governments and uses every possible tool to achieve equal treatment for U.S. companies and workers. Please contact us if you are encountering any foreign market barriers and we will quickly evaluate and address your concerns.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs Service
http://www.customs.gov/ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agriculture Service
http://www.fas.usda.gov The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace. U.S. Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov/
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
http://www.cia.gov/
CIA Factbook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
http://www.opic.gov/
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was established as a development agency of the U.S. government in 1971. OPIC helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing the risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy.
U.S. Agency for International Development
http://www.usaid.gov
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.
U.S. Trade Development Agency
http://www.tda.gov
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
http://www.exim.gov
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
U.S. Small Business Administration—Office of International Trade
http://www.sba.gov/oit
As SBA’s office for the support of small business international trade development, the Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 19 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, we direct and coordinate SBA’s ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses going global.
Department of Treasury—Foreign Assets Control
http://www.ustreas.gov/ofac
The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze foreign assets under US jurisdiction. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.