Free International Links
US Government Resources
Agency for International Development (AID)
Information about economic and humanitarian assistance to more than 100 countries
The Census Bureau links to statistical offices worldwide, where there are often the most up-to-date releases of economic data as well as press statements from government officials, etc.
Central Intelligence Agency
Links to various publications, including the World Factbook and Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments.
Department of Commerce
Access to many reports, extensive data, and links to other U.S. government sites. Some is fee-based, some areas require registration and are restricted to US companies.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA): www.bea.gov
STAT-USA (fee-based): www.stat-usa.gov
International Trade Administration: www.ita.doc.gov
Department of State
Department of the Treasury
Energy Information Administration
World Oil Transit "'Choke Points": www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/choke.html
Foreign Agricultural Service
News releases from FAS covering a variety of events associated with agricultural trade
International Minerals Statistics and Information
Library of Congress: Country Studies
Link to the Library’s Country Studies, dated but well-researched and extensive
Office of Fossil Energy
DOE site providing international information on fossil energy programs & topics
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
OPIC provides political risk insurance for US companies, and the website lists web resources for each country in which they provide insurance.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
A private, international communications service to Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia, funded by the US Congress.
Trade and Development Agency
The USTDA facilitates development in emerging markets by promoting partnerships in high priority overseas projects.
US Embassies and Consulates
US State Department list and links for all US embassies and consulates around the world.
US Trade Representative
This website of US government’s chief trade negotiator and the principal policy advisor to the president includes a wide array of related reports, data and links.