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International Marketing

Product sells in foreign countries.

General

There are places you can go to get information about various countries. Country-specific resources follow below.

The CIA World Factbook will give you quick stats about population, religion, and a brief background on economics

Background Notes from the US State Department will give you complementary information

BBC News also has Country Profiles

Doing Business has country and economy profiles

Index of Economic Freedom by the Heritage Foundation, ranks over 180 countries on economic freedom and prosperity

International Data Base (IDB) - The US Census Bureau's publication on national and world population data with country rankings dating back to 1950 and projections through 2050.

International Statistics Agencies - a list of agencies from other governments. Look for your country here.

World Development Indicators, an online book from the World Bank

Executive Planet has etiquette tips

As does this Intenational Business site

The subscription database Business Source Complete (linked off of http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/westga/databases/b/) has documents called "Political Risk Yearbooks" for most countries

 

And some country-specific sites:

BrazilTradeNet - from the Brazilian government (English)

Ministério de Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior (Brazilian government page in Portuguese)

Secretary of Economy from Mexico (English)

Ministry of Commerce, People's Republic of China (English)

French Ministry of Foreign Trade (English)

Germany Trade and Invest (English)

Department of Commerce, India (English)

Ministry of Trade, Economy and Industry, Japan (English)

Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation (English)

Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Spain (English)

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Industry, UK (English)