Trade Resources, Data and Analysis
Trade resources, data and analysis are available from a wide variety of online sources. Below are several useful export-related links.
Founded in 2010 by Frank Lavin, former U.S. Ambassador and Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, Export Now has the expertise to help U.S. companies navigate the challenges of exporting to China. They provide a tech-enabled solution that combines end-to-end logistics, customs management and the translation needed to market goods to Chinese consumers.
BorderJump’s API-driven platform enables U.S. retailers to sell their products cross-border while maintaining full control of the customer experience on their site. Solutions include real-time landed cost calculation, global shipping and logistics, customs clearance, international payment processing, foreign exchange management, fraud protection and export compliance.
Export.gov is the 'one-stop shop' for all export-related information and services offered by nineteen federal agencies. This website, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, provides a wide range of export services, including links to market research about specific countries. information about export finance programs, online export readiness assessment programs and details about upcoming trade shows and trade missions
This collection of trade data sources administered by the Department of Commerce provides links to Trade Stats Express, which provides national and state level data for the export of merchandise on a quarterly basis, as well as a search tool that provides trade data on a metro level. Other valuable information, such as a presentation profiling trends in U.S. trade, is also available at this link.
The U.S. Census Bureau's website has a wealth of trade statistics. Clicking on "Data" will provide access to detailed export data, including an interesting chart listing the top 25 export commodities for each state, classified by HS Code.
This site operated by the United States International Trade Commission's permits provides export data by specific commodity or commodity group. The information on this site is based on Schedule B tariff classifications.
Middle Tennessee State University's Business and Economic Research Center publishes an informative newsletter on state exports on a quarterly basis. This newsletter, which is written by Steven Livingston, is a great source of Tennessee-specific export information.