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See 31 U.S.C. 5151 for rules.

Import-Export: U.S. Commercial Service's Export Assistance Centers for Georgia. "A Basic Guide to Exporting" from Export.gov. The Export-Import Bank for help with financing for companies big and small. Annual and quarterly trade data is available from the International Trade Administration's TradeStats Express. Use USATrade Online to find state-level import and export data.

Country Guides: State Department U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (formerly Background Notes) and CIA World Factbook cover land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Country Commercial Guides contain information on commercial environments. Browse data from websites of foreign governments. Pronounce foreign names and places with Voice of America's Pronunciation Guide.

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control contains information about country sanctions, the Specially Designated Nationals List, and other information to know when doing business overseas.

To find personnel, use U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. For State Department, use the Biography section to find names. The Country Offices Directory lists those in foreign countries.

CROSS, Customs Rulings Online Search System, a searchable database of U.S. Customs and Border Protection rulings 1989-present. Search the Intellectual Property Rights database.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) assists U.S. private businesses with overseas enterprises, especially in new and emerging markets.

International law resources in English from the Library of Congress, including those of the Global Legal Information Network.

Business travelers can find useful travel information on Atlanta-Fulton Public Library's Recreation and Travel page.

Check current time in all U.S. time zones, plus UTC. Time zone table.(NOAA's Earth System Research Lab). World time zone map (CIA World Factbook). 

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