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International Resources & Research

Government  Resources

www.cia.gov
(Click on World Factbook/Click to select a country) See for socio-political and economic information on individual country markets. Does not focus specifically on franchising, but has excellent, frequently updated information on important elements such as economic conditions, socio-economic trends and political risk.

www.state.gov/countries
The Background Notes generated by the U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide provide a good picture of the market and its people. Good information, regularly updated on the political sector circumstances, economic and commercial developments and the quality of the relationship with the USA.

www.export.gov
A good source of market research, trade events and trade leads. In countries where franchising is considered a “best prospect”, considerable information can be obtained on the sector, its performance, opportunities and key players. This site also provides contact information for the U.S. Department of Commerce offices in the U.S. and around the world.

www.countryrisk.com
The mission of Country Risk: "..to serve as a resource to those needing to know the stability of distant countries, including global businesspeople, development professionals, academic researchers, journalists, and the interested public."



 

External Resources

World Franchise Council


US Embassies and Export
Assistance Centers

 

Master Franchise Opportunities in the U.K.

William Rosenberg International Center
for Franchising Studies


 

Internal Resources

GoGlobal Forum


International Development Consultants


International Calendar of Events


U.S. Commercial Service Franchise Team