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Articles and Publications

The Foreign Investment in Property Tax Act
Arizona REALTORS® CEO Michelle Lind provides insights into FIRPTA.

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate 
AFIRE is a trade association for the foreign real estate investment community whose members have a common interest in preserving and promoting international real estate investment.

Foreign Embassy Information and Publications

Hoover’s (Handbook)-International company information

U.S. Government Agencies

CIA World Factbook

Department of Agriculture
Research US Import/Export data with other countries

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
U.S. Government agency that assists U.S. private investment overseas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office

U.S. Census Bureau
Find data on the demographics of immigration into the U.S.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Stats on countries that trade with the U.S. – products traded, balance sheet on imported/exported dollars

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Exports

U.S. Department of Commerce
Information on policies that the U.S. has for commerce and information concerning trade

Visa Information

International Government Agencies

Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
Promoting trade and investment between the U.S. and Brazil

Chamber of Peruvian Construction
CAPECO offers services to promote national development and improve quality of life

People’s Republic of China

Organizations

Arizona Department of Commerce
Extensive information for business people looking for international resources

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Promoting the success of Hispanic businesses through relationships, development and knowledge

Arizona International Growth Group Blog

Asian Real Estate Association of America
AREAA members work in the real estate industry that serve the diverse Asian Pacific American market

Border Trade Alliance
Addresses many cross-border issues between the U.S. and Mexico

CCIM International
Cultrual Diversity Education Program (CDEP) for Certified Commercial Investment Members

Canadian Snowbird Association
National not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of traveling Canadians

Colliers International
Commercial Real Estate Consultants

Consular Corps of Arizona
Information on who is represented in Arizona – history, events, members and sponsors

Federation of International Trade Associations
FITA is a global trade portal of information on international business

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
Working for UK interests for a safe and prosperous world

Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals

Inter-American Development Bank
News beyond the American soil

International Division of the National Association of Home Builders 
IUHF provides a wide range of services and products for U.S. and international members

International Union for Housing Finance
A worldwide networking organization that provides the latest developments in housing finance

International Consortium of Real Estate Associations 

International Investment Law
Provides guidelines, legal journals, and investment arbitration-related databases to professionals

National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build trade capacity and promote economic development in the

People to People
Offers a unique experience for international professional exchange

Miscellaneous

Doing Business in International Markets

International School of Arizona
Curriculum emphasizes second language acquisition through immersion

Journal of Commerce
Interactive tool for industry experts

Market ICIWorld Commercial Real Estate Electronic Network

NationMaster
Offers global statistics, country profiles and data

Currency

Automatic Currency Exchange
Universal currency converter

Cultures

Test your cultural IQ

Cross Cultural Communication

Business Etiquette When Working With Other Cultures

Languages

Language Dictionaries

Jennifer’s Language Page
How to say several words and phrases in hundreds of different languages

Travel

The Weather Channel

Trip Advisor

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration or TSA

Virtual Tourist
Domestic and international travel guide