16. How do I find information about a particular overseas company?
Various public and private resources have services designed to help U.S. exporters find information about overseas companies:
International Company Profile, a program offered by our office, portrays the reliability of prospective trading partners. Information provided included type of organization, year established, size, general reputation, territory covered, sales, parduct lines, principal owners, financial inormation and trade references with recommendations from on-site U.S. commercial officers ast to suitabiltiy as a trading partner. The results of your request will take 30 - 45 days and costs $500 per report. You can place your order for this service by calling our office at (907) 271-6237 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private corporations which maintain information on overseas companies include:
Dun & Bradstreet Information Service, provides country profiles and risk analysis, lists and publicaitons such as America's Corporate Families and International Affiliates. They also compile Economic risk and Paybment Review reports available by country, region or globally. They can be reached at (800) 932-0025 or http://www.dnb.com.
Standard & Poor's Rating Service provides country profile reports, risk analysis, credit reports. They also compile Economic risk and Payment Review reports available by country, region or globally. They can be reached at (212) 208-1146.
Graydon America, Inc., provides business services in the fields of credit management and marketing information on overseas companies. They can be reached at (212) 385-3490.
Other private corporations which provide credit reporting services include:
America's Business Information Association ties together credit reporting from agencies in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Mexico at (404) 933-4142.
J.I. International can be contacted at (860) 589-1698 or via email at: email@example.com.
Veritas can be contacted at (800) 929-8374 or by connecting to: www.vertias-usa.com.