How do I find information about a particular overseas company?

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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 includes type of organization, year established, size, general reputation, territory covered, sales, product lines, principal owners, and financial information and trade references with recommendations from on-site U.S. commercial officers to assess suitability 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 (801) 255-1871 or via email: david.fiscus@trade.gov

Private corporations which maintain information on overseas companies include:

Dun & Bradstreet Information Service provides country profiles and risk analysis, lists and publications such as America's Corporate Families and International Affiliates. They also compile Economic risk and Payment 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: jintl@N0SPAM.connix.com