For the small business owner, the researcher, or the local elected official, data-driven decision making is fast becoming the process by which decisions can be backed up and verified. Whether you are a customer, an employee, student, or business owner, Big Data and advanced science applications are enabling us to take decision-making to a whole new level in multiple areas of our lives.

Recognizing the sea change and growing importance of good data in decision making, the Cal Asian Chamber licenses a number of global database and credit monitoring systems and for a small fee will provide members with customized reports. In addition, Cal Asian has compiled the following list of free resources for your review.

Two-Way Street: 2017 Update

California Business Roundtable 

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.  Established in 1972, Business Roundtable applies the expertise and experience of its CEO members to the major issues facing the nation.  Through research and advocacy, Business Roundtable promotes policies to improve U.S. competitiveness, strengthen the economy, and spur job creation.

 Trade, The Impacts of Trade Worldwide

The Trade Partnership was founded by Laura Baughman in 1991 to meet a need for a consulting firm that could apply economic analysis to produce clear, concise and useful information about the impacts of trade policies. Our office in Washington, DC offers locally based trade and economic consulting services that combine economic analysis with the management of public and legislative outreach.

California Chamber of Commerce 

The California Chamber supports expansion of international trade and investment, fair and equitable market access for California products abroad, and elimination of disincentives that impede the international competitiveness of California business.

California District Export Council’s 

The District Export Councils (DEC) contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.

Foreign Consular Offices in California 

State of California, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development, International Trade and Investment Strategy 

The overall policy governing this Strategy is to create jobs, increase revenues for California enterprises, and improve California’s international competitiveness by expanding the export of California goods and services and by increasing foreign direct investment into the state.

East West Center

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center’s Washington, DC, office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence, including through its Asia Matters for America initiative.

The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the US government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

East West Center


COMTRADE – International trade statistics by products and countries

Global Trade Alert – Information about international trade barriers

COFACE – Country-risk and macroeconomic data

International Contracts – International contract models in five languages

Globaltrade – Business directory of export service providers and market analysis

Kompass – Worldwide business directory