North AmericaA collection of resources on North America - featuring Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States of America (including Hawaii and Alaska)
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea. North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 4.8% of the planet’s surface or about 16.5% of its land area. As of July 2008, its population was estimated at nearly 529 million people across 23 independent states, representing about 7.5% of the human population.
Below you will find a collection of helpful resources, events, white papers and publications on Business in North America or Business with North America.
The resources section covers corporate and personal tax rates worldwide, translation services, business and property insurances, business banks worldwide, lawyers and accountants worldwide, country-specific human rights guidance and much more.
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White Papers & Publications
Browse Bizezia’s publications on international business – simply click on the image to load the publication.
A fully comprehensive listing of Accounting and Consulting Networks and Associations around the globe, as well as a listing of Regional Organisations and Networks.
A comprehensive listing, including Bar Associations, Lawyers Associations, Professional Bodies, Large Firms around the world and International Networks and Associations.
Schools Around the World
Commercial Sales and Letting Agents
Residential Sales and Letting Agents
Country by Country
Browse the publications on doing business with North American countries, sorted country by country in alphabetical order.
NB: Some countries span more than one zone. Some zones are split into different regions. Resources, Events, White Papers and Publications may not be shown for all countries.
– Doing Business in Bermuda: A Country Commercial Guide
for U.S. Companies – from US Commercial Service
– Doing Business in Canada – from Bizezia
– Doing Business in Greenland – from KPMG
United States of America (including Hawaii and Alaska)
– Doing Business in the United States of America – from Bizezia
– Buying a Residential Property in the USA – from Bizezia
– Doing Business in the US – the key tax issues – from PWC
– Doing Business in the United States – employment and
labour laws – from Preston Gates
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> InterContinental Finance Magazine has slowly established itself as an industry leading publication. It provides its massive readership with clear and concise reports and reviews, highlighting the very best of advisors, financiers and banks across all Continents, whilst displaying Global transactional activity.
> www.cia.gov – The central intelligence agency (CIA) provide a substantial number of documents and other resources. Among these are the world fact book for 267 world entities, maps and chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments.
> The World Bank website – The World Bank publish information of every country. Go to the site and select the country for which you need information
> Rocket Matter – Lawyers: Discover how the fastest online legal software for small and mid-size law firms can make life a whole lot easier. Take a look at their 30 minute tour of the major features of Rocket Matter, including task tracking, invoicing, calendaring, document storage, Google and Dropbox Integration, and more! Click here.
> KPMG’s Corporate tax rates table – Provides a view of global corporate tax rates between 2006 and 2014.
> KPMG’s Taxation of international executives – KPMG member firms have produced a series of summaries titled Taxation of International Executives. These summaries cover relevant income tax and social security rates, together with the key aspects of the tax legislation relating to expatriate employees working in these countries.
> Chambers Global Guide – The client’s guide to the world’s best Lawyers. Published annually in March, Chambers Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world. It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.
> Law Library – The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s law library is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations. It is updated regularly but they are unable to guarantee that laws are the most recent version.
> App: Doing Business at a Glance 2014 – Download International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s app to compare rankings and indicators from economy to economy or economy to region.
> Crown Relocations – With almost 50 years of experience, Crown Relocations provide intelligence to emigrating individuals and to transferring employees to assist in planning, living and working in a new place. Their comprehensive services support relocating individuals, families and employees all over the world.
> Culture Savvy test – How culturally aware are you? Do you blunder through social and business situations wherever you’re travelling, or do you appreciate the subtleties of business style in every country you visit? Answer the questions to find out.
> Body Language test – By reading a prospect’s gestures you can minimize perceived sales pressure and know when it’s appropriate to close the sale. Acquiring this important communication skill will make you a more effective trainer, a stronger recruiter and a more persuasive leader.
> World Trade Link – a matchmaking service where members can introduce you to their clients in the same, similar or relevant market sectors, with experience of international law, for possible mutual business opportunities.
> Glossary of Terms: International Business – from Wall Street Journal
> Business Law International – Law journal devoted to issues of relevance to the international commercial, legal and academic community, published by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division
> Bloomberg Rankings: Countries – Best for doing business rankings
> Translation Services – A list of experienced translators located all over the world, providing accurate business translations to help you stay competitive in the international market. Compiled by Martin Pollins.
> HSBC Country Guides – If you’re looking to expand your operations in new markets, HSBC can put the right information in your hands
> Trade Fairs Around the World – Prepared by Martin Pollins. Details of trade fairs around the world, including China, Germany, UK, Johannesburg and many more
> International Correspondence Lawyers – A directory that provides lawyers worldwide with an opportunity to present their company details, correspondence languages and fields of expertise. There is also an associated directory of financial advisors and tax consultants as well as general information on tax rates, legal forms of companies and requirements for setting up a company in more than 70 countries.
> IFLR1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. They produce: annual law firm and lawyer rankings, a directory of firms and lawyers active in financial and corporate work, daily news and features including analysis of market trends and law firm news.
> Tax-News.Com – This daily worldwide tax news service is continuously updated through the day. Search the 45,000 plus story archive for free.
> A Global Guide to Business Etiquette – A beautiful PDF by The Star Alliance Network, providing a guide to global business etiquette.