Where can information and data about the German and Vietnamese markets be found?

Question: Where can information and data about the German and Vietnamese markets be found?


Businesses can look up information on the German market by themselves through the following free useful search tools:

  • ITC’s TradeMap (trademap.org): This tool provides trade data of each country, thereby identifying major import/export products, competitors, import and export progress over the time... TradeMap also provides data on import,export, and tariffs of each product of each country with each partner. Through TradeMap, users can know the export strengths/import needs of each trading partner and current competitors. TradeMap provides data by year, by HS code at 2, 4, or 6-digit level, by value or percentage… Users can extract information in the form of tables, charts or maps and filter the data to be sorted by commodity, country, product group or country group...

  • MacMap – ITC’s Market Access Map (macmap.org): This tool provides tariff and non-tariff barriers applicable to a particular good exported from a particular market to another market. In particular, in terms of tariffs, MacMap includes both Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates and unilateral preferential tariffs (such as GSP) and preferential tariffs under bilateral and multilateral trade agreements (such as FTAs). In terms of non-tariff barriers, MacMap includes regulations on import quotas, trade remedy measures, certification requirements, and other non-tariff measures.

  • Rule of Origin Facilitator - ITC's Search Tool on Rules of Origin (findrulesoforigin.org): This tool allows users to access a database of rules of origin in more than 350 trade agreements of more than 190 countries in the world. Combined with the database on tariffs in FTAs, this is a useful tool to help businesses know about rules of origin of FTAs to enjoy preferential tariff treatment, thereby getting benefits from such FTAs.

  • Tariff Analysis Online (TAO) (tao.wto.org): This helps users to search for different types of tariff rates (MFN, GSP, FTA...) that a country applies to a specific product. TAO provides detailed tariff information for each tariff line according to the HS system of each country and information on average tariffs by product group.

  • Access2Markets - EU’s Market Access Database (https://trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets/en/home): Access2Markets database system is developed by the European Commission to support import and export activities of European businesses as well as import and export partners of the EU. For Vietnamese exporters, EU's Access2Markets can help find EU import and export figures for a particular commodity with a particular partner. At the same time, this tool also provides information on tariffs, technical barriers, customs procedures, rules of origin for goods imported into the EU, etc. This portal is available in 24 EU official languages.

  • World Development Indicators (WDI) of the World Bank: WDI includes more than 1,400 development indicators (GDP, population, labor, inflation, exchange rate....) about 217 economies and more 40 groups of countries over a period of more than 50 years. This is a very useful source of information for businesses to find out general information about the economic situation, population, inflation, unemployment, trade, investment... of each country in the world or compare these indicators between countries.

  • Website of the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) (https://www.cbi.eu): This website provides detailed EU market information such as demands, trends and import requirements of the EU for some specific commodity groups such as: vegetables and fruits, grains, cocoa, coffee, textiles, footwear, seafood...

Source: The Center for WTO and International Trade