Global Trade Information Services, Inc. (GTI) incorporated in 1993, was established to promote a better understanding of global economic development. With the globalization of world markets, trade data analysis was becoming increasingly important in understanding the dynamics of world trade. Recognizing this development, coupled with an understanding of advances in personal computer technology, GTI developed a new and better software solution for trade data analysis. Today, GTI is recognized as the premier supplier of international merchandise trade data on the Internet. GTI presently serves clients in over 250 cities in 50 countries worldwide.
The U.S. edition of the World Trade Atlas® (WTA) was the first software developed by GTI, followed in succeeding years by different country editions. The WTA revolutionized the way government officials and businesses use trade data. It allows one to browse through each country's trade data quickly and easily to determine the competitiveness of its trade on the world market. Prior to the development of the World Trade Atlas®, a trade analyst might spend weeks or months developing a simple table that could be produced using the World Trade Atlas® in seconds.
GTI's newest software, the Global Trade Atlas® (GTA), incorporates all of the best features of the World Trade Atlas and accommodates the Extra Data Fields of many reporting countries, including US State, Port and Customs District data. Rather than viewing trade in different country editions, one can now view trade around the world in one database. Further, one can create a model for a commodity, such as wine, and show all exports or all imports worldwide on one screen. Trade analysts can determine more accurately market shares of world trade for a particular commodity. In addition, one can now easily estimate import and export trade for those countries that do not have reliable trade data of their own by using the trade data of other countries.
All of GTI's software products are continuously enhanced to perform more quickly, with more flexibility, and in other ways to meet the needs of subscribers to the data.
GTI continues to look for new ways to promote a better understanding of global economic development. With its innovative software, a professional staff with strong international trade backgrounds, and its extensive clientele around the world, it is in a unique position to do so. Combining experienced professionals in the trade field with the latest technology to analyze the international marketplace, GTI continues to evolve.