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. Now, GTI publishes more than 70 separate country editions, each containing the official merchandise trade data of the respective country. 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.
Recognizing that different segments of society require different kinds of trade data, GTI publishes other software for different audiences. The U.S. State Export Series is designed primarily for state government officials who need to see how competitive their state is in the world market as well as with other states. The Waterborne Atlas is primarily for port authorities, Customs officials, and others who need to track transportation to and from each U.S. port. The Customs District series is primarily use by air carriers tracking air cargo in and out of the U.S.
GTI's newest software is the Global Trade Atlas (GTA) that provides governments, trade associations and businesses still another approach to analyze trade data. Rather than looking at trade in different country editions, one can now view trade around the world by individual commodity. For example, 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 now 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.