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The Corporate Data League uses a collaboratively managed reference data repository for the following purposes:

Examples of available reference data are 259 countries (e.g. Austria, Germany, Switzerland), 2228 legal forms (e.g. Обособленные подразделения юридических лиц (RU), Szövetség (kivéve sportszövetség) (HU), Europos kooperatinės bendrovės (LT)), and 97 (e.g. Swiss commercial register, Australian Business Register, Companies House).

Overview on CDL managed external business partner data sources connected to the CDL Lookup capability

Active external sourcesDescriptionCountry
Alaska Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations and limited partnerships lisenced to do business in the US state Alaska.United States
Australian Business RegisterThe extract information contains a subset of the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). Access to ABN Lookup data is also available via SOAP web services, you can find more information on the ABN lookup website (http://abr.business.gov.au/Webservices.aspx).Australia
Canada Corporate RegistryDatabase containing information about different kinds of federal corporations, e.g. corporations and non-for-profit corporations created under the Canada Business Corporations Act. Excluded are corporation falling under financial legislation or those created under provincial or territiral legislation.Canada
Colorado Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about Colorado Business Entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.) registered with the Colorado Secretary of State since 1864.United States
Companies HouseCompanies house is an institution that runs the companies register in UK. Companies house offer several possibilities to search for Company Identifiers, Company names etc. There is a new webservice solution which enables direct integration.United Kingdom
Florida Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about the Corporate Data (excluding Trademarks) registered with the Florida Secretary of State. Data can be downloaded as daily update (whereby the the naming convention is CCYYMMDDx.txt) or as quarterly zip filed data.United States
France Register of CompaniesDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation in France.France
Iowa Business Entity RegisterThe database provides a list of active business entities, both domestic business organizations (organized under and subject to the laws of Iowa), and foreign business organizations (organized under a law other than Iowa) who are authorized to transact business in the State of Iowa at time of update. This database only contains active businesses.United States
Ireland Companies RegisterDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation in IrelandIreland
Japanese National Tax AgencyDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation under provisions of the Companies Act or other laws and regulations. It further includes national government bodies and local government entities. Each entry is assigned with a unique corporate number.Japan
KBO Central Belgium Company DatabaseBelgium company registerBelgium
Legal entity identifierA Legal Entity Identifier (or LEI), is a 20-character identifier that identifies distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. It is defined by ISO 17442. The LEI is a global standard, designed to be non-proprietary data that is freely accessible to all. As of October 2017, over 630,000 legal entities from more than 195 countries have now been issued with LEIs.World
New York Business Entity RegisterThis dataset contains information on all active corporations as of the last business day of the specified month and year. In this context, the Department of State keeps a record of every filing for every incorporated business in the state (no information on inactive businesses)United States
Norway Register of Business EnterprisesDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation in Norway.Norway
Oregon Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about Oregon Business Entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.) registered with the Oregon Secretary of State. There are 3 datasets: Business Registrations (excluding assumed business names and limited liability companies), Assumed Business Name Registrations​ and Limited Liability Company Registrations. The first one is taken as reference, but they follow an identical data model.United States
Swiss commercial registerZefix is an online service of the Swiss Confederation that offers commercial register information (particularly names). Zefix is complete in respect of business names of corporate bodies (corporations, corporations with unlimited partners, limited liability companies, cooperatives, non-profit associations and foundations) and public-law corporations registered in the Commercial Register. Activ general or limited partnerships and sole proprietorships are all registered. Cancelled general or limited partnerships and sole proprietorships are all registred since January 1st 2000.Switzerland
US Securities and Exchange CommissionThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allows comprehensive access to the SEC's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) filings by corporations, funds, and individuals.United States
Washington Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations and limited partnerships listed in the US state Washington.United States
Wyoming Business Entity RegisterDatabase containing information about Wyoming Business Entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.) registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State.United States

Available records via external managed business partner data sources

There are 35,420,004 company records available.

 Available recordsActivation date
Alaska Business Entity Register73,987
Australian Business Register2,900,00015 April 2018
Canada Corporate Registry930,00030 April 2018
Colorado Business Entity Register1,716,403
Companies House10,216,2535 February 2018
France Register of Companies11,100,0005 March 2018
Iowa Business Entity Register230,117
KBO Central Belgium Company Database1,300,00015 January 2018
Legal entity identifier550,0001 November 2017
New York Business Entity Register2,504,813
Norway Register of Business Enterprises1,103,302
Oregon Business Entity Register442,012
US Securities and Exchange Commission1,064,14318 May 2018
Washington Business Entity Register1,080,2515 March 2018
Wyoming Business Entity Register208,723


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Overview on CDL managed reference data

Reference data sourceDescriptionData model conceptsPurposeCountriesStatus
Administrative areasA list of address/administrative areas.Administrative areaAddress curation
Data validation
WorldACTIVE
Commercial registersA list of company registers per country. These are e.g. used to define the issueing body of a company register ID, which is particular important in countries like Germany and United States. There local authorities assign IDs that refer to the specific company register.IdentifierData validationWorldACTIVE
Country codes and namesA list of country codes and country names, based on ISO 3166, managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Country
Country shortname
Country value
Address curation
Data validation
WorldACTIVE
Identifier typesA list of identifiers which are used for business partners on notional or global scale. This list is managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Identifier
Identifier type
Address curation
Data validation
WorldACTIVE
Legal formsA list of legal forms, commonly used abbreviations, and countries which officially use a particular legal form for business partner names. This list is managed by the CDL Community according to operational needs.Business partner legal formAddress curation
Data validation
WorldACTIVE
LocalitiesLocalities, their post codes and the related administrative areas.Locality
Post code
Administrative area
Address curation
Data validation
WorldACTIVE


Overview on CDL managed external data sources (direct and/or indirect)

External data sourceDescriptionData model conceptsPurposeCountriesStatus
Australian Business RegisterThe extract information contains a subset of the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). Access to ABN Lookup data is also available via SOAP web services, you can find more information on the ABN lookup website (http://abr.business.gov.au/Webservices.aspx).Australian Business Number (Australia)
Locality
Thoroughfare
Business partner name local
Data validation
Address curation
Reference data collection
AustraliaACTIVE
Bundesamt für Statistik - UID Register (CH)Allows to verify the validity of a Swiss VAT ID and UID (national ID) and to gather additional information about the company status, registered address and names.Business partner name local
Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Company identification number (Switzerland)
VAT registration number (Switzerland)
Data validation
Data enrichment
SwitzerlandACTIVE
Canada Corporate RegistryDatabase containing information about different kinds of federal corporations, e.g. corporations and non-for-profit corporations created under the Canada Business Corporations Act. Excluded are corporation falling under financial legislation or those created under provincial or territiral legislation.Name
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Identifier
Business partner legal form
Data validation
Address curation
Reference data collection
CanadaACTIVE
Companies HouseCompanies house is an institution that runs the companies register in UK. Companies house offer several possibilities to search for Company Identifiers, Company names etc. There is a new webservice solution which enables direct integration.Company registration number (United Kingdom)
Name
Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Data validation
Address curation
Reference data collection
United KingdomACTIVE
France Register of CompaniesDatabase containing information about different kinds of corporations which have been registered for incorporation in France.Name
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Business partner legal form
Identifier
Data validation
Address curation
Reference data collection
FranceACTIVE
GeoNamesGeoNames is a geographical database, see Wikipedia for further details.Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
Address curation
Data validation
Reference data collection
WorldACTIVE
Google MapsGoogle Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google, see Wikipedia for further details.Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
Address curationWorldACTIVE
KBO Central Belgium Company DatabaseBelgium company registerName
Locality
Administrative area
Post code
Thoroughfare
Country
Premise
Identifier
Data validation
Address curation
Reference data collection
BelgiumACTIVE
Legal entity identifierA Legal Entity Identifier (or LEI), is a 20-character identifier that identifies distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. It is defined by ISO 17442. The LEI is a global standard, designed to be non-proprietary data that is freely accessible to all. As of October 2017, over 630,000 legal entities from more than 195 countries have now been issued with LEIs.WorldACTIVE
OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world, see Wikipedia for further details.Locality
Post code
Thoroughfare
Administrative area
Address curationWorldACTIVE
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