Statistical tests for panel data in SPSS

Dear all,

For my thesis, I would like to conduct a statistical test in SPSS to explain trade between the United States and 12 different regions, based on a couple of independent variables (both ratio and binary). I have seen that STATA is the best way to do this, however I have no experience with this software. Moreover, it does not necessarily has to be the most ingenious test; A simple test in SPSS would be fine.

I have looked around the web, and saw some recommendations about using (Residual) Maximum Likelihood and generalized estimating equations, but I do not really know which one fits my specific research question best.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Let me know if you need any clarifications.

Kind regards,
Could you please state your research question, as I am not quite clear on what your dependent variable is and what exactly you are trying to study.