Listed below are other Web sites relating to the industry which
you may find useful. Please read the Disclaimer.
Trade port is
an on-line trade assistance program for exports sponsored by the Department
of Commerce. The program features an interactive trade tutorial, including
a step-by-step check list to guide export transactions, a library of public
and private data bases along with access to nearly 40,000 manufactures
and service companies.
New exporters should obtain a copy of the publication A Basic
Guide to Exporting. This publication is available from the Government
Printing Office for $9.50, stock number 003- 009-00604-0 by calling (202)
The Trade Information Center (TIC)
is the single comprehensive resource for information on all Government
export assistance programs.
The National Trade Data Bank
is the U.S. Government's most comprehensive source of international trade
data. It provides quick and easy access to thousands of files, including
basic export information, trade statistics, market research reports, overseas
contacts, how-to guides, and trade opportunities.
Export Licenses and Controls
Food and Drug Administration is notified of all regulated
products imported into the United States by the U.S. Customs Service, as
the importer, or his/her representative, must file an entry notice and
acquire a bond to cover their goods for release with Customs. FDA then
makes a decision as to the article's admissibility. If FDA does not wish
to examine the entry, the product is allowed to proceed into the United
& Specialized Market Assistance
The International Chamber of
Commerce (ICC) has issued a pamphlet which details its Winter '97 publications.
It includes publications on environmental management, NAFTA documentation
and procedures, foreign marketing, export sales agents and distributors,
and ICC marketing codes.
Earth-Services General Industry
Learn how to enhance your knowledge of global logistics management
through the non-profit educational services of the Institute.
A comprehensive Web site containing links to airlines, airports,
and other transportation related resources is Princeton University's Intelligent
Transportation Systems Program Transportation
A one-stop Internet Information Service and leading-edge Internet
Technology for Carriers, Freight Forwarders & Shippers .
Recognized worldwide as the source of Customs duties and taxes
for over twelve years World tariff offers
a unique mix of subscription services designed to make international trade
easier and more profitable.
Multilateral Trade Agreements/Organizations
CARICOM - Caribbean
Community and Common Market
American Common Market including Guatemala. El Salvador,
Honduras and Nicaragua.
- Southern Common Market between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay
(also known as the Treaty of Asunción)
The Organization of American States
(OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization and is in the process
of constructing the 'Free Trade Area of the Americas' (FTAA). OAS' Foreign Trade Information System (SICE
for short, from its Spanish acronym - Sistema de Información al
ComercioExterior) was established to provide foreign trade information
to residence of member states in order to help them promote the entry of
their country's products into foreign markets and to assist them in the
The World Trade Organization
(WTO) replaces the site of rules known as the General
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) with a permanent institution,
and provides the principal contractual obligations determining how governments
frame and implement domestic trade legislation and regulations. The WTO
was formed as a result of the Uruguay
Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations in 1994. There are 116
and 37 observers countries as of January 1999.
North American Free Trade Agreement
- Earth-Services companies has established a network of transportation
and customs issues between the US and other countries:
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of
America, Inc. (NCBFAA)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
provides information and directives to facilitate global commerce. Among
the books they publish is "Incoterms 1990", a rule book defining
the 13 sales-terms such as "FOB" and "CIF".
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