Know who you are working with by searching the Consolidated Screening List. This list, maintained by the U.S. Government, discloses persons or entities have been denied export privileges or who raise a “Red Flag” that needs to be resolved before proceeding. You can also search the list to find restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items.
Learn more about the Consolidated Screening List, or sign up for email alerts that the list has been updated.
Search the Consolidated Screening List.
To successfully complete an export transaction, you are going to need to classify your product, and create its Schedule B number, with the help of a Harmonized System Classification code (HS Code).
HS Codes are used by customs authorities around the world to identify products for tax reasons, and are harmonized (agreed upon) among governments. To create the Schedule B code and fully classify your product, a U.S.-specific coding system is added to your HS code.
To easily find your code, use the Schedule B search engine.
A tariff or duty is a tax levied by governments on the value including freight and insurance of imported products. Different tariffs are applied on different products by different countries. You will need your HS code to use these tools, see the Product Classification tab for more information.
Find your tariff information using your HS code using the Custom Info Database Tool. Learn more about this tool.
Explore the benefits of the current U.S. free trade agreements using your HS code using the FTA Tariff Tool.
Make sure you and your customers are speaking the same trade language with Incoterms. These internationally recognized rules can help you interpret trade terms and will define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers in any export transaction.
Catch up with the latest version, Incoterms® 2020, and ensure smooth transactions and avoid potentially costly mistakes!
Learn about Incoterms.
Pick a new market with confidence! Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) contain market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 70 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.
Free trade agreements (FTA) between the United States and select trading partners provide low or duty free access, strong intellectual property protection, and greater U.S. exporter input into FTA country product standards. Get practical guidance to discover if your product or service would benefit from an FTA.
Visit the FTA Help Center.