When conducting international transactions, you will need to have access to a range of documents, terminology, and information.
To assist you with this, we have compiled a list of international trade resources that we hope you will find helpful.

The links provided below are from reputable sources including BIS.gov, CBP.gov, CENSUS.gov, USITC.gov, and USTR.gov.

Certification Of Origin Template PDF

The PDF provided by the CBP is a fillable template that demonstrates how such a Certification of Origin can be structured, and which users may elect to use. Its use, or adherence to its structure, however, is in no way compulsory. Nevertheless, pursuant to the relevant regulations, all of the data elements specified therein must still be provided upon request to CBP in connection with a claim for preferential tariff treatment.

⚠️ About Opening and Using the FTA Certification Template – Using a browser to view and complete the form may cause errors. For best results, save the Certification of Origin Template PDF to your computer. After downloading the file, use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, select, and fill out the form.

For additional information, please visit https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/certification-origin-template

Country of Origin Template

This template can be configured as a Certificate of Origin for one of several different trade agreements. This template is provided by CBP and is strictly for the convenience of the public. USE OF THIS TEMPLATE, OR ITS FORMAT, IS NOT REQUIRED.  Nevertheless, pursuant to the relevant regulations, all of the data elements specified herein must still be provided to CBP in connection with a claim for preferential tariff treatment.

For additional information, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/trade/free-trade-agreements

Exporting Resources

Party Screening   https://www.trade.gov/consolidated-screening-list

Commodity Classification (HTS/Schedule B)    https://hts.usitc.gov/

EAR Administration and Enforcement – BIS  Bureau of Industry and Security  https://www.bis.doc.gov

ITAR Administration and Enforcement Enforcement – DDTC Directorate of Defense Trade Controls https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ddtc_public
DDTC Organizational Chart – https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_org_chart

Administration and Enforcement of Sanctions – OFAC https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information

Export Documentation https://www.trade.gov/common-export-documents

Export Filing https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/aes/aesdirect/transitiontoace.html 

Incoterms® 2020 Rules

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Incoterms® 2010 Rules 

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United States Import & Export Classification

HTSUS – Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States-Current
Chapter-by-chapter listing of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and general notes.

For tariff information from previous years, please visit the HTSA Archive page.

Export – Schedule B

Import – Harmonized Tariff Schedule Lookup USITC


USMCA Uniform Regulations Administration Chapters 5, 6, 7

U.S. Free Trade Agreements – List of Countries

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