CASAS is pleased to provide helpful international trade resources, links to convenient form downloads, and a glossary to help enhance your international trade and compliance knowledge.
ACE is the “single window” platform through which all U.S. Customs and Participating Government Agency transactions are made and admissibility/exportability is determined.
Use this tool to search the CBP Rulings database.
The portal can be used to file an administrative petition seeking relief if an importer has received a Notice of Penalty or Liquidated Damages Incurred and Demand for Payment, or Notice of Seizure from CBP, and feels there were extenuating circumstances. The ePetition Application portal allows for both the creation of a petition or looking up existing petitions.
Informed Compliance Publications are documents developed by U.S. CBP to help the Trade Community in maintaining trade compliance.
Provided and updated by the NCBFAA, this document helps define what an export is as well as who a U.S. Principal Party in Interest (“USPPI”) is and what their responsibilities are when it comes to exports.
The HTSUS is the primary resource for determining tariff classifications for goods imported into the United States.
Schedule B is used to assign classifications to goods exported from the United States.
CBP hosts trade outreach events via free webinars to provide more timely and up-to-date information to the international trade community on CBP trade policy, as established by the agency.
The International Trade Administration (ITA) has developed a that includes visuals for current investigations as well as orders and suspension agreements.
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This glossary is designed to demystify international trade terminology. From government agencies and customs brokerage to shipping and trade compliance, this user-friendly resource provides clear explanations, empowering you to navigate the intricacies of global trade with confidence.
An integral part of ACS that permits qualified participants to file import data electronically with CBP. ABI is a voluntary program available to brokers, importers, carriers, port authorities, and independent service centers
System through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility
System U.S. exporters use to electronically declare their international exports, known as Electronic Export Information (EEI)
Protects the health of U.S. agriculture and natural resources against invasive pests and diseases, regulates genetically engineered crops, administers the Animal Welfare Act, and helps people and wildlife coexist
document that accompanies goods shipped by an international courier to provide detailed information about the shipment, and allow it to be tracked
document issued by a carrier to acknowledge receipt of cargo for shipment
a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture a product.
the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. It is charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. regulations, including trade, customs, and immigration
are privately operated facilities at which merchandise is made available to Customs officers for physical examination
is the official legal print publication containing the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government
A carrier facility where less-than-containerload shipments are consolidated for shipment or unloaded for final delivery.
A document used as a customs declaration. Provided by the person or corporation that is exporting an item across international borders.
Mandatory document which is necessary for Customs clearance of exports to many countries around the globe. Approval or Certificate of Conformity is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements.
Transport document that gives details about the contents of a consignment to carriers, receiving authorities and forwarders describing any goods that may be considered hazardous.
This page provides the message formats and technical specifications necessary to electronically transmit data to CBP's automated systems.
Process of screening parties involved in an export transaction for complying with the safety standards of the U.S. Government. Effective trade screening not only includes denied parties but also controlled products and embargoed or sanctioned countries.
Important United States export control law that affect the manufacturing, sales and distribution of technology. The legislation seeks to control access to specific types of technology and the associated data.
An export classification for an item. It indicates that an item is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), but not specifically described by an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Items that fall under the jurisdiction of the EAR but are not found on the Commerce Control List (CCL).
alphanumeric designation (i.e., 1A984 or 4A001) used in the Commerce Control List to identify items for export control purposes. An ECCN categorizes items based on the nature of the product, i.e. type of commodity, technology or software and its respective technical parameters.
is filed electronically in the Automated Export System (AES) or the Automated Export System Direct. This data is the electronic equivalent of the export data formerly collected as Shipper's Export Declaration (SED).
is required by the U.S. Government to ensure that companies comply with export control policy for dual-use commodities, software, and technology.
is a term used widely in transportation predicting when a means of transport, or freight shipment, will arrive at its destination
Is the time and date that an order or shipment is due to be delivered at its final destination
Is a commercial clearance program for known low-risk shipments entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico
determines whether products are admissible into U.S. commerce and may refuse entry to any that violate or appear to violate any provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
is an agreement under which the countries that have signed it provide each other with exclusive trade benefits by abolishing tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the countries
Secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States' version of what are known internationally as free-trade zones.