Census Bureau (CENSUS) Transfers
Schedule K Maintenance
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Since the transfer of the U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation
Statistics Program to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
effective October 1, 1998, Census no longer will maintain the
Schedule K,"Classification of Foreign Ports by Geographic
Trade Area and Country" used for import and export foreign
port reporting. The Maritime Administration (MarAd), Department
of Transportation, has agreed to accept the responsibility for
maintaining and providing quarterly updates to
the Schedule K, beginning January 1999. MarAd has developed
a website containing the 1999 Schedule K and will also provide
Census with printed copies for distribution. The MarAd website
A hyperlink to the MarAd address is provided on the Foreign
Trade Division website at:
For 1999 foreign port data reporting, please refer to the
MarAd website. If you are unable to locate a foreign port code
in the file, have questions about a foreign port name or wish
to request a printed version of the Schedule K, please contact:
Dorothy Adams at the Office of Statistical & Economic
Analysis, MarAd, (202) 493-0376 or via the Internet at:
To keep abreast of new foreign ports codes or other changes,
check the MarAd website quarterly: February 1, 1999; April 1,
1999, July 1, 1999 and October 1, 1999.
FTD Web News
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Guidelines and best practices for fulfilling FTZ's statistical reporting requirements are now available.
NEW EXPORT TRAINING VIDEOS!!!
- Training videos on topics such as the Foreign Trade Regulations, AESDirect, NAFTA, Taxes/Tariffs, Commodities, etc. now available!
2009 Constant Dollar Data
- The Census Bureau identified a processing error that caused incorrect deflators to be applied to the revised data for 2009. The data have been corrected.
2009 DATA PRODUCT CHANGES
- U.S. Census Bureau will modify the structure of several data products to accommodate changing technology and user demand.
EXPORT COMPLIANCE SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
- The export environment has dramatically changed. Come and understand what it takes to remain compliant, aware and out of trouble.
2003 AES Option 4 Moratorium
Option 4 Filing Review Process Suspended
AES Compliance Best Practices:
Best Practices for maintaining AES Compliance are now available.
Related Party Database Application:
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