FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and
responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments
from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics,
information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of
other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.
The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $38.7 billion in December from $34.6 billion in November (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased. (February 6, 2014)
The U.S. Census Bureau is announcing the implementation of a pilot program to evaluate a new filing option in the Automated Export System (AES). Specifically, the AEI pilot is a voluntary program in which selected exporters agree to submit a limited set of Electronic Export Information (EEI) in accordance with existing filing deadlines followed by the full set of data elements submitted within five calendar days of the date of export. Correspondence indicating interest in the AEI pilot will be accepted until April 1, 2014.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released the report, Preliminary Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies, 2012. This report compiles preliminary data on the universe of U.S. exporting companies in 2012, using characteristics from the 2011 Business Register. In 2012, there were 301,238 identified U.S. exporters, accounting for $1.3 trillion in exports of goods (of $1.5 trillion total exports of goods).
On Friday, November 8, 2013, super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Many U.S. residents and organizations are generously donating food, water, medicines, and other supplies to aid in the relief efforts. In order to facilitate the movement of these goods, the following guidance is offered and applies to goods not requiring a license, such as food, clothing, and medicines.
These in-depth webinars provide the information necessary to understand the changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Come learn about what has changed in the FTR and how that change will affect you. Best of all, the webinars are free. These webinars will focus on changes in reporting requirements, new fields added to the Automated Export System, changes in definitions, and much more. The webinars will start on July 18 and will be repeated on August 8, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 12.
Discover the U.S. Census Bureau’s economic statistics through the Economic Indicator Webinar Series. Each of the 13 economic indicators in this webinar series will provide in-depth description of how the critical economic indicator data is collected and how you can access and use these statistics. Sessions include construction, housing, international trade, retail trade and more.
This webinar series provides you the tools and resources to expand your business abroad.
Multiple government agencies are working together to prepare your business for export. Learn how to pick your target market, find buyers and understand export regulations. Most importantly, it's FREE!
The Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division (FTD) published the final rule revising the FTR, Title 15, Part 30 on March 14, 2013. The publication of the final rule amends the FTR published in 2008. The effective date of January 8, 2014 gives the trade community 300 days to implement these new requirements. For more information, please call 1-800-549-0595, option 3 or email email@example.com.