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About the Foreign Trade Division (FTD)

The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for data programs related to the collection, processing, review, and dissemination of statistical information on United States export and import trade.

The Foreign Trade Division is the OFFICIAL U.S. Government source for statistics on U.S. foreign trade, and the premier provider of U.S. foreign trade data products and services to the international trade community.

What types of U.S. foreign trade statistics are available?

The Foreign Trade Division provides a broad and comprehensive range of foreign trade statistics that are available on a monthly, annual, and historical basis. This includes information on up to 18,000 import commodity codes, 9,000 export commodity codes, 240 U.S. trading partners, 400 U.S. ports, over 50 states and territories, and 45 districts. Some of the statistics include quantities, values, shipping weights, methods of transportation (air or vessel), duties collected, unit prices, and market share. This foreign trade data can be provided in different formats based on several commodity classification systems, including the Harmonized System (HS), Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and End-Use Commodity Classification System.
How can U.S. trade data help you? Here’s how!

• Appraise trading trends and market outlook.
• Conduct market share analyses.
• Improve market research and development.
• Measure the impact of foreign competition.
• Use trade data as a statistical resource for determining trade policies.

FTD Web News

What is required for me to ship charity goods to Haiti?
From GLOBAL REACH: "In order to facilitate the movements of these goods, we offer the following guidance that applies to any goods not requiring a license, such as food, clothing, and medicines." (January 22, 2010)

Foreign Trade has GLOBAL REACH
Foreign Trade has just created and published its official blog, "Global Reach." Visit it to discuss the Foreign Trade Regulations, Export Filing (AES), Trade Data, and other trade related topics. Posts are current and relevant to you as the filer, exporter, data user, or curious blog reader. (January 5, 2010)

FTZ: Guidelines for Submtting Statistical Data (PDF) (1.8 MB)
Guidelines and best practices for fulfilling FTZ's statistical reporting requirements are now available.

- 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.

- U.S. Census Bureau will modify the structure of several data products to accommodate changing technology and user demand.

- 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:
Time series RELATED PARTY data for specific commodities and countries.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 27 June 2003
Last modified: 27 January 2014 at 11:28:17 AM

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