The records in this system of records are used by the Census Bureau to compile the U.S. merchandise trade statistics, a key component of the monthly U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report (FT–900) and to provide information needed for related statistical programs of other agencies. In addition, the records in this system of records are also used by other Federal agencies to enforce U.S. export laws and regulations, to evaluate the impact of trade agreements and to monitor compliance with such agreements.