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Foreign Trade Division Internet Site

Check out this user-friendly Internet site to find the latest information on data products and services from the Nation’s official provider of U.S. international trade statistics—the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Trade Division! Find everything from the FT-900: “U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services” report to help on filing your export documentation electronically
using the Automated Export System (AES).

Take a look at what you’ll find:

Current and historical U.S. trade reports (1991 to present).
Steel imports, 1998 to present.
Product Trade Data
Country Trade Data
USA Trade® Online.
Individual state export information.
• Data products and ordering information.
Contact names, telephone numbers, and e-mails.
Automated Export System (AES)—AESDirect!
Reference files for commodity, country, and district.
Announcements and information papers, including “A Profile of Exporting Companies,” “State Export Data Series—an Explanation,” and “Imports and Exports by Related Parties.”
• Special announcements on new and enhanced data products, upcoming seminars, and trade events.

Stay informed! Get the facts! Find us on the World Wide Web!

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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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- Merchandise Trade Downloads

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 27 June 2003
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:23:51 AM