Export Reference Library is a regularly updated library of information offering step-by-step exporting fundamentals to assist U.S. exporters shipping their materials and products to more than 200 overseas markets.

Expert News & Commentary

Stay on top of the latest industry news with the Export Reference Guide which contains comprehensive information about foreign import requirements, regulations, policies, and laws organized by individual country and by regional trade block.

Timesaving Practice Tools

Leverage our exclusively developed tools and templates, such as the Exporter Tools, which provides additional resources, including interactive forms and specialized software that allows you to fill out and print a number of required export-related forms, and access to other useful websites.

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Powerful Research Features

Access both full text and summaries of pertinent regulations and international agreements, as well as directories of embassies, consulates, and government and business offices.

Special Features

Get the information you need in a flash, with a direct link to the Census Bureau’s Schedule B that lists more than 8,000 unique export commodity classification codes.

Topics Covered

  • Agriculture export sales reporting requirements
  • Audio visual materials
  • Banking systems
  • Boycott reporting requirements
  • Business hours and holidays
  • Carnet system
  • Credit transactions
  • Currency restrictions
  • Customs valuation
  • Documentary requirements
  • Economic data
  • Express and air mail
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • Free trade zones
  • Harmonized commodity description and coding system
  • Government procurement
  • Import and exchange controls
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Labeling requirements
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Payment terms
  • Product standards
  • Shippers’ declarations
  • Tariff systems
  • Travel information
  • U.S. free trade agreements
  • Warehousing
  • Weights and measures
  • U.S. Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730–774)
  • U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations (15 CFR Part 30)
  • U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Regulations (15 CFR Part 400)
  • International agreements including WTO Customs Valuation, Trips, and Government
  • Procurement agreements


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