Industry Links

Government Agency Links

Resources For Importers and Exporters

Code of Federal Regulations 

A link to where all government regulations are published.  As an example, Customs is published under 19 CFR.

Customs Rulings Online Search System (C.R.O.S.S.) 

The site, operated by Customs, allows you to research existing rulings from the National Import Specialists (NIS) in New York as well as Custom Headquarters in Washington, DC. 

Operated by the Commerce Department, this is their export promotions arm.  A great resource for US companies looking to market abroad.

Federal Register 

When regulations are published prior to becoming law, they appear in the Federal Register for comment and then after the comments have been adjudicated, the final rule is found here as well.

FDA Product Code Builder 

Allows importers to do research the proper FDA product code for imported products.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of The United States 

Shows classification numbers and duty rates for imports into the United States.

How to Import Kit: A Guide on Buying Wholesale From China

A do it yourself quick guide to wholesale purchasing from China.

Informed Compliance Publications 

The CBP library of publications for a host of topics ranging from marking to valuation.  Essential material for a good compliance program to have these government-issued publications as guiding documents.

List of Parties of Concern 

Some individuals and companies overseas are prohibited from receiving goods from American companies.  This page of the Bureau of Industry and Security's site shows which lists should be checked.

Prior Notice of Imported Foods 

Prior to importing food into the United States, information must be submitted to FDA.  For importers who wish to file their own Prior Notice.

Registration of Food Facilities 

Any company involved in the production or import of food must be registered with FDA.  This is a direct link to that page.

Solid Wood Packing Materials Requirements 

All solid wood packing materials imported into the USA must be appropriately treated and marked.

USDA Guidelines for Importing into U.S.A. 

The definitive guideline for responsibilities for importers of agricultural commodities.