INDUSTRY LINKS

US Customs and Border Protection
The United States Customs Service web site contains a wealth of information regarding rulings, regulations and news. It provides guidance on issues of customs clearance, restricted products and compliance issues.
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Here we find a list of products regulated by the FDA as well as Recalls, Safety and import Alerts, Product Approvals and more news articles.
 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
If your product is regulated by F&W, you should stop in for a visit.
 
United States Department of Agriculture / USDA
Everything you need to know about importing fruit, vegetable, nuts, meat and poultry and much, much more.
 
 
  Journal of Commerce Online - The Journal of Commerce is a useful industry trade magazine. It contains current information relevant to all aspects of the freight industry.
 
  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives / ATF - This site contains Rules, Regulations and lots of Information pertaining to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
 
  U.S. Trade Representative: - This organization is responsible for developing and coordination international trade, commodity and direct investment policy. On this webpage you will find historical information, trade agreements and presidential proclamations. Sometimes it is the first place trade agreements are posted.
 
  Code of Federal Regulations - A very useful website for researching and obtaining detail on U.S. Federal Regulations, regulatory actions etc.
 
  Consumer Product Safety Commission - Here you find regular updates on products which are being recalled or are under investigation for safety issues as well as general information on product safety matters.
 
  International Chamber of Commerce - ICC Codes, Rules and Standards and lots of international trade information.
 
  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - You can get labeling information for your garments here, along with other FTC regulated product guidelines.
 
  United States Department of Transportation - The DOD consists of the following administrations: Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST); Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS); Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Federal Transit Administration (FTA); Maritime Administration (MARAD); National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA); Office of the Inspector General (OIG); Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA); Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC); Surface Transportation Board (STB).
 
  United States Federal Communications Commission - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
 
  International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce - Contains a significant amount of trade information, including balance of trade.
 
  International Trade Commission - The mission of the Commission is to: (1) administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; (2) provide the President, USTR, and Congress with independent, quality analysis, information, and support on matters of tariffs and international trade and competitiveness; and (3) maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
 
  World Trade Organization - The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
 
  National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America - The NCBFAA represents more than 800 member companies—the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, OTIs, air cargo agents, and service providers.
 
  United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel - USA - ITA is a non-profit industry association representing the interests of the textile/apparel importing community before Congress, the Administration, U.S. Customs, other regulatory agencies, the business community and the public.
 
  Air Cargo World - Air Cargo World is the air cargo industry’s leading international monthly.
 

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