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Trade Information

Posted: Feb 14, 2017

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  • TradePort While the premier online resource for comprehensive information and links to global trade assistance centers throughout California, site also includes useful information for those outside of California.

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  • Schedule B Based on Harmonized System which is used to describe products for customs purposes; In US used for export documentation; First 6 digits the same as HTS; Updated annually by Foreign Trade Division of the Census Bureau; The 10-digit Schedule B and HTSUSA codes start with the first 6 digits of the HS codes and are required entries on US e import documents, For information see Schedule B FAQ.
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Based on Harmonized System which is used to describe products for customs purposes. In US used for import documentation. Updated annually by the US International Trade Commission.
  • Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) Used by the United Nations. The SITC system was developed by the United Nations in 1950 and is used solely by international organizations for reporting international trade. The SITC has been revised several times; the current version is Revision 3.

For additional information on codes and classifications, see Description of the Foreign Trade Statistics Program Merchandise Trade Statistics


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For additional information on codes and classifications, see Description of the Foreign Trade Statistics Program Merchandise Trade Statistics


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