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Useful links
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Intellectual Property, Tech Transfer

Offsets / Countertrade/ TRIM

Export

EPO (European Patent Office)
Grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC), the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation, an inter-governmental body.

NASA Technology
Technology available for licensing / tech transfer.

World-Wide Intellectual Property Links

USPTO
United States Patent and Trademark Office.

University of California Office of Technology Transfer
University of California Office of Technology Transfer.

University of California
Technologies available for licensing from University of California campuses & affiliated federal laboratories.

US Copyright Office

US National Technology Transfer Center
Locates and qualifies technologies from sources like federal laboratories, universities, and private companies, for technology transfer and commercialization.

Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memoranda of Understanding (anti-offset assistance)

APCA - Asia Pacific Countertrade Association

Australian Countertrade Association

Australian Defence Materiel Organisation

Belgium

Chile

Denmark

Finland

Greece

Hungary

India

Japan :Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Kuwait National Offset Company

Netherlands

New Zealand

New Zealand (Also)

Norway

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan , R.O.C.

Thailand

Turkey

UAE

UK Department of Trade and Industry

UK DESO Industrial Participation

UK Ministry of Defence Industrial Participation Guidelines for Industry

U.S. President's Offsets Commission

Uzbekistan

DDTC
U.S. State Department - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

BIS - Bureau of Industry and Security
[US Bureau of Export Administration] US commercial export regulations, Denied Persons List, Government Forms, Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), Anti-boycott Compliance, Export Mgt. Systems, National Defense Programs, Trade Sanctions, Encryption, Agricultural List, Medical Supplies List, FOIA.

EAR
U.S. Export Admin. Regulations, 15 CFR.

ITAR
U.S. Int'l Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 CFR 120 - 130.

SIA - Society for International Affairs Forum for export / import licensing information, mostly re: ITAR.

U.S. Code TITLE 19 - Customs Duties
U.S. Customs Law (includes export controls enforcement).

U.S. International/FMS
Links to info on US foreign military sales, sample LOA formats, military agencies.

U.S. Market Access and Compliance (MAC)

Schedule B Export Code search engine
Statistical classification of domestic and foreign commodities exported from the United States.

USA Export.gov
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration collaborates with 19 U.S. Government agencies to bring you Export.gov. Provides basic export guidance for U.S. companies , one-on-one business counseling, country- specific market information, trade leads, information on Development Bank opportunities, market research, and export control and licensing advice.

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U.S. Laws & Regulations

U.S. Government & Related

Country/Region Info

CISG Text
United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

CISG Contracting States
List of Participant Countries.

EAR
U.S. Export Admin. Regulations, 15 CFR.

FAR
U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulation.

HTSA (formerly HTSUS or HTSUSA)
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated.

ITAR
U.S. Int'l Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 CFR 120 - 130.

IITSSA - Outward Investment Reporting Requirements
The International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act is administered by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the Department of Commerce, see 15 C.F.R. § 806. BEA requires 3 reports from US investors abroad.

Lex Mercatoria
International Trade & Commercial Law Monitor.

U.S.C.
United States Code, the laws of the United States.

CFR
US Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. U.S. Customs Law
Title 19 of the United States Code.

U.S. DFARS
U.S. Dept. of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

U.S. Schedule C - Country List by name
Classification of Country and Territory Designations for U.S. Foreign Trade Statistics.

BIS
Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly Bureau of Export Administration). US commercial export regulations, Denied Persons List, Government Forms, Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), Antiboycott Compliance, Export Mgt. Systems, National Defense Programs, Trade Sanctions, Encryption, Agricultural List, Medical Supplies List, FOIA.

Chief Counsel for International Commerce, US
Site contains papers, memoranda, and other materials on international trade and investment law with a focus on export issues.

DSCA
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Electronic Embassy
Foreign embassies in Washington D.C., information on foreign country visa requirements, foreign travel information, links to information on immigration, import, export, foreign students, other.

EXIM Bank
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States.

OFAC
U.S. Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control. administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorism sponsoring organizations and international narcotics traffickers based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. OFAC acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze Foreign assets under U.S. jurisdiction. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.

USITC
U.S. International Trade Commission.

USTR
United States Trade Representative. Develops & implements trade policies which promote world growth; support environmental protection; advance core labor standards; enhance opportunities for American businesses.

U.S. Defense Acquisition Deskbook
Foreign military sales information.

US Library of Congress

MAC
U.S. Market Access and Compliance, International Trade Administration. Helps obtain market access for U.S. firms and to achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with the USA.

OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation
A U.S. government agency. OPIC assists U.S. private foreign investment. Provides political risk insurance and loans to help U.S. businesses of all sizes invest and compete in emerging markets and developing nations.

U.S.- Embassies in Foreign Countries
Contact Information.

US Export.gov
Basic export guidance for U.S. companies , one-on-one business counseling, country-specific market information, trade leads, information on Development Bank opportunities, market research, and export control and licensing advice.

CIA World Factbook
Country Profiles & Maps.

Europa - The European Union On-Line
European Parliament, Council of the EU, European Commission, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, European Central Bank, European Investment Bank, Agencies and other Bodies.

European Parliament Web Server
European Parliament's working documents, news, reference documents, information on Members (MEPs) & information on legislative work of the European Union.

JETRO -Japan External Trade Organization
Japanese government-supported. Promotes trade and investment relations between Japan and other nations.

Schedule C -Country List by code
U.S. classification of Country and Territory Designations for U.S. Foreign Trade Statistics.

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Customs, Ports, Carriers

General

Int’l Organizations

Air Carrier Codes - Sorted by Abbreviation (3-character)

Air Carrier Codes - Sorted by name

American Association of Port Authorities

ASYCUDA - Automated System for Customs Data

A.T.A. Carnet
Simplified Customs Procedures for Promotional Materials.

Australian Border Force

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

HTSA
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated.

India - Central Board of Excise and Customs

Irish Revenue Commissioners: Taxation and Customs Duty

Japan - Customs

LCBFFA - Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association

Lithuania - Customs

Malaysia - One stop portal to Customs, Taxes, etc.

New Zealand Customs Service

Seaports of the Americas

Singapore Customs

U.S. Customs & Border Partol Service

UK - HM Customs & Excise

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 19 -Customs Duties

Schedule D
U.S. Customs districts/ ports by name.

Schedule D
U.S. Customs district/ port names by port code number.

WCO
World Customs Organization.

Apostille
Document certification under the 1961 Hague Convention.

California CITD - Centers for Int'l Trade Development
Resources for Exporters, Trade Leads, Export Regulations of several US Federal Agencies, Foreign Business Directories, Trade Agreements, Regional Information, Transportation, International Tools (country codes, int'l time clocks, flags, language dictionaries, etc.), and International Trade Agreements.

CIBER at Michigan State University (MSU)
Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), with useful links.

CIBERweb - Centers for International Business Education and Research
The CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S.

Economist Magazine

EDGAR Online
U.S. public company information contained in SEC filings.

Electronic Embassy: Washington D.C. Foreign Embassy Community
Foreign embassies in Washington D.C., information on foreign country visa requirements, foreign travel information, links to information on immigration, import, export, foreign students, more.

Global Edge International Business Portal
Michigan State University resource cente links to global business resources categorized by region and subject.

GUIDEC - General Usage for International Digitally Ensured Commerce
A set of common definitions and business-generated best practices for certifying and "ensuring" electronic commerce.

ITDS - International Trade Data System
A system to collect all information for the US Federal processing of int'l trade. Links to resources for import, export, foreign Customs, various US gov't schedules, industry & country profiles.

Tradeport Los Angeles
Links to int'l trade references, government assistance, trading companies.

World Bank Group
Country profiles. Development assistance helping the poorest people and the poorest countries. basic health and education, social development, governance, institution-building, poverty reduction, private business development.

FTAA Area of the - Free Trade Americas
to integrate the economies of the Western Hemisphere into a single free trade arrangement by 2005.

ICC
International Chamber of Commerce.

OAS - Organization of American States
Fostering free trade.

US-ASEAN Business Council

Wassenaar Arrangement
on export controls for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.

WTO
World Trade Organization.

 

 

 

 


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Duty Drawback

Duty Drawback Information in USA (go to this link, then drill down to Importing & Exporting / Duty Rates - HTS / Drawback

Duty Drawback Regulations in USA
19 CFR 1 9 1

NAFTA Drawback Regulations in USA
19 CFR 1 8 1

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