Export Trading Company Affairs - Export Trade Certificate of Review

​​​Export Trading Company Affairs: Export Trade Certificate of Review Domestic competitors and producers of complementary product lines are teaming-up for exporting under the antitrust protection of theExport Trade Certificate of Reviewprogram. Without the protection of an Export Trade Certi ...

Duty and Tax Calculation Methods

​​There are two generally accepted methods for calculating duty rates: CIF and FOB. Most countries use the CIF method. Some exceptions may apply. VAT (Value Added Taxes) are generally applied on the CIF or FOB + Duty value. The figures used below are forexample only. For questions about duty an ...

Export Insurance

Damaging weather conditions, rough handling by carriers, and other common hazards to cargo make insurance an important protection for U.S. exporters. If the terms of sale make the exporter responsible for insurance, the exporter should either obtain its own policy or insure the cargo under a freigh ...

Catalog Exhibitions Help Put Your Products on the Map

​​The U.S. Commercial Service offers you a convenient, affordable way to stimulate interest in your firm's products and services from the comfort of your office. U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists located in international markets will translate your company profile into the local langua ...

Creating an International Business Plan

​An international business plan that includes a strategy for entering or expanding into targeted markets is critical to your success in the global marketplace. The U.S. Government provides U.S. companies with cost-effective resources to help you develop or improve your international business plan ...

ITA Assists Chart Industries Enter Japanese Market

ITA Assists Chart Industries Enter Japanese Market The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) helped the Ball Ground, Georgia facility of Chart Industries Inc. (Chart), overcome a testing standard that would have prevented it from entering the Japanese market. Why it Ma ...

ITA Ensures the Recall of Counterfeit Sporting Goods in Egypt

ITA Ensures the Recall of Counterfeit Sporting Goods in Egypt The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) helped Nike, an Oregon-based consumer goods firm, overcome a high-profile intellectual property issue that risked damaging the company's market share in Egypt and its ...

United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

The United States—Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) General Information The United States-Singapore FTA has helped increase U.S. exports, improve U.S. competitiveness around the globe, secure a U.S. presence in Southeast Asia, and provide a standard of free trade that encourages a high leve ...

Trade Agreement Compliance Successes by Region

Successes by Region Asia China: For a Small Pennsylvania Company, ITA Program Helps Assure an International Sale (August 2011) China: ITA Facilitates an Open Bidding Process for China's 3G Networks (December 2012) India: Ohio's Diebold Gains Duty Free Access to India's $100+ Million IT Market ( ...