So you’ve documented your procedures, trained your staff, and developed a compliance review process. One day a member of your staff questions the reasoning behind a particular procedure. Do you know how to find the regulation that prompted the procedure?

To help your company keep up its edge on trade laws and regulations, here are nine essential links for compliance-focused importers and exporters.


NAFTA (Full text)

Hazmat Regulations (49 CFR Parts 100-185)

Import Compliance

19 CFR: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Customs Duties
Scroll down to #19, Customs Duties, and click the most recent date. The next page will show a “Search Title” table. For information on U.S. Customs regulations (rules of origin, Customs bonds, quotas, marking, etc.) click “United States Customs Service, Department of Treasury” in the “Regulatory Entity” column.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Read the actual CPSIA legislation, learn about new requirements for certain products, and view accreditation requirements for third-party laboratories.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (includes latest revisions)

Export Compliance

Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Schedule B
Search for or browse Schedule B commodity codes.

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