Useful Links

Associations

Association of American Exporters and Importers
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers
International Air Transport Association
International Compliance Professionals Association
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc
Organization of Women in International Trade
U.S. Shippers Association

Carriers and Service Providers

C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
DHL
DSV Global Transport and Logistics
Expeditors
Federal Express
GEFCO, global and international logistics, industrial logistics
Kintetsu World Express
Schenker Logistics
STAT Logistics, Inc.
Unitrans
UPS ~ Supply Chain Solutions 

Freight Rates
Ocean Liner Sponsored Portals that are available free of charge for shippers upon registration. These portals provide the shipper with several valuable tools: sailing schedules, rates, book and trace cargo, printing  of bills of lading for participating carriers.

CargoSmart
Descartes
GT Nexus
INTTRA 

International Education and Seminars

DGI Training Center
DGI Training Center was established in 1991 and has grown to be the largest Dangerous Goods Transportation Training company in the USA.  It is certified by several agencies and associations.

Global Training Center.
Has an extensive range of public and in-house one-day seminars on topics relevant to exporters and importers. In addition, this firm publishes books that are considered a "must" for every export library.

International Business Training
International Business Training (IBT) sells texts and access to popular seminar topics—export procedures, import regulations, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and international business fundamentals. Their sister company, Shipping Solutions, has developed an export documentation software program that is easy to use.

University of Wisconsin, Superior
The University offers courses towards a degree, seminars, and information on transportation and logistics for firms of all sizes. Contact Dr. Richard Stewart at 715-394-8206 for more information.

Logistics and Transportation News

American Shipper
Expeditors Newsflash
Journal of Commerce
Logistics Management
Shipping Solutions ~ Newsletter Archive

Government Sites for Importers and Exporters

Bureau of Industry and Security
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) provides free access to the Export Administration Regulations and offers an email with automatic update on changing regulations.

Census Bureau
Provides free access to the Schedule B at Schedule B Search Engine and at Foreign trade - Schedule B - Census Bureau.

export.gov
This U.S. Commercial Service website provides a full listing of all its offices domestically and internationally. The personnel at these offices assist exporters and offer a wealth of information. See also the Minnesota District Export Council’s www.exportassistance.com.

Federal Maritime Commission
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) A wealth of information on vessel operating common carriers, non-vessel operating common carriers, and ocean freight forwarders known as ocean transportation intermediaries.


Free Trade Agreements - gov.export.2016
This International Trade Administration (U.S. ITA) website has information on the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) the U.S. developed with 20 countries. It includes an FTA Tariff Tool.

Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for ensuring the security of all modes of transportation, including cargo placed aboard airplanes and particularly focuses on passenger-carrying planes. This site provides information on new regulations and requirement that are focused on air cargo.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
This is the home site for Customs & Border Protection (CBP).  It provides links to Informed Compliance Publications, Customs Rulings On-line Search System (CROSS) and the Customs Regulations or CFR 19, a wealth of information on U.S. Ports, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and other documents and topics.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Provides the latest information on exporting plants and animals and their byproducts.

U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department is home to the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes the Specially Designated Nationals and Terrorists list and administers many different sanction programs.

U.S. Department of State
This site contains the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the list of Debarred Parties.

USITC | United States International Trade Commission
The USITC provides access to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) and the HTSUS search engine at Harmonized Tariff Schedule Search - USITC.

Sailing Schedules

ComPair Schedules
JOC Sailings - JOC.com

Tariffs, Reference Books and Documentation Protocol

BNA.com - Bloomberg BNA
FedEx/WorldTariff
International Chamber of Commerce
"Transportation, Logistics and the Law" by William Augello edited by Brent Primus, J.D., Primus Law Office