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Trade Term: Schedule B
Posted By rosannatorres On October 24, 2012 @ 6:59 am In Trade Terms | 2 Comments
By: Bibi Khan
You went to mail a shipment and your carrier asked you to provide them a Schedule B number.
What is that? A Schedule B number  is a 10-digit number used in the United States to classify physical goods for export to another country. The Schedule B is based on the international Harmonized System of 6-digit commodity classification codes. There is a Schedule B number for every physical product, from paperclips to airplanes.
Why do I need a Schedule B number? Schedule B numbers are used by the Foreign Trade Division  to collect and publish the U.S. export statistics . Schedule B numbers are required to be reported in the Automated Export System when shipments are valued over $2,500 or the item requires a license.
How do I get one? You can find your Schedule B number using the online Schedule B Search . My colleague Justin wrote an earlier blog post  on how to use the search. For even further guidance, watch our training video  below. If you need export classification assistance, email email@example.com  or call 1-800-549-0595, Menu Option #2.
Don’t forget! Every physical good has a Schedule B number. Join us in our efforts to maintain accurate trade statistics, and classify your product using the correct Schedule B number.
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URLs in this post:
 Schedule B number: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/reference/definitions/index.html#S
 Foreign Trade Division: http://www.census.gov/trade
 collect and publish the U.S. export statistics: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/data/index.html
 Schedule B Search: https://uscensus.prod.3ceonline.com
 blog post: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov../2010/09/21/get-a-scheduleb/
 training video: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/data/video022.html
 firstname.lastname@example.org: mailto:email@example.com
 : http://youtu.be/QR0Zo-Yem60