Category Archives: Trade Terms

Trade Term: SCAC & IATA



By: Kenny Mayo The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) code are used to identify the carrier that transports the goods out of the United States. Before selecting a carrier code it is important to … Continue reading

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Trade Term: Harmonized System



By: John Sperry Though I joined the Foreign Trade Division in July, I still find myself exposed to new trade terms. During my first assignment to learn how to use USA Trade Online (UTO), I was introduced to this month’s … Continue reading

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Trade Term: Schedule B



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 … Continue reading

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Trade Term: FTR



By: Omari Wooden In the Trade Term: EEI, I talked about all the different types of acronyms used in the export trade community. Some of you may still be trying to decipher that acronym-heavy sentence. This leads me to the Trade … Continue reading

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The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Equipment Overseas



By Bill Armbruster for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) When you are traveling with high-value goods overseas, it helps to have things nailed down in advance. Gregory Young, vice president of International Bolting Technologies Inc., remembers the … Continue reading

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Trade Term: ITN



By: Terri Long In life when you travel the world, you need a passport to verify your identity. Your passport provides all of the necessary information that allows you to move from country to country. The same kind of verification is … Continue reading

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Trade Term: EEI



By: Omari Wooden I have been with the Foreign Trade Division for close to 15 years, which means I know a ton of acronyms that are frequently used in the trade community. Actually, I could have an entire conversation using several … Continue reading

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Trade Term: End-Use



By: Terri Long The Foreign Trade Division references several different commodity classifications throughout its products and services. While most exporters are familiar with the Schedule B statistical classification (also commonly referred to as the Harmonized System), many of the other classifications are … Continue reading

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Trade Term: USPPI



Throughout the export community, trade terminology runs rampant. A FPPI places an order with a USPPI who prepares an EEI and files via AES then provides an ITN to CBP and does the hokey pokey and turns himself around and … Continue reading

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