Tag Archives: Classification

Kilograms? Dozens? Gallons? What to Report as the Unit of Measure



By: Clara Santiago-Bello Reporting the correct unit of measure in the Automated Export System (AES) is important for producing quality data. According to the Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States (Schedule B), the AES … Continue reading

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Looking for new data categories?



By: Janet Freas Have you ever searched for data on a specific commodity and couldn’t find any? A goal of the HTS and Schedule B is to provide quantity and value data for businesses, policy makers, and researchers. Good data … Continue reading

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Commodity Spotlight: Painting Exports



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn Recently, there has been a lot of attention on paintings fetching extremely high prices at auctions. Some of these paintings are exported once the sale is complete. In fact, the United States has exported an impressive $48.2 … 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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A Basket of Cheer



By: David Johnson N.E.S.O.I.: If you file import or export documentation long enough, you are bound to come across this slightly intimidating acronym in the description of some commodities. It stands for Not Elsewhere Specified or Included. You are probably saying … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Blooper



By: David Johnson If you are reading this blog, I can safely assume that you are a human. As a human, I can also assume that you have made a mistake or two in your day. If you have happened to … Continue reading

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