US Department of Commerce Resources

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US Department of Commerce: Country Commercial Guides (CCGs)

The State Department's Economic/Commercial Officers produce Country Commercial Guides in collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service.   These reports provide an overview of countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.

US Department of Commerce: Export Assistance Centers

The Commercial Service has a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and midsized U.S. businesses export their products and services.

International Company Profile

Provides U.S. companies with a comprehensive background report on a specific foreign company, including: general business information, background and product information, key officials, references contacted by ITA, financial data/creditworthiness information, reputational information, a site visit and interviews with principals; information sources consulted in preparing the report; and analysis of information collected.  Contact your local Export Assistance Centers to request this service.  As of 3/20 the US government fee for an International Company Profile Full is $700 for small companies (1 Must qualify as a "small business" under the Small Business Administration's size standards, which vary by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: https://www.sba.gov/document/support--table-size-standards.)

US Department of Commerce: US passenger vehicle exports by country and region

Interested in learning which country imports the most US-made passenger vehicles?  Used vehicles export from the United States?  Top Markets for US-made exports?

https://legacy.trade.gov/td/otm/autostats.asp

Duties and Taxes Calculator  

This duties and taxes calculator on the US government website assists exporters in calculating the landed cost (which includes duties, taxes and other clearance charges into the shipping cost).   Local customs and duty charges are typically based on the Harmonized Schedule Code (or HS Code, a 6-digit code) recognized by most countries that describes your product category) you declare. 

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