Useful U.S. Trade Control & Related Internet Links

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(List is incomplete due to expansive nature of subject matter)

World Clock:

Met Office World Weather:

Google Maps:

Currency Converter:

IRS Helpful Hints for Partnerships With Foreign Partners:

International Trade & Relations Terms and Definitions:

50 States site to include interesting cultural/social/informational facts about States, Commonwealth & Territories:

International Trade Administration "Tradeology" blog (Archive for the 'Small Business' Category):

The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government:

Aerospace Industries Association

AFCEA International:


Section 655 Annual Military Assistance Reports:

American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI),

American Bar Association

American Conference Institute (ACI),

American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council:

American National Standards Institute


American Small Business Coalition:

American Society of Association Executives (International Section):

American Society of Quality

The Asia Foundation:

Association for Service Disabled Veterans:

Association of IT Professionals:

Atlantic Trade Council of the United States

Australia Group (AG),

Better Business Bureau

Business for Social Responsibility:

Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia,

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

China Institute in America:

Coalition for Excellence in Export Compliance (CEEC): (NOTE: Very valuable site for SMBs)

Code of Federal Regulations:

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), National Archives and Records Administration,

15 CFR Part 30 (Foreign Trade Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce),

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP),

Embassies accredited to the U.S. and country embassy listings to include embassy and country specific information

Embassy/Consulate finder:

Electronic Design Automation Consortium:

Enterprise Florida

Federal Register,

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Register Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Issues, public inspection list

Federation of International Trade Associations

Florida Small Business Development Center Network:, the official web page of the Florida District Export Council:

Foreign Trade Association of Southern California:

Franchising E-Market Express:

General Services Administration (GSA), Excluded Parties Listing System (EPLS), Debarred Bidders and Excluded Parties,

Global Security website:

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports

Government Electronics and IT Association:

Government sites listings by Yahoo! Search

Harvard China Reviews:

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers:

International Export Control Association (IECA),

International Import-Export Institute (IIEI),

Japan Guide Website:

Maps of Countries of the World:

Militarily Critical Technologies List (MCTL),

NASA Export Control Program,

NASA/Kennedy Space Center Export Controls website,

The National Archives (The Federal Register):

National Association of Foreign Trade Zones

National Centric Operations Industry Consortium:

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations:

National Council on International Trade Development (NCITD),

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

National Institute of Standards & Technology

National Technical Information Service (part of the U.S. DoC's Technology Administration. It supports the nation's economic growth and job creation by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery - particularly helpful for SMBs):

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),

Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material (10 CFR 110), 10 CFR 110

Nuclear Suppliers Group,

Practicing Law Institute (PLI),

Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications

Society for International Affairs (SIA),

Transportation Directory:

U.S. Central Contractor Registration website:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency:

U.S.-China Business Council:

U.S. China Policy Foundation:

U.S.A. Export/Import Portal:

United States (US) Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),

U.S. Code (USC),

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Main Page:

U.S. Copyright Office:

U.S. Council for International Business:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC),

U.S. Court of International Trade,

U.S. Government website for incredibly useful information

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC),

U.S. Department of Commerce Commodity Jurisdiction process,

President's Export Control Reform Initiative:

DoC new FAQs page:

BIS Best Practices for Exporters/Re-Exporters & Trade Facilitation/Freight Forwarding Companies:

BIS Controls on Tangible and Intangible Technology:

Consolidated Screening List:

BIS Recent Changes to Denied Persons List (DoC) Link:

BIS Red Flag Indicators:

BIS Revises Deminimis Rule (effective 10/01/2008)

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS),

The Entity List:


Department of Commerce Advocacy Center:

Antiboycott Compliance,

Commercial Encryption Export Controls,

Denied Persons List (DPL),

Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R):

Entity List,

DoC European Union & Other Governments Export Controls Database:

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Commerce Control List (CCL),

Department of Commerce direct link to EAR Database:

Department of Commerce Export Website:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room, Includes Enforcement Action Settlement Documentation,

U.S. Census Bureau/Foreign Trade Division:

   Foreign Trade Regulations:

   Automated Export System (AES)

   Commerce/AES: AESDirect has New Website Address:

   Schedule B Automated Export Codes:

   Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN):

   New Features Available on USA Trade Online:

   AES Newsletter link:

   ITN (Internal Transaction Number) confirms your Electronic Export Information (EEI) (accepted into AES):

   Automated Export System (AES):

   Commodity Flow Survey:

   Research & Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) - (Commodity Flow Survey):

   AES Mandatory Filing Frequently Asked Questions:

   U.S. Commercial Offices (by State):

   Foreign Trade Division Blog:

   For a list of our upcoming seminars and webinars, please see our schedule:

International Trade Administration (ITA),

Licensing [(including guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)],

DoC Market Research Library website:

President's Export Council (PEC),

Unverified List,

The USA Trade Center,

Wassenaar Arrangement,

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD),

U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office:

DOD, Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA),

The Official Department of Defense website for DoD Issuances:

The Official Department of Defense website for DoD Issuances (DoD publications):

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM),

Defense Security Service,

Defense Technical Information Center:

Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA),

Department of Defense ELISA System:

Information on Current & Future TARDEC contracts website:

Joint Chiefs of Staff:

Missile Defense Agency:

Military Critical Technologies List:

U.S. Army:

U.S. Air Force:

U.S. Navy:

U.S. Marine Corps:

U.S. Coast Guard:

Military Services:

U.S. Reserve Forces:

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),

Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation,

Office of Nonproliferation and International Security,

Nonproliferation Export Controls,

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

US Food and Drug Administration,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS),

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP),

U.S. Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT Program:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Trade Division (incl. AES):

DHS/CBP Amends Customs Regulations to Correct Errors Technical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations:

CBP, EU Sign C-TPAT Mutual Recognition Decision (05/04/12):

DHS/CBP: Harmonized System Update 1206 - Changes to the 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US:

DHS/CBP Posts Presentations from 27-28 Nov East Coast Trade 2012 Symposium:

DHS/CBP Posts Presentations for 4 Dec 2012 COAC Meeting:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection - Fact Sheets:

About the Intellectual Property Rights Search (IPRS):

CBP Informed Compliance Publications:

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement:

Transportation Security Administration (TSA):

TSA Research Center:

Customs Regulations by Country:

Export Service from the U.S. (US Commercial Serivce):

Harmonized Tariff of the United States Interactive (ITC):

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF),

CIA World Fact Book,

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),

FBI Research & Technology Protection InfraGrad:

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA),

U.S. Department of State (DOS),

Department of State 2014 Small Business Liaison (SBLO) Point of Contacts:

Department of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs:

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC),

Guidelines for Completion of Form DSP-5:

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Filing, Retention, and Return of Export Licenses and Filing of Export Information (Final Ruling - posted 11/03/2011):

Debarred Parties List:

Debarred Persons List:

Embargoed Countries List:

Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN) - and Blocked Persons List:

U.S.-UK Defense Trade Control Treaty Entry into Force (04.13.12):

Consolidated ITAR 2011:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Defense Trade:

§ 126.18 Exemptions regarding intra-company, intra-organization, and intra-governmental transfers to employees who are dual nationals or third-country nationals:

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) In-House Industry Seminar Schedule:

DDTC Reference Library:

U.S. State Department of State Commodity Jurisdiction process, +

Consolidated ITAR 2007 -

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN):

DDTC/List of Statutorily Debarred Parties:

U.S. State Department of State Commodity Jurisdiction Registration:

U.S. Department of State Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SDBU)

Applying for a License,

DDTC - Reference Library (including the ITAR),


Consent Agreements,

Embargoed Reference Chart,

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR),

United Nations (UN) Sanctioned Persons,

U.S. Munitions List (USML) Categories,

Defense Trade Treaties (US/UK & US/AUS) and Related Documents: +

Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Fact Sheet,

MTCR Official Web Site,

MTCR Annex Handbook,

MTCR Permanent Electronic Archive,

Department of State ELLIE System:

State Department reinstitutes 'In-House' Seminars:

To learn more about the Visa Waiver Program and machine readable passports, go to:

For general information about visas, go to:

Consulate Offices in the U.S.:

U.S. Embassies

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT):

Federal Aviation Administration:

U.S. Department of the Treasury,

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),

U.S. Department of the Treasury Resource Center:

Small Business Programs:

Resource Center - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

New SDN Search Tool (03/13/13):

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:

Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List Search:

Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons (BP),
Changes to the SDN and BP Lists (updated March 4, 2009),

Foreign Assets Control Regulations for Exporters and Importers,

Country Sanction and Other Programs

International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended:

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX/IM) (Export Credit Insurance):

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission:

U.S. Federal, State & Local Economic Development Agencies:

U.S. Government site helping U.S. companies to export:

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC),

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated,

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna:

U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC):

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX),

U.S. Sentencing Commission,

Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Amendments,

U.S. Small Business Administration

Exporter's Resource Database (ERD):

GSA Advantage offers the most comprehensive selection of approved products and services from GSA contracts:

A Small Business guide to Exporting:

SBA International Trade Program Office:

SBA Small Business Guide to Exporting:

SBA Small Business Guide to International Trade:

SBIR/STTR Support Center:

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program:

Small Business Innovation Research:

U.S. General Services Administration:

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) training - including Exporting:

U.S. Trade & Development Agency:

(Other helpful small business organizations/associations/programs)

SCORE® Counselors to America's Small Businesses: (Free service)
American Small Businesses Association:
National Small Business Association:
U.S. Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship:
National Business Association:
CD-Seminars (Helpful SMB strategies for success & growth):
Council on Government Relations "Export Controls & Universities: Information & Case Studies" 02/2004 document (very good overview on exporting and export controls):
International Trade Leads for SMBs:
California TradePort Link (Global Trade Tutorial):
Center For International Trade & Development - Getting Started START-UP Kit:
Government of Canada Start-Up (Aimed at Canadian Exporters, but applicable in any country):
The Doing Business project: Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 181 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level.

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),

White House:

U.S. National Security Council:

World Trade Indicators:

Useful International Trade Control & Related Internet Links

(List is incomplete due to expansive nature of subject matter)

American Chamber of Commerce in China:

Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum (APEC):

APEC Small and Medium Enterprise Service Alliance (SMESA):

APEC Tariff Database:


Asian Sources Online:

The Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network:

Association of U.S. & European Aerospace Industry Representatives:

Australia Defence Export Control Office (DECO): Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty Comes into Force (05/16/2013):

Australian Government Export Controls - Review of 1982 Export Controls Act

Australian Defence Export Control Office:


Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Controlled Goods Directorate:

Canadian Export Controls Handbook:

Controlled Goods Directorate-Registered Canadian Company:

General Export Permits for Certain Nuclear and Nuclear-related Dual-use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations (05/2012):


The China Site:



Fodor's Guide (Travel):

French Ministry of Defense (English version)

International Air Transport Association

International Center for Sustainable Development:


International Chambers of Commerce (INCOTERMS)


International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA),

International Electrotechnical Commission

International Freight Association

International Organization for Standardization

International Relations & Security Network




Lonely Planet (Travel):


Missile Technology Control Regime:



Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons:

Organization of American States:


Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Institute:

South-East Asian Strategic Stability Institute:

Spanish Export Controls + English Version

Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products

U.N. Global Compact:

United Nations & Global Security


University of Southern California, Berkeley Research, Export Controls,

U.S. Embassy in China:

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies,



World Business Council for Sustainable Development:

World Cargo Alliance:

World Customs Organization (WCO),

World Trade Organization (WTO),

World Trade Organization (WTO) on Technical Barriers to Trade:

Useful UK/EU Trade Control & Internet Links

(List is incomplete due to expansive nature of subject matter)

New EU regulation modifying EU regs 428/2009 (04/19/2012):

National Security Through Technology: Technology, Equipment, and Support for UK Defence and Security:

Access to European Union law (Search in consolidated legislation - including Sanctions):

Access to European Union law (English Language Version):

European Commission - Taxation & Customs Union (ENS):

New EU Import Custom Control Systems (Mandatory January 02, 2011):

Airfreight Industry Minimum Security Standards

British-American Security Information Council:

British International Freight Association

Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Export Control Organisation (ECO)

Doing Business with the E.U.:

Dutch Export Controls

European Commission - External Trade - Trade issues

European Franchising Federation:

European Franchising Network (legal support):

European Union Taxation & Customs Union:

Export Group for Aerospace & Defence (EGAD)
A very useful portal for export control information with many direct links to items on the DTI/ECO website, e.g. Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

Export Group for Aerospace & Defence


Federal Office of Economics & Export Controls (BAFA) Germany

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Embargo & Sanctions List list


Groupe de Recherche en d'Information Sur La Prix et La Securite +

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

International Franchise Association:

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

The Defence Manufacturers Association

The Society of British Aerospace Companies

U.K. Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, Beginners Guide to Export Controls:

U.K. Military Lists:

U.K. Military Lists, Criteria & Policy:

Helpful University Export Controls Websites:

Georgia Tech Export Controls & Embargoes:

MIT Office of Sponsored Programs:

Stanford University Export Controls:

University of Maryland Office of Research:

University of Michigan Export Controls site:

University of Oklahoma Export Controls:

University of Pennsylvania Office of Research Services:

Helpful Acronyms and Glossaries of Terms Sources:

Prior to attending export control conferences/programs, particularly small-to-medium businesses and new staff, it would be most helpful to fully understanding speakers if you would research and acquaint yourself with, and have available in writing, as many acronyms as possible to ensure that your experience is as productive as possible for you and your employer. There are many sources of trade-suitable acronym lists. We urge you to thoroughly research for the acronyms of the various government departments prior to participating in our programs. Such thorough research will stand you in good stead in the short, medium and long-term. Basic Glossary from Internet Cryptography:

Department of Commerce Acronym List:

DSCA Glossary of Selected Terms:

FedEx Canada Glossary of International Shipping, Customs and Regulatory Terms (may not be exhaustive):

GLOSSARY - Letter of Credit: (B2B Definitions) - quite comprehensive:

Institute for Science & International Security Glossary of Terms (not exhaustive):

National Council of University Research Administrators Glossary of Terms (not exhaustive):

SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG's) Glossary of Terms (quite exhaustive): Glossary of Trade & Shipping Terms: Glossary of Terms (not exhaustive):

U.K. Department of Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) Glossary of Terms (may not be exhaustive):

UPS Glossary of Terms (may not be exhaustive):

U.S.D.A. Glossary of Terms List (quite comprehensive): is a very good source for resourcing acronyms.

Whilst not exhaustive, one very good source for defense trade acronyms is the Society for International Affairs' booklet entitled: "NEW UPDATED Definitions, Terms & Acronyms Handbook - February 2008 Version" for $15.00 at this web link:

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