Top 50 Search Phrases from

As a recap of 2011, is highlighting the top 50 search phrases of the year.

  1. Safe Harbor
    Safe Harbor is a certification program for EU and Switzerland regarding data privacy
  2. ECCN
    If your product fits an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), then it may need a license
  3. Incoterms
    International Commercial Terms are a series of sales terms commonly used in international transactions
  4. Certificate of Origin
    Not all countries require a Certification of Origin (CO). Also, some COs are prepared by the exporter and some are prepared by the importer
  5. Export Documentation
    A listing of common export documents is available on
  6. Market Research:
    Search our database for market research or look for agricultural market research, which is listed separately
  7. Schedule B
    HS Classification Numbers and Schedule B Numbers are different. Learn more
  8. NAFTA
    North America Free Trade Agreement - As of 1/1/08 all tariffs and quotas were eliminated on exports to Mexico and Canada under NATFA.
  9. National Export Initiative (NEI)
    Presidential initiative to doubling exports by the end of 2014, supporting millions of jobs
  10. E-Commerce
    Selling goods and services internationally thru online transactions. Are you E-Commerce ready?
  11. Country Commercial Guides (CCG)
    CCGs give you basic country info, such as which are the best markets and other cultural insights
  12. International Logistics
    International logistics includes packing, labeling, documentation, insurance, shipping, etc.
  13. Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
    FTAs are agreements between two or more countries to reduce trade barriers & enhance the rule of law
  14. Freight Forwarders
    Freight forwarders are agents for the exporter who can move cargo from “dock-to-door.” They also can provide other, additional services
  15. HS Tariff Classification Number
    HS Classification Numbers and Schedule B Numbers are different. Learn more about the differences
  16. Export License
    Most export transactions don't require a license. Learn more about when licenses are needed
  17. AES Filing
    Export info must be filed electronically thru the Automated Export System (AES) or you may be subject to penalties
  18. Exporting to China
    China has many great opportunities to help you expand your business thru exporting
  19. USEAC
    ITA has 100+ US Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) to help you. A listing of the domestic offices is available
  20. Trade Information Center (TIC)
    The TIC is staffed with trade specialists who can answer your exporting questions
  21. CE Mark
    CE Mark certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements
  22. Declaration of Conformity
    Manufacturer use this form to declare their product is in conformity with the European Union essential requirements
  23. Preference Criterion
    Learn about the six preference criterion for qualifying for a NAFTA tariff rate
  24. CAFTA-DR
    CAFTA-DR is the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
  25. US Export Data
    Trade data helps companies identify the best countries to target their exporting efforts
  26. International Sales
    We have a variety of services to help you sell your products abroad. Come see our list
  27. Export Regulations
    Some countries have standards that you should be aware of and that you need to comply with in order to sell your products there
  28. Trade Leads
    Search our trade leads by country, industry, or region. registration is required to access trade leads
  29. Shippers Export Declaration (SED)
    SEDs should no longer be filed. All export information must be filed electronically with AESDirect or you may be subject to penalties
  30. How to Export
    Do you know if you are export ready? Start here and take our self-assessment
  31. International Finance
    Finance programs are available to help you with working capital, financing international buyers, etc.
  32. Export Control Reform
    Presidential initiative that counters threats & proliferation of weapons of mass destruction thru controlling certain exports
  33. Terms of Trade
    New to exporting and need help with some trade terms? Here is a listing of the common ones
  34. Qatar
    The trade specialists in our Qatar office can be your eyes and ears in the Qatar marketplace
  35. Tariff Rates By Country
    Different countries have different tariff rates. View the tariffs for a specific country
  36. Export Statistics
    Export stats can help companies identify the best countries for their exporting efforts
  37. Methods of Payment
    We describe four different payment options that you can use when exporting
  38. Fumigation Certificate
    A fumigation certification provides evidence of the fumigation of exported goods. This is one of our common export docs
  39. India
    India has many opportunities for US exporters
  40. China Compulsory Certification (CCC Mark)
    The CCC Mark is a safety license for manufacturers exporting to or selling in China
  41. CE Mark Countries
    CE Mark applies to 32 countries. See which countries are on the list
  42. Gold Key Service
    Need custom market and industry briefings or appointments with prospective trade partners? Then the Gold Key service is for you!
  43. Basic Guide to Exporting
    Are you exporting yet? The Basic Guide to Exporting includes everything you need to know to get started
  44. Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC)
    The TPCC includes the 20 federal trade agencies with 7 core agencies
  45. Advocacy Center
    The Advocacy Center ensures that sales of US products and services have the best chance competing abroad
  46. ATA Carnet
    The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that allows the temporary entry of goods duty-free and tax-free. It is accepted by 75 countries
  47. Export Business Plan
    Having an export plan is a good step and it is required if you need financial assistance
  48. US Commercial Service (CS)
    CS has trade specialists in over 100 US cities and over 75 countries to help you export
  49. International Buyer Program (IBP)
    IBP brings foreign buyers to US trade shows giving exhibitors more export sales opportunities
  50. International Company Profile
    Need a credit check on a potential international partner? Then this is for you!