Helpful Links for U.S. Customs and Trade


Discover links to U.S. agencies, resources, and organizations for your customs and trade needs. 


Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

The main "trade" page for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, covering areas including green trade, trade statistics, trade news, and enforcement.


Agriculture Marketing Service (AGAMS)

The USDA runs the Agricultural Marketing Service. AGAMS covers available services, news, announcements, market news, directories, reports, and AGAMS programs.


Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

The USDA runs the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. APHIS covers imports and exports, animal and plant health, biotechnology, compliance, international services, and several other areas.


Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

ATF has rules and regulations regarding alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives including the latest regulations, open letters, enforcement policies, and several other areas.


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC website provides the latest updates on health topics, outbreaks, data, publications, and travel.


Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has an import resources page that shares information on import surveillance, eCommerce assessments, violations, product detention, and eFiling. 


Defense Contract Management Agency (Dept of Defense) (DCMA)

The Defense Contract Management Agency provides training on several aspects of international trade and clearance.


Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

The DEA provides helpful information on the enforcement and prevention of drugs and controlled substances entering the U.S.


Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is a helpful resource for environmental regulations regarding the import, export, and trade of certain products. 


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The Federal Communications Commission ensures that businesses meet their legal obligations regarding interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.


Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA provides information on inspections, regulations, and compliance for food, drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines, blood, biologics, animal, veterinary, cosmetics, and tobacco products being imported into the U.S. 


Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) 

The Food Safety Inspection Service provides information on food safety and food defense.


Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

The Fish and Wildlife Service regulates trade in wildlife and helps to conserve wildlife resources.


Lacey Act (LACEY)

The Lacey Act combats illegal trafficking of wildlife, fish, and plants. 


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The NHTSA provides helpful information on importing a vehicle into the U.S. 


Antarctic Marine Living Resources (NMFS-AMR)

The Antarctic Marine Living Resources website provides information on International Fisheries Trade Permits which are required for anyone importing, exporting, or re-exporting Antarctic marine living resources into or from the United States. 


Highly Migratory Species (NMFS-HMS)

In the United States, NOAA Fisheries sustainably manages highly migratory species under the Magnuson-Stevens Act in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


Seafood Import Monitoring Program (NMFS-SIMP) 

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program requires importers to provide and report key data from seafood imported into the U.S. for 1,100+ unique species.


Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

The NRC controls the import and export of nuclear reactors, machinery, processing, and similar equipment and materials into and out of the U.S. 


Office of Marine Conservation (OMC)

The Office of Marine Conservation implements U.S. policy on a broad range of international marine conservation issues.


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

The TTB has helpful information on the rules, regulations, and permits required to import alcohol into the U.S. 


Tariff Regulations Title 19 - Overall

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The code of Federal Regulations includes the latest rules and compliance for customs and trade.