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International Business

This guide is a collection of resources focused on international trade between the U.S. and its trading partners as well as other international business topics of interest.


HS codes

The Harmonized System is a classification system used in international trade. HS consists of 6-digit codes assigned to traded products. Countries can adjust these codes up to 10 digits. You can search HS codes by keywords or by hierarchy in Trade Map, a tool made available by the International Trade Center.

Schedule B is the classification used by the United States and it uses a 10 digit code to classify products. The Census Bureau offers a Schedule B search engine that allows users to classify their products.

U.S. International Trade Commission

International Trade Administration

  • US free trade agreements Tariff Tool - The tool also provides product-specific rules of origin to help companies determine eligibility for preferential rates.

World Trade Organization