Please find here below some interesting and important links:


To avoid dealing with unauthorized business partners, please find here the list to the “denide parties”:

Denied Parties List


One of the most important links in shipping definitely is the:

Federal Maritime Commission


Very often the US harmonized code number is missing, or the code is the only detail of the cargo. Then this list will help:

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)


Details about US Trade Sanctions can be found here:

Office of Foreign Assets Control


As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Details here:

Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)


TSA was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. Find the details here:

Transportation Security Administration


Find details here on the BIS in the USA:

United States Bureau of Industry and Security


CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction:

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission 


With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

United States Customs and Border Protection


For those of you who would like to look up certain shipping terms, please find here a glossary:

Glossary of shipping terms


The chances are that you got an airfreight shipment and do not have the formula to calculate the charges. This one will help you:

Air cargo chargable weight converter


The Incoterms often create discussions, even though they are pretty easy. Here is an overview on the details: