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ICC
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  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

ICS
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the international trade association for operators of merchant cargo and passenger ships. ISF is the international employers' organisation for shipping companies. The membership of ICS and ISF comprises national shipowners' associations from over 40 countries which collectively represent more than half of the world's merchant fleet. Both sister organisations enjoy consultative status with the various United Nations agencies responsible for regulating shipping, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

   

IFCBA
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) Association Members are the national customs brokers’ association in a country. IFCBA business members are companies with an interest in international trade.

International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations

   

IFIA
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) is the trade association for inspection agencies and other organisations that provide inspection, testing and certification services internationally. The promotion of integrity is one of the federation’s top priorities. IFIA was founded in 1982 and Members and Associate Members include the leading international inspection companies from around the world. They cover every field of inspection and related testing making IFIA's work and views truly representative of the profession. IFIA is a nonprofit making organisation. Its objectives are to review and, where possible, to improve the methods, standards, safety procedures and rules used and observed by Members for the benefit of Members and their clients. IFIA promotes cooperation between inspection agencies, laboratories and allied businesses throughout the world.

International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)

   

IMDG Code
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  • Standard (Technical/Health/Safety)
  • Product-Specific
  • Multilateral/International
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • Term/Acronym
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. A code, representing the classification of dangerous goods as defined by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in compliance with international legal requirements.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

   

IMO
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Organization/Agency/Entity
  • Multilateral/International
International Maritime Organisation (IMO). An United Nations agency concerned with safety at sea. Its work includes codes and rules relating to tonnage measurement of vessels, load lines, pollution and the carriage of dangerous goods. Its previous name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO)

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

   

Import License
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  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
A governmental document which permits the importation of a product or material into a country where such licenses are necessary.



   

Importer Security Initiative
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • National Security
  • Compliance System/Process
Importer Security Initiative (ISF). On November 25, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule entitled “Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements” in the Federal Register (73 FR 71730).  The interim final rule requires both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Dept of Homeland Security

  Security_Filing_General@cbp.dhs.gov
 

In-bond
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  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
The act of transporting a cargo shipment from a port of unlading to another port for entry or disposition under bond.



   

INCOTERMS
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  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • U.S. Import-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
  • Multilateral/International
  • Compliance System/Process
International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS), a set of rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce, defining the most commonly used trade terms that parties can agree upon to avoid misunderstandings, disputes and litigation. The terms determine who bears the cost and liability for shipments from specified point to point en route.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

   

Informal Entry
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  • Term/Acronym
  • U.S. Import-Related
Informal entries are filed for personal shipments of any value, for certain commercial shipments valued at $1250 or less and for certain textile shipments valued at $250 or less. Informal entries can be filed on the Entry Summary, CBPF-7501, and are identified by the numeric entry type code 11 in block 2. They can also be filed on an Informal Entry, CBPF-5119A.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

   

Informal Merchandise Fee
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • U.S. Import-Related
An assessment for Informal entry summaries. The class code is 311.

Customs and Trade Automated Interface (US Customs)

   

Inspection Certificate
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
  • Standard (Technical/Health/Safety)
Inspection certificate is a document describing the condition of goods and confirming that they have been inspected. Inspection certificates are usually required for import of industrial equipment, meat products, and perishable merchandise. It certifies that the item meets the required specifications and was in good condition and correct quantity when it left the port of departure.



   

Insurance Certificate
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Document
  • U.S. Export-Related
  • Foreign Import-Related
A document issued by an insurance company, usually to order of shipper, under a marine policy and in cover of a particular shipment of merchandise.



   

Inter-American convention against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
  • Multilateral/International
  • Product-Specific
  • Country/Regional
  • Standard (Technical/Health/Safety)
The Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials convention is intended to prevent, combat, and eradicate illicit manufacturing and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials; and to promote and encourage cooperation and exchange of information and experience among states in order to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in these items. Each state must take necessary measures to detect and prevent illicit trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials between its territory and that of other states by strengthening controls at export locations.

Organization of American States (OAS)

   

Inter-American Convention on the Law Applicable to International Contracts
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  • Term/Acronym
  • Law/Act/Regulation
  • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
  • Multilateral/International
The Inter-American Convention on the Law Applicable to International Contracts provides that contracts shall be governed by the law chosen by the parties.

Organization of American States (OAS)

   

Internal Transaction Number
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    Internal Transaction Number (ITN). A number issued by the U.S. Census Bureau’s AES system after they have received EEI data about a shipment, and have approved the shipment for export.



       

    International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
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    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    • Anti-Competitiveness Protection
    The International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System facilitates international trade by establishing a uniform system for the collection, comparison and analysis of international trade statistics, and for the transmission of data and trade documentation, and through the establishment in the States party of tariff and statistical nomenclatures in conformity with an international harmonised system. The Nomenclature governed by the Convention, commonly known as 'HS Nomenclature', is an international multipurpose nomenclature elaborated under the auspices of the World Customs Organisation (WCO). At present there are 116 contracting parties to this Convention, however, it is applied by more than 190 administrations worldwide. More than 98% of all goods traded in the world are classified according to the HS. The European Union and its Member States together represent a block of 26 contracting parties to the aforementioned Convention.

    World Customs Organization (WCO)

       

    International Convention on the Simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (Kyoto Convention)
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    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • Treaty/Convention/Agreement
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    The convention for the International Customs Co-operation Council held in Kyoto in 1974 forth simplification and harmonisation of national customs procedures. On 25th of June 1999 the updated and restructured International Convention on the simplification and harmonisation of Customs Procedures (Kyoto Convention) was unanimously adopted by 114 customs administrations. This convention was restructured to deal with computerised controls and to ensure better co-operation between customs authorities mutually and with trade in general.

    World Customs Organization (WCO)

       

    International Traffic in Arms Regulations
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • National Security
    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are administered and enforced by the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to control U.S. exports of militarily-significant products.

    Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of State

      Frank J. Ruggiero
    202-663-2980
    ddtcresponseteam@state.gov
     

    IPR
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Multilateral/International
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    Intellectual property rights (IP) are legal property rights over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial, and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are rights granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; ideas, discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets. The majority of intellectual property rights provide creators of original works economic incentive to develop and share ideas through a form of temporary monopoly.

    United States Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

      202-707-5959
    mailto:trademarkassistancecenter@uspto.gov
     

    ISF
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • National Security
    • Compliance System/Process
    Importer Security Filing (ISF). On November 25, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule entitled “Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements” in the Federal Register (73 FR 71730).  The interim final rule requires both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Dept .of Homeland Security

      Security_Filing_General@cbp.dhs.gov
     

    ISO
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Organization/Agency/Entity
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • Foreign Import-Related
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    • Standard (Technical/Health/Safety)
    International Standards Organization (ISO) deals in standards of all sorts, ranging from documentation to equipment packaging and labeling.

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

      212-642-4900
    mailto:info@ansi.org
     

    ISO Code
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    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • Foreign Import-Related
    • Multilateral/International
    • Compliance System/Process
    A 2-position alphabetic International Organization for Standardization (ISO) code for countries. For example, the ISO code for Mexico is MX, while the code for Spain is ES. A complete listing is included in Schedule C of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

       

    IT
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Import-Related
    Immediate Transportation (IT) -- In-bond movement transporting a cargo shipment from the port of unlading to the in-land port of destination under bond for entry or disposition.



       

    ITAR
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • Law/Act/Regulation
    • U.S. Export-Related
    • National Security
    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are administered and enforced by the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to control U.S. exports of militarily-significant products.

    Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of State

      Frank J. Ruggiero
    202-663-2980
    ddtcresponseteam@state.gov
     

    ITDS
    Categories:
    • Term/Acronym
    • U.S. Import-Related
    • Compliance System/Process
    International Trade Data System (ITDS). The ITDS program supports the Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) contributing to the development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The ITDS program assists these agencies in identifying, documenting, and executing their plan to leverage ACE to improve business operations and further agency missions.



       

    ITN
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      Internal Transaction Number (ITN). A number issued by the U.S. Census Bureau’s AES system after they have received EEI data about a shipment, and have approved the shipment for export.



         


       
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