IHS Releases Trade Regulations CD-ROM Product for Exporters

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IHS TransPort Data Solutions, a division of Information Handling Service Group, Inc., has announced the release of Export Essentials, an information database on CD-ROM that contains international trade rules and regulations necessary for exporting goods from the U.S.

The demand for up-to-date exporting regulations has skyrocketed in recent years, according to the company, as U.S. foreign sales climbed to a record $936 billion in 1997.

"Export Essentials is a valuable, costeffective tool containing vital classification and research data designed to aid exporters and to help managers and business professionals determine what countries to do business in," said Tony Martinez, general manager of IHS TransPort Data Solutions.

Export Essentials includes the Export Administration Regulations, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Schedule B for classifying goods, as well as licensing and foreign trade barrier information. All information is updated on a monthly basis. The data, combined with value-added interactive fill-in forms and a powerful search engine for information retrieval, answers exporting questions and saves research time and money in complying with U.S. Customs and the Bureau of Export Administration.

"It's the only product that has regulations, electronic forms, and a library of exporting and foreign trade material," Martinez said. …