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Industry Associations

International Warehouse Logistics Association

IWLA provides public and contract warehouse services, transportation, freight forwarding and brokerage services, inventory and supply chain management capability and a broad range of manufacturing and value-added services.

Council of Logistics Managers

CLM is a professional organization for people with an interest in logistics management. Their site allows you to participate in discussions with other in the logistics field and has a broad list of industry publications in their bibliography section.

Warehousing Education and Research Council

WERC is an international professional organization dedicated to the advancement and education of people involved in the management of warehouses and distribution facilities.

Southeastern Warehouse Association

SWA is a close-knit group of third party warehouse and logistic providers with the common goal of improving their competitive position through professional development.
The American Association of Exporters and Importers
This website describes the purpose of the organization, its publications and its conferences/seminars.

American Association of Railroads

The Association of American Railroads represents North America's major freight railroads and Amtrak. AAR strives to help make the rail industry increasingly safe, efficient and productive.

Society of Logistics Engineers

Calendar of logistics events from around the world.
National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)
Provides easy access to professional, licensed Customs Brokers or freight forwarders. It also provides links to other logistic service providers, defines clearly the roles of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders and shows a cost-effective way to obtain the U. S. Export Administration Regulations.

Academic Logistics Directory

Listing of international academic institutions with an interest in logistics.
The Maritime Home Page
Provides resources (Sites) for information on Maritime issues.
NAFTA-Net (North America Free Trade Agreement)
Covers comprehensively issues related to NAFTA and international trade. Includes European and Asian issues, trade leads and information on Finance and Markets.

Centre for International Trade

A list of commerce sites from around the world facilitating international trade. CIT offers a reference site for the international trade community, offering trading opportunities, tax and customs information, financial resources, management skills, international trade publications, consulting services, transportation arrangements and every assistance to its members and the public.
International Chamber of Commerce
The International Chamber of Commerce speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. Their Global Business issues page discusses issues of critical importance to international business, occasionally making policy recommendations to governments and inter-governmental organizations.
IATA (International Air Transport Association)
Provides international air transport items of interest to its trade association members. The web page provides many products and services of interest to businesses involved with the airline industry.



Freight World - Press Release Collection

A collection of press releases from around the transportation and logistics industries. Also has a link to railroad industry related press releases.

Food Logistics Magazine

Supply chain and ebusiness solutions for food/CPG executives. Vast amounts of information on the food related logistics industry, including archives of past issues and ability to search through them.

Transport Topics

Trucking's electronic newspaper provides up-to-the-minute coverage of issues affecting the trucking industries' managers and drivers.
Written for managers responsible for all aspects of transportation, distribution and logistics. Editorial focus is on news of freight transportation providers, applications of new methods & technologies, and changes in regulations affecting transportation and logistics.

Eastern Railroad News

The Eastern Railroad News is an up-to-date source for railroad news and information east of the Mississippi. At
ERN, users can access a monthly internet magazine, daily railroad news updates, reference materials, and more.
Export Today Online
Focuses on geographic, product and service markets worldwide. Examines marketing, finance, insurance, transportation, ports/shipping, site selection, and cultural factors of expanding US businesses overseas. Also, addresses overseas operating and joint ventures.
American Shipper
A monthly publication covering developments in international transportation and logistics, with a focus on regulatory and policy issues. Examines the relationship between shippers, both importers and exporters, and the carriers. Provides analysis of trends affecting both shippers and carriers.
The Journal of Commerce
This publication provides up-to-date information on issues concerning global commerce, the transportation industry and the maritime industry.
Industry Week
Edited for executives and key decision-makers in the industrial management throughout America and industrial support service organizations. Industry Week presents information that covers three broad management areas: the on-going development of people and organization; technological developments that create new products and services; and political, economic and social issues that impact industry management.
Purchasing Magazine
Written for and about the purchasing professional in American industry. Contains news, price and market information, and analysis of corporate purchasing operations and strategies. Special emphasis on quality, transportation, new products, and business systems.


Tariff Schedule for Export Classification (Schedule B/Harmonized Tariff) can be accessed through a number of Web Sites:
The Rulings and Regulations section of the Customs Web Site
The Foreign Trade Division of the Bureau of Census
The U.S. International Trade Commission


Standard Codes
Code Lists
Lists codes for ports and other locations, IATA location codes, Trade Data Elements directory, country codes, currency codes, incoterms, units of measure, and transport status codes.
Definitions of Rate Quote Terminology
Lists the various charges that are involved in international freight costing.


U.S. Customs
Provides trade community with current, relevant information regarding the operations of Customs. The Web Site has a special section devoted to Importing and Exporting operations.
Foreign Trade Division of the Bureau of Census
Provides the trading community with up-to-date information on international trade processing.
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Trade & Economic Analysis
Provides up-to-date statistical information on global markets including the U.S. and its metropolitan areas.
U.S. International Trade Commission
Provides objective trade expertise to the government determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries and directs actions against unfair trade practices.
U.S. Department of Commerce
This agency focuses on working with the business community to foster economic growth and create new American jobs. Its broad range of responsibilities include expanding U.S. exports, developing innovative technologies, gathering and disseminating statistical data, measuring economic growth, granting patents, promoting minorities, and monitoring stewardship.
Government Printing Office: (GPO) Access for the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Oversees the management of federal government records and ensures ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials and the national experience.
U.S.-European Union Relations
The Department of State provides the following information concerning the U.S. and European’s Union relations.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Provides import information on products such as foods, drugs, cosmetics and devices offered for entry into the U.S. through U.S. Customs. Included are import alerts and import detention reports. Another page provides an overview of the import program.
European and Canadian Affairs
The Department of State provides these updates on matters of interest to businesses doing commerce with Europe and Canada.
The FedWorld Information Network
Provides links to General Information Databases and FedWorld-Hosted Web sites. Shows recent U.S. Government reports and publications.
International Trade Law
Provides a comprehensive library of treaties, conventions, model laws, international organizations and more.
U.S. State Department
Information on international travel including passports, visas, travel warnings and travel publications.
U.S. State Department Travel Warnings
Latest travel warnings, with a list of consulate addresses and country information.
U.S. National Trade Estimates
Lists the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and services; shows foreign direct investment by U.S. persons; and discusses protection of intellectual property rights. Searchable by country.
Currency Converter
View exchange rates among 164 currencies for any day since January 1990.
Foreign languages for international travelers. This site also contains international calendars to aid international travel planning. Includes weather, lodging and transportation information.
Quota Status Report
This weekly report identifies categories subject to quota restraints. The report has visa requirements for all countries along with quota restraints that contain bilateral visa arrangements.