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Foreign Trade - Product Codes

This page will generate a report of domain data, or list of values, for U.S. foreign trade commodity codes used for tracking fishery products. Codes are periodically added to the system so you may want to check back for an updated listing.

Please click on SUBMIT to Retrieve Product Codes

Product codes
Country codes
District codes
Sample Dataset

Date

Product
District

Included in the comma delimited file will be the following data:

Field   Description
TSUSA   Ten character commodity code (Suggest that you load this variable as a character field)
NAME   NMFS description of TSUSA code
EDIBLE   Indicates if the product is (E)dible, (N)on-edible
IMPORTED (I) Indicates if the code is for an imported product.
The same code may be used for exports.
EXPORTED (E) Indicates if the code is for an exported product.
The same code may be used for imports.
YEARS   Approximate time frame when code was/is in use. 

Considering you most likely have already looked at the data file, you may have noticed a major change in the TSUSA code pattern. The abbreviation TSUSA stands for "Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated." We use this pre-1989 term synonymously to also include the current "Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated" (HTSUSA) used for imported products and the "Schedule B" used for exports.

Hopefully, you also noticed the hierarchical NAME pattern. Although not the legal description it certainly eases data retrieval when selecting by the groupings, e.g. Groundfish, Tuna, Shrimp, etc. which have numerous codes associated with the products.

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