International trade
Manage the movement of
cross-border or 
international goods

Make the Most Out of Global Trade Opportunities

Gain the competitive advantage by anticipating and managing trade regulations compliance and researching international partners with UPS TradeAbility. Get access to up-to-date regulations, licensing information, watch lists, and forms, or store your commodity information in our online product catalog.

Our suite of free information-based services helps you manage the movement of goods effectively across international borders. Find harmonized tariff codes, landed cost estimates, compliance information, and more, all from a single Web interface or use our Web service technology to integrate UPS TradeAbility services into your website or backend systems.

Web-Based Tools: Improve Trade Compliance and Your Business

Enhance your international trade compliance and avoid fines or sanctions when you make use of these UPS TradeAbility features:

Landed Cost - Estimate the cost of your international shipment, including duties, customs fees, and taxes. Forecast net profitability, minimize returned orders, and better serve your customers.

  • Use the UPS TradeAbility Harmonizer to help obtain the current tariff codes for your products
  • Calculate UPS package shipping rates to include as part of your Landed Cost estimates
  • Access product information stored in your UPS TradeAbility Product List to help determine landed cost
  • Store and access Landed Cost transaction details for 90 days
  • Access online at or integrate using our Web Services technology

Denied Party Screener - Identify restricted individuals and companies before you ship to them.

  • Updated daily
  • Screens for embargoed countries too
  • Denied Party Screener transaction details are stored, and can be accessed, for up to 90 days
  • Access list of U.S. Government Agency Sources used by the Denied Party Screener

International Forms - Keep up with ever-changing international laws and regulations. Get online access to essential forms to help fulfill your international shipping needs.

  • Complete forms online
  • Browse a comprehensive library of PDF documents to assist you with export and import shipments

Harmonizer - Get quick access to country-specific tariff codes from one source so you don't have to manually research relevant information or purchase reference materials on each individual country.

  • A single product can be harmonized across multiple countries
  • Organize and store up to 1,000 products
  • Tariff codes can be saved in your Product List for use in other UPS TradeAbility services
  • Integrated into the Landed Cost and Import Compliance services

Export License Detector - Get the latest U.S. export license requirements based on destination country or commodity information, reducing the risk of fines and sanctions.

  • License detector for U.S. exports
  • Timely data updates to provide best available export license information
  • Export License Detector transaction details are stored, and can be accessed, for up to 90 days
  • Access online at or integrate using our Web Services technology

Import Compliance - Reduce border delays by maximizing compliance with country-specific trade relations, procedures, and restrictions before you import.

  • Product information can be accessed for use in Import Compliance
  • Online access to the product Harmonizer to obtain the current tariff codes for your products
  • Import Compliance transaction details will be stored, and can be accessed, for up to 90 days
  • Access online at or integrate using our Web Services technology

Tariff Code Validation - Helps ensure the accuracy of your product catalog tariff codes and gives you the ability to:

  • Verify (actual) tariff codes for more accurate landed cost estimation.
  • Eliminate the need to fully harmonize your Product List by dynamically building the list by suggesting tariff codes from actual shipments.
  • Create an automated product classification process, eliminating the need to explore constantly changing tariff code schedules.

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