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Customs Law Research Guide

This guide details sources for researching international customs law, including sources from international organizations and major trade agreements.

National Customs Law

Multi-Jurisdictional Electronic Resources

  • The Foreign Law Guide 
    From the homepage of this subscription database, scroll down to Laws by Subject and select Customs, Duties & Tariffs.  Then select the desired jurisdiction.  For some jurisdictions, you will find direct links to electronic versions of primary law materials.  In other cases, you may find only citations to print sources for primary law.  Ask a librarian for assistance in locating print materials.
  • World Legal Information Institute  
    This free resource is also worth consulting.  On the left side of the homepage, click on All Countries.  After selecting the desired jurisdiction, scroll down and look for a link labeled Taxation, Revenue & Customs.  Depending on the jurisdiction, you may find direct links to electronic versions of primary law or a link to the website of the government ministry responsible for customs law enforcement.


National Customs Administration Websites

The following government websites provide information in English about customs laws in jurisdictions outside the U.S. Content varies by jurisdiction and may include include direct links (or citations) to customs legislation and regulations, information about the classification of goods, tariff schedules, and related materials.