SOURCE: 3CEonline

3CE Technologies Inc

February 10, 2010 12:26 ET

3CEonline to Power U.S. Census Bureau Schedule B Search Engine

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - 3CEonline has been chosen to provide enhanced Harmonized System classification search technology to the United States Census Bureau.

U.S. exporters and authorized agents are legally required to file electronic export information when shipping goods abroad. To complete their export declarations, exporters must classify products using Schedule B codes. The Foreign Trade Division provides a Schedule B search tool to help exporters determine the correct commodity code. The Schedule B search tool receives approximately 3 million queries per year, and is the most commonly used method for classifying products.

Despite its popularity, the current Schedule B tool is limited. Although every physical product is classifiable in the Schedule B nomenclature, not every item can be classified using the keyword-based tool. With increasingly complex and diverse products, misclassification is common.

The Bureau of The Census was looking for a way to improve the current commodity look-up tool to provide more accurate trade statistics. 3CE will provide a smarter, more intuitive, and more accurate way to classify products. 3CE can understand and interpret common commercial product information, and interacts intuitively with users.

"We are pleased to have been chosen by an organization whose mission is devoted to statistical reporting accuracy," said 3CE President Randy Rotchin. "We look forward to helping US exporters with their commodity classification needs."

The 3CE-powered Schedule B search engine will be at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b/#search on March 1.

For additional information about 3CE and its industry leading Harmonized System classification software, visit www.3ceonline.com.

About 3CE:

3CE, the Commodity Code Classification Engine, has been dedicated to delivering accurate HS codes to private businesses and government agencies for more than a decade. 3CE is a privately held company that develops expert software systems that eliminate commodity reporting errors, ensure accurate duty payments and facilitate global trade.

3CE converts everyday product descriptions into accurate HS Codes, and is dedicated to helping customers achieve international objectives by reducing customs compliance costs through automation, minimizing the risks of customs non-compliance by increasing consistency and accuracy, and increasing international business opportunities by reducing cross-border complexity.

Used by customs brokers, logistic service providers, postal organizations, enterprise shippers and governments worldwide, 3CE has become known for its remarkable ability to deliver workplace efficiencies, enhance global trade opportunities and reduce exposure to customs compliance penalties and duty payment errors.

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