International Shipping 201: The Details

If you're currently shipping in the U.S. and want to learn how to ship internationally on a regular basis, as well as capitalize on international trade opportunities, we can help you get it done.

The Basics

Discover Great Reasons to Enter the Global Marketplace

Did you know that companies that do business internationally grow faster and fail less often than companies that don't? Learn why it pays to take advantage of all that international trade has to offer.

The Basics

Learn the Basics of International

The basic steps involved in preparing an international shipment are not that much different from those for preparing a U.S. shipment. Use our handy tool to step through the 4 steps involved.

Plan your strategy

Plan Your Strategy

Working together, FedEx and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) will take the time to understand your needs and recommend strategies unique to your business. Contact a USCS trade specialist at 1-800-USA-TRADE (872-8723) or click here.

Get to Know International Country Specifics

Find International Country Specifics

Get country-specific international shipping information, such as:

  • Items prohibited or restricted for import or export.
  • Special import provisions, such as free trade zones, that mean reduced or eliminated tariffs.
  • Import and export customs clearance processes.

Learn About Our International Shipping Services

Learn About Our International Shipping Services

Whatever your international shipping need might be — meeting an emergency deadline, saving money on a regular shipment, moving freight — we're committed to supporting you with the right international service.

Read About International Shipping Success

Read About International Shipping Successes

According to the U.S. Commercial Service, 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside of the U.S.

Read these firsthand customer testimonials to find out how others like you have found international shipping success with FedEx.

ShowPhone, Email and Online Resources
Tap into these great resources for international shipping support and assistance.

For general export assistance:  U.S. Commercial Service
1-800-USA-Trade (872-8723)
fedex.com/trade

For specialized industry and export assistance: U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist
export.gov/eac

For export and import statistics and regulations: U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade
1.800.549.0595
ftdwebmaster@census.gov

To access export trade videos: U.S. Census Bureau
census.gov/videos

For international shipping assistance: FedEx Customer Service
1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339, say "international services"

Seek regulatory assistance Call FedEx International Regulatory Consulting
1.800.851.3336