Customs trade data is a general designation of bill of lading and customs declaration data. Through these necessary documents for import and export, we can intuitively understand the purchaser, supplier and detailed information of each imported goods. And this information is the necessary tools and data support to help international trade.
As early as 1966, the United States has already opened the customs trade data
around the world, and started the commercial operation of the Customs Trade data. Since the 1990s, China began to introduce Customs Trade data, and then service providers have successively joined the Customs Trade data service industry. At present, there are 27 countries that open the data of customs bill of lading and customs declaration, mainly including central and North America (the United States, Mexico, etc.), South America (Argentina, Chile, etc.), Europe (the United Kingdom, Russia), Asia (India, Pakistan, Vietnam, etc.). Among them, there are 20 with continuous data updating, and 14 with trading information of importers and exporters. The languages of data are mainly English, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
China's data are divided into China's import and export statistics and customs trade data
. China's import and export statistics are eight digit HS coded statistics, including the total volume and total price of transactions, including the corresponding import and export trade countries and ports transaction summary statistics.