The application of customs data in modern international trade has gradually entered the "deep water era", and the profits and feedback it brings to foreign trade enterprises and practitioners are huge. Next, let's take a brief look at the origin, development and value of customs data. Origin Customs data is all kinds of import and export statistical data generated by the customs in performing import and export trade statistics functions. In the 1970s, the United States released its own import and export customs data to the world for the first time through the form of government legislation, and authorized professional companies to conduct commercial operations. The function and value of these data have been continuously excavated, and are widely used in international trade, shipping and freight forwarding and other fields. In the 1990s, China began to introduce open customs data. Since then, service providers have continuously joined the customs data service industry, providing global import and export data services for the Chinese market, helping more foreign trade companies establish a global vision and coping with global competition. Now more than 100 companies across the country are providing data services. Development With the precipitation of time and the inspection of the market, customs data has been recognized in the field of international trade. With the further opening of the market, the pace of transparency of trade information has accelerated, and detailed transaction data such as market conditions in most countries around the world, import and export trade around the world, and types and specifications of traded commodities can be found. Customs data is becoming an irreplaceable tool for foreign traders to understand overseas markets and obtain information about foreign customers. It also plays an important role in effectively exploring the international market, monitoring competitors, and improving the market competitiveness of enterprises. Value Some foreign trade friends consider that customs data is an auxiliary tool for the “icing on the cake” in international trade. It mainly still needs to do foreign trade business through traditional models such as B2B and exhibition. In fact, otherwise, the data and information provided by customs data play an important role in international trade. It expands the channel for us to actively develop customers, easily obtain foreign company information, trade data and other content, help foreign trade companies develop new customers, monitor peers, maintain old customers, and make production and marketing decisions.