On: March 13, 2023     By: David Noah

Filing Your Export Shipments through AES

If your company exports goods valued at more than $2,500 to anywhere other than Canada or exports goods that require an export license, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations require that you file your export information electronically through the Automated Export System (AES).

On: March 1, 2023     By: David Noah

USML vs. ECCN: What's the Difference?

When classifying your products for export control purposes, it's important that you identify which U.S. agency has jurisdiction over your goods. Once you make that determination, you can identify whether your product has a U.S. Munitions List (USML) or Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) number.

On: February 27, 2023     By: David Noah

How to Respond to a Denied Party Screening Match

It's illegal to do business with any person or organization that appears on one of the government's denied party lists. The best way to comply with this law is to screen all the parties in your exports against all the lists. Hopefully you won't get any matches. Here's how to proceed if you do.

On: January 30, 2023     By: David Noah

Why I Hate Routed Export Transactions

When agreeing to a routed export transaction, an exporter faces several potential risks: the Electronic Export Information may be filed incorrectly or not at all; export compliance violations may occur; you can't choose the freight forwarder; and you may not know where your goods end up.

On: January 25, 2023     By: David Noah

What Is an EEI Filing?

The Electronic Export Information (EEI) is the data that must be submitted to the Automated Export System (AES) through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal whenever an AES filing is required. Learn how to file, who must file and what data points need to be included.

On: January 24, 2023     By: David Noah

The Automated Export System (AES) Downtime Policy

When exporting, companies may need to file their export information electronically to the Automated Export System (AES) before the goods leave the country. But what if AES isn't working? That's when Census and CBP may activate the AES Downtime Policy. Here's what you need to know.


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