AES (Automated Export system)

What is AES?

Automated Export system (AES) is the system that an U.S. Exporter also defined as U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) uses to electronically declare their international export known as electronic export information (EEI)

EEI is the data that must be filed through the AES for goods shipped from the U.S. to a foreign country.

What is EEI used for?

The census Bureau uses the EEI data for U.S trade statistics. 
Customs and border protection (CBP) and the Bureau of industry and security (BIS) also use the data to help ensure compliance with U.S. export regulations. 

When do I need to submit AES?

In most cases, the filing must be done from one to 24 hours PRIOR to the actual export of the shipment depending on the method of transportation (e.g. shorter times are allowed for express shipments, 72-hour requirement for vehicles).

Are there any penalties for violations?

=Late filing, incorrect filing or non-filing of EEI is a violation of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and subject to a fine of $1,100 per day up to a maximum of $10,000.

What information is required?

Regular Shipping Instruction (SI) covers most information to fill out, but here is information below that may be additionally required:

●    USPPI ID Number (e.g. EIN)
●    Are USPPI and Ultimate Consignee companies related? * Yes No
●    Does shipment contain hazardous material? * Yes No
●    Schedule B or HTS Number
●    Value of Goods (whole US Dollars) 

For information about SI, please click here.

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