Monthly Archives: June 2010

Export Training Videos



By: Eric Gauthier The Foreign Trade Division (FTD) continuously looks for ways to train the export community and the general public on how to file their export information through the Automated Export System (AES). We have user guides, the call center, … Continue reading

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Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSD)



By: Sean Kline When is a VSD necessary? The VSD process is designed for systematic errors rather than the occasional typographical error. For example, if you discover that you failed to file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) for a series of … Continue reading

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Stay Up To Date



By: Dan Cariello This time of year can cause some confusion when filing a shipment as new HTS numbers will be going into effect on July 1, 2010. Revisions to the HTS numbers (import commodity codes) are generally made twice annually, … Continue reading

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Penalties – Part 2: Aggravating Factors



By: Omari Wooden A few weeks ago, I discussed the penalty provisions found in Subpart H of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). So let’s do a quick recap… Potential violations include, but are not limited to, failure to file Electronic Export … Continue reading

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2010 SLA Annual Conference – Hope to see you there!



By: Joe Kafchinski The Foreign Trade Division will be attending the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in New Orleans this coming weekend (June 13 – 16). If you’re attending SLA, stop by booth 1602 to say “hi” to the … Continue reading

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April Trade Data Released



The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $40.3 billion in April from $40.0 billion (revised) in March, as exports decreased more than imports.
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New Schedule B Search



By: Dan Cariello You are trying to get your shipment through Customs, out of the country and over to Germany. Your shipper wants you to classify your product with a Schedule B number (the export commodity code.) So you go to … Continue reading

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Real Export Emergencies, Episode 2: Using the Same Name for Twin Shipments



By: Nyitre Rodgers Scene: The clock in the hospital room read 1:30 a.m. Dr. AES had been on call since 3 a.m. His patient, Mrs.  Hill had been in labor with twin shipments for the past 37 hours. Her first came … Continue reading

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Appendices A,D,F, and U: Get to know them better



By: Kenny Soo When the AES was created, the programmers wrote a technical but useful document called the AESTIR which stands for the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements. It helps us, AES Client Representatives, to assist the trade with … Continue reading

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