Monthly Archives: August 2010

Understanding Your Compliance Report – Part 1



By: Eric Gauthier As I have written on this blog previously, the Automated Export System Branch (AESB) has various tools for companies to ensure that their filing practices are in compliance with the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). One of the most … Continue reading

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What to do when you receive a 072 or 073 Fatal Error



By: Rosanna Torres Every two weeks a Fatal Error report is delivered to companies that have outstanding Fatal Errors on their account. If you’re unfamiliar with the report, congratulations! That could mean that your company either has never generated fatal errors … Continue reading

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The Confidentiality of Your Electronic Export Information (EEI)



By: Sean Kline Why is EEI collected? The EEI is collected for two reasons. The U.S. Census Bureau collects the EEI for statistical purposes and other federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Customs and Border … Continue reading

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How to correct Fatal Error: 125 Conveyance Name Ineligible



By: Rosanna Torres Lately, I have received many calls from customers indicating they have received a response from the Automated Export System (AES) of: Shipment Rejected: 125 Conveyance Name Ineligible . Filers say they have always listed “unknown” in the past, … Continue reading

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Trade deficit increases in June



By: Joe Kafchinski The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $49.9 billion in June 2010 from $42.0 billion (revised) in May, as exports decreased and imports increased. The $7.9 billion increase in the deficit is the largest … Continue reading

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Real Export Emergencies, Episode 3: Send an SOS to AES



By: Nyitre Rodgers Stories from the Real Export Emergencies Scene: It’s December 20, 2010 and Jamel is anxiously awaiting his flight to Aruba. He recently completed his first semester of law school, and he’s excited to meet his significant other, … Continue reading

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How to Report the Commodity Quantity in AES



By: Eric Gauthier One of the most common questions received on the Foreign Trade Division Call Center is what quantity should be reported in the Electronic Export Information (EEI). Examples of the questions we receive include: “Do I need to complete … Continue reading

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