Yearly Archives: 2010

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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Used Vehicle Filing



By: Dan Cariello Lately, the commodity analysis branch has received a number of phone calls regarding the classification of used vehicles. This issue is actually related to the rules and regulations of exporting a used vehicle and the required data elements … Continue reading

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P.O. Box Numbers



By: Ryan Coleman Harold is sitting in his office filling out his electronic export information. He’s going through all the steps of the electronic filing process in order to get his shipment moving; steps which include product classification, country of destination, … Continue reading

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Filing Citations and Exemption Legends



By: Sean Kline Overview A filing citation is a notation placed on the commercial loading documentation indicating that Electronic Export Information (EEI) filed in the Automated Export System (AES) has been accepted or will be filed in the AES. In contrast, … Continue reading

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A look into the AES Downtime Policy



By: Rosanna Torres The Inside Scoop As it is with all technology, there is always a possibility for system interruption. Although we have dedicated people working continuously behind the scenes maintaining the system, what can I say? Even the Titanic was … Continue reading

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May Trade Data Released



By: Joe Kafchinski Trade Deficit Increases in May The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $42.3 billion in May 2010 from $40.3 billion (revised) in April, as imports increased more than exports.  Exports were up $3.5 … Continue reading

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Classifying Brand Name Products



By: Josephine Ocheni The beauty of the new Schedule B search engine is its recognition of brand name products. We live in a technological age where things are constantly being improved upon. Better versions of older models are being reintroduced and products … Continue reading

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The Shoe Almost Always Fits:The Almost Complete Compatibility of the Import and Export Schedules



By: David Johnson Our #1 Goal Sometimes I like to remind myself what my real job is: helping the trade community. Our #1 goal is to provide accurate and timely trade data and we want the burden to be minimal. One … Continue reading

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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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