By: Omari Wooden
Based on the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) section 30.2(a)(1)(iv), any export shipment requiring a U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license or that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) must be reported in the Automated Export System (AES), regardless of value or destination. In the October 2010 AES Newsletter, I wrote an article titled, “Advice for reporting a DSP-5 license in the AES.” The article was intended to clarify the reporting requirements based on the fields in the AES as compared to the information contained on the DSP-5 license.
Today, I specifically want to provide clarification related to the End User and Ultimate Consignee field. As I mentioned in the article, there is no End User field in the AES; however, the Ultimate Consignee may be the End User. Based on the FTR 30.1, the definition of the Ultimate Consignee, “the person, party, or designee that is located abroad and actually receives the export shipment. This party may be the end user or Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI).” Based on the definition in the FTR, box 14 on the DSP-5 license, “Foreign End User” will need to be shown as the Ultimate Consignee in the AES.
Be sure to review the requirements found in both the FTR and the ITAR when reporting the DSP-5 licensed shipments in the AES.