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United States Postal Service Exemption Codes

Posted By Global Reach Daniel On December 19, 2012 @ 9:51 am In Export Filing,Foreign Trade Regulations | 7 Comments

By: Thomas White


Do you have a holiday package you need to ship out of the country?

We have received many calls from customers using the United States Postal Service (USPS) website.

When you visit the USPS.com [2], it gives several options to choose from when supplying package information to the site for proper mailing (‘Enter Customs Information’). Let us clarify a couple of key elements:

Proof of Filing Citation (PFC): notification confirming that you filed to the Automated Export System. This is also known as the Internal Transaction Number or ITN.
AES Exemption : If you are not required to file, this note indicates why you are exempt from filing.

Choosing the Appropriate Exemption

On USPS.com [2], the two main options to choose from are: 30.36 [3] and 30.37(a) [4]. Take a look at what they mean:

  • 30.36 [3]: Use for shipments destined to Canada that do not require a license, regardless of value.
  • 30.37(a) [4]: Use for shipments under $2,500 destined to countries other than Canada that do not require a license.

For more information about these exemptions and/or other regulation questions, please use the following link:

Full list of exemptions and/or other regulation questions [5]

If you are still unsure, give us a call at 800-549-0595, option 3 to speak with a specialist.

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7 Comments To "United States Postal Service Exemption Codes"

#1 Comment By Thelma Willis On December 20, 2012 @ 10:26 am

Signing up to receive updates, from this website, was the best move I’ve made, for my career, in logistics. Thank you,

#2 Comment By mehdi-rezaei On December 21, 2012 @ 2:47 am

thanks for you

#3 Comment By Paul On June 23, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

Very Intresting. Thank you.

#4 Comment By cang On February 10, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

how do I find a complete list of AES exemptions? is there one for UPS.

#5 Comment By Global Reach Daniel On February 11, 2014 @ 8:41 am

A summary of exemptions and exclusions from filing electronic export information in the AES is located in Appendix C to Part 30 of the [6]. Additionally, no exemption exists that would exempt a shipper from filing because of a certain carrier choosen.

#6 Comment By Marshall On August 5, 2014 @ 3:16 am

I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Well written!

#7 Comment By find-way-net On July 4, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

Any covered financial institution which maintains a correspondent account in the United States for a foreign bank shall maintain records in the United States identifying the owners of such foreign bank and the name and address of a person who resides in the United States and is authorized to accept service of legal process for records regarding the correspondent account.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/files/2012/12/shipping-gifts.jpg

[2] USPS.com: https://www.usps.com/

[3] 30.36: http://webdev.ssd.census.gov/foreign-trade/regulations/regs/regulations20080602-federalregister.html#30_36

[4] 30.37(a): http://webdev.ssd.census.gov/foreign-trade/regulations/regs/regulations20080602-federalregister.html#30_37

[5] Full list of exemptions and/or other regulation questions : http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/regulations/faqs/

[6] : http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/regulations/regs/regulations20130603-federalregister.pdf