By: Shannon Barley
Exporting companies can contact the Census Bureau to request their Electronic Export Information (EEI) at any time. Have you ever wondered if your EEI is protected from the eyes of others? We are here to help you gain access to your EEI, while keeping unauthorized parties from getting the EEI.
We will provide 12 months of data free of charge every 365 days. If you have a need for more than 12 months within the 365 days, you then submit a payment of $125 per extra month of data. If your company has more than one EIN associated with it, simply provide the list and the names associated with the company to our staff and we will work our magic.
Once we receive your request letter (Sample Data Request Letter link) and a Certification of Authority (Sample Certification of Authority link), our staff will gather all your EEI and compile it in an Excel file.
Within this Excel file there are up to three different types of data you will see depending on how your company has filed the EEI. If you are the USPPI you will receive all data filed for non-routed transactions, and routed transactions where you were the filer. However, you will only receive 12 data elements for routed transactions filed by an agent. The reason for this is that when there is a routed transaction where an agent files the EEI on the behalf of the FPPI, you as the USPPI are only entitled to receive the data elements that you provided to the agent.
The Census Bureau collects export information under the authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), through the AES. By statute, all AES information is exempt from public disclosure under U.S.C., Title 13, Chapter 9, Section 301(g). The statutory responsibility to protect information contained in the AES is implemented in the FTR, Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 30.60. The EEI that Census collects is confidential and to be used solely for official purposes as authorized by the Secretary of Commerce. Remember, we are here to help you gain access to your EEI and keep unauthorized parties from getting the EEI.
If you have any further questions or concerns or you would like to submit a Data Request, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-549-0595 option 3.