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Trade Term: FILER ID
Posted By Global Reach Daniel On May 15, 2013 @ 9:10 am In Export Filing | 2 Comments
By: Eric Gauthier
What’s a FILER ID and why do you need it?
The Filer ID is the number that identifies a person or company certified to file in the AES. As mentioned in my previous post , knowing your Filer ID is important for you to correctly file shipments in AES and to reference when contacting us.
The Filer ID is usually an Employer Identification Number (EIN ) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some companies that export on behalf of other companies may also use identification numbers obtained from the Dun & Bradstreet company- “D-U-N-S numbers .”
Not sure what EIN  you used?
If you use software from a commercial vendor or an AES service center, the Filer ID is the EIN  reported in your AES Letter of Intent.
If an authorized agent files shipments on your behalf, the Filer ID is the agent’s EIN  or D-U-N-S number. If you need to find out about a shipment an agent filed on your behalf, you must submit a Data Request .
If you authorize an agent to file your shipment, the agent will do so under their own Filer ID (because that is linked to their account). If you have a question about the transaction and contact the FTD Call Center, you need to know their Filer ID or the ITN .
How to Locate:
Other Software Providers or Service Centers: contact your IT or Accounting department to find out your EIN .
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/files/2013/05/EIN_identification.jpg
 my previous post: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2011/08/09/tips-when-contacting-the-call-center/
 EIN: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-%28EINs%29-
 D-U-N-S numbers: http://www.dnb.com/get-a-duns-number.html
 AESDirect: http://www.aesdirect.gov
 Data Request: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2013/02/27/compliance-and-confidentiality-acquiring-your-export-data/
 ITN: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2012/05/30/itn-trade-term-of-the-month/