About Us

What is Global Reach?

This blog allows us to have a conversation with our most important customer– you. We encourage you to read our posts, ask questions and share your thoughts. Our experts share tips on the Automated Export System, explain Regulations in plain language and provide data on trending commodities. Anything interest you? Let us know.  If interested, we can possibly even have you as a guest blogger.

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The People Running the Show

Stephen Jackson

StephenI began my career with the US Census Bureau in the Manufacturing and Construction Division (MCD) as an intern in 2010. During my time in MCD, I was able to learn about respondent contact and surveying in multiple industries within the United States. Currently, I work in the Automated Export System Branch (AESB) in our Marketing and Client Services and chances are if you have called our call center, we have already met. As an analyst for AESB, I ensure that the Trade community receives timely responses to questions about AES and develop broadcast messages for changes, issues or updates to the AES.

I was raised just outside of Washington, DC.  In 2010, I graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in Business Management. I enjoy being outside for any reason and particularly for playing sports. Being a Maryland boy, I also enjoy spending time on the water doing recreational crabbing and some water sports.

Jason Jindrich

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I began my career at Census at the National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, IN, during the 2010 Decennial effort. Early in 2014 I moved to the International Trade Indicator Macro Analysis Branch, a data dissemination team responsible for the monthly U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report. When I am not working on that core activity I am answering questions from the public about our data products, producing charts and fliers, and remain the only geographer in an office of statisticians.

Since being born near Chicago I have lived in seventeen states, planted one and a half million trees by hand, walked a pilgrimage, and earned a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. I am a fan of Victorian children’s literature and gardening. I am also pretty good at crossword puzzles.

Anna Owens

Anna Manager Picture Cartoonized 1I began my career at the Census Bureau in the Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch. There I focused my research on the Hispanic population in major surveys. I moved to the American Community Survey Office in 2008 where I focused on outreach activities for data users and survey respondents. In 2014, I was able to join the International Trade Management Division in the Trade Outreach Branch. When I am not coordination a webinar or working on the blog, I love speaking to members of the trade community about outreach ideas. Got one? Let me know!

I grew up most of my life in North Carolina and think NC Barbeque is the best. But I always try and give others a chance. I didn’t go far for college. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelors of Art in Sociology and Psychology and a Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Sociology with a minor in multiculturalism. When I am away from the office, I love to cook and watch/play sports.  

Reach us at: ITMD.Global.Reach@census.gov

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8 Responses to About Us

  1. George DuChaine says:

    Hello AES TEAM,
    do you have any idea when the two character carrier IATA code issue will be resolved in AESDirect?

  2. Christine Donohue says:

    Hi Team:

    Can someone please give me a quick definition of “special classification provisions.” Specifically, what types of products fall within this category? Working on a report for NY exports, and I see that “special classification provisions” is a leading category, but have no idea what that entails.


    • Global Reach Daniel says:

      Hello Christine,

      In response to your classification question regarding special classification provisions:

      Information on special classification provisions is found in Chapter 98 which states they are exports of articles previous imported for repair or alterations; instruments of international traffic; articles donated for relief or charity, nesoi (not elsewhere specified or included); military wearing apparel; military equipment not identified by kind.

      The above definition is from the Schedule B book. You can also check our website for more information: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b/2012/c98.pdf

  3. Cecilia Gonzalez says:

    Hi !
    Is there a way to find export data company from the US but by company?

  4. usero misa says:

    Hello AES,
    My company currently filed ITN number through AESDirect Production page.
    Do we still need to file for an account with ACE?

    • Global Reach Stephen says:

      @usero misa, If you are filing for a ITN currently you are still able to use the AESDirect Production page as it is currently. In the coming future, in order to file for the ITN, you will need to register for an ACE account in order to gain access in the new AESDirect that will be housed in ACE.

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