Category Archives: Export Filing

The Mystery Behind the Password



By: VeCoya Greene We asked – and you answered! You told us that you’re frustrated by the password requirements for AESDirect, based on your responses from our most recent customer service survey. Our goal is not to make your life … Continue reading

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Using the Downtime Policy



By: Rosanna Torres On Sunday March 24, 2013 we activated the AES Downtime Policy for AESDirect filers only.  What does that mean? The Downtime Policy is used instead of an ITN Number when there is an AES outage or when … Continue reading

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Simple Question, Big Impact – What is Your Port of Export?



By: Stephen Jackson The Port of Export is a four-digit code that identifies specific ports as listed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where your shipment can leave the country. The Port of Export is a required field in the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the Global Reach Blog Managers and the Foreign Trade Division (FTD) of the United States Census Bureau, we would like to say Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday season … Continue reading

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United States Postal Service Exemption Codes



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, it gives several … Continue reading

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Survey Says…



By: Stephen Jackson Tell Us What You Think! Just a few weeks ago we sent out the 2012 Foreign Trade Division Customer Service Survey. Through this survey, we find out what you think about our customer support tools and services. … Continue reading

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What Is A Used Vehicle?



By: Eric Gauthier It is always a great moment when you buy a car. It does not matter if it’s used or the dream car that you always wanted since you were a kid. Even if it has over 100,000 miles, … Continue reading

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Reuse of the Shipment Reference Number: Not Allowed



By: Nidaal Jubran Back in March 2011, I wrote Decoding the SRN. Let’s refresh our knowledge of the Shipment Reference Number (SRN) in the Automated Export System (AES). FTR Letter No. 2, is a memorandum that references Section 30.6(a)(19) of the … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Exporting Webinar Series



The Foreign Trade Division is offering a free in-depth webinar series to provide you with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of exporting.   Do you want to learn how to classify your products? Are you overwhelmed by the terminology … Continue reading

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