Category Archives: Export Filing

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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BusinessUSA is here to Help Exporters



By Matthew Falls of BusinessUSA. Matthew can be contacted at MFalls@doc.gov BusinessUSA.gov and its partner Export.gov feature resources for companies to become involved in exporting, from filling orders for domestic buyers (such as export trading companies that then export the … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – Ensuring Your Privacy, Leave the EIN Out!



By: Nidaal Jubran Be mindful of the information you are transmitting electronically. We often receive requests for a number of items surrounding AES, such as resolutions for fatal errors, tracking AES responses for shipments, initiating suppressions, etc. In doing so, some … Continue reading

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Changes to the AES Compliance Report Scheduled for April 2012



By: Eric Gauthier In an effort to increase the awareness of the requirement to resolve all AES Fatal Errors, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division will modify the AES Compliance Rate calculation to include outstanding Fatal Errors. This modification will … Continue reading

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I’ve never seen this pop-up before? Did the system change?



By: Eric Gauthier As previously mentioned, AESDirect has a new platform and new servers. As part of the transition process, some changes were made to the checks and validations in AESDirect. Let’s take a look at changes that have generated the … Continue reading

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Important Pop-Ups in AESDirect



By: Nidaal Jubran  Filers that transmit Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the AESDirect system must wait for the automated response with their Internal Transaction Number. Sometimes, the response never comes through. Most of the time this can be resolved in … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road



By: Eric Gauthier You may have seen blog announcements or AES Broadcast emails promoting AES Compliance Seminars and AESPcLink workshops; but what do these training sessions actually cover? How do they help improve your export compliance? This past July, I … Continue reading

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National Export Initiative Priority Markets: Indonesia



The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in … Continue reading

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