Category Archives: Export Filing

Resources at AESDirect.gov



By: Nidaal Jubran When I first started in the Automated Export System branch of the Foreign Trade Division a little over a year ago, I found myself relying heavily on the information at our website in order to understand the nuances … Continue reading

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Have You Used The Shipment Manager Yet?



By: Eric Gauthier All AESDirect filers now have an option to manage their Electronic Export Information (EEI) – the Shipment Manager.  It offers a new way to search, review and retrieve your submitted EEI over the last five years. Highlighted Features: … Continue reading

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Decoding the SRN



By: Nyitre Rodgers and Nidaal Jubran A Requirement of the AES is that every shipment must have a unique Shipment Reference Number (SRN). See FTR Letter No.2. The SRN is a unique 17-character alphanumeric number assigned by the filer to each shipment. … Continue reading

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Are Your Rough Diamonds Kimberley Process Certified?



By: Erin Days Almost everyone loves a diamond whether it’s been cut and polished or still in its rough form. However, those beautiful diamonds can go through an involved process before they are sent to your local jewelry store. If … Continue reading

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Featured Videos: Registering for and Filing A Shipment Using AESDirect



    These videos are taken from a series of Export Videos produced jointly by the US Census Bureau and International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce.  To view a complete list of all our videos, go to … Continue reading

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How to Write a (Simple) Export Plan



By: Guest Blogger Doug Barry, International Trade Administration Most small and midsize U.S. exporters do not have a written export plan. Maybe this is a big reason why, according to figures from the Small Business Administration, only one percent of … Continue reading

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Understanding Basic Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) License Requirements



By: Nidaal Jubran Only a small percentage of U.S. exports require a license from a licensing agency. One of these  agencies is the State Department, specifically the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, deals primarily with military items and weapons. If your … Continue reading

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Shipments to Puerto Rico?



By: Eric Gauthier During the holiday season, most of you sent gifts by mail and private carriers to distant relatives and friends. I, for one, sent gifts to my family in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The first thing to note, unless any … Continue reading

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Connecting With You Virtually – Webinars



By: Josephine Ocheni Do you want more clarification on classifying goods or using our new enhanced search engine? Do you qualify as an individual whose learning style is both visual and auditory but you cannot make it out to one of … Continue reading

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Dealing with Issues on a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)



By: Kenny Soo Earlier in the year, a comment was made on “How to correct Fatal Error: 125 Conveyance Name Ineligible” about verifying a SCAC. I’m sure many of you have had an issue or question about a SCAC at one … Continue reading

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