Category Archives: Export Filing

Which Foreign Trade Zone Was That Export From?



By: Ryan Coleman Attention all exporters who use foreign trade zones (FTZs) to conduct international business: The Foreign Trade Division would greatly appreciate your help in collecting the most accurate information on exports from FTZs! Specifically, the information I am referring … Continue reading

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College Teachers Return to School to Learn About Exporting



By: Doug Barry, International Trade Administration Community college business instructors from 21 states received copies of the Basic Guide to Exporting, published by the International Trade Administration. The instructors attended a faculty development institute at the International Business Center, Michigan … Continue reading

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Featured Video: Export Compliance Introduction



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

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The Importance of Record Retention in AES



By: Nidaal Jubran How important is it to retain documentation filing in the Automated Export System (AES)? We receive many inquiries from users who are experiencing issues which stem from poor record retention on a daily basis. I make an effort … Continue reading

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Local Chambers of Commerce Go International – Again



By: Chris Mead, Senior Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, an organization of 1,200 chambers of commerce, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. From the earliest days, international trade has been a major concern for local chambers of commerce. … Continue reading

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How to Make International Sales without Leaving Home



By: Doug Barry, senior international trade specialist with the Trade Information Center, U.S. Commercial Service A best-kept secret is that domestic trade shows are great places to meet and sell to international buyers. U.S. businesses that have discovered this relatively … Continue reading

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Why Did I Get a Verify Message?



By: Eric Gauthier In previous blog postings we have talked about Fatal Error and Compliance Alert response messages, but there’s another type of message that gets a lot of attention, VERIFY. This means certain fields reported in the Electronic Export Information … Continue reading

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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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