Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

CBP Pipeline Clarification



The Census Bureau periodically works with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to communicate important information to the trade community. Here is one of a series of posts that provide this information.  Joint blog post from the Census Bureau’s International … Continue reading

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How Do You Report Consolidated Shipments in the AES?



By: Shannon Barley This blog is intended to help exporters file the AES record and use the “One Rule” to determine if goods make up one or multiple shipments. Let’s use a simple scenario to walk you through the necessary … Continue reading

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How Do Import Entries Impact the Automated Export System (AES) Filing Requirements?



By: Maurice Hinton We frequently get calls from the trade on whether AES filing is required for goods that previously entered in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. To answer that question it is important to … Continue reading

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How to apply for an EIN or DUNS



By: Kenny Mayo Whether you are an individual or part of a Fortune 500 corporation, there is one thing that is essential to your exporting success – proper identification.  If you are a U.S. Principal Party in Interest or a … Continue reading

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Relocating Abroad?



By: Paula Barron If circumstances like school or work require you to relocate to a foreign country and you intend to take your household goods, you may be required to file in the Automated Export System (AES). The Foreign Trade … Continue reading

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Hot off the press!!! 2015 Training Schedule



By: Stephen Jackson The release of our 2015 AES Compliance Seminar and AESPcLink Workshop is here! What is an AES Compliance Seminar? The AES Compliance Seminar is an all day program where experts from the Census Bureau and Bureau of … Continue reading

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Determining Value & License Value



By: Daniel Cariello Are you in the business of exporting licensed shipments? It sure can be tricky! If you haven’t heard already, requirements for filing licensed goods in the Automated Export System (AES) recently changed.  In addition to reporting the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the International Trade Management Division (ITMD) and the Economic Indicator Division (EID) of the U.S. 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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It’s so hard to say goodbye…



By: Omari Wooden After 36 years of civil service at the U.S Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Joe Cortez is retiring at the end of the year. Joe worked on three decennial censuses but for the last 12 years, he … Continue reading

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Choosing the Ultimate Consignee Type



By: Heather Hrytsyshyn You probably know that identifying the ultimate consignee in the Automated Export System (AES) is mandatory. However, did you realize that you need to select an ultimate consignee type? There are four types: direct consumer, government entity, … Continue reading

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