Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

How to Report Discounts in the Automated Export System



By: Josefina Hicho Whether you are a buyer or a seller, who doesn’t love a great deal? Despite their benefit, not all discounts are considered equal when it comes to reporting the value in the AES. The Foreign Trade Regulations … Continue reading

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My Vacation in the Virgin Islands is Over. How Do I Declare My Goods?



By: Clara Santiago The Caribbean is an excellent place to spend the rainy days of spring. Don’t let your vacation be ruined by not being able to take your recently purchased goods with you! If your shipment is leaving the … Continue reading

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The New Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) Export Requirements



Today we have published new export reporting requirements in the Federal Register. The new requirements will be effective on April 5, 2014. The publication of the final rule amends the regulations published in 2008 that govern how exporters must file electronic … Continue reading

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Compliance and Confidentiality: Acquiring your Export Data



By: Shannon Barley Exporting companies can contact the Census Bureau to request their Electronic Export Information (EEI) at any time. Have you ever wondered if your EEI is protected from the eyes of others? We are here to help you … Continue reading

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Meet Your Senior Foreign Trade Advisor



By: Omari Wooden Allow me to reintroduce myself… My name is Omari Wooden, Senior Foreign Trade Advisor at the US Census Bureau. You may recognize me from my previous role as the Trade Ombudsman. As the Ombudsman (om-bud dz-man) I … Continue reading

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Voluntary Self Disclosures: Help us Help you!



By: Autumn Banks A Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD) is when companies willingly disclose a violation or a suspected violation of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). This disclosure is accompanied by the corrective actions taken in AES, it means you must correct … 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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Smashing Pumpkins



By the United States Council for International Business The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Tour de France bicycle racers, NBC Sports – even the rock band Smashing Pumpkins: all have used an ATA Carnet when shipping valuable equipment overseas. And so … 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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Clarification to October 2010 Newsletter – DSP-5 licenses in the AES



By: Omari Wooden Based on the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) section 30.2(a)(1)(iv), any export shipment requiring a U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license or that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) must … Continue reading

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