Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

Domestic vs. Foreign Origin



By: Melannie Belton Exporters often ask: “How should I report a shipment for goods with the same schedule B, but composed of domestic and foreign origin?” You want to be sure that you are accurately identifying the origin of your goods … Continue reading

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Can Foreign Entities be Reported as the USPPI and Report Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the AES?



By: Omari Wooden We receive numerous questions regarding foreign entities exporting products from the United States. Can foreign entities be reported in the Automated Export System (AES)? Companies and individuals that export physical goods from the United States to foreign countries … Continue reading

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Can the U.S. Customs Broker be the USPPI?



By: Melannie Belton Did you know that the U.S. Customs Broker can be listed as the USPPI when reporting export information  in the AES? Well, as Sean mentioned in his October 13, 2010 blog entitled “Who is the USPPI Anyway?“  the U.S. … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to be compliant with the FTR and AES?



By: Melannie Belton The U.S Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division (FTD) conducts AES Compliance Seminars along with AESPcLink workshops in various areas of the United States. The objective of the AES Compliance Seminars/Workshops is to help companies and individuals understand their … Continue reading

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Featured Video: What is a Freight Forwarder? Part 2



  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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Featured Video: What is a Freight Forwarder? Part 1



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 website … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Requirements for Importing a Rough Diamond?



By: Erin Days Earlier this year, I was in a geology class and was assigned a project on different minerals; I chose rough diamonds. In my search to buy one, I found this one carat rough diamond for about $60 from … Continue reading

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Featured Video: A Quick Guide to the Foreign Trade Regulations



  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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What is required for me to ship charity goods to Japan?



By: Omari Wooden On Friday, March 11, 2011, a major earthquake struck northern Japan, devastating the area and triggering a tsunami. Many U.S. residents and organizations are generously donating food, water, medicines, and other supplies to aid in the relief efforts. … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations



By: Omari Wooden On January 21, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), also in pdf, for revisions to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Most of the clarifications and changes reflect a need to update the … Continue reading

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