Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

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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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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