Category Archives: Foreign Trade Regulations

The Confidentiality of Your Electronic Export Information (EEI)



By: Sean Kline Why is EEI collected? The EEI is collected for two reasons. The U.S. Census Bureau collects the EEI for statistical purposes and other federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Customs and Border … Continue reading

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Filing Citations and Exemption Legends



By: Sean Kline Overview A filing citation is a notation placed on the commercial loading documentation indicating that Electronic Export Information (EEI) filed in the Automated Export System (AES) has been accepted or will be filed in the AES. In contrast, … Continue reading

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Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSD)



By: Sean Kline When is a VSD necessary? The VSD process is designed for systematic errors rather than the occasional typographical error. For example, if you discover that you failed to file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) for a series of … Continue reading

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Penalties – Part 2: Aggravating Factors



By: Omari Wooden A few weeks ago, I discussed the penalty provisions found in Subpart H of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). So let’s do a quick recap… Potential violations include, but are not limited to, failure to file Electronic Export … Continue reading

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Data Requests



By: Sean Kline  How to Get a Year’s Worth of EEI Data for FREE! Hello to the world of trade! Did you know that you can submit a data request and get 12 months of your company’s AES records for … Continue reading

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Revisited – What is required for me to ship charity goods?



By: Omari Wooden In response to recent natural disasters we want to remind everyone of the requirements to ship charity goods to these locations. The following blog was posted on January 22, 2010, in response to the earthquake in Haiti and … Continue reading

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Penalties Part 1 – Mitigating Factors



By: Omari Wooden Subpart H of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) outlines the penalty provisions for export violations. Potential violations include, but are not limited to, failure to file Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES), submission of … Continue reading

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Clarification Of Routed Export Transactions



By: Justin Jenkins Understandably, this concept of a routed transaction is risky and generates many questions. Let’s try to answer those questions and mitigate the risk. The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) defines a routed export transaction as, “an export transaction in … Continue reading

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Eliminating the use of your Social Security Number (SSN) in the Automated Export System (AES)



By: Justin Jenkins Since the publication of the SSN Final Rule, many have asked, “Why am I no longer able to use my SSN to register or file through the AES?” Since the SSN  is no longer accepted in the AES, … Continue reading

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