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Shipping Goods from a Foreign Trade Zone to Puerto Rico



By: Katrina R. King Cars and car parts, pharmaceuticals, electronics, machine parts, clothing articles, wine and spirits are all examples of goods that are withdrawn from a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and shipped to various places including Puerto Rico on … Continue reading

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Free AESDirect and AESPcLink Webinar



By: Omari Wooden Learn how to file to the Automated Export System using AESDirect and AESPcLink with our eighth webinar of the Go Global series,  Documentation and Shipping. Easily manage your export reporting by learning the do’s and don’ts of … Continue reading

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The Mystery Behind the Password



By: VeCoya Greene We asked – and you answered! You told us that you’re frustrated by the password requirements for AESDirect, based on your responses from our most recent customer service survey. Our goal is not to make your life … Continue reading

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Using the Downtime Policy



By: Rosanna Torres On Sunday March 24, 2013 we activated the AES Downtime Policy for AESDirect filers only.  What does that mean? The Downtime Policy is used instead of an ITN Number when there is an AES outage or when … Continue reading

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Simple Question, Big Impact – What is Your Port of Export?



By: Stephen Jackson The Port of Export is a four-digit code that identifies specific ports as listed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where your shipment can leave the country. The Port of Export is a required field in the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!



By: Stephen Jackson On behalf of the Global Reach Blog Managers and the Foreign Trade Division (FTD) of the United States 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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Survey Says…



By: Stephen Jackson Tell Us What You Think! Just a few weeks ago we sent out the 2012 Foreign Trade Division Customer Service Survey. Through this survey, we find out what you think about our customer support tools and services. … Continue reading

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What Is A Used Vehicle?



By: Eric Gauthier It is always a great moment when you buy a car. It does not matter if it’s used or the dream car that you always wanted since you were a kid. Even if it has over 100,000 miles, … Continue reading

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Reuse of the Shipment Reference Number: Not Allowed



By: Nidaal Jubran Back in March 2011, I wrote Decoding the SRN. Let’s refresh our knowledge of the Shipment Reference Number (SRN) in the Automated Export System (AES). FTR Letter No. 2, is a memorandum that references Section 30.6(a)(19) of the … Continue reading

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