Tag Archives: AESDirect

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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I’ve never seen this pop-up before? Did the system change?



By: Eric Gauthier As previously mentioned, AESDirect has a new platform and new servers. As part of the transition process, some changes were made to the checks and validations in AESDirect. Let’s take a look at changes that have generated the … Continue reading

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Important Pop-Ups in AESDirect



By: Nidaal Jubran  Filers that transmit Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the AESDirect system must wait for the automated response with their Internal Transaction Number. Sometimes, the response never comes through. Most of the time this can be resolved in … Continue reading

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Resources at AESDirect.gov



By: Nidaal Jubran When I first started in the Automated Export System branch of the Foreign Trade Division a little over a year ago, I found myself relying heavily on the information at our website in order to understand the nuances … Continue reading

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Featured Videos: Registering for and Filing A Shipment Using AESDirect



    These videos are taken from a series of Export Videos produced jointly by the US Census Bureau and International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce.  To view a complete list of all our videos, go to … Continue reading

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