Tag Archives: value

How to Report Discounts in the Automated Export System



By: Josefina Hicho Whether you are a buyer or a seller, who doesn’t love a great deal? Despite their benefit, not all discounts are considered equal when it comes to reporting the value in the AES. The Foreign Trade Regulations … Continue reading

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What Difference Does a Couple of Cents Make?



By: Josephine Ocheni When reporting the US dollar value of your commodity in the Automated Electronic System (AES) make sure  that you do not report the cents. AES doesn’t accept cents. Foreign Trade Regulation 30.6 (a) 17 states “Report the value … Continue reading

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How to Catch a Blooper



By: David Johnson If you are reading this blog, I can safely assume that you are a human. As a human, I can also assume that you have made a mistake or two in your day. If you have happened to … Continue reading

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Verifying Shipments



By: Dan Cariello Each month analysts in the Foreign Trade Division contact freight forwarders, customs brokers, exporters and importers to verify the data elements on import and export records filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This process involves calling the … Continue reading

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