Questions and answers about AES


    Question: We self-file EEIs for non-routed exports.  We have a forwarder to creates the pre-shipping instructions to the carrier and who monitors to ensure the ocean BLs are correct and finalized.  Instructions were given years ago for the forwarder to enter an AESPOSTXXXXXXXXMMDDYYYY message on the BL in all instances, even when we’ve already filed […]

  • Self Filing

    Question: In a pinch, i.e. holidays and weekends when our broker is not providing off hour service, can a company with a licensed customs broker on staff file their own entries through AES? Answer 1: I believe you would first have to apply for and obtain a permit and a filer code. Answer 2: For […]

  • Filing AES

    Question: Anyone else experiencing China customs pushing back and asking for an SLI and for EEI to be filed regardless of value for any freight importing into China?  We only provide SLI and file EEI when a shipment has a total of $2500 or higher per HTS and/or if the products are controlled.  Not sure […]

  • Export Declarations (AES)

    Question: Company A (US Company) and Company B (Canadian Company) are related.   Company A sells US goods to Company B on Ex Works Terms. Company B sells to Company X in Singapore FOB from Company A’s US warehouse. Company X arranges the freight from Company A’s warehouse to various destinations.   Company X wants to take […]

  • Exporter ability to update EEI filed by Freight Forwarder via AES Direct

    Question: If one no longer has a relationship with a freight forwarder, is there a way in AES Direct for an exporter to update an EEI filing that was filed by that freight forwarder?  If yes does anyone have instructions on how? Note – We are able to run ACE reports for exports and the […]

  • Destination Change, EEI Corrections

    Question: 15 CFR §30.9 states that the EEI shall be filed with the information known at the time of export.   If the customer and their logistics provider change the destination weeks later en route to the port to support their supply chain, does the EEI need to be updated with the information of the new […]

  • AES

    Question: I need help to clarify AES EEI data reported for the shipping weight. Do I include the pallets and dunnage? is that consider part of normal packaging? Definitions: *15 CFR 30.1(c) “Shipping weight. The total weight of a shipment in kilograms including goods and packaging.” EEI Data Elements: EEI Data *15 CFR 30.6(a)(16) “Shipping weight. […]

  • AES Filings with Mexico Carrier SCAC Codes

    Question: When filing AES for cross border shipments, regulation requires declaration of the carrier that is transporting the goods across the border.   If transportation ends for us at delivery of US Broker, and broker has multiple carriers moving cargo, how are you receiving information for the correct carrier? Answer 1: It sounds like you are […]

  • ITN & Argentina Customs

    Question: Hello Members: A day ago, I was informed by our customer in Argentina that their customs was holding up a shipment because the document does not show an ITN number.  I said that there is no ITN number for the shipment is less than $2,500 USD, therefore an exemption was used and a filing […]

  • AES EEI filing

    Question: The regulations are clear that an AES EEI filing is required regardless of value for licensed shipments. Is an AES EEI filing required whenever a license exception is used regardless of value (e.g., GBS for a shipment valued at $500 to a Wassenaar member country)? Or does the AES EEI filing only need to […]

  • New EEI AES State of Origin / USPPI State Mismatch

    Question: If you have multiple Distribution Centers and one Employer Identification Number (EIN) number, are you starting to file EEIs with mis-matches between USPPI EIN numbers reported when your Distribution Center (DC) State of Origin differs from your USPPI entity? 15 CFR 30.6(a)(1)(iii) says you have to use your EIN#. The FAQ says “Resolution: The State […]

  • AES Filing for Foreign Port of Unlading – Transshipment

    Question: Please note: This question already went out earlier but the link to answer it was broken, it is fixed now. Thanks – ICPA Team The Census Bureau recently informed us that the foreign port of unlading is the port where the goods are first removed from the original vessel that exported from the US. […]