Questions and answers about AES

  • 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. […]

  • AES Direct UI new link in ACE

    Question: CBP recently added a new/direct “AES Direct UI” in ACE and instructed us to use it.  When I use it, I do NOT see my company’s (self)  filings.  When I use the “old” method (Legacy Ace, Expoter View, submit AES direct filings), I DO see my company’s (self) filings.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  […]

  • Routed shipment AES filing

    Question: In a routed shipment where the FPPI has nominated a forwarder to handle the shipment, can the USPPI choose to complete the AES filing? Our shipping department handles all AES filings but we have a forwarder pushing back demanding they complete the filing. Answer 1: The better question here is why they are “demanding” […]

  • AES//Other charges

    Question: It is my understanding that AES should include the domestic freight, insurance and other charges at the time of shipping. Can someone let me know which are the other charges? Is there a good website that shows this information? Answer 1: There is no website, just the simple definition of “value” in the FTR […]

  • EEI filing/License Exception TSR (EAR Part 740.6)

    Question: Is an AES/EEI filing required when shipping out some TSR eligible software (ECCN 2D002) to a Western European TSR eligible country (signed TSR Certification letter has been obtained prior to export) and shipment is valued under $2500? Another way of asking: Can we use the low value EEI filing exemption when shipping using TSR? […]

  • AES Filing- Ultimate Consignee

    QUESTION: Our company ships to an international bonded warehouse that is managed by a freight forwarder. The Census AES filing guide has many Ultimate Consignee types listed, including “Reseller- a non-government reseller, retailer, wholesaler, distribution center or trading company” Is there any reason why the AES filing cannot be filed using this bonded warehouse as […]


    QUESTION: Are shipping and handling charges included in the value of the goods  for AES export filing? Our company charges our customers shipping and a handling fee and I want to be sure our values are correct for export filing. =========== Answers: Well when you say “shipping” fees, the answer is YES but ONLY the portion of shipping […]


    QUESTION: An Aircraft from a foreign country lands at a US Airport, the aircraft engine needs extensive repairs. After the engine is repaired, the aircraft takes off.   The aircraft is not being sold, it is just the repairs. Should AES be filed? =========== Answers: Was this aircraft imported into the US specifically to be […]


    QUESTION: We are recently experiencing AES rejections where a line unit value is less than $0.50. Can someone direct me to where it states the line value must exceed 0.50?  We manufacture orthodontics braces and there are times when the unit value is less than $0.50.  ************** Answers: The AES System works with whole dollars, […]


    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Is an EEI / AES filing required for shipping metal steel skids back to the origin country. Or as “tools of International traffic” are they considered exempt even if the value exceeds $2500? HTS 7326.90; supposedly there is an exemption code per Census, but wanted to confirm:  FTR […]