EEI

  • EEI FILING ROUNDING ERROR

    QUESTION: We export our product via ocean vessel. We use a freight forwarder to file our EEI’s. We are continuously hit on our audit for not rounding up the tons. While trying to round in Metric Tons the KG value changes and causes the error (8W1-VERIFY) SHPING WGT/QUANTITY 1 OUT OF RANGE. Is this a […]

  • LATE EEI FILING

    QUESTION: A forwarder recently filed a very late export filing for a shipment of ours. The value was well under the EEI required filing threshold.  No EEI would have been needed.  We are not certain if we should leave the filing in place or cancel it. Is there any other action that would be recommended? […]

  • EEI Filing Requirements for Delivery to Foreign-flagged Vessel Docked in U.S.

    QUESTION: Our company is located in the U.S. and we have an order from an EU customer that they want delivered to their vessel that is docked in the U.S.  The vessel is under foreign flag, so we initially assumed this is an export that requires an EEI filing. However, the customer’s freight forwarder (FF), […]

  • PROPOSED NEW EEI FILING FOREIGN COO RULE

    QUESTION: Has anyone researched or see the new proposed rule a challenge when filing EEI with foreign origin items?  What are companies approach to this rule and submitting comments? *********** Answers: This has the potential to be an absolute nightmare for exporters, who today do not need to know or capture origin.  Include in your […]

  • EEI Violations- Merger and Acquisition

    QUESTION: We recently acquired a U.S. company. Upon review of export shipments since the acquisition, we discovered several shipments processed through a large courier where there was no EEI filing declared under 30.37 that did in fact require EEI Filing.  I am working on getting information on exports processed since the acquisition so we can […]

  • EEI Export Date Change

    QUESTION: When completing a Pre-departure EEI, if the actual export date changes to the following day, is it necessary to amend the EEI filing to show the new date? ************** Answers: reference the 2015 guidance below from CBP.  It does not need to be amended until it hits 5 days from original (or of course if […]

  • EEI filing – HS Code and F and D indicator

    QUESTION: If I have an HS Code with a value of $1,500 for a domestic item and $1,600 for a foreign item on the same shipment do I need to file an EEI?  If so, how is that done?  ============ Answers: You first need to determine if the Schedule B/Tariff Number are the same.   If […]

  • EEI CONFIDENTIALITY

    QUESTION: We have a forwarder whom advised us they cannot put our AES filings in their internal systems due to confidentiality reasons. They said that only they , the forwarder, should be able to access this document.   I have spoken to BIS and they indicated this is not an issue.  Can someone urgently tell me […]

  • EEI FILING FOR IMMEX COMPANY

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We have a IMMEX (Maquila) operation in Mexico. The maquila is technically a dutch entity, but the maqulia commonly purchases goods from multiple suppliers and consolidates at a forwarder in Laredo, TX for subsequent importation. My question is how the EEI filing should be done. Our US entity is not […]

  • EEI ULT CNEE DETERMINATION

    QUESTION: I have a question in how to apply the EEI regulations as detailed in 15 CFR 30.6a(3) regarding the Ultimate Consignee designation: Our U.S. company sells products to our related foreign entity located in the United Kingdom.  The products are actually shipped directly to a warehouse in the UK managed by a third party […]

  • EEI filing cancellation

    QUESTION: Our export agent completed a U.S. to Mexico EEI filing on behalf our co. The ITN number was provided to the customers freight forwarder for customs clearance into Mexico. Subsequently the shipment did not take place and requested our export agent to cancel the original filing. The FF was then contacted to ensure the ITN […]

  • EEI FILING EXEMPTIONS

    QUESTION: Does §30.37(a) supersede §30.36? Can we use exemption §30.36 when exporting NEW vehicles to Canada? The note under §30.37(a) Miscellaneous exemptions state the following: Note: this exemption does not apply to the export of vehicles. The export information for vehicles must be filed in AES regardless of value or country of destination. It is clear exemption §30.37(a) cannot be used for vehicles even if they are […]