Questions and answers about Export


    QUESTION: My company is a U.S. company – no locations or subsidiaries outside of the U.S. The question is concerning buying in the U.S. from a supplier who uses EXWORKS terms. This supplier is in the U.S.. The supplier uses this U.S. office and staff in the U.S. to quote, order process, and bill/collect money. […]

  • Export Controls for Encryption articles

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: My US-Based company is producing products in other countries which contain controlled encryption under 5A002 and 5D002.  Some are sold to direct users and some to distributors.  We are struggling with how far to go with setting controls for distributors.  We have CCATS and ELA’s as necessary for the […]

  • Exporting of 5A002 ECCN Items and the Reporting Process

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: My company has a few exports every year that involve parts that are controlled under 5A002 and I have learned recently that there is some type of reporting process involved when you have exports of those types of parts. I have several questions however as my situation involving […]

  • Routed Transaction BOL Date Vs. ACE Export Date

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Regarding BOL Date and AES Export Date for Routed Transactions.  I have a scenario where our customers pick up goods at our warehouse in TX, and after a two-day transit, they export the goods to Mexico as routed transactions using the BOL from our warehouse.   We requested […]

  • Export Documentation for Shipments from US to US Territories

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: When shipping to US territories other than Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, (i.e, Guam, American Somoa) from the US, are you preparing export documentation as if an export transaction, with specific exemption language on the SLI? =========== Answer: It is still required that AES be filed for both […]

  • Export of Used Equipment and 301 Recovery

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We imported a piece of equipment for measuring under 9031.49.9000 for short term use.  However, it was not eligible for TIB as it was not a special design nor were the goods being measured for export nor was the foreign party using the equipment while it was in […]

  • USML VIII(x)

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Can someone please advise how and when to use VIII(x)?  or USML (x)? **************** Answers: When applying to U.S. Dept. of State for an export license, you would use the (x) classification to identify commodities, software, and technology subject to the EAR used in or with the defense […]


    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: We are receiving info from our Customer regarding Egypt’s new “single window” concept.  Essentially, we are being told that we as the Exporter must provide info into Egypt’s new NAFEZA system through the chosen Blockchain platform of a specific and nominated company.  While we agree that we have […]


    QUESTION: My company is a distributor, with a majority of sales activities occurring to resellers. Sometimes in the course of a domestic sale, the reseller would prefer that we ship their purchased goods directly to their foreign customer. Further, we generally have very competitive rates with our carriers, better rates than most of our domestic buyers may […]


    QUESTION: I’ve been asked to put together US export compliance training for our foreign subsidiaries.   These are a mix of companies that are either wholly owned by the US parent, or majority owned by the US parent.  All companies both manufacture their own products in country for sale to their own customers and also […]

  • Date of Export

    QUESTION: We have forwarders file the AES on our behalf and when auditing our documents against the ACE report I noticed the date of export does not match what the bill of lading lists in many instances. It’s only a day or two off what was filed in AES, but it’s still incorrect. Our forwarders […]

  • ANSWER TO Question on 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 […]