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Learn everything you need to know about AES, from A to Z.

Many exporters rely on their freight forwarder to file their Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES). Though this business arrangement is quite common, it tends to perpetuate the misconception that the forwarder, not the exporter, is responsible for AES filing errors and other AES compliance requirements. While it’s true that a forwarder can be held accountable for their own data entry errors, they are not liable for verifying the accuracy of the information supplied by the exporter—that’s the exporter’s responsibility.

Mohawk Global Trade Advisors specializes in bridging these compliance gaps to help exporters mitigate or avoid costly penalties. Even if you self-file in AES, we can help you uncover violations that you may have missed, recommend improvements to your current processes, and train your staff on how to properly file your EEI.

MGTA’s AES services include:

  • AES Procedure Audit. Evaluation of your existing AES procedures, gap analysis review, and recommendations for correcting and improving your compliance with current regulatory standards.
  • AES Recordkeeping Review. Review of your AES records for potential violations, a detailed report of our findings, and recommendations for best practice improvements.
  • AES Training. On-site staff training in AES filing, internal recordkeeping, and changes in AES due to recent export control reforms.

Contact us today to schedule an AES needs assessment and consultation.

Did you know…?

  • All Commerce and State Department licenses require an AES filing.
  • Most export transactions with a value of $2500 or more, except those destined for Canada, will require an Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing in AES.
  • The U.S. Principle Party In Interest (USPPI) is responsible for the accuracy of AES filings, even if a freight forwarder files the information.
  • AESDirect is free to use.

FTR Exemptions

Many companies misuse Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) exemptions. Here is a list of common FTR exemption codes and what they mean. See Appendix D of the FTR for a complete list of exemptions.

  • NOEEI 30.36: for shipments to Canada.
  • NOEEI 30.37(a): for shipments valued at $2,500 or less, per Schedule B.
  • NOEEI 30.39: for shipments to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Helpful Links

AES Direct
File your Electronic Export Information (EEI) in AES for free using AESDirect. Learn how to register and more.

Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)
An online copy of the FTR

AES Compliance Best Practices
Examples of AES best practices and compliance strategies compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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