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Mandatory AES Filing for Used Vehicles, Temporary Exports Pushed Back Three Months

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The U.S. Census Bureau has postponed from Jan. 8 to April 5 the effective date of a final rule requiring export information for all shipments of used self-propelled vehicles and temporary exports to be filed through the Automated Export System or AESDirect. This rule also requires the reporting of two new data elements – license value and ultimate consignee type – and modifies the post-departure filing requirements. Census states that these changes are being programmed into the Automated Commercial Environment but that the functionality to support the regulatory revisions will not be completed by the previous effective date.

AES is the primary instrument used for collecting export trade data, which is used by Census for statistical purposes. Through AES Census collects Electronic Export Information, the electronic equivalent of the export data formerly collected on the shipper’s export declaration. The EEI consists of data elements set forth at 15 CFR 30.6 for an export shipment and includes such information as the exporter’s personal identifying information (name, address and identification number) and detailed information concerning the exported product. Other U.S. federal agencies use EEI for export control purposes to detect and prevent the export of certain items by unauthorized parties or to unauthorized destinations or end users.

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