The U.S. Census Bureau (Census Bureau) is amending the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations (FTSR) to incorporate requirements for the mandatory Automated Export System (AES)/AESDirect filing for items identified on the Department of Commerce's Commerce Control List (CCL) and the Department of State's United States Munitions List (USML). The AES is the electronic method to file the Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) and the ocean manifest information directly with the U.S. Customs Service (Customs). AESDirect is the Census Bureau's free Internet-based system for filing SED information with the Customs' AES. Further references to AES covers both AES and AESDirect. You are only required to file information via AES for those items that require a SED. This rule will, among other things, provide provisions for AES mandatory filing in the FTSR.
Agency Contact: C. Harvey Monk, Jr., Chief, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2104, Federal Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20233-6700, (301) 763-2255, by fax (301) 457-2645, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on December 9, 2002.