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Subject:  SUSPENDED:  AES Option 4 Filing Review Process
AES Broadcast 08/08/2003                   Broadcast # 2003042


Please note that as of August 15, 2003 the U.S. Census Bureau, along
with partnership agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Bureau 
of Industry and Security, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control 
will no longer accept letters of intent(LOI)for the AES Post-Departure 
Filing Program known as AES Option 4. AES Option 4 grants USPPI's 
or exporters the privilege of filing their commodity data up to 10 
working days after the date of export. The acceptance of LOIs is 
being suspended due to upcoming changes in the regulations. 
Any AES Option 4 LOI postmarked or facsimile time stamped after 
August 15th will not be reviewed for the AES Option 4 filing privilege. 
Option 4 LOIs received prior to the deadline will still be reviewed 
by the partnership agencies. Companies interested in Option 4 after 
the August 15th deadline, will be able to submit an Option 4 LOI once 
the new regulations for Mandatory AES are released in mid-2004. If you 
are now an active AES Option 4 filer, this change will NOT affect you. 
For the AES Option 4 LOI go to:
If you have questions, please contact your Census Representative.

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Option 4 Filing Review Process Suspended

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 08 August 2003
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:40:14 AM