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AES Broadcast  09/05/2008          Broadcast  #  2008039
 Town Hall Meeting Added in Brownsville, Texas
The Foreign Trade Division (FTD) is sponsoring a Free Town Hall Meeting 
         and AESPcLink workshops in Brownsville, Texas. The U.S Census Bureau 
         experts will carefully explain the changes from the Foreign Trade 
         Statistics Regulations to the new Foreign Trade Regulations to help the 
         trade community to understand the new reporting requirements so they can 
         avoid significant new penalties for noncompliance. 
Note: Meetings and workshops are free to the public. The workshops are for 
         paper filers only; companies not registered to file AES.  Participants will 
         need to register for the meetings and workshops. In addition, companies must 
         register at for the free internet application, AESDirect 
         for submitting electronic export information. After completing your 
         registration, you will receive a username and password. Bring the username 
         and password to the workshop so you can complete the quiz and become certified.
         Monday, September 15, 2008 (9:00am - 12 noon)
Workshop: Offered in English and Spanish
         Monday, September 15,2008 (1:30pm - 5:00 pm)
For complete details, including the complete schedule, fees, a flyer and 
         registration information, visit the Census site at 
 For further information or questions contact the U.S. Census Bureau's
         Regulations, Outreach, and Education Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 3.

FTD Web News

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Foreign Trade has just created and published its official blog, "Global Reach." Visit it to discuss the Foreign Trade Regulations, Export Filing (AES), Trade Data, and other trade related topics. Posts are current and relevant to you as the filer, exporter, data user, or curious blog reader. (January 5, 2010)

FTZ: Guidelines for Submtting Statistical Data (PDF) (1.8 MB)
Guidelines and best practices for fulfilling FTZ's statistical reporting requirements are now available.

- Training videos on topics such as the Foreign Trade Regulations, AESDirect, NAFTA, Taxes/Tariffs, Commodities, etc. now available!

2009 Constant Dollar Data
- The Census Bureau identified a processing error that caused incorrect deflators to be applied to the revised data for 2009. The data have been corrected.

- U.S. Census Bureau will modify the structure of several data products to accommodate changing technology and user demand.

- The export environment has dramatically changed. Come and understand what it takes to remain compliant, aware and out of trouble.

2003 AES Option 4 Moratorium
Option 4 Filing Review Process Suspended

AES Compliance Best Practices:
Best Practices for maintaining AES Compliance are now available.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:40:14 AM