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AES Broadcast  12/15/2008          Broadcast  #  2008063
UPDATE:  AESDirect Account Administration Transition
 **  This message is intended for AESDirect program users only **
         On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau and AESDirect Help Desk 
         began the process of moving all user accounts to the upgraded Account 
         Maintenance features. These changes were put in place to comply with 
         governmental standards and to bring greater security to user access to 
         your export data. These upgraded features include:
 - Expanded administration functionality
         - Individual usernames and passwords for all filers
         - Increased security to ensure your data is safe
 All AESDirect program users are currently being gradually phased into 
         the new procedures.  In addition, users may chose to make the upgrade 
         prior to the scheduled phase in. 
 By January 30, 2009, all AESDirect program users must make the upgrade 
         or be forced to upgrade.  The transition of your AESDirect Account to 
         the upgraded Account Maintenance features is driven by your password 
         expiration date.  Once the Account Password expires, the Administrator 
         will be forced to upgrade their AESDirect account if they have not 
         already done so.
         We encourage all AESPcLink application users to login to your Account
         via the AESDirect web site at to verify the number 
         of days remaining before the password expires on your Account. 
 We strongly encourage you to take this matter seriously and do not 
         wait until the January 30, 2009 deadline and risk being unable to 
         access your account leading to exporting delays. 
 For more information about the new Account Administration upgrade 
         please refer to the Account Administration User Guide.
         Be mindful that in order to maintain the increased security of AESDirect, 
         users are required to access their accounts at least every 45 days. By 
         January 30, 2009, users who have not accessed their accounts in the 
         past 45 days will be disabled. 
 For further information or questions, contact the AESDirect Help Desk 
         at 1-877-715-4433, or via e-mail at 

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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)

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- 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: 10 September 2015 at 01:17:13 PM