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Scheduled AESDirect Program Outage

AES Broadcast  02/25/2011          Broadcast  #  2011011


Scheduled AESDirect Program Outage


This message is intended for AESDirect program users only.  If you are
not an AESDirect program filer, you will not be affected by this outage.

The AESDirect IT staff will be migrating databases used in AESDirect to
new servers.  Due to the nature of this work, AESDirect will not be
available on Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 11:00am EST - 5:00pm EST. 
We will send an e-mail broadcast message later that day as soon as the
AESDirect servers are back on-line.

We strongly encourage you to file your shipments prior to this outage
if possible.

During such outages all AESDirect program filers may submit shipments
under the AES Downtime Policy.  State Department licensable shipments
cannot be exported under the AES Downtime Policy and must be held
until the connection is restored and an Internal Transaction Number (ITN)
is received.  Once the connection is restored, all AESDirect program
transactions for shipments that were exported under the AES Downtime
Policy must be filed along with any new AES transactions.

AESPcLink users are encouraged to continue creating and storing
shipments in a queue on their local computer for transmission when
AESDirect is brought back on-line.

If you utilize the AES Downtime Policy for export, please contact the
port from which you will be exporting.  In lieu of the AES Proof of Filing
citation, please use the AES Downtime citation which consists of the
phrase AESDOWN, your individual company's Filer ID, followed by the

For example:       AESDOWN 123456789 02/27/2011

Please see the CBP web site for further information on the
AES Downtime Policy:

For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's
AES Branch.

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 21 Sep 2010
Last modified: 18 November 2015 at 02:08:05 PM