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AESDirect Required Maintenance – Scheduled Outages

AES Broadcast  06/03/2011          Broadcast  #  2011031


AESDirect Required Maintenance – Scheduled Outages


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

The AESDirect system will experience required system maintenance occurring between Saturday, June 11, 2011 and Sunday, June 12, 2011. There will be one brief outage and two extended outages when the AESDirect system will not be available for EEI filing.

The first outage will occur on June 11, 2011 from 4:00am EDT to 4:30am EDT. During this outage the AES Downtime Policy will not be enacted.

The second outage will occur on June 11, 2011 from 6:00am EDT to 12:00pm EDT. During this outage the AES Downtime Policy will be enacted.

The third outage will occur on June 12, 2011 from 3:00pm EDT to 9:00pm EDT. During this outage the AES Downtime Policy will be enacted.

We strongly encourage you to file your shipments prior to these outages if possible.

During the second and third 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 connection is brought back on-line after each outage, 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 after each outage.

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 date.

For example:       AESDOWN  123456789  06/11/2011

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
Automated Export System (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: 10 September 2015 at 01:17:13 PM