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AESDirect Outage – AES Downtime Policy has been extended until 2:00PM

AES Broadcast  06/11/2011          Broadcast  #  2011032


AESDirect Outage – AES Downtime Policy has been extended until 2:00PM


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

All AESDirect program filers may continue to submit shipments under the AES Downtime Policy until 2:00pm. 

State Department licensable shipments cannot be exported under the AES Downtime Policy and must be held until connection is restored and an Internal Transaction Number (ITN) is received.  Once the connection is restored, another AES Broadcast message will be sent that operations are back to normal.  All AESDirect program transactions for shipments that were exported under the AES Downtime Policy must be filed along with any new AES transactions.

AES PcLink 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 where you will export from.  In lieu of the AES Proof of Filing citation, 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

See the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website 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 01:17:21 PM