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CORRECTION: Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)

AES Broadcast  02/03/2012          Broadcast  #  2012011


CORRECTION: Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)


Effective immediately, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables in the AES have been updated to accept the changes to the 2012 codes.

AES will accept shipments with outdated 2011 codes during a grace period which ends March 4, 2012. Reporting an outdated 2011 code after the 30 day grace period will result in a fatal error.

The AESDirect program has been updated with the 2012 codes and will accept shipments with outdated 2011 codes during the grace period as well.

All AESPcLink users must update their AESDirect code tables to reflect the 2012 changes in Schedule B and HTS. Web users of AESDirect who file via the website at www.aesdirect.gov will have their code tables updated via the program automatically.

The 2012 HTS tables are available for downloading at:

The current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available at:

Note: This update is a large-scale HTS update in addition to the smaller HTS update in January.

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

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES
Email: askaes@census.gov
Online: www.census.gov/trade.
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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 21 Sep 2010
Last modified: 09 May 2012 at 06:09:15 PM