Understand the process and requirements of transmitting export information into AES.
See the most frequently asked questions about filer certification.
AES Filer Certification Application Process
- Decide whether you plan to file via AESDirect or one of its products.
- If you plan to use AESDirect, you must pass the AESDirect certification quiz.
- If you plan to file via another method, apply to AES filer certification through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) web page.
- Receive support from your CBP client representative and Census client representative who will:
- Contact you within 3 weeks from the time of application,
- Discuss your implementation method and
- Assist you during testing.
Prove that your system is capable of both transmitting data to and receiving data from AES. Take the short test. Receive authorization to report EEI to the AES.
Apply to AES Filer Certification (via the Letter of Intent Form on the CBP website)
|1||What is AES Filer Certification?|
|AES filer certification is the process that results in the testing and approval of a company or individual to report Electronic
Export Information (EEI) in the AES. U.S.
Principal Parties in Interest (USPPIs) and authorized
agents must go through this process.
|2||What methods may I use to transmit or interface with AES?|
|o Create your own AES program
o Purchase AES-certified software
o Use an AES service center
o Use AESDirect or any of its enhancements
|3||Is this where I register for the free Internet filing system, AESDirect?|
|No. If you are attempting to sign up for the U.S. Census Bureau’s
free Internet filing system, AESDirect, then you must go
to AESDirect and
follow the instructions under Registration Help.
|4||What different filing options are available in AES?|
Predeparture filing and postdeparture filing are the options for filing commodity data in AES.
Postdeparture filing allows approved USPPIs to report EEI 10 calendar days after the date of export.
Vessel Transportation Module allows vessel carriers to transmit transportation information into AES.