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AES Broadcast  02/08/2007          Broadcast  #  2007007
 Extended AES Maintenance Outage
 The AES Production Region will undergo a 42-hour outage beginning at 
               11:00 PM EST Friday, February 16, 2007.  The region will be restored 
               by 5:00 PM EST Sunday, February 18, 2007.  During this outage, 
               incoming AES shipments will be stored in a queue and once the region 
               is restored processing will continue and messages will be returned to 
               the filers.  We strongly encourage you to file your shipments prior to 
               this extended outage when possible. 
               The AES Development Team will be conducting maintenance to update the 
               carrier codes for all methods of transportation. 
 AES Filers may submit Non-Licensed shipments under the AES Downtime 
               Policy during this outage.  Licensed shipments must be held until the 
               system is restored and an AES ITN is received.  Once the AES 
               Production Region is restored all AES transactions for shipments that 
               moved under the AES Downtime Policy must be filed along with any new 
               AES transactions.
 If you utilize the AES Downtime Policy for export, please contact the 
               port where you will export from.
 Please see the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) web site for 
               further information on the AES Downtime Policy:
 The AES Education (Testing) Region will not be affected during this 
 For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's 
               AES Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 1 or at askaes@census.gov. 
 Following the extended outage, on Monday, February 19th (President's 
               Day Holiday), the AES Branch will be operating with limited staff and 
               hours from 8:00 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST to address questions.  Please 
               refer to the contact information mentioned above.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 10 September 2015 at 01:17:01 PM