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AES Broadcast  12/14/2007          Broadcast  #  2007032
 2008 Schedule B and HTS Numbers Update Scheduled for 01/01/2008
 The 2008 Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables are 
         scheduled to be updated in the AES on January 1, 2008. 
 The AES Concordance Files are scheduled to be available on 
         December 28, 2007.  At that time, the files will be available for download 
         from the Census website at
         and a broadcast message will be sent.
 The effective date of the 2008 numbers will be January 1, 2008. 
         There will be another broadcast announcing the 2008 Schedule B and HTS 
         numbers once they are updated in the AES.  This broadcast will also 
         include further information regarding grace periods related to 2007 
         numbers and any other pertinent information. 
 ***Please do not report any 2008 numbers prior to the official announcement.
 Keep in mind that this update will not be nearly as extensive as the update
         that occurred in 2007.  We anticipate less than 100 code changes overall.
 Currently, the AESDirect program remains consistent with the AES mainframe 
         and only 2007 Schedule B and HTS numbers are available for reporting. 
         For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's 
         AES Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 1 or at 

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What is required for me to ship charity goods to Haiti?
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Foreign Trade has just created and published its official blog, "Global Reach." Visit it to discuss the Foreign Trade Regulations, Export Filing (AES), Trade Data, and other trade related topics. Posts are current and relevant to you as the filer, exporter, data user, or curious blog reader. (January 5, 2010)

FTZ: Guidelines for Submtting Statistical Data (PDF) (1.8 MB)
Guidelines and best practices for fulfilling FTZ's statistical reporting requirements are now available.

- Training videos on topics such as the Foreign Trade Regulations, AESDirect, NAFTA, Taxes/Tariffs, Commodities, etc. now available!

2009 Constant Dollar Data
- The Census Bureau identified a processing error that caused incorrect deflators to be applied to the revised data for 2009. The data have been corrected.

- U.S. Census Bureau will modify the structure of several data products to accommodate changing technology and user demand.

- The export environment has dramatically changed. Come and understand what it takes to remain compliant, aware and out of trouble.

2003 AES Option 4 Moratorium
Option 4 Filing Review Process Suspended

AES Compliance Best Practices:
Best Practices for maintaining AES Compliance are now available.

Related Party Database Application:
Time series RELATED PARTY data for specific commodities and countries.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 18 November 2015 at 02:08:05 PM