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AES Broadcast  09/09/2008          Broadcast  #  2008040
 ***Export Compliance Fall Tour Schedule***
Export Compliance is on the move!  The requirements under the new Foreign 
Trade Regulations will be implemented in 23 days, October 1, 2008!
Listed below are the various outreach and education opportunities coming 
to a city near you!  Help us to help you "Get it right the FIRST time!"
Town Hall Meetings
The Foreign Trade Division (FTD) is sponsoring Free Town Hall Meetings and 
AESPcLink workshops for paper filers in several cities.  The U.S. Census 
Bureau experts will carefully explain the changes from the Foreign Trade 
Statistics Regulations to the new Foreign Trade Regulations to help the 
trade community understand the new reporting requirements so they can avoid 
significant new penalties for noncompliance. 
September 15		Brownsville, TX
September 18	  	Miami, FL
AES Export Compliance Seminars
Be the first to attend an AES Compliance Seminar since the release of 
the New Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Various organizations are 
sponsoring Automated Export System (AES) Compliance Seminars and throughout 
the country.  The U.S. Census Bureau and port officers from the U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will participate as presenters. The 
Census Bureau experts will teach you about export regulations, explain your 
responsibilities under the laws, thoroughly cover the filing of required 
export information through the Automated Export System (AES), and make sure 
you understand the Schedule B classification requirements.  The CBP experts 
will thoroughly cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and 
international narcotics trafficking.  Participants will receive a certificate 
for attending the seminar.
On the second day, there will be an AESPcLink Workshop where participants 
can enjoy the benefits of FREE electronic filing of their export information 
via the Windows-based desktop PC Component AESPcLink.  Receive certification 
on using the AESPcLink program! Come learn how to successfully file your 
export information in this hands-on PC training workshop. All training is 
provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce / U.S. Census Bureau / Foreign 
Trade Division.
September 17/18	Savannah, GA
October 8/9		Chicago, IL
October 14/15	San Juan, PR
October 21/22	Dallas, TX
November 4/5	Cleveland, OH
November 18/19	Los Angeles, CA
 *AESPcLink workshop not offered on these dates.
AES Export Compliance Briefings 
Attend an AES Compliance Briefing and be updated on the release of the New 
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). The U.S. Census Bureau will participate 
as presenters. The Census Bureau experts will teach you about export 
regulations, and cover the filing of required export information through 
the Automated Export System (AES). 
September 9		Daleville, VA (near Roanoke)
September 11*	Burlingame, CA (Northern CA)
November 5*		Las Vegas, NV
November 13*	Boston, MA
 *AESPcLink workshop not offered on these dates.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Commercial Service are offering a series 
of Export Compliance Webinars August 19, 2008 through September 30, 2008. 
The webinars are designed to educate the exporting trade community on the new 
Foreign Trade Regulations. 
Webinar topics will be divided into five modules:
September 16		AES Data Elements
September 18		Filing Requirements
September 23		Parties to an Export Transaction/Responsibilities
September 25		AES Overview
September 30		Informed & Enforced Compliance
For complete details, including full module descriptions, a flyer and 
registration information, visit the Census site at 
For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's 
Regulations Outreach and Educations Branch at 1-800-549-0595, menu option 3 
or at FTDREGS@census.gov.

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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)

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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.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 11 March 2015 at 05:20:50 PM