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AES Broadcast  09/24/2008          Broadcast  #  2008044
AESDirect Program Outage
 This message is intended for AESDirect program users only.  If you are 
         not an AESDirect program filer, you will not be affected by this outage.
 Due to utility maintenance at the primary datacenter for the AESDirect 
         program, AESDirect will not be available for 4 to 6 hours beginning 
         at 10:30 AM EDT Sunday, September 28, 2007.  We will send out another 
         e-mail broadcast message as soon as AESDirect is back on-line.
We strongly encourage you to file your shipments prior to 
         this outage when possible. 
         During this outage all AESDirect program filers may submit shipments 
         under the AES Downtime Policy.  State Department licensable shipments 
         can not be exported under the downtime policy and must be held until 
         the connection is restored and an Automated Export System (AES) Internal 
         Transaction Number (ITN) is received.  Once the connection is restored, 
         all AESDirect program transactions for shipments that moved under the 
         AES Downtime Policy must be filed along with any new AES transactions. 
 AESPcLink users are encouraged to continue creating and storing shipments
         in a queue on their local computer for transmission when AESDirect
         is brought back on-line.
 If you utilize the AES Downtime Policy for export, please contact the 
         port where you will export from. In lieu of the AES Proof of Filing 
         citation, please use the AES Downtime citation which consist of the 
         phrase AESDOWN, your individual company's Filer ID, followed by the 
For example:  AESDOWN 123456789 09/28/08
 Please see the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) web site for 
         further information on the AES Downtime Policy:
         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. 

FTD Web News

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Foreign Trade has GLOBAL REACH
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: 10 September 2015 at 01:17:13 PM