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AES Broadcast  03/02/2010          Broadcast  #  2010014
Final Rule- Social Security Number (SSN)
This is an informational broadcast regarding the Final Rule issued by 
       the U.S. Census Bureau.  This rule revises the FTR to eliminate the
       collection of Social Security Numbers (SSN) for identification 
       purposes of the Privacy Act of 1974, Title 5, United States Code,
       Section 552a to ensure that the U.S. Principal Party in Interest 
       (USPPI's) or U.S. authorized agent's personal information, such as its
       SSN, is protected.
All USPPIs who currently report an SSN while filing in the AES must 
       provide an Employer Identification Number (EIN).  All U.S. authorized
       agents who currently report a SSN when filing in the AES must provide
       an EIN or Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS) for identification purposes.
       An EIN is available to both businesses and individuals and can be
       obtained by registering with the Internal Revenue Service at,,id=102767,00.html
       or by calling (800) 829-4933 and following the instructions.  A DUNS 
       number is available only to business entities and can be obtained by
       registering with Dun and Bradstreet at
The rule is effective March 24th, 2010.  However, the provision 
       eliminating the SSN was implemented December 3, 2009.  The rule can be
       found in its entirely at
 For more information, contact the Foreign Trade Division at 
       (800)549-0595, select option 1 for AES questions,select option 3 for 
       Regulatory questions. 



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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 01:17:21 PM