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AES Filer Certification

How to Apply

AES Filer Certification Application Process

  1. Decide whether you plan to file via ACE AESDirect or any other transmission method.
  2. If you plan to use ACE AESDirect, you must agree to the certification statements provided on ACE AESDirect.
  3. If you plan to file via another method, complete the Letter of Intent Form (LOI) to apply for AES filer certification.
  4. Receive support from your U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) client representative who will:
    • Contact you within 3 weeks from the time of application,
    • Discuss your implementation method and
    • Assist you during testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 What is AES Filer Certification?
  AES filer certification is the process that results in the testing and approval of a company or individual to report Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the AES.
2 What methods may I use to transmit or interface with AES?
  o Create your own AES program
o Purchase AES-certified software
o Use an AES service center
o Use ACE AESDirect.
3 Is this where I register for ACE AESDirect?
  No. If you are attempting to register for ACE AESDirect, you must apply for an ACE Exporter Account. For additional information, please visit the following link.
4 What resources are available to assist AES software developers?
  AES Trade Interface Requirements (AESTIR)
  o AES Record Formats
o Usage Notes
o Response Messages
o Reference Codes
o Reporting Guidelines

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: November 07, 2023