An individual or legal entity physically located in or otherwise
under the jurisdiction of the United States that has obtained
power of attorney or written authorization from a U.S. Principal
Party in Interest (USPPI) or Foreign Principal Party in Interest
(FPPI) to act on its behalf, and for purposes of this part,
to complete and file the SED.
Electronic Export Information
The electronic export data as filed in the AES. This is the
electronic equivalent of the export data formerly collected
as Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) information and
now mandated to be filed through the AES or AESDirect.
Foreign Principal Party
in Interest (FPPI)
The party shown on the transportation document to whom delivery
or end-use of the goods will be made.
International Traffic in
Arms Agreement (ITAR)
The U.S. Department of State's regulations controlling the
permanent and temporary export and temporary import of defense
articles and services.
The law that governs the general reporting of the Shipper's
Export Declaration (SED) is the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations
(FTSR), also known as 15 Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) Part
30. Other Federal Government agencies have a say in the export
laws as well and as needed. Those agencies are referenced in
Letter of Intent (LOI)
The Letter of Intent (LOI) is a written application to participate
in AES. It provides basic company profile information and sets
forth a commitment to develop, maintain and adhere to U.S.
Border Protection and U.S. Census Bureau performance and operational
A company, entity, or organization which has been certified
and approved to transmit complete SED information to AES.
A company or individual who endeavors to create software
to be used to transmit SEDs to AES.
Shipper's Export Declaration
Documentation, required by law in many cases, for merchandise
exported from the U.S. and its territories. This documentation
may be reported via a paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED),
also known as the U.S. Department of Commerce Form 7525-V,
or via an electronic transmission to the Automated Export System.
Has been replaced by Electronic Export Information (EEI).
U.S. Principal Party in
The person or legal entity in the United States that receives
the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, from the export
transaction. Generally, that person or entity is the U.S. seller,
manufacturer, or order party, or the foreign entity while in
the United States when purchasing or obtaining the goods for
U.S. Munitions List (USML)
Articles, services and related technical data designated
as defense articles and defense services. The USML is in Part
121 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. To read
the USML go to: http://www.pmdtc.org/reference.htm#regs
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