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  • A
    • Authorized Agent
      • 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.

  • E
    • Electronic Export Information (EEI)
      • 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.

  • F
    • 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.

  • I
    • 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.

  • L
    • Law
      • 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 the FTSR.
    • 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. Customs & Border Protection and U.S. Census Bureau performance and operational standards.

  • S
    • Service Center
      • A company, entity, or organization which has been certified and approved to transmit complete SED information to AES.
    • Software Developer
      • A company or individual who endeavors to create software to be used to transmit SEDs to AES.
    • Shipper's Export Declaration information
      • 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 Has been replaced by Electronic Export Information (EEI).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
    • U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)
      • 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 export.
    • 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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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Source:International Trade Management Division | ftdwebmaster@census.gov |  Last Revised: February 08, 2024