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AES Postdeparture Filing

Understand the requirements for postdeparture reporting in the AES.



1 What is postdeparture filing?
  The Postdeparture Filing Program allows companies reporting their electronic export information (EEI) through the AES, to transmit their EEI within 10 calendar days after the date of export. Only USPPIs (exporters, manufacturers, etc.) can be authorized for postdeparture reporting. However, authorized agents may transmit postdeparture shipments on behalf of approved postdeparture USPPIs.
2 What is the process to become authorized for postdeparture filing?
  Currently, we are not accepting applications for postdeparture filing.
3 Are there any type of shipments that can NOT be reported on a postdeparture basis?
  Yes, the following types of shipments can NOT be reported postdeparture:
  • Shipments that require an export license unless special authorization has been granted from that agency
  • Shipments of merchandise and/or services subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Shipments of rough, unsorted diamonds controlled under the Kimberly Process
  • Shipments that are defined as routed export transactions in FTR 30.3
  • Shipments of merchandise destined to countries listed in 19 CFR 4.75
  • Shipments of used self-propelled vehicles (except those shipped between the United States and Puerto Rico) as defined by 19 CFR 192.1

4 Once approved, can a USPPI lose their postdeparture filing status?
  Yes, if a USPPI does not comply with the regulations of the partnership agencies, they can lose their postdeparture filing status.
5 How can an authorized agent find out the postdeparture status of one of their USPPI clients?
  An authorized agent or carrier will need to get in touch with the USPPI to find out their postdeparture filing status. The USPPI will receive a notification from the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) whether they are approved, denied, or revoked. This information can be passed on to the authorized agent acting on behalf of the USPPI. Due to confidentiality, Census client representatives can not share with any other company the postdeparture status of another company.

How to Apply:

  • Postdeparture Filing Application Process

    Currently, we are not accepting applications for postdeparture filing.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Source:International Trade Management Division | |  Last Revised: September 10, 2015